Back in September, I enjoyed a nice walk from the area around Faneuil Hall in Boston, back to my hotel. Of course I took pictures of doors, and I thought I would share them and describe where I was on the journey. That was until I discovered that I had captured so many theater doors that I could make those a separate post. That left/leaves me with a bunch of random Boston doors. Random to me, my friends in Boston will probably recognize many of them. In any case, you get off easy.
How’s that? You ask.
Well, without the journey to support a story line, I’m just going to give you the doors today. The captions in the gallery will explain what I know, and why I took the photo. Except for the featured photo. You might look at that and wonder: “what was Dan thinking?” Well, Dan was thinking: “that’s where Dunkin’ Donuts used to be!” When you travel, that’s important.
When you travel, it’s also important to take pictures of doors – at least it is to us door addicts. It’s not entirely our fault, Norm got us started, you know, the first few doors are free, and then…
Actually, Norm’s doors have remained free, and as much as I have cast him in many roles, I can’t bring myself to make him seem mean or seedy. Norm is the father-figure of Thursday Doors. He bring us the chance to share doors, every week from early on Thursday until noon on Saturday – cause we’re not all early-birds.
If you want to share a door, or just view some wonderful doors, start at Norm’s place. Take a look at his doors, and then look for the blue frog. Click that tadpole and enter a world of doors. If you have doors to share, please click the frog, and add your name and URL, so more of us can see your doors.
Enjoy the gallery. You can click on any photo to begin a slide show, in which the full caption will be visible.
I didn’t attend this school, and I’mnot a dentist, but I’ve always liked this building.
I know, we’ve already seen Jacob Wirth’s. Yes, but from the other angle, you might have missed that little door. And the pumpkins.
South of Jacob Wirth’s is a set of similar doors, set in as book ends. I love old wooden doors, and I don’t think you can have too many.
One o my favorite doors in Boston. Jacob Wirth’s – German food and lots of beer on tap. I also like the clock – 10 after W seems like a great time for a beer.
I do like letter-boxes, and since they al have a door, I can share them here. This was in my hotel.
The (stupid) sign mentions that the doorbell is broken. Fix the bell and get the sign off these beautiful doors! I really like the true curved panels at the top.
From the bar. these are the inner doors at Jacob Wirth’s. They swing, bar-style, to let folks in or out.
The north bookend. 37 opens into Jacob Wirth’s. Not sure about 39, but it’s a nice door and they seem to be a set.
Front door to “The TAM” – not much to say, except – its green! (STNG reference)
The basic functional doors are nothing compared to the outer protective doors.
Stone facade, iron grills, arched windows – there’s a lot to love about this place.
Where’s my coffee?
YMCU…Hmmm, I wonder if this is/was related to the YMCA. Anyway, they have nice doors.
I had to share a close up of the doors to the YMCU.
The TAM – I’ve eaten here on a few occasions when I’ve been in town for more than a few days. It’s a grimy little grill, but some of the food is good and you can always find someone at the bar willing to talk about something.
Private Reserve. Actually, if you don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, there are some excellent beers behind that glass door at Jacob Wirth’s. A good friend of mine tried one from there a few years ago. I had proudly introduced him to this restaurant.
I don’t know what this building is, but I could get the door photo from my hotel room on a rainy day.
These are the architectural elements that we lost with modern construction. You have to imagine what the doors used to look like