Welcome to Thursday Doors, a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).
Before I get into the details of my post, I want to thank Norm Frampton for creating the franchise that is Thursday Doors and for letting us share our doors each week for well over five years. Norm, you are the best!
My photos today are random doors from Asylum Hill in Hartford. I didn’t want to get bogged down in the history because I wanted to welcome you to the new location for Thursday Doors.
My first post in the Thursday Doors series was on March 26th, 2015. If you can believe this, that post consisted of one photo, and eighty-two words. How things have changed. I wasn’t sure my first door was the kind of thing Norm had in mind, but his comment on that post made me feel welcome to the then nascent Thursday Doors community.
What I most hope for in my stewardship of this blog feature, is that I will be able to continue to make people feel welcome in this community. Whether you love doors, architecture, colors, buildings, places, history, artistry or any of the other reasons people have shared doors, you are welcome here! Whether you came to share doors with us or to look at doors from around the world, you are welcome here.
I’m only making a few changes during this transition. As much as I like to run through the context and backstory, probably the best thing is to give you a list:
- I will continue to ask that you leave the link to your Thursday Doors post in a comment below. While pingbacks will work for many of you, I think comments are easier for others to read.
- You can link to your post any time between 12:01 am Thursday and noon Saturday (both eastern time). That’s a little earlier on the front end, I hope that works better for those of you in Europe.
- I won’t be predictable in the way I title my Thursday Doors posts. If you do want to link to my post, you will find the current link available in a widget on the right sidebar. The link will be visible, Wednesday through Friday, although the link won’t work until 12:01 am Thursday.
- I ask that contributors continue to focus on doors. Posts which cover a wide variety of challenges, and include a random door, are not what we hope to see.
- Thursday Doors is a place to relax; a sanctuary of doors, architecture, art and history. Government buildings are welcome – political messages are not. Churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples are welcome – proselytizing is not. History is welcome – revisionist history is not. Humor is welcome as long as it is not at the expense of any person or group.
- Anyone can post any and every week. There is no membership, no commitment and no upper or lower limit on the number of doors in your post.
A few more things: as established by Norm, I will adhere to the practice of not providing bail to any Thursday Doors photographer. Please respect people’s property and obey No Trespassing signs.
It is expected that you have the right to share the door(s) in your post. Doors from other sources, historical and otherwise, should always be attributed.
If you share your doors on social media, you are encouraged to use the hashtag #ThursdayDoors.
Consistent with the practice during Norm’s management, I will be taking a break for the upcoming holidays. I know, he has the job one week and he’s already taking a vacation.
There will be no Thursday Doors post here on Dec 24th, or December 31st, 2020. Thursday Doors will resume on January 3rd, 2021.
Also consistent with Norm’s practices, I will be posting a collection of my favorite doors from 2020 in my post on December 17th. I encourage you to join me in that tradition.
There you have it. Thursday Doors is now underway from No Facilities and you are welcome to join us.
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