As I mentioned yesterday, I’m milking that long vacation weekend for all it’s worth. Faith and I walk a lot when we travel and we took different streets to and from our destinations, so we had different door opportunities.
Faith is a good sport and, as many of you have experienced with your family members and friends, she has gone from being door-tolerant to becoming a door-enabler during the time I’ve been
succumbing to my addiction to honing my appreciation of doors. It’s a common occurrence to hear her say: “oh, here’s a nice door” as we walk.
Thursday Doors is a year-round sporting event for door lovers. League Commissioner and captain of the home team, Norm Frampton runs the international Thursday Doors operation (ITD) from Montreal, Canada. The league is always open to expansion, so if you have some doors, head on over to the Commissioner’s office. There you can look at his doors and then give your ticket to the blue frog. Once inside, you can view tons of interesting and beautiful doors. I’ve also taken to clicking on an ad or two; I’m hoping it keeps the ticket prices at $0.00 CAN.
As for my contribution today, a few doors in the gallery are from Schendley Park, taken before and after our hike in Panther Hollow. The others were taken on our way to and from Heinz Field for the Steelers Family Fan Fest on Sunday. One boring, but very special door was taken inside PNC Park. Since we only go to one game every couple of years, I sprang for club-level seats.
Two of the doors within Schendley Park are on buildings that are part of Phipps Conservatory, a home for floral and artistic beauty within Pittsburgh for over 120 years. I haven’t been there since I was a child. It’s one of the few sites Faith and I need to pencil into a future visit.
I’ve described the doors, as best I can, in the captions. If you’re interested, you can click on any photo to start a slide show. If you’re in a hurry, that’s OK, too. You can get a glimpse of all of them in the collage below. I’m done with Pittsburgh for a while. I still have a bunch of baseball photos and photos from the Steelers Family Fan Fest, but I’ll dribble them in over time. Of course, I haven’t used all the doors, but you know, we need some for leftover stew in the future.