I could not pass up the doors downtown this week. All of these are on my favorite type of buildings, the older ones. No stop to check the actual dates because I was on my way to the theater. I do not want to be that person.
We have many of these buildings, 2 on each bridge. The place for the person who operates opening the bridge to allow tall ships to pass through.
This is a fiberglass sculpture by Jean Dubuffet. I chose to include this because the openings could serve as doors and you can walk through this. It’s also not that old. Unveiled in 1984, so I threw in a ringer this week.
Today we have a small selection of buildings with multiple doors on one side. These are the main entrances for a museum, an art institute and a church remodeled into apartments.
This museum has 5 doors across the front of the building on this side only.
The lion statue has just come back after going away for a fresh look. There are 2 lions and 3 doors at this front entrance. The lions last were cleaned from the elements 21 years ago. They certainly look fresh and new.
I think this is the name it used to be from the adjoining building.
I had the pleasure of going to a concert with The High Kings from Ireland performing. This happened at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago. The front entrance is quite grand with 3 flags flying over the 3 doors.
On one side of the building was a canvas canopy over the doorway with a lovely Celtic Knot as decoration. In the back of the building again 3 doors but with a massive tree and branches everywhere.
The fourth side had a door with the word “Entrance” carved in stone and a door tucked way back with a ramp so things can be wheeled in.
Then we have the interior doors with beautiful Celtic symbols painted above them.
While not doors I added a photo of the stone work embedded in the sidewalk in front of the building. Also a rendering of the structure of the building. This looks as if it may have been a school at some time.
The concert was excellent #TheHighKings are a delightful group. I am not alone in saying they had me laughing and crying and loving every minute.