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David Bain, a local contractor (he also built the New Westminster armoury) and alderman, built this beautiful Queen Anne home for himself in 1894. “Ornamentation includes fishscale shingles, drop finials, dentils at cornice line, brackets, bay windows, and patterned brick chimney.” (New Westminster heritage register) 

#queenanne #architecture #architecturephotography #heritage #heritagehome #newwestminster #newwestminsterbc #fishscale #baywindow #doorstory360 #queenspark #contractor #queenannevictorian #queenannearchitecture #😍

David Bain, a local contractor (he also built the New Westminster armoury) and alderman, built this beautiful Queen Anne home for himself in 1894. “Ornamentation includes fishscale shingles, drop finials, dentils at cornice line, brackets, bay windows, and patterned brick chimney.” (New Westminster heritage register)

#queenanne #architecture #architecturephotography #heritage #heritagehome #newwestminster #newwestminsterbc #fishscale #baywindow #doorstory360 #queenspark #contractor #queenannevictorian #queenannearchitecture #😍
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Pretty door, hipped roofline, gate and colour - is that pale teal? Also, 215 is the  area code for Pennsylvania, home of most of the USA’s chocolate companies. 🍫😋 #door #doors #hippedroof #teal #architecture #heritage #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #vancouver #vancouverbc #gable #doorstory360 #hersheys #chocolate

Pretty door, hipped roofline, gate and colour - is that pale teal? Also, 215 is the area code for Pennsylvania, home of most of the USA’s chocolate companies. 🍫😋 #door #doors #hippedroof #teal #architecture #heritage #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #vancouver #vancouverbc #gable #doorstory360 #hersheys #chocolate ...

💜for Valentine’s Day: fancy gable with a delicious little gingerbread morsel at the peak, stained glass, and that beautiful six-paned door. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to 💜 those in your life who fill your heart, lift you up and make you smile. Happy 💜 Day!

#valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #💜 #door #doors #stainedglass #gable #fishscalegable #baywindow #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #gingerbread #purple #purplehouse #doorsofinstagram #doorsofvancouver

💜for Valentine’s Day: fancy gable with a delicious little gingerbread morsel at the peak, stained glass, and that beautiful six-paned door. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to 💜 those in your life who fill your heart, lift you up and make you smile. Happy 💜 Day!

#valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #💜 #door #doors #stainedglass #gable #fishscalegable #baywindow #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #gingerbread #purple #purplehouse #doorsofinstagram #doorsofvancouver
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Uncommon 🔺window in 🐟-scale gable, dentil trim and those chili-pepper-red twin doors! ❤️❤️ #door #doors #reddoor #reddoors #chilipepper #chilipepperred #doubledoors #fancygables #gable #fishscalegable #fishscaleshingles #triangle #trianglewindow #popyacolor #dentiltrim #triangularwindow #fishscale #fishscales #doorstory360 #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorsofinstagram

Uncommon 🔺window in 🐟-scale gable, dentil trim and those chili-pepper-red twin doors! ❤️❤️ #door #doors #reddoor #reddoors #chilipepper #chilipepperred #doubledoors #fancygables #gable #fishscalegable #fishscaleshingles #triangle #trianglewindow #popyacolor #dentiltrim #triangularwindow #fishscale #fishscales #doorstory360 #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorsofinstagram ...

Another pretty set of stained glass sidelights, this time arced, and matching the porch flowers.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #wood #doorsoftheworld #sidelight #sidelights #stainedglass #vancouver #porch #veranda #doorstory360 #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers

Another pretty set of stained glass sidelights, this time arced, and matching the porch flowers.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #wood #doorsoftheworld #sidelight #sidelights #stainedglass #vancouver #porch #veranda #doorstory360 #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers
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Beautiful older home with stained glass sidelights and that tree shading the front porch. 💚

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #doorsoftheworld #vancouver #stainedglass #sidelight #sidelights #oldgrowth #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #tree #leafy #frontporch

Beautiful older home with stained glass sidelights and that tree shading the front porch. 💚

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #doorsoftheworld #vancouver #stainedglass #sidelight #sidelights #oldgrowth #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #tree #leafy #frontporch
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#bestnine2019 #abitlate #life #thankyou #thankyouforthelikes

#bestnine2019 #abitlate #life #thankyou #thankyouforthelikes ...

“Herbert Bell of the Bell & Zoller Coal Company commissioned this 23-storey skyscraper in 1924. When completed, it was one of the first generation skyscrapers that sprang up on North Michigan Avenue as a result of Burnham and Bennett’s 1909 ‘Plan of Chicago’. The building’s tripartite* composition and Corinthian columns exemplify the Classical Revival style of architecture, rendered in terra cotta manufactured in Chicago by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company. In 1956, the building was renamed when it was purchased by the Old Republic Life Insurance Company.“ (building’s Historic Landmark plaque)
* a method of visually organizing the facade of the building by dividing it up into three sections, similar to as found on a Classical column (base, shaft, capital)
307 North Michigan Avenue - Old Republic Building (formerly the Bell Building) (1924) Architect:  K. M. Vitzthum & Co. 
#architecture #oldrepublic #oldrepublicbuilding #chicago #chicagoarchitecture #terracotta #architecturephotography #chicagoarchitecturalphotography #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #tripartite #michiganavenue #michiganavenuebridge #magnificentmile #classicalrevival #classicalrevivalstyle #bellbuilding #classicalrevivalarchitecture #doorstory360 #flag #usa🇺🇸 #🇺🇸 #corinthiancolumns

“Herbert Bell of the Bell & Zoller Coal Company commissioned this 23-storey skyscraper in 1924. When completed, it was one of the first generation skyscrapers that sprang up on North Michigan Avenue as a result of Burnham and Bennett’s 1909 ‘Plan of Chicago’. The building’s tripartite* composition and Corinthian columns exemplify the Classical Revival style of architecture, rendered in terra cotta manufactured in Chicago by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company. In 1956, the building was renamed when it was purchased by the Old Republic Life Insurance Company.“ (building’s Historic Landmark plaque)
* a method of visually organizing the facade of the building by dividing it up into three sections, similar to as found on a Classical column (base, shaft, capital)
307 North Michigan Avenue - Old Republic Building (formerly the Bell Building) (1924) Architect: K. M. Vitzthum & Co.
#architecture #oldrepublic #oldrepublicbuilding #chicago #chicagoarchitecture #terracotta #architecturephotography #chicagoarchitecturalphotography #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #tripartite #michiganavenue #michiganavenuebridge #magnificentmile #classicalrevival #classicalrevivalstyle #bellbuilding #classicalrevivalarchitecture #doorstory360 #flag #usa🇺🇸 #🇺🇸 #corinthiancolumns
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Dappled gable, interesting gambrel roof, offset square accent windows, and That Yellow Door! 🤩

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsworldwide #yellow #yellowdoor #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorsofvancouver #doorstory360

Dappled gable, interesting gambrel roof, offset square accent windows, and That Yellow Door! 🤩

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsworldwide #yellow #yellowdoor #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorsofvancouver #doorstory360
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“At 2:00 a.m. [January 1st, 1922] motor vehicles in British Columbia changed from driving on the left to driving on the right hand side of the street. The change went surprisingly smoothly; there were no accidents.” 🚗🚛🚙
This west side apartment with the starburst window over the front entrance was built in 1922.
(from VancouverHistory.ca)

#door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #apartment #heritage #heritagevancouver #history #vancouverhistory #1922 #righthanddrive #westsidevancouver #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram🚪 #doorsofvancouver

“At 2:00 a.m. [January 1st, 1922] motor vehicles in British Columbia changed from driving on the left to driving on the right hand side of the street. The change went surprisingly smoothly; there were no accidents.” 🚗🚛🚙
This west side apartment with the starburst window over the front entrance was built in 1922.
(from VancouverHistory.ca)

#door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #apartment #heritage #heritagevancouver #history #vancouverhistory #1922 #righthanddrive #westsidevancouver #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram🚪 #doorsofvancouver
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This vibrant mosaic-covered apartment was built in 1937, and it’s a looker. In 1937, construction began on the snazzy Lions Gate Bridge. The Vancouver Sun newspaper offices were destroyed by fire in March 1937, but the day’s paper still came out on time (!). And, also in 1937, Helena Gutteridge (CCF, precursor to the NDP) kicked down some doors to became the first woman ever elected to Vancouver City Council. What a year! (Remember to vote!)
BTW: Mosaics originated in the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece. The tiny squares are called tesserae.

#door #doors #architecture #mosaic #mosaictile #mosaictiles #vancouver #vancouverbc #history #apartment #apartmentbuilding #1937 #style #tesserae #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 
2908 Oak Street

This vibrant mosaic-covered apartment was built in 1937, and it’s a looker. In 1937, construction began on the snazzy Lions Gate Bridge. The Vancouver Sun newspaper offices were destroyed by fire in March 1937, but the day’s paper still came out on time (!). And, also in 1937, Helena Gutteridge (CCF, precursor to the NDP) kicked down some doors to became the first woman ever elected to Vancouver City Council. What a year! (Remember to vote!)
BTW: Mosaics originated in the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece. The tiny squares are called tesserae.

#door #doors #architecture #mosaic #mosaictile #mosaictiles #vancouver #vancouverbc #history #apartment #apartmentbuilding #1937 #style #tesserae #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360
2908 Oak Street
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I 💙 this beautiful home’s snappy teal trim, multi-panes door, and the big tree and greenery, reflected. Teal, first used as a colour in 1917, is named after the duck-like bird the Common Teal. 
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #vancouver #vancouverbc #teal #tealtrim #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #treelinedstreets #tree #plantatree #fancyarmbands

I 💙 this beautiful home’s snappy teal trim, multi-panes door, and the big tree and greenery, reflected. Teal, first used as a colour in 1917, is named after the duck-like bird the Common Teal.
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #vancouver #vancouverbc #teal #tealtrim #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #treelinedstreets #tree #plantatree #fancyarmbands
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“Hell yeah!” Not sure what this enthusiastic affirmation is for, but sure! (Maybe it’s for the curlicues?) #door #doors #doorsofvancouver #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #porch #doorstory360 #yellow #hellyeah

“Hell yeah!” Not sure what this enthusiastic affirmation is for, but sure! (Maybe it’s for the curlicues?) #door #doors #doorsofvancouver #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #porch #doorstory360 #yellow #hellyeah ...

