We Have a Winner!

Welcome to Thursday Doors! This is a weekly challenge for people who love doors and architecture to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos, drawings, or other images or stories from around the world. If you’d like to join us, simply create your own Thursday Doors post each (or any) week and then share a link to your post in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). If you like, you can add our badge to your post.

Before we move on with the results of the voting, let’s take a moment to take one last look at Suzanne’s badge, and thank her, once again for preparing such a nice image under which to post our doors.

Thanks Suzanne!

Voting in this year’s badge contest was fast and furious. OK, that’s a bit of hyperbole, but we did have more votes than we had last year. I think that was due to better advertising on my part and on the part of the contestants. In any case, after weeks of anticipation, we had seven very nice entries, and enough votes to go around. Teagan R. Geneviene from Teagan’s Books had the winning entry, with Janis from Retirementally Challenged coming in second. Accordingly, I give you our badge for 2022!

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Congratulations Teagan! And thanks to every participant and all who took the time to vote.

You can copy that image to include in your Thursday Doors posts and beginning next week, you should look for it on my sidebar as early as Wednesday to get the URL to which you should link your post.

I thought it might be nice, perhaps wise to recap the process and rules for Thursday Doors. These were posted last year, and have been modified only slightly since then:

As I continue in my stewardship of this blog challenge, I hope 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 continue to ask in 2022 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. Please help them by describing your post a little bit.

You can link to your post any time between 12:01 am Thursday and noon Saturday (both US eastern time). I’d love to do 12:01 GMT, but my posts are often not ready by that time here in the US.

I am not predictable in the way I title my Thursday Doors posts. If you do want to link to my post before it is published, you will find the current link available in a widget (featuring the TD Badge) 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, but recognizing the large number of challenges in Blogland, you are welcome to include your response to this challenge in a mix of others.

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 or the number of weeks in which you participate.

A few more things: as established by Norm Frampton, 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.

As for my first doors of 2022, I wanted some random doors, so I didn’t run long with the text. These are from a recent doorscursion in Hartford’s South End. I was in morning traffic, and given the hour, there was no on-street parking available. I held out a few photos from that collection, as I want to research a little about the buildings before sharing them. Look for them next week. And yes, I modified this post after it was published to satisfy Linda G, Hill’s JusJoJan prompt. Pam provided the prompt, so please be sure to visit her blog

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  1. Dan, beautiful variety of old historical doors. You always come up with exceptional photos. And congratulations to Teagan. I’m happy her Thursday doors photo won. I thought it was quite a creative entry. In fact, all the entries were interesting and unique. Thank you for putting your time & effort into the Thursday doors project. 📚🎶 Christine

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  2. Congratulations Teagan – an ideal badge for Thursday doors.

    I like # 3 – which is # 27 in the street – it looks like it’s about to have a performance. Fun entry to see … cheers to everyone – Hilary

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  3. Congratulations Teagan! And congratulations to all the participants in the Badge Contest because all the entries were awesome.

    Dan, your collection today is super. Interesting doors, as are some of those windows. The detail to trim is exceptional. I love everything about the last building. I never knew there was such a variety in the color of bricks!

    Thanks for the tour. It was a nice way to spend a wickedly cold morning……and I did it in my pj’s!

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    • Thanks Ginger. The trim work on these buildings is fascinating. I wouldn’t want to have to paint it, but it’s wonderful to see.

      Teagan’s badge is the perfect logo for this challenge. I’m going to enjoy seeing it in 2022.

      We’re warming up, here, but it’s icy. I’m forcing Maddie to wait, and she’s getting grumpy.

      Stay warm ans upright.


  4. That badge says it all, and it’s a beauty! These doors and buildings today are imposing, to say the least; they wear their years well. You surprised a long laugh out of me with your “way to go, Dan!” Yes, nice placement.

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  5. Excellent choice for a logo! I love the hint of whimsy and the intriguing notion that there is more to be seen. She never disappoints. And neither do you Dan. I look forward to your submissions of doors every Thursday. It makes me wonder…

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  6. Congratulations to Teagan for winning and to you Dan for hosting the challenge.
    I can’t pick out a favorite of your first doors of 2022 – we both have the same taste.

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  7. Dan, thanks for giving my badge a final bow, and congratulations to Teagan. It is a very fitting replacement. We saw some beautiful doors decorated for the holidays when we were in Boston at Thanksgiving. Maybe I’ll pull those pics out one day and join in. I think I have exhausted the supply of quality doors in Florida!!

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  8. Congratulations to Teagan. Great looking badge. Your doors were fascinating, Dan. I also l liked the light behind the transom to the right. A bonus was the light behind the transom to the left in the next photo. All these buildings were a treat. Thanks.

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  9. Congratulations to Teagan! The entries this year were wonderful! That last building is so pretty. I don’t know what you call that design right under the roof line, but I like it. Imagine doing a walking tour in the south end–the houses must have so much history. Great start to 2022, Dan.

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    • Thanks Lois. I believe that strip under the roof is called a frieze. It’s what drew me to take the photo. Clearly, I wasn’t paying attention to the location of the doors.

      We had such a good group of doors to choose from, it must have been hard to vote. I was happy not to have to choose.

