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.
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!
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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