Well, not really, but our daughter suggested the title and since she was kind enough to drive me on a frenetic doorscurrsion, I thought I’d go with it. The music Faith picked for the drive was a collection of songs that were featured in the movie “The Blues Brothers.” Notice, I didn’t say the sound track from the movie. That’s because not all of the music in the movie is on the sound track. Faith assembled her “definitive Blues Brothers playlist” as a labor of love. If you recall the movie, Cab Calloway introduces the Blues Brothers (at the Palace Hotel Ballroom) as having “returned from a three-year tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the Subcontinent.”
This past Monday was Labor Day here in the US, a.k.a. summer’s final fling. Here in the northeast, country fairs are common on that weekend, and Faith wanted to go to the Goshen Fair in Goshen, Connecticut. She also offered to drive and told me that there was at least one door that I would want to get a picture of. Faith is a sensible driver. Where I might pull off to the side of the road and snap a few pictures, she works to find a parking lot from which I can begin a journey on foot.
Goshen is tucked away near the northwest corner of our small state. The area remains largely rural and agricultural. The drive to Goshen from Faith’s place goes through a couple small towns, featuring some quintessential New England architecture. We stopped multiple times, and I collected more than enough doors for a couple of Thursdays.
Today’s pictures are from the fair itself, and from the section of Rt-4 that is closest to Goshen. Next week, I’ll bring us closer to home, but I’m not sure I’ll make it all the way, some of these doors may spill over into the following week.
Speaking of a labor of love, Thursday Doors is just such a thing. Presented each week by our benevolent host, Norm Frampton, we actually have seen doors from Europe, Scandinavia and the Subcontinent, as well as the US Canada and Mexico. I’m not sure how many continents have been represented on Thursday Doors, but this blogfest has certainly earned the “international” moniker. If you have a door to share, you should visit Norm at his door gallery in Canada. Check out Norm’s doors and check in with the blue frog. Add your doors and / or click on a few dozen links to doors around the planet.