I was out of town this weekend and the early part of this week. On the flight home, I pecked out a nice post about the architectural walking tour I took in Chicago. I thought that would be a nice piece to follow yesterday’s post about the concert the night before I left on that trip. Unfortunately, midway through the flight, Delta’s onBoard WiFi died and my story disappeared into clouds, instead of being backed up into Cloud-based storage. What’s a boy to do?
My business trip included mandatory attendance at a Super Bowl party. Based in Connecticut, you would imagine that some of my coworkers are fans of the New England Patriots. While that’s true, they aren’t a majority. Many are Giants fans, and we have the odd fans of the Bills, Cowboys and even a Browns fan. So that no mistakes would be made about my allegiance, I wore a Steelers tee shirt.
One of our Board members is a lifelong Eagles fan, and he brought his family to the party. A casual poll of the room turned up a few more Eagles fans, a lot of fans of “whoever is playing New England” and a few fans who don’t like either team, but like New England less. That’s the boat I was in – Eagles fan for one night. It was hard to root for Philadelphia, but I reminded myself that both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are in Pennsylvania, and in 1943, due to the war, the Steagles ( “Phil-Pitt Combine“) were the combined team assembled from those two cities.
I have been to Philadelphia four times (attending the AIIM Conference) since I started carrying a digital camera, but not since I started focusing (pun intended) on doors. The last time I was there was in 2010. Still, I had photos, I must have captured some doors, even if they weren’t my target. The gallery captions tell the story. Some of doors are hard to find, but I don’t think Norm will revoke my membership.
Norm (Frampton), if you’re not familiar, is the founding father of a weekly bloghop known as Thursday Doors. Each week, the Intercontinental Congress of door aficionados gathers to redeclare that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all door photographers are created equal, that they are endowed by their sponsor with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are a camera or smartPhone, a Linky List and the pursuit of unencumbered access to doors.” These same photographers make note of the fact that our declaration holds no promise of bail, should our pursuit of those photos run afoul of local rules and regulations. If you’re interested in sharing or viewing doors, head up to Exposure Hall. Check out Norm’s doors. Then click the Sargent at Arms (blue frog) for entrance to the great hall.
Please enjoy the photos in the gallery. If you want to see the descriptions, please just click on any door to begin a slide show. Maybe I’ll find those Chicago doors by next Thursday.