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Thursday’s Doors – Downtown

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.

Door to the bridge tenders room.

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.

Opera House doors, maybe 30 foot opening.
About 20 feet high.
City Hall doors.
Monument with Standing Beast

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.

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Thursday Doors – Multiple

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.

Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

This museum has 5 doors across the front of the building on this side only.

Art Institute of Chicago

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.

Old church now condos.

I think this is the name it used to be from the adjoining building.

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Thursday Doors – Irish

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.

Front Doors – with US, Irish and City of Chicago flags.

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.