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).
One of the simple features I introduced to this challenge is publishing the link to my Thursday Doors post on Wednesday. This shows up in the sidebar on Wednesdays, and you can copy it to create your pingback (as long as you schedule your doors post at 12:01 am or later on Thursday). In order to get that URL, I have to schedule my post Tuesday evening – I don’t have to write it – but I do have to give it a title that won’t change.
That has not been a problem…until this week. “Springfield Doors” was an aspirational title. I was planning to visit Springfield, Massachusetts yesterday (Wednesday). I was planning to travel by train. Then again, I had planned this trip for a-week-ago Tuesday but railroad problems, refrigerator problems, a second round of refrigerator problems and foul weather prevented the trip. As of Tuesday, I thought I was riding a train to Springfield. I wasn’t sure how long I was going to be in Springfield, but I thought I’d be there long enough to take sixteen pictures.
I did travel to Springfield, I did travel by train, and I did have time to walk around. I have to sort through 216 photos, some of which will be shared on Saturday, Monday and perhaps for a few Thursdays to come. For today, I only had time to pull out several interesting doors that I snapped while walking. Some require a little imagination, i.e. what the original doors must have looked like. Some suffer the effect of photography in a city, i.e. you can’t back up far enough without getting run over.
I’ve described the images as best as I can in the gallery. You can click any photo to start a slide show which will show the entire caption.
By the way, the First Annual Thursday Doors Writing Challenge is well underway. We have six submissions available for reading on the recap page. You still have two weeks to write your story, novel, newscast, poem, musical score, screenplay, or novel. That same link will take you to the doors you can use for inspiration.
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