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lots of character here, and I bet it has lots to teach us and many stories to tell. ❤️those windows! 😍
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #characterdesign #character #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorstory360 #curvedwindows #apartmenthouse #apartment #green

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lots of character here, and I bet it has lots to teach us and many stories to tell. ❤️those windows! 😍
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #characterdesign #character #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorstory360 #curvedwindows #apartmenthouse #apartment #green
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Four variations of grey (I’m sure there are more shades...) Grey’s perceptions range from negative, bland, moody (“a grey day”) to peaceful, sophisticated, and timeless, to formal, neutral, conservative and practical. Depends on the interpretation. (‘Eigengrau’, a German word meaning "intrinsic gray", "own gray" “dark light”, or “brain gray”, is a name for the ‘background’ that many people report seeing in the absence of light.) These grey homes are all stylish and unique.

#door #doors #grey #gray #vancouver #vancouverbc #reddoor #yellowdoor #doorsofinstagram #heritagehomes #doorstory360 #veranda #stylish #grayhouse #greyhouse #architecture #architecturephotography

Four variations of grey (I’m sure there are more shades...) Grey’s perceptions range from negative, bland, moody (“a grey day”) to peaceful, sophisticated, and timeless, to formal, neutral, conservative and practical. Depends on the interpretation. (‘Eigengrau’, a German word meaning "intrinsic gray", "own gray" “dark light”, or “brain gray”, is a name for the ‘background’ that many people report seeing in the absence of light.) These grey homes are all stylish and unique.

#door #doors #grey #gray #vancouver #vancouverbc #reddoor #yellowdoor #doorsofinstagram #heritagehomes #doorstory360 #veranda #stylish #grayhouse #greyhouse #architecture #architecturephotography
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As I was taking a photo of this charmer, a woman opened the front door and shouted at me “What are you *doing*?!?” I briefly explained (“I take pictures of pretty houses...”) She did not look convinced, or appeased, or mollified, or placated, or propitiated, or pacified, or soothed. She looked... skeptical. I would have thought, with a gorgeous house like this, she’d be accustomed to admirers. 💚

#misunderstood #door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverwestside #veranda #verandah #details #heritagehouse #heritagehome #doorstory360 #green #craftsmanhome #doorsofinstagram

As I was taking a photo of this charmer, a woman opened the front door and shouted at me “What are you *doing*?!?” I briefly explained (“I take pictures of pretty houses...”) She did not look convinced, or appeased, or mollified, or placated, or propitiated, or pacified, or soothed. She looked... skeptical. I would have thought, with a gorgeous house like this, she’d be accustomed to admirers. 💚

#misunderstood #door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverwestside #veranda #verandah #details #heritagehouse #heritagehome #doorstory360 #green #craftsmanhome #doorsofinstagram
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“Constructed in 1912, this Craftsman-style house was originally built for a doctor who ran his practice from the coach house. During the 1930s and 1940s, the living room of this house was the scene of hundreds of marriage ceremonies when it was the home of Reverend Andrew Roddan, his wife and seven children. 
One of the most prominent ministers in Vancouver in the 1930s, Rodden was the outspoken minister of the First United Church at Hastings Street and Gore Avenue. With his fiery Scottish accent, he broadcast a weekly radio program from his church, and became one of Vancouver’s first popular radio personalities. He has been described as ‘the heavyweight champ of the 1930s when it came to battling Sin, Poverty and Strong Drink in his ring’. The home had been converted to a lodging house in 1961, but was restored to its former glory in 1992.”
Looks like there are still little ones about, with the ladybug scooter on the porch. (Quote from house’s historical plaque)
#door #doors #craftsman #craftsmanhome #craftsmanstyle #yellow #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverheritage #history #doorstory360 #radio #firstunited #veranda #verandah #arbor #arbour #heritagevancouver #ladybug #goodkarma #weddings

“Constructed in 1912, this Craftsman-style house was originally built for a doctor who ran his practice from the coach house. During the 1930s and 1940s, the living room of this house was the scene of hundreds of marriage ceremonies when it was the home of Reverend Andrew Roddan, his wife and seven children.
One of the most prominent ministers in Vancouver in the 1930s, Rodden was the outspoken minister of the First United Church at Hastings Street and Gore Avenue. With his fiery Scottish accent, he broadcast a weekly radio program from his church, and became one of Vancouver’s first popular radio personalities. He has been described as ‘the heavyweight champ of the 1930s when it came to battling Sin, Poverty and Strong Drink in his ring’. The home had been converted to a lodging house in 1961, but was restored to its former glory in 1992.”
Looks like there are still little ones about, with the ladybug scooter on the porch. (Quote from house’s historical plaque)
#door #doors #craftsman #craftsmanhome #craftsmanstyle #yellow #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverheritage #history #doorstory360 #radio #firstunited #veranda #verandah #arbor #arbour #heritagevancouver #ladybug #goodkarma #weddings
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“Make no little plans,” architect Daniel Burnham instructed his team, aiming for maximum dazzle at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. took it to heart, had big dreams, and spent $25,000 of his own money to design and build a giant revolving wheel. It measured 250 feet in diameter, and carried 36 cars, each capable of holding 60 people 😲. “More than 100,000 parts went into Ferris’ wheel, notably an 89,320-pound axle that had to be hoisted onto two towers 140 feet in the air. Launched on June 21, 1893, it was a glorious success. Over the next 19 weeks, more than 1.4 million people paid 50 cents for a 20-minute ride and access to an aerial panorama few had ever beheld. ‘It is an indescribable sensation,’ wrote a reporter named Robert Graves, ‘that of revolving through such a vast orbit in a bird cage.’”🎡
(Smithsonian magazine)
#door #doors #ferriswheel #🎡 #ferriswheels #chicago #pne #summerfair #summerfair2019 #georgewashingtongaleferrisjr #architecture #summerfun #summerfun2019 #summer #architecturephotography #worldscolumbianexposition #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360

“Make no little plans,” architect Daniel Burnham instructed his team, aiming for maximum dazzle at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. took it to heart, had big dreams, and spent $25,000 of his own money to design and build a giant revolving wheel. It measured 250 feet in diameter, and carried 36 cars, each capable of holding 60 people 😲. “More than 100,000 parts went into Ferris’ wheel, notably an 89,320-pound axle that had to be hoisted onto two towers 140 feet in the air. Launched on June 21, 1893, it was a glorious success. Over the next 19 weeks, more than 1.4 million people paid 50 cents for a 20-minute ride and access to an aerial panorama few had ever beheld. ‘It is an indescribable sensation,’ wrote a reporter named Robert Graves, ‘that of revolving through such a vast orbit in a bird cage.’”🎡
(Smithsonian magazine)
#door #doors #ferriswheel #🎡 #ferriswheels #chicago #pne #summerfair #summerfair2019 #georgewashingtongaleferrisjr #architecture #summerfun #summerfun2019 #summer #architecturephotography #worldscolumbianexposition #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360
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The Eoff-Brady-Hof House originally had a ballroom in the basement, which in the 1940s was renovated into a bowling alley. Built for Alfred Eoff (listed as a bank cashier [!] but that must be old terminology because his character and demeanour are described in glowing terms, so it seems unlikely that he was carrying home big bags of cash), who married a nice Canadian girl named Victoria Marsh. It’s usually referred to as ‘the Governor’s House’, although Gov. James H. Brady only lived here 1909-1911. The present owner, Bill Hon, stirred up a ruckus last year when he allegedly threatened to demolish the home 😧causing the heritage-wise city council to pass a moratorium until the home could be included in a protected historic downtown district, which was created December 2018. It’s now charming, funky apartments.

Eoff-Brady-Hon house, 140 West Main Street (1898) Queen Anne style. Built for $9,000. Architects: John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, who designed the incredible Idaho Capitol Building.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #heritage #history #queenanne #queenannestyle #queenannearchitecture #architecture #doorsofinstagram #veranda #architecturephotography #doorstory360 #protected #governorshouse

The Eoff-Brady-Hof House originally had a ballroom in the basement, which in the 1940s was renovated into a bowling alley. Built for Alfred Eoff (listed as a bank cashier [!] but that must be old terminology because his character and demeanour are described in glowing terms, so it seems unlikely that he was carrying home big bags of cash), who married a nice Canadian girl named Victoria Marsh. It’s usually referred to as ‘the Governor’s House’, although Gov. James H. Brady only lived here 1909-1911. The present owner, Bill Hon, stirred up a ruckus last year when he allegedly threatened to demolish the home 😧causing the heritage-wise city council to pass a moratorium until the home could be included in a protected historic downtown district, which was created December 2018. It’s now charming, funky apartments.

Eoff-Brady-Hon house, 140 West Main Street (1898) Queen Anne style. Built for $9,000. Architects: John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, who designed the incredible Idaho Capitol Building.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #heritage #history #queenanne #queenannestyle #queenannearchitecture #architecture #doorsofinstagram #veranda #architecturephotography #doorstory360 #protected #governorshouse
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B is for bas-relief, “a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material”, as in the leaves and flowers on this wall. (Wikipedia) 
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #basrelief #architecture #b #bisfor #beautiful #wroughtiron #doorway #goldcoastchicago #ironwork #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #architecturephotography

B is for bas-relief, “a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material”, as in the leaves and flowers on this wall. (Wikipedia)
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #basrelief #architecture #b #bisfor #beautiful #wroughtiron #doorway #goldcoastchicago #ironwork #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #architecturephotography
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The Tribune Building (L) and the Wrigley Building (R) reflected in the doors of the London House (aka London Guaranty and Accident Building) - all gorgeous. ❤️❤️❤️ #door #doors #londonhousechicago #wrigleybuilding #londonhouse #tribunebuilding #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagotribunebuilding #architecture  #architecturephotography #downtownchicago #chicagotourism #doorstory360 #reflection #goldenhour #doorsofinstagram

The Tribune Building (L) and the Wrigley Building (R) reflected in the doors of the London House (aka London Guaranty and Accident Building) - all gorgeous. ❤️❤️❤️ #door #doors #londonhousechicago #wrigleybuilding #londonhouse #tribunebuilding #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagotribunebuilding #architecture #architecturephotography #downtownchicago #chicagotourism #doorstory360 #reflection #goldenhour #doorsofinstagram ...

