I Can Do That – Oh, Doors – #ThursdayDoors

I was going to crop this closer, but I left the lamp for Joey.

The plan for today was to continue my exploration of Woburn, Massachusetts, but something happened on the way to my post. Work got in the way. I’ll spare you the boring details. Suffice it to say, I agreed to do something that will take the time in which I was planning to write my Doors post. It’s not a big deal. Things happen.

However, a different coworker came to my rescue. He is on a river tour in Europe. He knows about Thursday Doors and he sent me several. As a matter of fact, he sent me a couple when he was on a business trip to Prague last month. Between the two set, I have a nice group of doors to share.

Thursday Doors is a fun weekly blogfest established and maintained by Norm Frampton. Each week, Norm invites bloggers, photographers, artists and door lovers from around the world to visit his site. If you have some doors to share, we’d all love to see them. Head over to Norm’s place and leave us a link to follow. If you just want to see some doors, well, do the same thing without the link.


  1. I would say your coworker now has ‘door fever’. He may say they are for you, but we know differently. Once you start noticing doors, it’s nearly impossible to stop 🙂

    This is a great selection of noteworthy entrances … as one comes to expect from Europe! I’m intrigued by the fan design of the 3rd door which you think opens. That’s different!!

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    • I think you’re right, Joanne. Maybe I’m an enabler ;-)

      I studied that photo for a while. I think these guys would have been dragging me away from that door if I had been there. I would have been up close trying to figure out all the features. I love the big arches.


      • I can imagine you see things in the construction that are ‘invisible’ to the rest of us. I get that with son #2 who is in architecture. Every once in a while he will make a comment about a structure that gives me an entirely different perspective.

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    • Ha ha – I’m going to try and ignore thinking about that song, Judy. These were a nice thing to have on my phone last might. You’d have to know this guy to understand the importance of McD’s and DD. He only drinks Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and while he’s no stranger to fine restaurants, he loves going to McDonald’s every now and then.


  2. LOL. Yep, door fever is obviously catching. How fun that your coworker thought of you and sent photos. That’s really nice. WP is still messing with me in a huge way. I thought I’d never dig down through Reader to get to your post today, Dan. But being stuborn paid off. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. My boss is also on a river tour in Europe. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they were on the same boat? My boss promises to send photos since she wouldn’t let me go along as her official photographer. BTW, I like the way you cropped that photo; I would have kept the lantern, too.

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  4. Wow, what a nice collection of doors. It is great to have a friend who was willing to go to Europe to fill in for you. I liked the DD and McD photo. Looked like downtown Dubuque. I’m glad you didn’t crop out that lantern. It made the photo. All in all terrific, Dan

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  5. Oh! What an amazing collection of doors! Thank you to your friend for sharing them with you, and to you for sharing them with us. The architecture, the details, the fact that they have been preserved for all these years is mind-boggling. I can’t even pick a favorite… I love them all!

    And a McDonald’s and DD practically holding hands!! Doesn’t get better than that!!

    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • Thanks Ginger. This guy was very pleased to see McD’s and DD together. It’s like someone decided to welcome him to their city.

      I love that there are beautiful, working doors that have survived 400 years. It’s a credit to the craftsmen who made those doors. I’ve made doors, but so far, mine longest surviving door is about 20 years old.


  6. That first building is the kind of thing that inspired the Storybook Style of architecture, so you KNOW I’m lovin’ that! Aren’t traveling friends wonderful? Two of my American friends went to visit a British friend of ours, and she took them ALL around the London vicinity. They all took door pictures and invited me to plunder them for Thursday posts. And I will. I will!

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  7. How nice of your co-worker to send this series of images in Prague! Beautiful and exquisite doors! Great rescue for an unexpected distraction of having to spend time else where!

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  8. Oh nice! I love when people bring me doors :) These are excellent samples, so eclectic! I appreciate your leaving the lamp in for me, too. You might have cropped out that sweet vining plant, which I also admire!

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