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:

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

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

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

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  4. Exceptional doorway. Nice home around it too.

    My photography over 50 years ago >Sendai, Japan

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  5. Yes I agree, both a beautiful door and frame.

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  6. I can see a series starting . . .

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

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  8. 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.

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

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

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  11. 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*

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


    :) JoAnn

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