A little girl named Mary Bell was accidentally shot by her brother’s friend here in the 1950s, and has haunted this beautiful house ever since.  Like a mischievous child, she misplaces and hides things. Mary appears as a figure or a ray of light, and often played upstairs with the children of the current owner. As the children got older, she appeared less frequently, and since they have grown and gone, she hardly appears at all. The house is magnificent in its details, with frescoes, a large sunroof, servants’ amenities, a sink in each bedroom, and a fireplace with real gold laced through the tile in a beautiful design. Elaborate wooden interior doors dressed up with exquisite doorknobs are worth as much as surrounding homes. The house was made from local sandstone and is heated geothermally. Built by hotel and mine owner (the fireplace gold cane from his mines) businessman Timothy Regan, his family lived in the house for only one generation because sadly, his son was killed in WWI and they moved away. I particularly 💖the front door, 💖the triangular typanum with the oeil-de-boeuf (bull’s eye) window and 💖those column tops. And everything else. 
110 Main Street (1905) Neoclassical 
#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #mainstreet #mainstreetusa #architecture #architecturephotography #neoclassical #columns #typanum #oeildeboeuf #oeildeboeufwindow #bullseye #geothermal #hauntedmansion #hauntedhouse #haunted #ghostgirl #littlegirlghost #sandstone #doorstory360 #white #widowswalk #balcony #leadedwindows

A little girl named Mary Bell was accidentally shot by her brother’s friend here in the 1950s, and has haunted this beautiful house ever since. Like a mischievous child, she misplaces and hides things. Mary appears as a figure or a ray of light, and often played upstairs with the children of the current owner. As the children got older, she appeared less frequently, and since they have grown and gone, she hardly appears at all. The house is magnificent in its details, with frescoes, a large sunroof, servants’ amenities, a sink in each bedroom, and a fireplace with real gold laced through the tile in a beautiful design. Elaborate wooden interior doors dressed up with exquisite doorknobs are worth as much as surrounding homes. The house was made from local sandstone and is heated geothermally. Built by hotel and mine owner (the fireplace gold cane from his mines) businessman Timothy Regan, his family lived in the house for only one generation because sadly, his son was killed in WWI and they moved away. I particularly 💖the front door, 💖the triangular typanum with the oeil-de-boeuf (bull’s eye) window and 💖those column tops. And everything else.
110 Main Street (1905) Neoclassical
#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #mainstreet #mainstreetusa #architecture #architecturephotography #neoclassical #columns #typanum #oeildeboeuf #oeildeboeufwindow #bullseye #geothermal #hauntedmansion #hauntedhouse #haunted #ghostgirl #littlegirlghost #sandstone #doorstory360 #white #widowswalk #balcony #leadedwindows
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The hub of the rich and elite, scene of speeches, inaugurations, balls and elegant soirées. Presidents stayed here, including W.H. Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. A key stop on the Lewis and Clark route by train, the Idanha was the tallest building in Idaho (5 storeys - with the state’s only elevator) when it opened in 1901. Now, it’s haunted by a bell boy who was killed, taking guests riding the elevator to the fourth floor (where he was shot) regardless of which floor is selected. 👻 Now it’s apartments (mostly original), shops, and a bar. It’s a bit shabby compared to its glory days, but it has some marvellous stories to tell.

Idanha Hotel (1901) Architect: W.S. (Walter) Campbell. Built for $125,000. 
#door #doors #idaho #boise #idahotourism #statecapital #architecture #boiseidaho #architecturephotography #downtown #doorstory360 #heritage #history #lewisandclark #lewisandclarktrail #hotel #idanha #frenchchâteaustyle #ghost #haunted #hauntedhotel #hauntedelevator

The hub of the rich and elite, scene of speeches, inaugurations, balls and elegant soirées. Presidents stayed here, including W.H. Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. A key stop on the Lewis and Clark route by train, the Idanha was the tallest building in Idaho (5 storeys - with the state’s only elevator) when it opened in 1901. Now, it’s haunted by a bell boy who was killed, taking guests riding the elevator to the fourth floor (where he was shot) regardless of which floor is selected. 👻 Now it’s apartments (mostly original), shops, and a bar. It’s a bit shabby compared to its glory days, but it has some marvellous stories to tell.

Idanha Hotel (1901) Architect: W.S. (Walter) Campbell. Built for $125,000.
#door #doors #idaho #boise #idahotourism #statecapital #architecture #boiseidaho #architecturephotography #downtown #doorstory360 #heritage #history #lewisandclark #lewisandclarktrail #hotel #idanha #frenchchâteaustyle #ghost #haunted #hauntedhotel #hauntedelevator
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“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say—because they seemed to me too obvious.”
- writer André Gide
Go ahead and say those obvious, important, wonderful words.

#door #doors #woodendoor #woodendoors #curveddoors #architecture #stone #iron #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #goldcoast #goldcoastchicago #doorstory360 #wroughtiron #reflection #multipane #andregide #andrégide #wordsofwisdom #sayit #sayitwithlove #❤️

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say—because they seemed to me too obvious.”
- writer André Gide
Go ahead and say those obvious, important, wonderful words.

#door #doors #woodendoor #woodendoors #curveddoors #architecture #stone #iron #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #goldcoast #goldcoastchicago #doorstory360 #wroughtiron #reflection #multipane #andregide #andrégide #wordsofwisdom #sayit #sayitwithlove #❤️
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Gold was discovered in Idaho in 1860, and Boise’s first Methodist church was formed in 1872. This beautiful Cathedral opened (to all) just in time for Christmas 1960. The $9m addition in 2002 adds capacity (it  now comprises a full city block) to this magnificent structure, for all the good work they do serving the surrounding community. I ❤️ the carved doors, the Gothic details, the soaring spire. 
1 of 3 photos (to preserve portrait orientation), see next for exterior and interior with mosaic window.

Cathedral of the Rockies (1960) 771 North 11th Street, Boise ID Architect: Harold E. Wagoner (who only designed churches). Gothic Revival style. Arizona flagstone exterior. Cathedral organ by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts is Idaho’s largest. Stained glass windows by Willet Studios of Philadelphia PA. Quote is from  www.cathedraloftherockies.org 
#door #doors #cathedral #cathedraloftherockies #church #methodist #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #ministry #methodist #idaho  #history #architecture #gothicrevival #haroldwagoner #architect #pipeorgan #stainedglass #willetstudios #allmeansall #doorstory360 #rosewindow #arizonaflagstone #idahotourism

Gold was discovered in Idaho in 1860, and Boise’s first Methodist church was formed in 1872. This beautiful Cathedral opened (to all) just in time for Christmas 1960. The $9m addition in 2002 adds capacity (it now comprises a full city block) to this magnificent structure, for all the good work they do serving the surrounding community. I ❤️ the carved doors, the Gothic details, the soaring spire.
1 of 3 photos (to preserve portrait orientation), see next for exterior and interior with mosaic window.

Cathedral of the Rockies (1960) 771 North 11th Street, Boise ID Architect: Harold E. Wagoner (who only designed churches). Gothic Revival style. Arizona flagstone exterior. Cathedral organ by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts is Idaho’s largest. Stained glass windows by Willet Studios of Philadelphia PA. Quote is from www.cathedraloftherockies.org
#door #doors #cathedral #cathedraloftherockies #church #methodist #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #ministry #methodist #idaho #history #architecture #gothicrevival #haroldwagoner #architect #pipeorgan #stainedglass #willetstudios #allmeansall #doorstory360 #rosewindow #arizonaflagstone #idahotourism
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In January 1946, a troop train arrived to reunite the Westminster Regiment with loved ones at a huge homecoming celebration here at Queen’s Park. “The Westminsters marched into the oval under the moonlight as a faint mist rose from the chilled grass. They tramped to a patch of cold light cast by the floodlights before the platform as, from the dimness of the stands and from the masses that blanketed the corner of the field itself, there rose a roar from 5,000 throats that drowned the trumpets and even the skirl of the pipe band...they swarmed over the field and the khaki ranks were drowned by civvies suits. With laughter and tears of joy, wives, mothers and fathers and sweethearts were gathering to their arms the warriors who had returned.” (Yikes - you know it’s loud when you can’t hear bagpipes.) It was B.C.’s first public park and a barometer of the highs and lows of New Westminster. In 1919, the Prince of Wales opened the Provincial Exhibition, beginning a tradition of celebrations, exhibitions, May Days and public events held here to this day.  It was occupied by soldiers during both World Wars. In 1929, the Right Honourable Winston Churchill, here to mark the occasion of the Provincial Exhibition‘s Diamond Jubilee, drew a crowd of 37,000, despite devastating fires at the waterfront paper mill and the park’s buildings just prior. In 1939, an indicator of the end of the Great Depression was a visit from the King and Queen, which swelled the city’s population from 22,000 to an enthusiastic 150,000.

Queen’s Park established 1887. Text from The British Columbian, 1946. This gate was parked 🌲here in 1960, commemorating New Westminster’s centennial. 
#door #doors #gate #newwest #newwestminster #homecoming #soldiers #newwestminsterbc #centennial #war #park #doorstory360 #garden #sirwinstonchurchill #kingandqueen #royalcity #westminsterregiment #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #🇨🇦

In January 1946, a troop train arrived to reunite the Westminster Regiment with loved ones at a huge homecoming celebration here at Queen’s Park. “The Westminsters marched into the oval under the moonlight as a faint mist rose from the chilled grass. They tramped to a patch of cold light cast by the floodlights before the platform as, from the dimness of the stands and from the masses that blanketed the corner of the field itself, there rose a roar from 5,000 throats that drowned the trumpets and even the skirl of the pipe band...they swarmed over the field and the khaki ranks were drowned by civvies suits. With laughter and tears of joy, wives, mothers and fathers and sweethearts were gathering to their arms the warriors who had returned.” (Yikes - you know it’s loud when you can’t hear bagpipes.) It was B.C.’s first public park and a barometer of the highs and lows of New Westminster. In 1919, the Prince of Wales opened the Provincial Exhibition, beginning a tradition of celebrations, exhibitions, May Days and public events held here to this day. It was occupied by soldiers during both World Wars. In 1929, the Right Honourable Winston Churchill, here to mark the occasion of the Provincial Exhibition‘s Diamond Jubilee, drew a crowd of 37,000, despite devastating fires at the waterfront paper mill and the park’s buildings just prior. In 1939, an indicator of the end of the Great Depression was a visit from the King and Queen, which swelled the city’s population from 22,000 to an enthusiastic 150,000.

Queen’s Park established 1887. Text from The British Columbian, 1946. This gate was parked 🌲here in 1960, commemorating New Westminster’s centennial.
#door #doors #gate #newwest #newwestminster #homecoming #soldiers #newwestminsterbc #centennial #war #park #doorstory360 #garden #sirwinstonchurchill #kingandqueen #royalcity #westminsterregiment #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #🇨🇦
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Far more convenient than lugging rocks all the way to San Francisco, Boise’s Federal Assay Office is where miners in the area brought their gold to be separated out and assessed, or “assayed”.⚖️ So it’s understandable that a miner in a plaid shirt haunts the building to this day; it’s said you can hear his boots, too.⛏ One of only seven assay offices in the country, with sandstone rock-solid (ha) two feet thick and barred windows for security, this office received $75 million+ of precious metals in its history (1871-1933). The laboratory, vaults, furnaces, and offices were on the ground floor, the Chief Assayer and his family lived on the top floor, and the basement held staff and guards’ quarters and geothermal. When it opened, the area’s mining production was the third-highest in the U.S., but of course fortunes💰come and go. After closing, the building was Forest Service offices for several years; now it houses the  State Historical Preservation Office and the Archaeological Survey of Idaho.

