I love a flower that fills up my screen. Either a mass of Blooms or a single flower. We have one that is serving as a food source for pollinators before humans💚
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.
Too many to choose from!
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.
It’s hard to pick just one bloom.
The first 2 photos are flowers from the train station. It’s nice that as you are waiting you get to enjoy this beauty year round.
The next is a photo of 2 plants I visited previously. The early Blooms are producing tomatoes now we just need them to ripen. Yum.
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.
This week’s contribution. The two doors near one another seem strange on a large warehouse type building.
The next door is very unusual. It is about 10 feet tall and not really a door. The wood grain and hinges are simply paint. It is a large metal plate covering what must be an opening in the wall.
Zucchini will soon follow the Blooms in the vegetable garden. Small and white were very happy today.
Our little town is getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July and we have a Lakeside Festival for 4 days. Many look forward to the carnival and fireworks, the parade and live entertainment.
So I captured a few ready to celebrate. Simple doors and homes with that extra touch of patriotic flare. Happy July 4th to all.