I’m gradually digging out from something that seemed like the flu and the chaos that it left behind where my week had been. In addition to having lots to do, I seem to still need about 23 hours of sleep a day.
Fortunately, when I was in Seattle, Washington last September, I took a few more door photos than I used. I wasn’t planning to use them. They were personal. They meant something to me. But, as I looked through them, I realized that, at least some of them are pretty cool doors.
I’ll start with the ones up to the right. I’ve been trying to look at the various clues and figure out the tortured history of those poor doors. Whenever anyone makes structural changes to a door, they usually damage the doors in the process. I think this is a good example.
The next group of photos are of an area that reminded me of my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Western PA is very hilly, and Pittsburgh has some scary steep streets, including Canton Ave, allegedly the steepest street in the world. It was recently featured in this commercial for Audi. When I see buildings that were built to adapt to a hillside, it always makes me smile.
The next gallery includes a couple of doors that I saw a lot when I lived in Seattle. I was the junior guy on a four-person team of “Methods Analysts” – people who figure out better ways of doing stuff – at Airborne Freight. I was the new guy, but they gave me a cubicle by a window. It was the smallest one available, but on a clear day, I could waste some time looking onto Puget Sound. At lunch, I could easily walk to Seattle Center, home of the Worlds Fair in the 60s and home to the Seattle Armory, an Art Deco style building from the 1930s. From there, I could take the Monorail downtown. It made for a nice break in the day.
I’ll leave you with a couple of housekeeping items. First, this post is part of a fun series orchestrated by Norm Frampton. You will find a link on his door post that will take you to all the other doors and will also let you join us with a picture of one of your favorite/interesting/curious doors. Second, I passed my flu onto my editor, so any typos are 100% on me.