210 Main Street (1871) Possibly Provincial style.  Alfred B. Mullett, architect. Land donated by Alexander Rossi (who was appointed Chief Assayer) Builder: John McBride (who became Superintendent)🤔 NRHP, 1961.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boisehistory #boisestatehistory #history #heritage #sandstone #assay #assayoffice #gold #silver #nrhp #federalbuildings #federalbuildingsofinstagram #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #haunted #ghost #miner #minerals #mining #doorstory360 #unitedstates #🇺🇸 #idahotourism

Far more convenient than lugging rocks all the way to San Francisco, Boise’s Federal Assay Office is where miners in the area brought their gold to be separated out and assessed, or “assayed”.⚖️ So it’s understandable that a miner in a plaid shirt haunts the building to this day; it’s said you can hear his boots, too.⛏ One of only seven assay offices in the country, with sandstone rock-solid (ha) two feet thick and barred windows for security, this office received $75 million+ of precious metals in its history (1871-1933). The laboratory, vaults, furnaces, and offices were on the ground floor, the Chief Assayer and his family lived on the top floor, and the basement held staff and guards’ quarters and geothermal. When it opened, the area’s mining production was the third-highest in the U.S., but of course fortunes💰come and go. After closing, the building was Forest Service offices for several years; now it houses the State Historical Preservation Office and the Archaeological Survey of Idaho.

210 Main Street (1871) Possibly Provincial style. Alfred B. Mullett, architect. Land donated by Alexander Rossi (who was appointed Chief Assayer) Builder: John McBride (who became Superintendent)🤔 NRHP, 1961.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boisehistory #boisestatehistory #history #heritage #sandstone #assay #assayoffice #gold #silver #nrhp #federalbuildings #federalbuildingsofinstagram #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #haunted #ghost #miner #minerals #mining #doorstory360 #unitedstates #🇺🇸 #idahotourism
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Crown-like embellishments... 113 years ago, the Chicago White Sox were crowned World Series champions against the Chicago Cubs in the only all-Chicago battle. This weekend in Chicago, you can attend the Bristol Renaissance Faire (at King’s Landing) or the Jazz Festival featuring Nat King Cole’s brother. 👑

#door #doors #architecture #chicago #embellishment #embellishments #crown #king #history #oldchicago #chicagobrick #baseball #chicagowhitesox #chicagocubs #doorstory360 #goldcoastchicago #goldcoast

Crown-like embellishments... 113 years ago, the Chicago White Sox were crowned World Series champions against the Chicago Cubs in the only all-Chicago battle. This weekend in Chicago, you can attend the Bristol Renaissance Faire (at King’s Landing) or the Jazz Festival featuring Nat King Cole’s brother. 👑

#door #doors #architecture #chicago #embellishment #embellishments #crown #king #history #oldchicago #chicagobrick #baseball #chicagowhitesox #chicagocubs #doorstory360 #goldcoastchicago #goldcoast
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Curves, cornices and circles - and roof finials, too. Mining magnate James L. Bush’s pretty Queen Anne-style mansion was built with St. Louis brick, zinc-plated sheet metal and Idaho sandstone. It’s survived pretty much intact, due to good construction, good luck and good people taking care of it. Today it houses a teacher’s apartment and various office spaces, including a spa/massage therapist. 
1020 West Franklin - Bush Mansion (1892, $6,000) Queen Anne style. No architect listed.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorphotography #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #queenanne #queenannestyle #architecture #architecturephotography #cornice #finials #brick #brickhouse #doorstory360 #housedetails #heritage #idaho #idahohistory

Curves, cornices and circles - and roof finials, too. Mining magnate James L. Bush’s pretty Queen Anne-style mansion was built with St. Louis brick, zinc-plated sheet metal and Idaho sandstone. It’s survived pretty much intact, due to good construction, good luck and good people taking care of it. Today it houses a teacher’s apartment and various office spaces, including a spa/massage therapist.
1020 West Franklin - Bush Mansion (1892, $6,000) Queen Anne style. No architect listed.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorphotography #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #queenanne #queenannestyle #architecture #architecturephotography #cornice #finials #brick #brickhouse #doorstory360 #housedetails #heritage #idaho #idahohistory
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Quirks and multiple details abound - including a secret passageway - in this one-of-a-kind heritage home, The dentil trim, six-over-six upper windows, and panelled wooden door with elaborate sidelights and Palladian windows are just the start. The house walls are “3 bricks thick” so water, gas and electrical are all visible inside and the basement is a labyrinth of pipes and wires. The main and second floor layouts are identical🤔. Most of the house’s details are original and imaginative (e.g. light fixtures). Doors and archways inside are all different sizes and designs, as though the architect was randomly trying things out, and some doors have fanciful windows: a star, flowers, and so on. There are remnants of bygone times, like servants’ quarters and a special kitchen door so that the grocery delivery boy could put away your order. The gardens are still beautifully kept, and the occupants, descendants of the original family, have made quite an effort to honour the home’s legacy. And yes, if you lean on an upstairs wall just right, a hidden passageway opens up.

Peter Sonna House, 121 Main Street (1902) - Federal style, which was considered patriotic at the time as it builds on the British Georgian style and leans toward Greek and Roman influences. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #architecture #columns #dentil #boise #boiseidaho #sonna #secretpassageway #petersonna #originalcharacter #originaldetails #characterhome #idaho #boiseid #architecturephotography #georgian #federalstyle #federalstylearchitecture #georgianarchitecture #brick #georgianhouse #palladian #palladianwindow #garden #history #doorstory360

Quirks and multiple details abound - including a secret passageway - in this one-of-a-kind heritage home, The dentil trim, six-over-six upper windows, and panelled wooden door with elaborate sidelights and Palladian windows are just the start. The house walls are “3 bricks thick” so water, gas and electrical are all visible inside and the basement is a labyrinth of pipes and wires. The main and second floor layouts are identical🤔. Most of the house’s details are original and imaginative (e.g. light fixtures). Doors and archways inside are all different sizes and designs, as though the architect was randomly trying things out, and some doors have fanciful windows: a star, flowers, and so on. There are remnants of bygone times, like servants’ quarters and a special kitchen door so that the grocery delivery boy could put away your order. The gardens are still beautifully kept, and the occupants, descendants of the original family, have made quite an effort to honour the home’s legacy. And yes, if you lean on an upstairs wall just right, a hidden passageway opens up.

Peter Sonna House, 121 Main Street (1902) - Federal style, which was considered patriotic at the time as it builds on the British Georgian style and leans toward Greek and Roman influences.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #architecture #columns #dentil #boise #boiseidaho #sonna #secretpassageway #petersonna #originalcharacter #originaldetails #characterhome #idaho #boiseid #architecturephotography #georgian #federalstyle #federalstylearchitecture #georgianarchitecture #brick #georgianhouse #palladian #palladianwindow #garden #history #doorstory360
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Sunday best👒, dressed to impress🕶 or maybe a tuxedo🎩. ‘Tuxedo’ comes from Tuxedo Park, a posh NY area (~1888). Thought-out touches on this entryway: centre-mounted doorknob, consistency of accessories and ❤️the scalloping on the door and window frames.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #sundaybest #tuxedo #tuxedopark scallops #scalloping #ironwork #doorknob #doorknocker #handrail #doorknobinthemiddleofdoor #doorstory360 #doorlove #chicagoil #goldcoastchicago #fancy #dressedup #dresstoimpress #formaldoor

Sunday best👒, dressed to impress🕶 or maybe a tuxedo🎩. ‘Tuxedo’ comes from Tuxedo Park, a posh NY area (~1888). Thought-out touches on this entryway: centre-mounted doorknob, consistency of accessories and ❤️the scalloping on the door and window frames.

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Architect Alfred Mullett seemed to spend his life burning bridges. The New York Sun called him "the most arrogant, pretentious, and preposterous little humbug in the United States”.❗️He had feuds with most everyone he worked with, and developed a reputation as a “micromanaging authoritarian” with an explosive temper. He was shadowed by accusations of extreme extravagance and five separate investigations of corruption. He designed ~40 government buildings over his career; eventually he was forced to resign. The original magistrate of Pioneer Courthouse, Portland’s beautiful de facto town center, was Judge Matthew Deady, with his flaming red hair. Judge Deady was ahead of his time in some ways, denouncing racist violence against Chinese Americans in the late 1800s. The Oregon Land Fraud Scandal trial (public officials illegally obtaining U.S. gov’t land grants) was held here in 1904. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Pioneer Couthouse 700 SW 6th Avenue (1869) Italianate style. Architect: Alfred B. Mullett. USNRHP, USNHL, Portland Historic Landmark

#door #doors #portlandoregon #pioneercourthouse #4thofJuly #independenceday #usa #🇺🇸 #courthouse #italianate #judge #noracism #architecture #oregon #architect #portlandslivingroom #pioneercourthousesquare #architecturephotography #nrhp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #nationalhistoriclandmark #portlandhistoriclandmark #heritage #history #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #happy4thofjuly

Architect Alfred Mullett seemed to spend his life burning bridges. The New York Sun called him "the most arrogant, pretentious, and preposterous little humbug in the United States”.❗️He had feuds with most everyone he worked with, and developed a reputation as a “micromanaging authoritarian” with an explosive temper. He was shadowed by accusations of extreme extravagance and five separate investigations of corruption. He designed ~40 government buildings over his career; eventually he was forced to resign. The original magistrate of Pioneer Courthouse, Portland’s beautiful de facto town center, was Judge Matthew Deady, with his flaming red hair. Judge Deady was ahead of his time in some ways, denouncing racist violence against Chinese Americans in the late 1800s. The Oregon Land Fraud Scandal trial (public officials illegally obtaining U.S. gov’t land grants) was held here in 1904. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Pioneer Couthouse 700 SW 6th Avenue (1869) Italianate style. Architect: Alfred B. Mullett. USNRHP, USNHL, Portland Historic Landmark

