|Law Office Door - of a firm on a small side street in Philadelphia|
As I do my usual walkabouts through Philadelphia and Collingswood, Red doors really are much more noticeable amide a sea of brown, white, and blah doors. The photographic problem with finding so many red doors is to choose the ones that have other interesting details. Wrought Iron, interesting door handles and knockers, mouldings and kick plates. My photographic Iphone Eye is drawn towards the bright and unusual. These are my findings from over the past 2 months.
The above door, at a law firm in Philadelphia, off of a small side street, was very interesting to me, but I was first taking a photo of a funny sign outside of their offices. Turns out they had created the funny sign, and I thought it was a piece of street art. The lawyers of the firm, all mid-30 year old handsome men, were friendly and chatty - and not all stuffy and conservative as one might expect a group of attorneys to behave. After I snapped a photo of their street sign, I went back to take a photo of their door to add to my "collection".
|St. Mark's Church - 16th and Locust Streets - High Episcopal church|
|St. Mark's Church door detail|
|St. Mark's church door handle detail|
|Side door on 16th and Pine Street|
|Side door on Pine Street detail of grate w/unintentional "selfie"|
|B n B door on Rittenhouse Street. Fairly typical style with added brass accents|
|Olde City Philadelphia door|
|First Baptist Church of Philadelphia corner of 17th and Sansom|
The church on the corner of 17th and Sansom Street is a very old stone, neo-gothic style church. It shows it's age in the mottling and weather stains on the stones and downspouts. The church is used for a variety of functions, worship services, concerts, theater productions, as well as a host for many support service organizations. In Philadelphia, we have a church on nearly every other block in some neighborhoods. Rittenhouse square is home to at least at least 10 in less than a 10 block radius, all still in high operation. 1st Baptist Church doors weren't as interesting to me for their rosy hue or iron fixtures, it was the no loitering sign that caught my eye. As tony as the area is, we have a very large problem with our homeless, our drug addicts and with solicitors of all "types" be they the day or night variety...I bet I'm one of the few people to take notice and pay heed to the sign.