Thursday, 20 September 2007

Victorian doorway

The elegant front entrance of a Victorian home in my neighbourhood.

This is a red brick house built in 1884 by Abraham Pipher, a local carpenter. He must have been a skilled carpenter as there's lots of decorative woodwork on this home. Enlarge the picture to see the detail around the door frame. The house has been painted white for as long as I can remember.

13 comments:

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

Oh, I love doors around the world!

madretz said...

That's really cool detailed work! The door is awesome. I've been known to photograph doors, too. :)

photowannabe said...

How elegant, even down to the grill work. Very stately.

Peter said...

Doors are often fantastic... or let's say, doors as they were made before!

oldmanlincoln said...

Exceptional doorway. Nice home around it too.

My photography over 50 years ago >Sendai, Japan

Old Wom Tigley said...

Yes I agree, both a beautiful door and frame.

tut-tut said...

I can see a series starting . . .

LC said...

What a great shot I like all the detail on the door and the wrought iron.

Fizzy said...

I am sorry to hear about your dog. She must be really really missed.

I love the picture of the doorway. There is something about doorways - I can not explain what it is... maybe an invitation.
Anyway I saw this blog a while back linked on another blog... http://doorwaysaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/
Have a look it is truely beautiful.

CanadianSwiss said...

I've always loved Victorian houses! You'll find many of these heavy, wooden doors here in Switzerland, too. Lovely!

Ginnie said...

That kind of craftsmanship is what brings value to a neighborhood! You're lucky, Ex-S. :)

captain lifecruiser said...

Well, that is a elegant door I must say. We have a habit of photographing doors on our trips. We just started one day. And there is many doors in the world :-)

When we were in London and Dublin we tried to find doors and there were plenty - but we always seemed to spot the good ones when we didn't have the camera with us or when it was raining.... *giggles*

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

very nice area I psoted more about 'me' on your last post


:) JoAnn