#door #doors #portlandoregon #pioneercourthouse #4thofJuly #independenceday #usa #🇺🇸 #courthouse #italianate #judge #noracism #architecture #oregon #architect #portlandslivingroom #pioneercourthousesquare #architecturephotography #nrhp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #nationalhistoriclandmark #portlandhistoriclandmark #heritage #history #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #happy4thofjuly
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🇨🇦Happy Canada Day!🇨🇦 Here’s the Parliament Building Peace Tower playing O Canada 🇨🇦 (sorry for the vertigo-inducing dip - still patriotic😀) Parliament Building Centre Block (1927) Gothic Revival style, Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones, architects 
#door #doors #ocanada #canadaday #canadaday2019 #canadaday🇨🇦 #happycanadaday #i❤️canada #architecture #canada #architecturephotography #ottawa #ottawatourism #capitalofcanada #doorstory360 #peacetower #parliamentbuilding #canadapride #parliamentbuildings #bells #mapleleafforever #mapleleaf #sohappytobecanadian #🇨🇦

🇨🇦Happy Canada Day!🇨🇦 Here’s the Parliament Building Peace Tower playing O Canada 🇨🇦 (sorry for the vertigo-inducing dip - still patriotic😀) Parliament Building Centre Block (1927) Gothic Revival style, Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones, architects
#door #doors #ocanada #canadaday #canadaday2019 #canadaday🇨🇦 #happycanadaday #i❤️canada #architecture #canada #architecturephotography #ottawa #ottawatourism #capitalofcanada #doorstory360 #peacetower #parliamentbuilding #canadapride #parliamentbuildings #bells #mapleleafforever #mapleleaf #sohappytobecanadian #🇨🇦
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Just in time for the New Moon / solar eclipse, we have a half-moon Palladian and two matching 🌓 door toplites. Tuesday’s dramatic celestial activity will apparently focus us on family, food, comfort and security, because it is in the sign of Cancer, the sweet home-lover. Eclipses are said to bring news of big events in one’s life - startling and unexpected where something ends and something else begins. 🌞🌚 (The beautiful ironwork is all around in the fence and a pretty gate.) #door #doors #moon #halfmoon #wooddoor #wooddoors #woodendoor #woodendoors #palladian #palladianwindow #ironwork #newmoon #newmoonincancer #astrology #cancernewmoon #solareclipse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #doorstory360 #architecture #doorsofinstagram #architecturephotography

Just in time for the New Moon / solar eclipse, we have a half-moon Palladian and two matching 🌓 door toplites. Tuesday’s dramatic celestial activity will apparently focus us on family, food, comfort and security, because it is in the sign of Cancer, the sweet home-lover. Eclipses are said to bring news of big events in one’s life - startling and unexpected where something ends and something else begins. 🌞🌚 (The beautiful ironwork is all around in the fence and a pretty gate.) #door #doors #moon #halfmoon #wooddoor #wooddoors #woodendoor #woodendoors #palladian #palladianwindow #ironwork #newmoon #newmoonincancer #astrology #cancernewmoon #solareclipse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #doorstory360 #architecture #doorsofinstagram #architecturephotography ...

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But it’s not actually the motto of the post office; it’s a fella named Herodotus, talking about Persian couriers, in 500BC. Nowadays, the U.S. Post Office processes and delivers 187.8m pieces of mail per day😮. The fella I spoke with at this post office (didn’t ask if his name was Herodotus) was terrific - he found pretty stamps to stick on postcards to send to my grandkids. 
Post Office and federal building (1902), 312 N. 8 Street. Architect: James Knox Taylor. Beaux Arts style. NRHP.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #postoffice #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #federalbuilding #usps #architecture #planter #heritage #architecturephotography #beauxarts #doorstory360 #sandstone #ironwork #nrhp #jamesknoxtaylor #postcards #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But it’s not actually the motto of the post office; it’s a fella named Herodotus, talking about Persian couriers, in 500BC. Nowadays, the U.S. Post Office processes and delivers 187.8m pieces of mail per day😮. The fella I spoke with at this post office (didn’t ask if his name was Herodotus) was terrific - he found pretty stamps to stick on postcards to send to my grandkids.
Post Office and federal building (1902), 312 N. 8 Street. Architect: James Knox Taylor. Beaux Arts style. NRHP.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #postoffice #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #federalbuilding #usps #architecture #planter #heritage #architecturephotography #beauxarts #doorstory360 #sandstone #ironwork #nrhp #jamesknoxtaylor #postcards #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces
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“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently.”
- Bill Watterson, ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

Crisp and clean, with a space-age door knocker. 🚀 🌎 
#door #doors #spaceage #architecture #modern #billwatterson #calvinandhobbes #billwattersonisagenius #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #brick #doorknocker #doorknockers #angles #doorstory360

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently.”
- Bill Watterson, ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

Crisp and clean, with a space-age door knocker. 🚀 🌎
#door #doors #spaceage #architecture #modern #billwatterson #calvinandhobbes #billwattersonisagenius #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #brick #doorknocker #doorknockers #angles #doorstory360
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The mayor’s wife, Helena, saw a picture of an ornate house and fell in love, so her husband Moses Alexander rounded up two carpenters to build one - and isn’t it marvellous. 💝 In 1891, Alexander, originally from Bavaria, left Chillicothe, Illinois (where he was mayor) on his way to Alaska. On his journey, he decided instead to stay in Boise and open his clothing store; he eventually became Idaho’s 11th governor. He led efforts to build Idaho’s first synagogue in 1895, the Ahavath Beth Israel (still in use), and was the country’s first practicing Jewish governor. The house is now used as office space, house museum, and a place for the current governor to entertain.  I just 💕how much personality this house has, with its bay windows, turrets, scalloped siding, balconies, gingerbread and fancy windows.😍 304 West State Street - Moses Alexander house (1897). Queen Anne/Victorian. NRHP, 1972. Cost to build: $3,200.

#door #doors #queenanne #victorian #gingerbread #turret #turrets #leadedglass #fancy #leadedglasswindow #baywindow #baywindows #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #doorsofinstagram #gable #gables #mosesalexander #governorofidaho #architecture #architecturephotography #ahavathbethisrael #jewish #doorstory360 #helena

The mayor’s wife, Helena, saw a picture of an ornate house and fell in love, so her husband Moses Alexander rounded up two carpenters to build one - and isn’t it marvellous. 💝 In 1891, Alexander, originally from Bavaria, left Chillicothe, Illinois (where he was mayor) on his way to Alaska. On his journey, he decided instead to stay in Boise and open his clothing store; he eventually became Idaho’s 11th governor. He led efforts to build Idaho’s first synagogue in 1895, the Ahavath Beth Israel (still in use), and was the country’s first practicing Jewish governor. The house is now used as office space, house museum, and a place for the current governor to entertain. I just 💕how much personality this house has, with its bay windows, turrets, scalloped siding, balconies, gingerbread and fancy windows.😍 304 West State Street - Moses Alexander house (1897). Queen Anne/Victorian. NRHP, 1972. Cost to build: $3,200.

#door #doors #queenanne #victorian #gingerbread #turret #turrets #leadedglass #fancy #leadedglasswindow #baywindow #baywindows #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #doorsofinstagram #gable #gables #mosesalexander #governorofidaho #architecture #architecturephotography #ahavathbethisrael #jewish #doorstory360 #helena
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Frank Lloyd Wright was working as a draftsman for Louis Sullivan when they designed this house. Originally owned by lumberman James Charnley, it was acquired and restored by Seymour Persky in 1995. Its simple exterior belies a sumptuous interior, with elaborate mahogany woodwork throughout and an African rose marble fireplace in the library. ”This home, designed in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, is an important work in the development of modern residential architecture, and possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.” (plaque)
Now a historic house museum and HQ of The Society of Architectural Historians, in whose presence I would utterly nerd out. 🤓
Charnley-Persky House (aka the James Charnley House) 1365 North Astor (1892) National Landmark, National Register of Historic Places.

#door #doors #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #nrhp #architecture #architecturephotography #architect #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #goldcoastchicago #franklloydwright #societyofarchitecturalhistorians #nationalhistoriclandmark #historichousemuseum #seymourpersky #charnleyhouse #woodendoor #wooddoor #louissullivan #nationallandmark #doorstory360

Frank Lloyd Wright was working as a draftsman for Louis Sullivan when they designed this house. Originally owned by lumberman James Charnley, it was acquired and restored by Seymour Persky in 1995. Its simple exterior belies a sumptuous interior, with elaborate mahogany woodwork throughout and an African rose marble fireplace in the library. ”This home, designed in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, is an important work in the development of modern residential architecture, and possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.” (plaque)
Now a historic house museum and HQ of The Society of Architectural Historians, in whose presence I would utterly nerd out. 🤓
Charnley-Persky House (aka the James Charnley House) 1365 North Astor (1892) National Landmark, National Register of Historic Places.

#door #doors #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #nrhp #architecture #architecturephotography #architect #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #goldcoastchicago #franklloydwright #societyofarchitecturalhistorians #nationalhistoriclandmark #historichousemuseum #seymourpersky #charnleyhouse #woodendoor #wooddoor #louissullivan #nationallandmark #doorstory360
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“You can't make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”
- jazz musician Thelonious Monk
So many qualifiers and “But what about...?”s. Maybe it’s about one’s attitude toward what we can’t control, or maybe he’s just talking about music. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture ##architecturephotography #heritage #goldcoastchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorstory360 #brickwork #ironwork #springinchicago

“You can't make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”
- jazz musician Thelonious Monk
So many qualifiers and “But what about...?”s. Maybe it’s about one’s attitude toward what we can’t control, or maybe he’s just talking about music.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture ##architecturephotography #heritage #goldcoastchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorstory360 #brickwork #ironwork #springinchicago
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Part of the Oregon Trail, the historic Ninth Street Bridge started out with travellers on foot, horses and wagons, through Model Ts and sleek cars with fins; since 1960 it’s a pretty, pedestrian walkway through the forest.  Its wooden planks link the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and the Boise River walkway (beside Boise State University). Right now the river is very high, fast and dangerous. 
Ninth Street Bridge (1911) Architect: LaPointe & Fox. Pratt through-truss style, built by Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron, Leavenworth Kansas. NHRP, 2001.

#door #doors #bridge #oregontrail #boise #idaho #architecture #architecturephotography #bridges #truss #walkway #footbridge #nhrp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #bsu #forest #doorstory360 #lapointeandfox #architect #missourivalleybridge #iron #boiseriver

Part of the Oregon Trail, the historic Ninth Street Bridge started out with travellers on foot, horses and wagons, through Model Ts and sleek cars with fins; since 1960 it’s a pretty, pedestrian walkway through the forest. Its wooden planks link the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and the Boise River walkway (beside Boise State University). Right now the river is very high, fast and dangerous.
Ninth Street Bridge (1911) Architect: LaPointe & Fox. Pratt through-truss style, built by Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron, Leavenworth Kansas. NHRP, 2001.

