2.06.2007

So Inviting...

Aqua door on the Hill (click it to see it closer...)
February 2007

I just love this photo. I should do a blog dedicated to various front doors here in London. Every few feet in our neighborhood you can see a different color, style and knocker. I have posted some of my favorites that have caught my eye when I've wandered the streets. Our family called suburbia home in the States. The Hill is more of an ecclectic area and it is definitely older than where we were living. It has been a welcome change for us to reside daily somewhere that offers us a completely different lifestyle. I know that each one of us has things that we are treasuring about our little corner of the Earth here.

The boys and I were on a walk today during one of our breaks and we passed this home. I am using the word home instead of house intentionally because I get a warm feeling by just standing outside their gate (of course it is a white picket fence). This seems to be much more than bricks and mortar even though I haven't been inside. I have been eager to capture this particular door but my timing was never quite right. I never want to scare anyone by taking pictures of their home. Can anyone say stalker? Anyway, I snapped the picture no problem and we were on our way.

There are several elements that I like in this image....the hardwood aqua door, the weathered stone archway above it, the wrought iron fence in the bottom left corner and the seeded glass windows. It is a bit sad to me that homes aren't made like this anymore. All the more of a reason to enjoy looking while I can!

30 comments:

Helpmate said...

Hope you are rested now. The door is great! Love your photos.

eurorebs said...

LOVE this. It makes me feel like I can stand at the door, take a deep breath of fresh air, and let everything go...love it.

Anna said...

Glad you like the pic. I was outside today which did wonders for my energy level. I am feeling much more rested...thanks!

Awareness said...

Hi Anna.

Beautiful.....I love the colour and how it works so well with the brick.

I had the very same idea on this end. Downtown Fredericton is full of beautiful old homes with multi-coloured front entrances. I have taken a few shots and they sit on my camera.......I must revisit them and post.

I'm also thinking that maybe I need to have a separate blog for my photos. they tend to get lost in my topics/words.....

Take care

bluemountainmama said...

very cozy...i feel that way about farmhouses, especially when smoke is curling up from the chimney. i just want to knock on the door, invite myself in, and snuggle up next to the fire :)

Anna said...

Awareness...sounds like you need another blog (when am I going to read all these???) and
bluemountainmama...so true...I feel that way about farmhouses too!

photowannabe said...

I love this door. It has so much character to it.I especially like the mossy roof. So glad you feel rested. Sometimes just the fresh air and a new day will do it.

Chad Oneil said...

That's a nice shade of blue.

Babystepper said...

Love the door!

Right before my wedding (almost 7 yrs ago, *gasp*) my mother painted our wooden front door a deep blue. We're not really sure why. It was in bad shape, granted, but blue? I love it now. My husband and I bought the home, and added a bright blue metal roof. Why not?

Cris said...

Anna, what a nice surprise, I also have 3 kids (all boys) but I do not homeschool them, I work from home. Take care,

Jamie Dawn said...

That does indeed look like a home, as opposed to a house.
I love interesting architecture.
One of my favorite places to walk around and look at homes and gardens is in Charleston, SC. If you've ever had the pleasure of being in historic Charleston, then you know what a feast it is for the eyes. I've been there about five or six times over the years.
Your neighborhood sounds like a wonderful place.
Maybe you'll get an opportunity to go inside this home some day. You need to be invited for tea!

Anna said...

I really do need to be invited for tea there.....hhhmmmm. How can I make that happen? :)

John Roberts said...

Looks like it could be #1 in a new series???

kenju said...

Anna, that is a lovely door; the shape of it is great and I love the color. I think a series of posts on the doors you see is a very good idea.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I like the moss on the roof. It says permanence.

ari4u said...

Anna, thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a great blog here. I love this picture. Nice colors. Couldnt help notice the blurry corners, gives the picture a cool effect :)

Take care and c'ya around.
-ari

Ash said...

Love it!
So very inviting :-)

Memories Catcher said...

Great door!Great colors and contrasts.Well done!

David said...

fabulous!
you have some Carmi thing going on here, don't you?

srp said...

Thanks for the visit.
I have been wandering around here for a bit and your pictures are wonderful. Your style and look reminds me a lot of Carmi and his posts. I am adding you to my blogroll so I can return and see more.

This door is lovely... and you are right, they don't make them like they used to.

Beverly said...

I've been your blog several times, but when I clicked on your name at Melange this morning, I decided to stop and take a longer look.

Your photos are wonderful.

Roland Simmons said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I will stop in to look at your work. Take Care.

utenzi said...

That stone above the door is certainly weathered, Anna. It makes for a very lived-in look.

sari said...

I love it, too. It does look homey, and I love houses with character!

Sarch said...

I'm just dying to get inside these doors you keep posting. There are so many stories there.

Anna your photos continue to resonate with me.

Thanks again.

busybusymomma said...

I agree, I wish homes were still made like that!! Beautiful home, and picture...

Kendra said...

Wow, the craftsmanship of just the door and frame are amazing. I hope that more people will begin missing it enough to take a little more time in building their homes.
We could use more modern day beauty here in the States.

HAHARADIO said...

ooh

i like this door!

Kala said...

such a beautiful entrance - what a great way to greet people to the home - nice composition =D

Jill said...

Love this door shot!