Some Fun Leftovers

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.

Everyone has their own approach to the number of doors they present for this challenge. Because I like to limit mine to sixteen (I’ve actually been trying to get to 12-14 for almost a year), I often have to set some doors aside. I always think, “Maybe I can group them in a theme post,” but that rarely happens. Today, I have a few that fit a theme, a few that don’t, and a couple that don’t have doors.

That’s OK, by the way, the not having a door thing. You do have to have a door (gate, entrance, dimensional portal, wormhole, ghost door, etc.) but you can include other photos and you can participate in other challenges. This wasn’t always the case, but we relaxed the rules during the pandemic.

While I’m talking about details of this challenge, let me mention one other. You may have noticed that the Sunday Recap format has changed. It now has a fourth column. In the form I asked interested parties to fill out, I included an optional entry for something you wanted to say about your blog. I downloaded that information, but the connection to the recap table being built each week wasn’t working. I (finally) fixed that last week.

So, if you filled out that field, your answer will be in the recap. If you forgot what you said, didn’t say anything or never filled out the form, you can fill out a new one from the Recap Page or from the Thursday Doors Menu at the top of this page. I will delete the old form. I can’t let you edit the old form because I’m using the free version of Wufoo. If you don’t remember what you put in the form, look at the recap the next time you have a post or shoot me an email noFacilities-at-gmail-dot-com (you know what to do with that).

Speaking of the recap, you should know that most doors posts receive more views from the recap than they do from this page. We typically have between 20 and 30 posts linked to this page, but we have had as many as 180 clicks on the recap page.

One last bit of information about the recap page: Including tag(s) with your links increases the likelihood of your post being reviewed from the recap page. Tags are easy, just tack them on the end of your URL (link) in the comment.  Put a ‘#’ in front of each one (including the first one). No spaces. If you have tags that are multiple words, just run them together. I’ll separate them for you. Example:


With Tags: – Churches Now, onto my doors for today and all the other participants’ doors.

Trust me, it will work.

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  1. Love your photos, Dan. The red police box is a stunner. I like the utility boxes’ art; but my favorite is the Heywood building. Fabulous how the building and the painted sign on the brick seem, over time, to have merged into one form the paint now looking like bricks!
    A great shot! Amazing. I enjoyed this cornucopia of photos!! Thank you, Dan

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  2. A restaurant on the corner of Main and Bacon? That’s what I call order in the universe. The music hall grabbed me right in. The stores on the ground floor seem far too modern for the rest of it, but how great that it is used and apparently kept up. I can’t help smiling at the mere thought of a town with a “music hall.”

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    • You can’t get a better address than Main and Bacon (unless someone renames Main to Eggs Street). I wish I could have gotten back farther to get a better picture of the music hall. It is a remarkable building.

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    • Thanks Sofia. I don’t often find street art worth sharing, but I liked these. The Heywood sign is one of my favorites. To get that right at the time it was painted was an amazing feat.

      I loved the woodwork in your photos!


  3. Love the Heywood sign! The painted utility boxes are a hoot and would perk up any neighborhood. I also love the red call box with the tip of Old Glory in the background.

    A restaurant on the corner of Main and Bacon? Save me a seat! Great street art! A town with a Music Hall. How great is that? And how great that this building is still in use!

    Leftovers are the best!

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    • Thanks Ginger. These didn’t fit in the other collections, but somehow they seem to work as a group. “I’ll meet you at the the place at the corner of Main and Bacon…” who could refuse that offer? I had to go back and look, I didn’t see the tip of the flag near the call box. Sharp eyes!


  4. Great assortment, Dan. When I traveled the Metro-North into Manhattan years ago, I’d watch the wall graffiti pass by. The Hartford mural is exceptional. And I love the electrical boxes — they grab attention for sure. 😊

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  5. The Heywood sign is a clear favorite and count me in on that one! These buildings with advertising are such treasures. I am always on the lookout for them.
    Italian American food and best breakfast in town? I would very happily eat at Joseph’s.

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  6. The decorated electrical boxes is a great idea, and one I wish they’d incorporate around here. I would definitely eat at that Kenmore Diner, and hopefully it is still an all-night affair as the neon signage indicates. I’d also check out Joseph’s Two in Waltham for an Italian meal, which I’m betting they do very well.

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    • We don’t see a lot of decorated utility boxes around here, but I had found one or two. I’ve mainly only had breakfast at Joseph’s Two, but it’s very good. I would almost always choose a diner like that one to a chain restaurant.

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  7. That scooter looks similar to a Vespa with a really cool seat!
    I love those old painted mural/advertisements on building walls.

    I’ve been leery about adding tags to the few door posts I’ve done the past year or so…you make it look easy though! I’ll give it a go.

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  8. I have an affinity for old buildings that still boast their first/original business…like the Haywood Trade Mark Shoe photo. We have several here in C’ville and lots in my hometown of Richmond. I hope they remain.

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  9. This is truly a fun leftover soup. I love the heart! And the Music Hall, and all the painted, but most of all I love the last image. I’d go nearer (if possible) and try to take as many photos of this work of art as possible. It’s fascinating.

    I edited my info for the weekly recap just earlier and hope that the info came through to you successfully.

    My post this week has to do with three surprises that awaited me at our local primary school after returning from my summer in Slovenia. Happiest news: That ugly Nazi cross is no more. Plus, you can do some exercises.

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    • I have tried to get a nice picture of that last building’s mural for over a year. It’s at a 5-way intersection that is dangerous to drive through and with nowhere to park. It’s so busy that, unless you get stopped by the traffic light, you better not try stopping for a picture. Of course, when you do stop, your picture will include a bunch of cars and trucks. Maybe when it gets warmer, I’ll be able to walk up.

      I’m going to check the forms again before preparing the recap this week. Thanks for your support!

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    • That classroom mural made me smile, too. Don’t worry, it won’t be on the test.

      You brought us some wonderful doors from Charleston. Thanks for that. I hope you have a great weekend and week!


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