#door #doors #bridge #oregontrail #boise #idaho #architecture #architecturephotography #bridges #truss #walkway #footbridge #nhrp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #bsu #forest #doorstory360 #lapointeandfox #architect #missourivalleybridge #iron #boiseriver
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Built in 1889, this 4,086 sq. ft. house was recently listed for sale at $1.95m. Beautiful brickwork, ironwork and a Palladian transom.😍 #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #brick #brickwork #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #palladianwindow #architecture #architecturechicago #architecturephotography #doorstory360

Built in 1889, this 4,086 sq. ft. house was recently listed for sale at $1.95m. Beautiful brickwork, ironwork and a Palladian transom.😍 #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #brick #brickwork #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #palladianwindow #architecture #architecturechicago #architecturephotography #doorstory360 ...

Beautiful filigreed stonework and 🌷 Filigree: Latin "filum" (thread) + "granum" (grain/small bead). #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #doorstory360 #tulips #stonework #filigree

Beautiful filigreed stonework and 🌷 Filigree: Latin "filum" (thread) + "granum" (grain/small bead). #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #doorstory360 #tulips #stonework #filigree ...

Quite the high school, eh?! The auditorium seats 1,800; Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington played here. The architect’s design: a sparkling white institution of learning with a grand staircase flanked by classical columns, topped by a bust of Plato, surrounded (in Greek) with his Civic Virtues: Wisdom, Courage, Justice and Moderation. That’s a lot of grandeur to live up to. Also, the first Idaho radio station broadcast from the basement until 1923. 
Boise High School (1010 W. Washington St.: 1921) - Classical Revival, Modern Movement, Neo-Classical-Art Deco. Architect: John E. Toutellotte & Co.; Tourtellote & Hummel

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofboise #boise #boiseidaho #highschool #heritage #architecture #architecturephotography #wow #classicalrevival #neoclassical #artdeco #modernmovement #brick #columns #whitecolumns #idaho #grandstaircase #staircase #downtownboise #bingcrosby #plato #dukeellington #radiostation #doorstory360

Quite the high school, eh?! The auditorium seats 1,800; Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington played here. The architect’s design: a sparkling white institution of learning with a grand staircase flanked by classical columns, topped by a bust of Plato, surrounded (in Greek) with his Civic Virtues: Wisdom, Courage, Justice and Moderation. That’s a lot of grandeur to live up to. Also, the first Idaho radio station broadcast from the basement until 1923.
Boise High School (1010 W. Washington St.: 1921) - Classical Revival, Modern Movement, Neo-Classical-Art Deco. Architect: John E. Toutellotte & Co.; Tourtellote & Hummel

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofboise #boise #boiseidaho #highschool #heritage #architecture #architecturephotography #wow #classicalrevival #neoclassical #artdeco #modernmovement #brick #columns #whitecolumns #idaho #grandstaircase #staircase #downtownboise #bingcrosby #plato #dukeellington #radiostation #doorstory360
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“In memory of Robert S. Gibb, 1912-1977... whose life personified the motto ‘Service Before Self’”. Bob Gibb Friendship Bridge, between Boise State University and Julia Davis Park, over the fast-running Boise River. A tranquil legacy. 💚 
#door #doors #bridge #boise #service #rotary #friendship #legacy #idaho #bridges #trees #juliadavispark #boisestate #walkingpath #bicycling #cyclingpath #boisestateuniversity #boiseriver #footbridge #park #doorstory360

“In memory of Robert S. Gibb, 1912-1977... whose life personified the motto ‘Service Before Self’”. Bob Gibb Friendship Bridge, between Boise State University and Julia Davis Park, over the fast-running Boise River. A tranquil legacy. 💚
#door #doors #bridge #boise #service #rotary #friendship #legacy #idaho #bridges #trees #juliadavispark #boisestate #walkingpath #bicycling #cyclingpath #boisestateuniversity #boiseriver #footbridge #park #doorstory360
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A Sunday morning sort of door: dressed up, but welcoming. 
#door #doors #brick #brickhouse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #planter #doorstory360 #sunday

A Sunday morning sort of door: dressed up, but welcoming.
#door #doors #brick #brickhouse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #planter #doorstory360 #sunday
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Ooh, a ‘dangerous‘ Saturday night. And whatever’s going on is guarded by lions. Maybe they’re making something out of Lego. The world’s largest Lego structure is a 13-metre high Lego version of London’s Tower Bridge (created with 5,805,846 bricks) in Warwickshire, UK for Land Rover, as an ad. Gotta start somewhere, right. 
#door #doors #danger #red #lego #construction #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #architecture #architecturephotography #lions #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #thinkbig

Ooh, a ‘dangerous‘ Saturday night. And whatever’s going on is guarded by lions. Maybe they’re making something out of Lego. The world’s largest Lego structure is a 13-metre high Lego version of London’s Tower Bridge (created with 5,805,846 bricks) in Warwickshire, UK for Land Rover, as an ad. Gotta start somewhere, right.
#door #doors #danger #red #lego #construction #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #architecture #architecturephotography #lions #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #thinkbig
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“Sometimes the only place to find your song, is home.” - Chris Cummings, For the Music 
The ironwork, especially that Juliet balcony, harmonizes with this beautiful door. Right down to the lamps. And what did I tell you about how hydrangeas can play country or classical. 
#door #doors #woodendoor #ironwork #ironworks #planter #home #open #stonework #julietbalcony #julietsbalcony #carvedwood #country #chriscummings #hydrangea #hydrangeas #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #architecture #forthemusic #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorstory360

“Sometimes the only place to find your song, is home.” - Chris Cummings, For the Music
The ironwork, especially that Juliet balcony, harmonizes with this beautiful door. Right down to the lamps. And what did I tell you about how hydrangeas can play country or classical.
#door #doors #woodendoor #ironwork #ironworks #planter #home #open #stonework #julietbalcony #julietsbalcony #carvedwood #country #chriscummings #hydrangea #hydrangeas #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #architecture #forthemusic #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorstory360
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The largest building in the world when it opened (four million square feet!), the Merchandise Mart hosts 20,000+ people every day and had its own zip code (until the boundaries were re-drawn 😉). Lower left, you can see four of the eight bronze busts on tall pedestals: the Mart’s Hall of Fame (to locals, The Pez Dispensers), essentially Big Department Store Guys. There are fifty-six, 7’ tall terra cotta statues of Native American chiefs all around the tower’s crown, intended to be viewed from the upper floors of nearby skyscrapers. Built by retail giant Marshall Field, the Mart centralized and consolidated Chicago’s architectural and interior design wholesale goods business. 
Graham, Anderson Probst and White (1930) - Alfred P. Shaw, chief architect. Art Deco. LEED-EB Silver. Owned by the Kennedy family for 50+ years.

#door #doors #worldslargest #worldslargestbuilding #leed #artdeco #architecture #merchandisemart #retail #wholesale #nativeamerican #architecturephotography #themerch #merchmart #doorstory360 #kennedy #giantsofindustry #grahamandersonprobstwhite #grahamandersonprobstandwhite #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagoriver #chicagoriverwalk  #statues #pez

The largest building in the world when it opened (four million square feet!), the Merchandise Mart hosts 20,000+ people every day and had its own zip code (until the boundaries were re-drawn 😉). Lower left, you can see four of the eight bronze busts on tall pedestals: the Mart’s Hall of Fame (to locals, The Pez Dispensers), essentially Big Department Store Guys. There are fifty-six, 7’ tall terra cotta statues of Native American chiefs all around the tower’s crown, intended to be viewed from the upper floors of nearby skyscrapers. Built by retail giant Marshall Field, the Mart centralized and consolidated Chicago’s architectural and interior design wholesale goods business.
Graham, Anderson Probst and White (1930) - Alfred P. Shaw, chief architect. Art Deco. LEED-EB Silver. Owned by the Kennedy family for 50+ years.

#door #doors #worldslargest #worldslargestbuilding #leed #artdeco #architecture #merchandisemart #retail #wholesale #nativeamerican #architecturephotography #themerch #merchmart #doorstory360 #kennedy #giantsofindustry #grahamandersonprobstwhite #grahamandersonprobstandwhite #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagoriver #chicagoriverwalk #statues #pez
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“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” [or woman, obviously]
- writer/publisher Elbert Hubbard

Rounded-top door-lights and transom, fancy spindled ironwork, trim, lantern and stonework, all surrounding the beautiful wood door.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #woodendoor #woodendoors #stonework #ironwork #transom #transomwindow #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #spindles #twistedspindles #curves #doorstory360

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” [or woman, obviously]
- writer/publisher Elbert Hubbard

Rounded-top door-lights and transom, fancy spindled ironwork, trim, lantern and stonework, all surrounding the beautiful wood door.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #woodendoor #woodendoors #stonework #ironwork #transom #transomwindow #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #spindles #twistedspindles #curves #doorstory360
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Holding its head(s) up high with this gorgeous golden door and accompanying adornment are the elegant pink potted hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are like that wonderful guest who is always welcome - gracious, fun and amiable, classy and unpretentious. (DYK? It’s possible to change the bloom colour on some hydrangeas by adjusting the pH of the soil.) #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #golddoor #goldendoor #hydrangea #hydrangeas #architecture #adornment #planter #planters #architecturephotography #awning #brick #apartment #treelinedstreets #doorstory360

Holding its head(s) up high with this gorgeous golden door and accompanying adornment are the elegant pink potted hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are like that wonderful guest who is always welcome - gracious, fun and amiable, classy and unpretentious. (DYK? It’s possible to change the bloom colour on some hydrangeas by adjusting the pH of the soil.) #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #golddoor #goldendoor #hydrangea #hydrangeas #architecture #adornment #planter #planters #architecturephotography #awning #brick #apartment #treelinedstreets #doorstory360 ...

