If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you knew this post was coming. You know that I couldn’t spend time walking around a wonderful place like Old Sturbridge Village without taking pictures of doors. In fact, if you’ve been following No Facilities for a long time, you know that I’ve featured doors from OSV in the past.
I was pleased to find a number of new doors on our recent visit. We walked into a couple of areas we hadn’t been to in recent years.
Most of the houses were closed to the public, but many of the doors were open. I think the sight of an open door is a wonderful thing – it says “welcome” even when you can’t enter the building. It’s like these buildings were reminding us that people were available to share their story. The story of the building and the people who lived or worked in them. In some cases, we could look inside. In some cases, we listened to the interpreter tell the story, and in some cases, we imagined and remembered.
This visit to Old Sturbridge Village was unique, and it was special. In many ways, it was one of the best visits we have had.
This post is part of Norm Frampton’s weekly blogfest – Thursday Doors. Each week, Norm invites door lovers from around the world to share images of and stories about doors. From simple utility to grand elegance, visit Norm’s page and you will find links to those, and every door in between. If you have door images to share, please head over to Norm’s place and leave a link for us. Be sure to check out his doors, they are always worth the trip.