Thursday, March 25, 2010

Doors From the Past I


I was fortunate to be able to have access to a wonderful treasure trove at The Garage last week. My photography buddy William Nolen and I were given access to an area where Fritz Whaley stores some wonderful architectural pieces. Mind you, it's a mélange of junk right alongside some very special finds. That's what we photographers delight in after all. William and I declared it another "mother lode"! There were so many fabulous old doors ( I thought I'd been transported back to Paris ) that I've decided to embark on yet ANOTHER series. Today the first, with many more to come.

For your viewing pleasure, William has made a little movie of our time spent at The Gargage right here.

29 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

YES! These doors do have a very Parisian feel!

Judy - So California said...

V, These are incredible doors - but is the wrought iron we see behind/through them a part of them? Really famtastic.

TheChieftess said...

Great photo!!! Love the new banner!!!

Jilly said...

Not far off what my shutters are looking like and why they need painting! Oh dear...

What a shot. Love it - a photographer's find as you say. And of course you'v e photographed it fabulously.

Olivier said...

belle photo, on sent la rouille sur le bord des fenêtres, beau vestige d'un passé pas si lointain

Kcalpesh said...

The most interesting part of it is the color o fthe door! Wonder how beautiful it must have been when it was new and intact...

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Yvi said...

That`s a great photo...wonderful!

brattcat said...

Sometimes we find these treasures but the light is so low that the image is grainy. The light is gorgeous here and the glorious textures totally visible.

Patricia said...

There's more color on these doors than I see outside at the moment, but there ARE buds!

Lovely doors.

William Nolen said...

YES!! it was great....we should do it again real soon!!! My story will come up soon too Virginia ;-)


Here is the Video to that great day

Paty said...

i love this old doors! when I´ll have my own house I´ll certainly put one of those.

Daryl said...

Oh I am looking forward to seeing all your treasures unfold .. love old doors ... the colors and distress on that one is fabulous

Halcyon said...

You should join Ciel from Versailles and do a Wednesday doorway.

These are lovely old doors. I love the texture of that peeling paint.

James said...

I love, love, love that door. It's aged to perfection. It's great to find trasures like this to photograph.

Maya said...

Oh, I love the colors and the way the paint it peeling off! Wonderful.

-K- said...

Wonderful colors.

And coincidentally, salvaged doors is a theme to today's photo at Pasadena Photo Daily.

http://pasadenadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Tash said...

Wow, V. That is gorgeous!

altadenahiker said...

Here's the quandry: Would you refinish them? I like the doors the way they are -- as a work of art and time.

Virginia said...

Hiker, along the lines of your hilarious latest blog post, if there's anything I hate more than mopping and vacuuming, it's scraping paint! Good grief, who ever thought of that hellacious task ? I'd hinge them and make one fab screen of these beuties!

More rust and peeling paint to come in the days ahead everyone!

Anonymous said...

This is a taste of caviar…..or cheese! For sure.

Chuck Pefley said...

Great sense of antiquity here. Looking forward to what is "door Number Two".

Petrea said...

These are so fam dabulous. Wow. You know how to find and shoot.

Bob Crowe said...

You got all sorts of layers of meaning here. Whispered hints of what was on the interior and the exterior, and perhaps what the passage is about. The stories of the people who passed through. Makes me think of the sanctuaries of Greek Orthodox churches that have a door in the back that leads to an area only the priest may go (if I understood correctly): a symbol of the seen and the unseen.

Cloudia said...

LOVE melange!




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JM said...

What a coincidence, V.! :-) Your doors are also old, blue and beautiful!

steviewren said...

I'm in love!!!!!! Those doors take my breath away! I am so jealous of your photo opportunities...even though my pictures wouldn't do your justice. As to Mr Nolen's movie...the music and vintage film feel add atmosphere and mystery to the images. I definitely thought Pere Lachaise.

Carolyn said...

A lesson in seeing beauty in what has been damaged or discarded.

Also love the video. Very atmospheric. The music was also compelling.

William Nolen said...

Thank you Carolyn!! It was a great day with Virginia.... if you like to read more about that day please visit my Blog

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