Looking south over a space containing a freeway and interchange, this side of 235 Van Buren represents vehicles viewed from above. It sits on the edge of Chicago’s busy Loop district. The opposite side looks completely different, with recessed balconies in horizontal swaths of glass. The top part outlines the penthouse. 
The architect Perkins+Will has designed many notable structures around the world, including Vancouver’s beautiful Van Dusen Gardens building. 
235 West Van Buren (2010) - Perkins+Will, founded in 1935.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #automobiles #art #vehicles #architecture #architecturephotography #perkinsandwill #architect #balcony #chicagoarchitecture #architect #condo #doorstory360

Looking south over a space containing a freeway and interchange, this side of 235 Van Buren represents vehicles viewed from above. It sits on the edge of Chicago’s busy Loop district. The opposite side looks completely different, with recessed balconies in horizontal swaths of glass. The top part outlines the penthouse.
The architect Perkins+Will has designed many notable structures around the world, including Vancouver’s beautiful Van Dusen Gardens building.
235 West Van Buren (2010) - Perkins+Will, founded in 1935.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #automobiles #art #vehicles #architecture #architecturephotography #perkinsandwill #architect #balcony #chicagoarchitecture #architect #condo #doorstory360
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Shishi (architectural Chinese stone lions) come in pairs, to protect the building from spiritual or physical harm. This one, the male, has a ball, representing dominance over the world, and out of view is a female with a cub, signifying nurturing. Originally used in palaces and tombs, they now guard anyone who fancies their smooshy stone faces. 
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #shishi #chineselions #chineselion #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #foodogs #architecture #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #onepersonsgarden

Shishi (architectural Chinese stone lions) come in pairs, to protect the building from spiritual or physical harm. This one, the male, has a ball, representing dominance over the world, and out of view is a female with a cub, signifying nurturing. Originally used in palaces and tombs, they now guard anyone who fancies their smooshy stone faces.
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #shishi #chineselions #chineselion #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #foodogs #architecture #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #onepersonsgarden
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- ‘Number 43’ is one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous poems
- Richard Petty won 200 NASCAR races in his career, 95% of them in car #43
- 43 is the phone code for Austria, if you were trying to reach Hedy Lamarr (actress/inventor of Bluetooth) or Mozart
- ‘43’ is a song by metal band Mushroomhead*
Note lion door-knocker, pretty carved detailing and spring greenery..
*whom I have not previously heard of, which is okay since they probably aren’t familiar with me either

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doortraits #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #architecture #stone #doorknocker #doorknockers #architecturephotography #hedylamarr #austria #richardpetty #mushroomhead #43 #elizabethbarrettbrowning #allinoneplace #spring

- ‘Number 43’ is one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous poems
- Richard Petty won 200 NASCAR races in his career, 95% of them in car #43
- 43 is the phone code for Austria, if you were trying to reach Hedy Lamarr (actress/inventor of Bluetooth) or Mozart
- ‘43’ is a song by metal band Mushroomhead*
Note lion door-knocker, pretty carved detailing and spring greenery..
*whom I have not previously heard of, which is okay since they probably aren’t familiar with me either

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doortraits #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #architecture #stone #doorknocker #doorknockers #architecturephotography #hedylamarr #austria #richardpetty #mushroomhead #43 #elizabethbarrettbrowning #allinoneplace #spring
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The dungeon towers overlook the drawbridge and viaduct arching over the moat at Groot-Bijgaarden Castle in Brussels, Belgium. Since the early 1900s, it has enjoyed a 14-hectare park and since 2003 has heralded spring with an annual public flower exhibition of tulips from the Netherlands. 🌷🛡🏰 📷 courtesy Matthew Wu 
Groot-Bejgaarden Castle - 12th-14th c. Flemish Renaissance style

#door #brussels #belgium #history #castle #arches #drawbridge #moat #groot-bijgaarden #garden #tulips #flowers #doorstory360 #castleswithgiglee #flemishrenaissance #spring #reflection #tower #dilbeek #architecture #architecturephotography #castles #castlesofinstagram #doorsofinstagram

The dungeon towers overlook the drawbridge and viaduct arching over the moat at Groot-Bijgaarden Castle in Brussels, Belgium. Since the early 1900s, it has enjoyed a 14-hectare park and since 2003 has heralded spring with an annual public flower exhibition of tulips from the Netherlands. 🌷🛡🏰 📷 courtesy Matthew Wu
Groot-Bejgaarden Castle - 12th-14th c. Flemish Renaissance style

#door #brussels #belgium #history #castle #arches #drawbridge #moat #groot-bijgaarden #garden #tulips #flowers #doorstory360 #castleswithgiglee #flemishrenaissance #spring #reflection #tower #dilbeek #architecture #architecturephotography #castles #castlesofinstagram #doorsofinstagram
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One of the stores in the fancy Oak Street shopping district. 🦁 [rawr].
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#door #doors #chicago #chitown #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #architecture #heritage #doorstory360 #athleta #architecturephotography #lion #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago

One of the stores in the fancy Oak Street shopping district. 🦁 [rawr].
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#door #doors #chicago #chitown #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #architecture #heritage #doorstory360 #athleta #architecturephotography #lion #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago
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Hampshire House was a cooperative apartment building when it was purchased from surprised owners by Wesley Hospital in 1943. Aided by the federal government, it was for an important reason: it became the new home of 210 nurses-in-training, to address the serious shortage of nurses caused by the war.

Hampshire House / Raffaello Hotel (1926) Neo-Renaissance (Chicago) style. Fugard & Knapp, architects.

#door #doors #Chicago #heritage #chicagohistory #wwii #architecture #chicagoarchitecture #raffaello #raffaellohotel #neorenaissance #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #fugardandknapp #historicalbuilding #i❤️chicago #magnificentmile #hotel #worldwartwo #chicagoshots #nurses #chicagoland #doorstory360 #doorsworldwide #goldcoastchicago

Hampshire House was a cooperative apartment building when it was purchased from surprised owners by Wesley Hospital in 1943. Aided by the federal government, it was for an important reason: it became the new home of 210 nurses-in-training, to address the serious shortage of nurses caused by the war.

Hampshire House / Raffaello Hotel (1926) Neo-Renaissance (Chicago) style. Fugard & Knapp, architects.

#door #doors #Chicago #heritage #chicagohistory #wwii #architecture #chicagoarchitecture #raffaello #raffaellohotel #neorenaissance #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #fugardandknapp #historicalbuilding #i❤️chicago #magnificentmile #hotel #worldwartwo #chicagoshots #nurses #chicagoland #doorstory360 #doorsworldwide #goldcoastchicago
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“When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction.” Now it’s at the south end of the famed Magnificent Mile. “If one walks through the center doors, they will find themselves in a secluded park area overlooking the Chicago River.” The pretty white glazed terra cotta was recently washed, every inch, by hand.
(Since we visited last, a Walgreens was added... and it’s still gorgeous.) Info ℅ Wikipedia. Previous #doorstory360 posts on the Wrigley Building: October 4, 2016 (with more info 🤓) and November 23, 2017. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #chicago #wrigleybuilding #heritage #doorsofchicago #terracotta #magnificentmile #landmark #chicagolandmark #illinois #grahamandersonprobstwhite #frenchrenaissance #doortraits

“When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction.” Now it’s at the south end of the famed Magnificent Mile. “If one walks through the center doors, they will find themselves in a secluded park area overlooking the Chicago River.” The pretty white glazed terra cotta was recently washed, every inch, by hand.
(Since we visited last, a Walgreens was added... and it’s still gorgeous.) Info ℅ Wikipedia. Previous #doorstory360 posts on the Wrigley Building: October 4, 2016 (with more info 🤓) and November 23, 2017.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #chicago #wrigleybuilding #heritage #doorsofchicago #terracotta #magnificentmile #landmark #chicagolandmark #illinois #grahamandersonprobstwhite #frenchrenaissance #doortraits
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This is one of 30 small houses in a beguinage or hofje - housing for older, underprivileged, religious women - which have existed since the Middle Ages. The women did not take vows and were free to come and go. There were many advantages: community, protection, support. For security, the homes were usually in a U-shape and sometimes surrounded by a moat. Since 1927 this Bruges, Belgium beguinage has been a Benedictine convent. ✝️ 📷 courtesy Matthew Wu

Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde (16-17-18th centuries) - Bruges, Belgium. UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
#door #doors #bruges #belgium #hofje #beguinage #beguin #faith #cloister #beguin #brick #history #doorstory360 #benedictine #heritage #europeanhistory #convent #europe #women #womentogether #nuns #nun #religion #doorsworldwide #doorsofinstagram #doorsofeurope #theoriginalsocialsecurity

This is one of 30 small houses in a beguinage or hofje - housing for older, underprivileged, religious women - which have existed since the Middle Ages. The women did not take vows and were free to come and go. There were many advantages: community, protection, support. For security, the homes were usually in a U-shape and sometimes surrounded by a moat. Since 1927 this Bruges, Belgium beguinage has been a Benedictine convent. ✝️ 📷 courtesy Matthew Wu

Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde (16-17-18th centuries) - Bruges, Belgium. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
#door #doors #bruges #belgium #hofje #beguinage #beguin #faith #cloister #beguin #brick #history #doorstory360 #benedictine #heritage #europeanhistory #convent #europe #women #womentogether #nuns #nun #religion #doorsworldwide #doorsofinstagram #doorsofeurope #theoriginalsocialsecurity
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A woman waiting for her ride outside her doorway notices me skulking* nearby. She’s imagining tomorrow’s headline: “Woman mugged by hobbit, within sight of Magnificent Mile”. Finally I approach her with my intention: “Can I just take a picture of your beautiful door? The light is so pretty at night” and she was very gracious. *Yeah, I’m dangerous-looking 🤣

#door #doors #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #chicago #architecture #hobbit #architecturechicago #chicagoarchitecture #light #filigree #ironfiligree #heritage #twoflat #chicagotwoflat #brownstone #magnificentmile #nightphotography #doorstory360

A woman waiting for her ride outside her doorway notices me skulking* nearby. She’s imagining tomorrow’s headline: “Woman mugged by hobbit, within sight of Magnificent Mile”. Finally I approach her with my intention: “Can I just take a picture of your beautiful door? The light is so pretty at night” and she was very gracious. *Yeah, I’m dangerous-looking 🤣

#door #doors #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #chicago #architecture #hobbit #architecturechicago #chicagoarchitecture #light #filigree #ironfiligree #heritage #twoflat #chicagotwoflat #brownstone #magnificentmile #nightphotography #doorstory360
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875 North Michigan Avenue is a brilliant example of structural expressionism, with its bold giant Xs. It’s 100 storeys/1,128’ plus the 372’ antenna masts. Wikipedia: “From the 95th floor restaurant, diners can look out at Chicago and Lake Michigan. The observatory (360 Chicago)... has a 360° view of the city, up to four states, and a distance of over 80 miles (130 km). 360 Chicago is home to TILT, a moving platform that leans visitors over the edge of the skyscraper to a 30-degree angle... [and] Chicago's only open-air SkyWalk... The 44th-floor sky lobby features America's highest indoor swimming pool.” (The “up to four states” refers to the weather which regularly vacillates among seasons each day, and as for if I have experienced the 360 observatory with tilt etc., that’s a HELL NO.) It was built as and still commonly referred to as the John Hancock Center; last year someother company bought it and the naming rights. 
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoarchitecture #skyscraper #structuralexpressionism #structuralexpression #architecturechicago #johnhancock #doorstory360 #nofilter

