Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Doors and Windows

Thanks to Kerri for this week's theme, "Doors and Windows". I took literally dozens of photos but now it's time to post them, none of them measure up somehow.

So I've decided to only post the ones that evoke a feeling for me.

The most important feeling for a door must be the feeling of "welcome". Although I only housesat here for a few weeks I always felt like I was being welcomed home when I approached this door.



This window in the door to a backyard sauna says, "Come on in! Relax!"



The door to the smallest building at a cow dairy. A welcome sight at times I'm sure.

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On a warm, sunny day the wide open double doors to the small book shop where I work - a sight that evoked the happiest of feelings for me.



No grand cathedrals or churches around here but beyond these humble doors and windows the same faith is found.


But the old country church
Still has its share of charm
Once families came on Sunday
from the nearby country farms!
Marilyn Lott

25 comments:

  1. I love the first picture, it's so welcoming!

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  2. Yes. The first one is so welcoming. The entrance can say so much about what's inside can't it?

    The UK has it's ancient grand and not so grand churches and I'm among the first to admire them but I love the beautiful simplicity of the many little country churches in New Zealand. They were not built by the sweat of the poor for the aggrandisement of the rich but by the people themselves for their own use.

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  3. Funny thing, but I really seem to like that barn door...the second shot :) - 'Course, I'm living in farm country, here in VT :)

    I also like the little old country church.

    Happy Friday.

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  4. Love the color and texture of the door of the sauna. It is inviting!

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  5. I am a fan of small churches - I feel they express the real meaning of religion. you are right the best doors say 'welcome home' our flat wooden doors here do not have that feeling - or mamybe its because here is not home. HUGs

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  6. That certainly is a welcoming door to the house. And I swear, it could be on a street anywhere in southern California where I grew up - I had to do a double-take when I where you are!

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  7. I love the choices you made of the dozens you shot. Particularly the small building in the cow dairy...I wonder how the cows turn around once they get in.

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  8. I like the tiny little church...great pictures :)

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  9. Oh these are truly good. I could totally feel the sense of calm and welcome. I would LOVE to explore that bookstore, and then go relax in the sauna.
    :)

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  10. I love the old window door of the sauna. I like an old rustic look. You have some great photos and how very lucky you are to work in a book store. I've always wanted to work in a book store, but not a giant like Borders or Barnes N Noble, although the discount would be pretty cool. The door to the toilet cracks me up. Great photos you have here.

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  11. This is a test. I'm not sure if my last comment went through.

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  12. I laugh out loud, that stick or pole leaning against the toilet door. Ity tempts a naughty boy to lean it and the poor occupant can't come out? It that a screen door and there is a wooden door behind it.

    How do you get to house sit? I have a 13 years old, guess nobody wants a teen ager as part of the package.

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  13. I've been caught up by grammar again, JarieLyn. I did say "the bookstore where I work", didn't I but I don't work in the bookstore. That is the bookstore at my place of work. I work in what could be a dull office, that is saved by the wonderful boss I share it with. And now I've ended a sentance with a preposition, so I'm giving up on the grammar thing.
    B & B, love your comment about the cow - good question!
    Someone must have been thinking the same as you, Ann - there is no wooden door inside the screen door, so hopefully you can see anyone coming.
    To find out about house-sitting go to http://www.homesit.co.nz/

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  14. I would have to agree, the back yard sauna looks very inviting!!

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  15. Good pictures. You gave it a lot of thought. I would be grateful to see the little shed in the dairy, even without a privacy door.

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  16. Thanks for welcoming us in NZ. I love the way you present your photo sharing about doors and windows. I am curious about the third photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Redlan, the third photo is of a toilet at the cow shed, where the cows are milked. Cows sheds are usually quite some distance from the farm house and it is a real luxury to have a toilet nearby. This one has a screen door to keep the flies away but no handle, it's just kept shut by a bit of wood propped against it. This one is situated on the banks of a creek, you can see a bit of the footbridge over the creek to the left in the photo. I'm thinking about posting that little bridge in the shoot out next week.

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  18. Laid back country life is the life for me. Very enjoyable! Gordon

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  19. A back yard sauna!? Cool...or I guess that is the wrong word...should I say hot instead??? Nothing wrong with a country church especially one that has arched doorway and windows!

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  20. Ohhhh wonderful shots!! I love to see things from other places..yours are divine!! Loved the outhose - LOL. Up here in Idaho you can still find those on ranches!! Thank you for popping by mine!! Sarah

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  21. Thanks for the tour of your neighbourhood! I'm glad you posted the photo of the bookshop - I LOVE bookshops.

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  22. Each shot... a welcoming site. And I thought Frank and I were the only ones to build a "glorified outhouse" :-) Great job Pauline.

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