I actually took these pictures way back in the Spring. The local Arts Council sold some posters with a collage of doors on old Victorian houses in my neighborhood. I went wandering around town one day to find some of the doors and related architectural details they missed. I like old buildings because they tend to have such interesting details. It's also fun to imagine the countless stories of the people who have lived behind the doors and windows.
I like seeing the care in constructing a heavy, solid wood and adding the carving. Bonus shot, you can see my reflection.
I worked as a painter one summer. I can appreciate the prep work and bother of having to change colors so often and cut in so many times on trim work.
I love the teardrop shaped windows. And I have been through these doors. They are very tall and very heavy.
Again, the painting details done on a spot so difficult to reach...I gotta respect the painter who did that.
The store owner was nice enough to let me capture her as she prepared to open. After I shot the picture she told me about some of the building history (built in 1908) and pointed out some other interesting details such as the inner doors that allow access to the storefront windows. How many owners swept that stoop and decorated those windows? How much inventory and how many shoppers have passed through those doors in the last century?