875 North Michigan Avenue is a brilliant example of structural expressionism, with its bold giant Xs. It’s 100 storeys/1,128’ plus the 372’ antenna masts. Wikipedia: “From the 95th floor restaurant, diners can look out at Chicago and Lake Michigan. The observatory (360 Chicago)... has a 360° view of the city, up to four states, and a distance of over 80 miles (130 km). 360 Chicago is home to TILT, a moving platform that leans visitors over the edge of the skyscraper to a 30-degree angle... [and] Chicago's only open-air SkyWalk... The 44th-floor sky lobby features America's highest indoor swimming pool.” (The “up to four states” refers to the weather which regularly vacillates among seasons each day, and as for if I have experienced the 360 observatory with tilt etc., that’s a HELL NO.) It was built as and still commonly referred to as the John Hancock Center; last year someother company bought it and the naming rights.
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoarchitecture #skyscraper #structuralexpressionism #structuralexpression #architecturechicago #johnhancock #doorstory360 #nofilter
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The breathtaking Vista will be the tallest building in the world (1,140 feet / 93 storeys, third tallest in Chicago) by a female architect, the incredible Jeanne Gang (who also designed Chicago’s groundbreaking Aqua, which was the tallest female-designed skyscraper at the time [2011]). Gorgeous.
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #chicagoarchitecture #architecturechicago #jeannegang #jeannegangarchitects #aqua #vista #riverfront #chicagoriverfront #architecture_view #architecture_best #water #doorstory360

The breathtaking Vista will be the tallest building in the world (1,140 feet / 93 storeys, third tallest in Chicago) by a female architect, the incredible Jeanne Gang (who also designed Chicago’s groundbreaking Aqua, which was the tallest female-designed skyscraper at the time [2011]). Gorgeous.
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #chicagoarchitecture #architecturechicago #jeannegang #jeannegangarchitects #aqua #vista #riverfront #chicagoriverfront #architecture_view #architecture_best #water #doorstory360
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This red door probably doesn’t lead to an Elizabeth Arden spa or the Ghostbusters firehouse, but apparently it’s iconic enough to warrant bodyguards - close protection officers who look pretty much planted at their posts. 💛the chair, 🤔the wreath in April...? #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #reddoor #reddoors #garden #shrubbery #burnaby #burnabyheights #bodyguard #doorstory360 #architecture #architecturephotography #modern #modernhomes #bungalow #modernarchitecture #privacy

This red door probably doesn’t lead to an Elizabeth Arden spa or the Ghostbusters firehouse, but apparently it’s iconic enough to warrant bodyguards - close protection officers who look pretty much planted at their posts. 💛the chair, 🤔the wreath in April...? #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #reddoor #reddoors #garden #shrubbery #burnaby #burnabyheights #bodyguard #doorstory360 #architecture #architecturephotography #modern #modernhomes #bungalow #modernarchitecture #privacy ...

Henry Tudor (Henry VII) kicked off the Renaissance with his pet project: building the port and dry dock facilities in Portsmouth 🌊(construction cost: £193, roughly £2 kajillion today). The infrastructure put England in a favourable position and is still a key sea hub. Tudor homes were popular from the mid-1800s to WWII, a distinctive, upscale look suited to colder climates. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #tudor #tudorhouse #burnaby #burnabyheights #heritage #brick #bungalow #cottagesandbungalows #bungalowstyle #brickhouse #Portsmouth #henryvii #henrytudor #henrytudorhouse #halftimber #halftimbered #doorsofcanada #doorstory360

Henry Tudor (Henry VII) kicked off the Renaissance with his pet project: building the port and dry dock facilities in Portsmouth 🌊(construction cost: £193, roughly £2 kajillion today). The infrastructure put England in a favourable position and is still a key sea hub. Tudor homes were popular from the mid-1800s to WWII, a distinctive, upscale look suited to colder climates.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #tudor #tudorhouse #burnaby #burnabyheights #heritage #brick #bungalow #cottagesandbungalows #bungalowstyle #brickhouse #Portsmouth #henryvii #henrytudor #henrytudorhouse #halftimber #halftimbered #doorsofcanada #doorstory360
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Corbels (the little curly brackets under the roof extensions) have been used as supports in architecture since Neolithic times. "Corbel" comes from the Latin corbellus - corvus ("raven"), which refers to the beak-like appearance. The French call a corbel a corbeau ("crow"). Research: Wikipedia

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #corbels #corbel #architecture #architecturephotography #raven #burnabyheights #heritage #crow #corbeau #heritageburnaby #doorstory360 #burnabyheritage #burnabyheights

Corbels (the little curly brackets under the roof extensions) have been used as supports in architecture since Neolithic times. "Corbel" comes from the Latin corbellus - corvus ("raven"), which refers to the beak-like appearance. The French call a corbel a corbeau ("crow"). Research: Wikipedia

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #corbels #corbel #architecture #architecturephotography #raven #burnabyheights #heritage #crow #corbeau #heritageburnaby #doorstory360 #burnabyheritage #burnabyheights
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Charming Craftsman with an utomordentlig* veranda, built by Peter Newstrom, bricklayer, and his wife Alma, from Sweden. *extraordinary, outstanding 
Craftsman bungalow (1912)

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #craftsman #craftsmanstyle #craftsmanbungalow #utomordentlig #craftsmanhome #craftsmanhouse #burnaby #heritage #swedish #burnabyheights #burnabybc #doorstory360 #veranda #verandah

Charming Craftsman with an utomordentlig* veranda, built by Peter Newstrom, bricklayer, and his wife Alma, from Sweden. *extraordinary, outstanding
Craftsman bungalow (1912)

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #craftsman #craftsmanstyle #craftsmanbungalow #utomordentlig #craftsmanhome #craftsmanhouse #burnaby #heritage #swedish #burnabyheights #burnabybc #doorstory360 #veranda #verandah
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🌞-yellow Craftsman veranda with dentil detail and scrolled screen door...🌼🌞💛 #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #craftsman #craftsmanhome #craftsmanstyle #architecture #architecturephotography #craftsmanarchitecture #burnaby #doorstory360 #heritage #screendoor #scroll #yellow #veranda #verandah #frontporch #💛

🌞-yellow Craftsman veranda with dentil detail and scrolled screen door...🌼🌞💛 #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #craftsman #craftsmanhome #craftsmanstyle #architecture #architecturephotography #craftsmanarchitecture #burnaby #doorstory360 #heritage #screendoor #scroll #yellow #veranda #verandah #frontporch #💛 ...

Remember when most homes had a screen door?

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #screendoor #stormdoor #screendoors #goodolddays #olddays #burnaby #architecture #architecturephotography #doorstory360 #growingup #candarlenecomeouttoplay

Remember when most homes had a screen door?

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #screendoor #stormdoor #screendoors #goodolddays #olddays #burnaby #architecture #architecturephotography #doorstory360 #growingup #candarlenecomeouttoplay
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I didn’t look to see if it said ‘Hi’ on the reverse... #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #burnabyheights #gate #architecture #architecturephotography #garden #Doorstory360

I didn’t look to see if it said ‘Hi’ on the reverse... #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #burnabyheights #gate #architecture #architecturephotography #garden #Doorstory360 ...

“A highly-sophisticated mix of fashionable Arts and Crafts elements” says Heritage Burnaby - so much to enjoy. All those verandas! I ❤️ the “lunette” window too. It looks like the garage used to be where you can see bottom right, when cars were smaller. (1912) - J. R. & Frances Abigail Dawson home, who lived here until Frances’ death in 1938.

#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #burnaby #history #artsandcrafts #heritage #verandah #verandas #verandah #verandahs #lunette #1912 #halfmoonwindow #lunettewindows #burnabyheights #yellowhose  #random #doorstory360

“A highly-sophisticated mix of fashionable Arts and Crafts elements” says Heritage Burnaby - so much to enjoy. All those verandas! I ❤️ the “lunette” window too. It looks like the garage used to be where you can see bottom right, when cars were smaller. (1912) - J. R. & Frances Abigail Dawson home, who lived here until Frances’ death in 1938.

#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #burnaby #history #artsandcrafts #heritage #verandah #verandas #verandah #verandahs #lunette #1912 #halfmoonwindow #lunettewindows #burnabyheights #yellowhose #random #doorstory360
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This interesting home resembles the library at the University of Duesto, Spain (2008). I would like to say that I knew that already but, being the world’s worst liar, I cannot. 
Modern glass block was developed in the early 1900s to provide natural light in manufacturing plants.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #glass #glassblock #glassblocks #glassbricks #heritage #light #glam #windows #architecture #modern #architecturephotography #curves #curvedwindows #towerofglass #glasstower #nothrowingstones #nostones #doorstory360

This interesting home resembles the library at the University of Duesto, Spain (2008). I would like to say that I knew that already but, being the world’s worst liar, I cannot.
Modern glass block was developed in the early 1900s to provide natural light in manufacturing plants.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #glass #glassblock #glassblocks #glassbricks #heritage #light #glam #windows #architecture #modern #architecturephotography #curves #curvedwindows #towerofglass #glasstower #nothrowingstones #nostones #doorstory360
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“The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable.”
Poet/author/sourpuss Charles Bukowski

#straightline #straightlines #door #doors #reddoor #modern #architecture #burnabyheights #architecturephotograpy #design #homes #doorsofinstagram #homedesign #doorstory360

“The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable.”
Poet/author/sourpuss Charles Bukowski

#straightline #straightlines #door #doors #reddoor #modern #architecture #burnabyheights #architecturephotograpy #design #homes #doorsofinstagram #homedesign #doorstory360
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A roof gable of stones, a driftwood bench and I wonder what that vine on the trellis will blossom into?

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #oldhouse #oldhouses #veranda #verandah #frontporch #architecture #architecturephotography #wooddoor #burnaby #burnabyheights #doorstory360 #relax

A roof gable of stones, a driftwood bench and I wonder what that vine on the trellis will blossom into?

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #oldhouse #oldhouses #veranda #verandah #frontporch #architecture #architecturephotography #wooddoor #burnaby #burnabyheights #doorstory360 #relax
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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
writer Maya Angelou
Restful and watchful, i 💕 this face on her/his eclectic front veranda. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #cat #catsofinstagram #catstagram #cats_of_instagram #catonaporch #burnaby #architecture #architecturephotography #weekend #veranda #verandah #reddoor #isthatthescreambehindhim

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
writer Maya Angelou
Restful and watchful, i 💕 this face on her/his eclectic front veranda.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #cat #catsofinstagram #catstagram #cats_of_instagram #catonaporch #burnaby #architecture #architecturephotography #weekend #veranda #verandah #reddoor #isthatthescreambehindhim
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