Random Pittsburgh Doors

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Our road trip to Pittsburgh wasn’t long enough for a full-on doorscursion, but of course I snapped pictures of the doors we passed and entered. I think I’ll take a break from Hartford history and share these for a couple weeks.

I don’t have much information on most of these. I’ve put as much as I know in the captions which, as I’ve mentioned before, may require you to click the little ‘i’ in the circle for fully read. I hope you enjoy these doors, and the doors from the other participants who gave up a week of sharing doors so that I could get away and relax.

Note to participants: I’ll be taking another week off September 2nd through 5th.

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  1. Welcome back, Dan, and greetings from Slovenia. I support your winner, and find the name Church Based Human Services rather peculiar.

    Here are some Piran doors again from a typical dog walk which bestia and I did in the first two weeks of my holiday. It was hot, whereas today it’s rainy and quite cold inland in Ljubljana. Hope to see you in the finals on Saturday.


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    • Thanks Manja. I’m not sure why the emphasis on “church based” unless it’s to assuage the fear of anyone not wanting to deal with city.county/state based services.

      I enjoyed the photos from your walk, and your tip for avoiding the ‘d’ toss into the gallery worked well.

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  2. Hi Dan – well I’m glad Faith was driving, so you could take some pics for us … loved the selections … while the buildings have interesting different facades and one can wonder what’s behind some of those closed doors … just glad you had a happy time – cheers Hilary

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  3. What a door museum! I am with you in imagining the old hardware store, and I do love the way that door is snuggled between the two display windows. That last one blew me away, though. How elegant! A good start to my day — thank you!

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    • Thanks! I remember so many shops that had the door between two display windows. I hope someone finds a way to make that store work again. I guess we don’t shop like that anymore, but I think that’s sad. The last door and that building flat out amazed me. I love those brick bays.

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  4. This is a great collection of doors, windows, and definitely brick and stonework. I agree that that one building looks like it had been a hardware store. I swear its twin was in Port Chester, NY where we used to live! Great shot of the fire engine. The last photo takes the blue ribbon!

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    • Thanks Ginger. We used to pass a hardware store in a building like that on our way to church here. I think the store is also vacant now. I miss stores like that. The brick and stone buildings get my attention every time. I try to imagine what all was going on in those places and who might have passed through those doors.


    • I have been looking for different things since I started participating with Norm, several years ago. What’s changed since accepting the hosting duty is my timing. I like to know the title (and therefore the subject) of the post by Tuesday so I can include the link in my Wednesday post. People posting early like to be able to include that.


    • I was sad to see so many buildings unoccupied. I don’t know whether that’s due solely to the virus or if general economic conditions played a role. I couldn’t resist including the firetruck. Hugs!

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  5. The door on the Center for Church Based Human Services is a winner! The corner door needs a little love, as the brick building is beautiful. I love the Allegheny Center Alliance Church. Super doors, Dan!

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    • I hadn’t seen this comment, Natalie. I was just at your site and I saw the cathedral and I was going to suggest adding it here (but I hate to seem pushy) I’m really glad you did – those are wonderful doors.

      We had a great time, but it’s always good tom come home.


      • Hi Dan I would like to participate in Thursday’s doors Im new to wordpress. And want to participant do I take photos of doors in my city (Chicago) and submit to you.


        • Hi. You can take photos of doors anywhere. You need to create a post on your blog that features your door(s). Then post a link to your blog in the comment section of my post.

          The link for my upcoming post will be listed in the sidebar of my blog as early as Wednesday.

          If you are on WordPress.com as a blog platform, you can include a link within your post. That will create a “pingback” in my comment section automatically. I think comments work better, since you can explain a little about your post, but pingbacks are welcome.

          If you have additional questions, feel free to ask. I look forward to seeing your doors.

          This post (https://nofacilities.com/2020/12/03/welcome-to-thursday-doorsas-always/) explains the process a little. It’s dates, some of the “rules” have changed, but mostly to make things easier/ You can now post a Thursday Doors post To more than one challenge.


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