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Thursday Doors – December 08, 2016

“Intrigued” - Saint John, New Brunswick

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

I titled this one “Intrigued”, because of the sign advertising lots of wine. As I explored the streets of downtown Saint John several weeks ago, I came across this nicely painted door. It’s one of those dreaded formed steel doors, but they did a nice job of integrating it into the feel of the area. A series of updated warehouses, now converted into restaurants and pubs.

I was intrigued by the sign advertising their wine selection but was on a schedule that did not allow me to check it out. That will require a future visit.

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Thursday Doors – Nov 10, 2016

8 Germain Street, Saint John

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

And yet another door for beautiful Germain Street in Saint John, New Brunswick. This fairly simple door, with the ornate scrollwork above it, sits at the very beginning of Germain Street and concluded my photo walk that day.

Once more, the door is a bit ‘weathered’ but the owners have taken some measures to make it beautiful. It looks like an original door, which is wonderful. I see so many antique doors being replaced with aluminum and vinyl and the character is lost.

The photo was made near the end of the day and you can see the sun reflecting off the building across the street. Once more, I’m posting the Google Streetview link, so you can see the doors in relation to their surroundings. The contrast between old and modern will surprise you.

iPhone 5s back camera @ 4.2mm
1/470 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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Thursday Doors – Nov 03, 2016

176-germain-street-saint-john-nb

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

Yet another door for beautiful Germain Street in Saint John, New Brunswick. I loved these ornate, yet somewhat weather worn doors. If you look at the Street View, you’ll see the neighbour has painted theirs. A vast improvement, in my opinion, though I do like the look of natural wood.

“Forest Floor Colours”

“Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms.”
― Suzy Kassem

Back at a computer after a week of travel, and time to add some context to my simplified posts of late.

The image above was taken on a whim. Autumn was just approaching and a few leaves had made an early descent to the forest floor, still littered with last years’ remnants and several green plants. The contrast between the dry gray leaves from last year, the newly fallen, and the still growing plants told the story of continuous cycle in the forest, made more noticeable to me by the bright colours, randomly scattered.

iPhone 5s back camera @ 4.2mm
1/30 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 125

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Thursday Doors – October 06, 2016

“A Door with a Past”

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

I titled this “A Door with a Past” since it represents a bit of the history of Maynooth, Ontario. The town is a historic southern gateway to Canada’s renowned Algonquin Park. The park itself has a history of artistic imagery made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven. A group of painters who so wonderfully captured the natural beauty of this area on canvas in the 1920’s.

It is rumoured that one of these artists made this home his residence for some time during that period. I can’t recall which one but the mere thought that such a famous person lived here made the price of the building substantially higher than similar properties. So, it has sat empty, bearing the ravages of time and nature, waiting for the right person to bring it back to life. Hopefully that happens before it degrades any further.

iPhone 5s back camera @ 4.2mm
1/470 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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“Corkin Gallery Stairs and Arches”

“Corkin Gallery Stairs & Arches”

“Human society is like an arch, kept from falling by the mutual pressure of its parts”
– Seneca

The Toronto Distillery District is known for its boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. One of the art galleries in this area is the Corkin Gallery, featuring artists of many disciplines.

Within this large gallery are some of the original distillery structures, including these interesting arches which lead to two staircases to the second floor of the gallery. I like how the gallery retained the significant architectural elements of the distillery in their floorplan. It blends past and present beautifully. There was something about how the modern (stairs) and old (arches) blended together into a whole that just felt right.

I also enjoyed the various textures, from the age and patina of the brick, blotchy, cracked concrete, smooth steel handrails, and the clean lines of the glass and wood of the staircase. The staircase feels like an anachronism, placed as an escape from the ancient arches, a bridge to some uncertain future.

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
1/20 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 320

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