The Road to Preston

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There is a town called Preston in Connecticut but it’s about 45 mi (72 km) from the Preston I was taking care of. That would be our daughter’s cat. One of the days that I was driving between our house and her apartment, the highway went kerflooey. That’s not hard for this highway to do, it’s been under construction since before Norm Frampton started Thursday Doors.

Preston’s Door

I got off the highway and took a back road to Preston – the cat, not the town. Along the way, I snapped a few photos when stopped at red lights, stop signs and behind cars that were not moving. What little information I have to share can be found in the captions.

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  1. Hi Dan – we have a town (now a city I see) called Preston in the north-west … presumably the first one?! I just wondered if the Carousel building was appropriately named … ? Much better to be off the highway … more interesting and probably safer – cheers Hilary

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    • I had the same thought about the Carousel building, Hilary. Some things will remain a mystery. Many of our towns and cities take their name from English towns. Our settlers wanted to break free, but then tried to establish England here.

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  2. Those barns are a nice contrast to all else. And once again everything takes me back to the area where I grew up; I would feel at home there, I think. Those red Episcopalian doors are my favorites, but I sure would like to be invited to a chicken dinner in that farmhouse! (“Kerflooey” took me by surprise, and I can only say it was lucky for my keyboard that I’d already swallowed my coffee.)

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    • The first phrase that came to mind in that traffic wasn’t suitable for a family oriented blog, Maureen. I was hoping to have more like the farmhouse, but it seems to be a rogue holding among those that have sold out to commercial interests. I had to look up St. John’s on a map, but as soon as I saw it, I thought it had to be an Episcopal Church. They seem to have a look.

      I hope you have a great rest of the week.

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  3. They sure make use of apartment buildings in Preston! In the first photo both those buildings are interesting. But what caught my eye is the heart in the window. St. John’s has an impressive entrance.

    Congregation Beth Israel is a quite the eye-catcher. Beautiful entry doors proclaim that there’s room for everyone. The roof is its crowning glory!

    But the barns Dan, they are the best.

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    • Lots of apartment buildings, in all shapes, sizes and names, Ginger. I was wondering if anyone would notice the heart. It’s the first thing I saw. Those apartment continued on, but they were blocked by parts of my car.

      I always like churches, but I think I like barns better.

      I hope you have a great rest of the week!


    • That farm is the last bit of rural character on a road covered in commercial buildings. The view changes dramatically as you round the curve after the farmhouse.

      Speaking of farmhouses, you captured some beauties today!

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    • I wish the photo of Congregation Beth Israel didn’t have a piece of construction equipment in front of it, but I guess you get what you can. That hardware store is an old time store. I used to work near there, and I shopped often. It had a squeaky wooden floor and some items for sale that dated to times long forgotten. The original owners must have sold it recently.

      I loved the doors you shared with us today.


  4. Those apartments in the first photo look almost like castles. So pretty. That little farmhouse is sweet, though. I love seeing a bunch of older men holding court at a cafe. You have to figure the coffee’s gotta be good. Down here, they tap their cup, wink at the waitress and call her honey. Free refills abound!

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    • When I worked in the area where that hardware store is, it had an old creaky wooden door that either slammed behind you or refused to close – you know, the way a hardware store door should behave. You could look at the clerk and say, “too bad you don’t have something to fix that with,” and he would grouse about having heard that 100 times that day. People don’t appreciate a good retail experience anymore.

      I’m enjoying your journey.


    • Who would mind, Teagan. I love doors, doorways, places that used to have doors and doors that no longer have places. Thursday Doors is an open-minded challenge. You have some great doors (although the clown is a little creepy) and the stories behind (or perhaps in front, as in future) of them are remarkable. Thanks for joining us today. Here’s hoping your week doesn’t go kerflooey.

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  5. Red doors on a church always make me smile. I think of brothels when I see a red door and then of course my mind segues into the fallen woman going to the church for redemption. I have got to find a way to turn my brain off! Love the pictures.

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  6. Good doors Dan. We were replacing windows so everything has been in disarray the past few days. Worse I am contemplating replacing Windows and lord only knows how long that disarray will last. For the moment I will focus on the disarray in the garden and perhaps backing up important files…

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    • I was sorry to read about the weather and the fact that your dog was scared. I know what that’s like. There’s just no consoling them. Of course, you’re welcome here until noon Saturday, so you’re not late.


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    • It is a beautiful house of worship, Frank. If you’ve been here over the course of the past month or so, you saw the temples that they left behind as the Jewish population moved west from Hartford. This is one of the temples they built to replace those.


  8. Thank goodness the road went kerflooey! Great doors, especially the red one on the church and the apartments that look like their top is a castle. I’ve often thought about Norm, and you are doing a great job!!

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