MET Doors

New York City has soooo many sights to visit. And there are just sooooo many things to do here. But, I guess I’m a creature of habit. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of my favourite places to visit when I’m in NYC. 


The MET is the largest museum in the United States and one of the most visited in the world. I’ve been here several times but have not seen the same exhibits twice. 


Here are a few of the doors I walked through in this most magnificent building on my most recent visit. 


Going up ….


And down.








This column is just a portion of one from the Temple of Artimis and is part of the Greek and Roman Sculpture Exhibition. 

This exhibition was a fine prelude to the special installation which is on the rooftop. But more about that in a future post.   For now we are looking at doors … and doorways. 

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.

London Doors

We walked ALOT during our recent visit to London. Sooooo much to see. And so little time. But i would argue that the very best way to really see a city is from the street. 

And I couldn’t help but collect a few photos of Doors along the way….. 


The gates to Kensington Palace.


The Household Cavalry Door. 


A pub door. 



Doors at Shakesphere’s Globe Theatre


The Door to Spencer House


Near St. James Park. 


A Fleet Street Door – and friendly doorman. 


And, of course, the doors to Canada House … with Nelson’s Column reflected in the window. 

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors 

The Doors of Mowsley

A stop in South Leicestershire village of Mowsley and Sunday Lunch in the local. 



This 500 year old village has a population of just over 300.  It boasts a terrific pub …. The Staff of Life, where we found a wood fire in the fire place, an older gentleman in a chair by the fire and a handful of fellas leaning on the bar with their pints … and some very fine food. 


And in Mowsley, of course, there are lots of very pretty Doors …




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The Doors of Stowe, Vt

Driving north from Boston to Burlington, Vermont, we turned off the Interstate 89 to check out Stowe on a grey, damp, early Spring day. 


It’s March, so shoulder season between skiing and summer. We were treated to a quiet but inviting short walk around the town. 


I loved the effect of the paint wearing off the bricks here. 


Whoa!  Look at the size of the doorway on this church!


I was particularly interested to note that the local elementary school is next door to the town library & arts centre, which in turn, is next to a museum – a school museum. I was touched by message this sends. Teaching an appreciation for history, art and reading. 

Nicely done, Stowe!

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors

Doors of Academia UVM

The University of Vermont, founded in 1791, is one of the oldest universities in the United States. I had the pleasure of walking around this campus on a gloriously warm June day.

I learned that John Dewey, of the ” …education is not preparation for life.  Education is life…” fame is counted amount their noted alumni.

Here are just some of the doors:




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A Door in Burlington


This pretty door belongs to the Follett House (c1840) in Burlington, Vermont. The property was built for a shipping tycoon, Timothy Follett.  


It’s one of many pretty doors in a very pretty town with stunning views.


Standing on the doorstep, looking down College Street, toward the waterfront, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains.  

Not a bad place to spend a couple of days!!

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors

Doors of Otrobanda

Although it only contains a few blocks, Otrobanda, one of the historically significant quarters of Willemstad, Curacao is packed with a crazy variety of doors.

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From grand entrances…..

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…. to more modest portals.

 

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Some had very interesting architectural features……. (love those posts!)…

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and some funky business doorways.

IMG_5098From tiny abodes…….

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It was so much fun to wander around this district. It was very, very hot and that might explain why it was so quiet.  But with so many interesting buildings, we were pulled along to discover what was around the next corner.

These Caribbean doors are linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.