      It was cold, raining and traffic was a mess the day I took these photos. I hope to get back when I can park, get out and walk around, but that won’t be for a a while. The south end is a beautiful section of Hartford (it’s fallen into disrepair, but…)

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  10. A wonderful collection of houses and doors, with the third, the original door my favourite, and a worthy badge winner. Congratulations Teagan! My heart and vote goes to Lin’s Frankenstein door, but as a badge Teagan’s works wonderfully.

    An idea for next year: what if you displayed the badges anonymously for the vote? I was reluctant to tell my friends to vote since they (probably) voted for mine just because it was mine. :D Luckily, that wasn’t decisive. I’d hate it if that happened.

    Today is my grandma’s birthday and for her and her son, my father, a selection of doors from her city Maribor, Slovenia’s #2 city:

    Thursday Doors 6/1/22: Maribor

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    • That’s a very good idea, Manja. I’d have to ask the participants to keep their entries a secret as they advertise the contest, but maybe that would work. The voting was well distributed, and the results were close (as they were last year). Maybe I’ll try that when we go for a badge for the writing contest in May. All of the entries in both years were very good.

      I loved your tour of your Father’s birth city. It’s so very beautiful.

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  11. Congratulations, Teagan. I love your badge. Thank you, Dan, for the beautiful showcase today. There’s an elegance to these early doors that is hard to find today — except in older structures. Have a great day!

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  12. I loved the white with the red brick then I saw that grayish blue beautiful portico with the red brick and oooh, that was nice but then…you had the black doors with the red brick and gold trim and that became my favorite. Lovely collection this week, Dan!

    Congratulations Teagan!! It’s my favorite.

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  13. I like your description, Deborah. It’s pretty much the way my mind worked as I drove up that street. Like the badges we had, choosing a favorite wasn’t easy.

    I am happy to display Teagan’s badge for 2022 – I think she did a great job of capturing the essence of Thursday Doors.

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  14. Applesauce! I’m thrilled, Dan. I’ve always wished I could get out with a camera and photograph doors or life in general. That’s partly what my image reflected, but mostly I wanted to “show” the doors aficionados by including the camera.

    I had to chuckle at your caption about the plant — mostly at myself, because I barely noticed it. I love that building. It has so many of my favorite things, the tower, the detailed woodwork, and the rounded windows. What a wonderful place! Hugs on the wing.

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    • I am happy for you, Teagan. You’re right, it is about the doors, but there’s a person involved behind the camera. They deserve some credit, too. I love buildings where I feel like I have to include more than the door to share the overall feeling you get when looking at the door. So much work, by so many talented craftsmen went into these buildings. We will never see this kind of effort again.

      Thanks again for the badge, we will wear it proudly!

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  15. Congratulations to Teagan. I know how creative she is, visually and also creating stories, and it is a great choice for a badge. And great doors to get 2022 started. Thanks, Dan for keeping the challenge going and for reminding us there are many things around us that we might not pay enough attention to, though they deserve it. Happy New Year 2022 all!

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  16. I really enjoyed your random doors, Dan. There are lots of lovely doors with stately entryways or porches or porticoes or whatever you wish to call them–things to keep off the rain and snow perhaps. My favorite and, I think, the most unusual, is the one in the second row showing three doors and one rockin’ thing to keep off rain and snow. Welcome to 2022 doors!

    I hit the road to start off the year, skirting the edges of is featured as a door, but doors there are. It’s just that the things they’re attached to are really the stars of the show.

    Thursday doors…doors with wheels


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    • I was very happy to find this cluster of apartments, Janet. The apartments are practically identical, but the entrances are unique. I enjoyed your doors, today, especially the middle one.


  17. I hope you had a safe and happy new year, Dan! I love the old brick buildings with the historical doors. I, also, would much prefer to live in a building like one of these than a modern one. I very much liked the porticos and the arched doorways as well. Lovely collection!

    Teagan’s door photo is amazing and makes for a wonderful 2022 TD Badge!

    Well, here’s the link to my post; doors I captured in Alicante, Spain. https://brendasrandomthoughts.wordpress.com/2022/01/06/thursday-doors-casco-antiguo-santa-cruz/

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  18. I’m always fascinated by the doors I see blog pals posting in response to your doors community challenge.
    I’m always too, busy to participate. Nonetheless, the Doors are wonderful. Thank you, Dan!

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  20. Dan – I’m in for 2022. I am going back into my photos and look forward to sharing Vancouver with our community. Thank you for outlining the logistics and the link to post. I will figure it out as I go along. Teagan is AMAZING! She knows how to bring symbols together to identify that this is an adventure that will take us around the world. The other day when I was whining, (yes whining) to Don about traveling, he reminded me that if we stand still, the world will come to us. Well, that is what you are doing, Dan – bringing the world to us. Happy New Year!!

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  21. Another great post Dan, thank you for keeping us informed and in line. And congrats to our new door badge winner! Look forward to using it. See y’all next week when power is hopeful restored in my area…

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  22. Congratulations to Teagan. I love the badge. Thank you, Dan for explaining the rules. ‘Thursday Doors’ has made me look at doors specifically. I realize I’ve started hunting down doors now,whenever I travel to a new place. Thank you again,Dan for this challenge.


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