Photos of doors have started to stockpile in my library, so today I’m *spring cleaning* and featuring some doors that haven’t received any of the attention they deserve.
Up first are the front doors to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre in downtown Toronto.
The doors to this 1913 building aren’t particularly special, but I think the beautiful stained glass windows above the doors make this entrance stunning.
Just a few doors down from the theatre is the impressive former Bank of Toronto building. It is currently closed and supposedly being refurbished.
This 1905 building is one of my favourites along Yonge St with its domed top and massive pillars. Unfortunately I don’t have a better photo than this grainy, washed-out *accident* that was the result of an ongoing conflict between me and my camera. It stubbornly refuses to cooperate with my intentions vs my literal directions.
I’m grateful to the woman crossing the street who did cooperate with my intentions and looks casually, but elegantly, posed for the photo.
The doors on this spectacular building are your standard utilitarian variety … but taped to the door is a sign, and THIS TIME it occurred to me to take a photo of it. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
The sign speaks to the many homeless people in the city who seek shelter from the elements in doorways of downtown buildings. The pungent smell of urine greeted me as I stepped up to take this photo. I’m thinking that trespassing is the least of the homeless’ concerns.
To change the pace a bit, I discovered this pretty little cottage-like home one day during one of my random walks. I liked everything about this weathered little building; from the tree shadows on the plain stucco to the heavy black hardware, but especially the discreet clover or club design above the lights flanking the doorway.
I found this beautiful old inn, now restored as a restaurant, in the small town of Tottenham while we were walking the Trans-Canada Trail through this area. I did a silent *whoop* to myself when I spied four visible doors in one scene.
Lastly, this one is especially for Manja. This property was also found during our travels north of Toronto on the Trans-Canada Trail. Ignore the locked gate with its No Trespassing, No Parking signs. You are welcome here, my friend!
Thursday Doors is a weekly photo feature hosted by the Door Master Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0.