Where The Doors Are Always Open

A big chunk of the world may in lockdown right now, but Thursday Doors is open, and everyone is welcome.

Today I have no clever captions, or musical offerings to trigger an ear worm. Just doors, being doors, being open.

You are now entering the Twilight Zone …. Dublin Art Museum
Old coal furnace at Alton Mills
I love a studded door, and this is such a pretty ‘feminine’ one … Dublin Castle
Now I’m just being a smart-ass. There’s an open door on the right in the reflection …. Dublin Castle
Did I hear a can opener?


The post has been brought to you by Norm Frampton from Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors, and Theo practicing self-isolation.


  1. I have Collected Old Salvaged Doors for Years, nobody understood why until Architectural Salvage became a Trendy thing. I’m just glad I rescued and Saved so many from razed Historic Buildings that no longer exist, but a remnant of them does because I Cared enough to Salvage some of what was.

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      • They are doing pretty good so far. We’ll see how it goes as it progresses. They have closed down trailheads to the Appalachian Trail and the city closed the greenways. We still have plenty of places to walk and get fresh air, but I don’t know how many more they’ll end up needing to close.


        • Sorry to hear about the Appalachian. The Bruce Trail here has also been closed, as well as all our parks and conservation areas. Yesterday Helen and I made the tough decision to stop our weekly walks. Although we Have respected the distancing guidelines, nor travel together, it wasnโ€™t in the spirit of what the authorities are trying to do. Now we walk alone in our own neighbourhoods.

          Yesterday I saw something that made my heart smile. I live in a neighbourhood where it is rare to see children playing outside. I saw 2 young teens – Iโ€™m assuming a brother and sister – playing ball together in front of their house. If there is any positive to be found out of this crisis, this would be one of them.

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  2. I love the many perspectives conveyed by the various photos – from warm and welcoming to sad and just a bit eery (the broken coal furnace door).


  3. My rule of thumb (as an artist) is to never point out the flaws โ€” like a toe of a white running shoe. Iโ€™ve discovered that 90% of viewers never see the flaw if you donโ€™t point it out.



      • After we found toilet paper after the first 10 days in the 6th store, it was easier to see things in perspective. Right now the chance of catching a virus since there are so few people, is beyond zero:), Thank you for asking, Joanne. Do you live in a big city(it’s probably somewhere on your blog, but I forgot. A very interesting fact I heard yesterday. Maybe you remember we lived 5 years ago in L.A. They put 36 thousand homeless people all off the street and put them in 14 recreation centers.. My immediate thought was, what happens to them when the virus is controlled?


        • I do live in a big city – Toronto – and weโ€™ve been in self-isolation since March 13th. The city isnโ€™t in complete lockdown yet, but I think itโ€™s coming. Authorities are becoming increasingly frustrated with people who donโ€™t respect the need for distancing.

          There have been a lot of extraordinary efforts to help people – like the homeless – through this crisis. I think it will be a different world when we come out of this, although how different still remains to be seen.


    • I’m hanging in there, Diana. I think I’m finally starting to wrap my head around the length of time we’ll be dealing with this crisis before we get any respite. It’s making all other problems feel insignificant.
      I hope a lot of good eventually comes out of this episode in human history. It would be nice to see us emerge as a kinder, gentler species.

      I’m not holding my breath for it though.

      How are you doing hunkered down at Chez Peach? I hope your lively imagination is keeping you busy ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • We were in Europe but came back last week; two weeks early. We are safe and healthy. We are in self-isolation for another week but we have yet to develop symptoms so we think we are OK. We were in Greece in regions where there werenโ€™t any cases of the virus. We were also very careful. It is quite a dramatic time.


  4. The first photo should win a ‘Door Achievement Award.’ Loved it! Stay safe up there in the north country. You guys are doing a lot better than us with regards to stats so keep up the good work. You’ll be out and about and in your kayak way before we will.


    • I’m almost embarrassed to admit that when closure of all non-essential businesses was declared, my first thought was about the place where I planned to have a roof rack for my kayak installed at the end of the month.

      Not my finest moment as a human being ๐Ÿ™„

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  5. Terrific shots Joanne. That first one is truly frame-worthy. Your little guy looks like a hung-over rock-star just waking up after a night of partying ๐Ÿ˜€


    • hahaha! He might have been into the catnip. He’s a bit of stoner ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thanks for the feedback about the photo. I’ve often considered framing some of my shots, but have never been able to narrow down the field.
      I wouldn’t normally have considered a photo like this one, and now you have me questioning why. I think I should reevaluate my criteria.

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  6. Wonderful post, Joanne! Always happy to see Theo, especially since I canโ€™t have a cat of my own. Studded doors? I love me studded anything. Still regretting I didnโ€™t buy a pair of studded Birkenstocks a couple of years ago (JK, I choked on the price. Just not worth the $$$).
    Have a wonderful day; talk to you later…



  7. Whoa! What an opener **little door joke** That first photo is wonderful. Aw, Theo–your mom needs to feature more often. My girls cannot stop admiring you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you are doing OK, Joanne. Take care.


    • That sequence of doorways was my favourite thing in the museum ๐Ÿ™‚ There was actually one more doorway behind me but I found the extra door cluttered the photo. Damn – and I just noticed I caught the edge of someone’s running shoe ๐Ÿ™„

      Don’t give Theo any ideas. He’ll take over in a heartbeat.

      We are all good here – and I hope it stays that way. The unnerving thing is that we’re all in a holding pattern – waiting. Hope you and all yours stay well too!

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  8. Your baby is soooooo cute!!!! Also love the hallway of doors from the museum. Super cool. we are officially ordered to stay in side as of this morning. UGH. Yogi may need a long walk a couple times a day. PS The Twilight Zone is one of the best shows EVER.


    • I admit I am a cat person and I cannot resist a cat face. Theo of course has both of us wrapped around his paw and ‘spoiled’ doesn’t even begin to cover it ๐Ÿ’•

      I haven’t seen a Twilight Zone episode in a very long time. To be honest, they scared me half to death as a kid.


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