John “Hannibal” Smith of The A-Team was famous for saying “I love it when a plan comes together.” I wonder if he had a saying for when a plan went off the rails? I had such a plan for Thursday Doors. The plan is coming together, with the help of a good friend, but the holidays, combined with the Twilight Zone Marathon denied me the time I needed to get it in A-Team shape.
That’s why we have extra door photos.
In between Another Walk to the Javits and the doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, there was a walk from the Javits. My path was somewhat predictable, in that it included a stop at the Molly Wee Pub. Then I followed the well-accepted method for getting up-and-over in the least amount of time:
Go with the Walk signal.
At each intersection, just go with the light until you get as far as you need to go. It doesn’t matter which way you’re going, as long as you don’t go farther in any one direction than you need to go. Not only is this method fast, it introduces a random element into your doorscursion. What’s a doorscursion?
Doorscursions are the treasure hunts we take in search of interesting doors. Once we have our photos, we take them to Norm Frampton’s place. It’s a painless process. Upon arrival, we are treated to Norm’s doors. Then, we look for the blue frog thingie. That’s our ticket to the door collection. Click the frog and you can share your doors and see 20, 30, 40, 50, or perhaps as many as 60 collections of doors – from around the world!
My traffic-signal-randomized doorscursion took me past Macy’s, Saks Fith Avenue, the New York Public Library and a bunch of other interesting doors. The gallery includes as much information as I know. I hope you enjoy my trip from 38th and 10th Ave to 50th and 5th Ave.
By the way, if you’re wondering why I have a distant photo of the Empire State Building, fear not, there is a door in that photo. If you want to read more about the secret door on the 103rd floor, click here.