Posted by OurTwoSense (Atlantic Shores, United States) on 12 July 2008 in Architecture.
Lilly : Not sure I want you to see how shabby this place is.
Ronnie : Oh, that's okay, Lilly, I'm an understanding kind of guy.
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a fresh coat of finish, a little hardware and there goes the character. anyone notice the : 0 in ronnie's shot? best...jf
12 Jul 2008 12:10pm
I guess open the right door with your fingers?
12 Jul 2008 1:43pm
(from Ronnie) No, no, Joe : things are not that bad. I keep a screwdriver nearby on a string.
Today I'll go with 'L' at least it's got a handle. What I think is startling is the fact that the cross member of the door and the height of the lock is exactly the same on both doors.
12 Jul 2008 4:28pm
(from Ronnie) I'd have to ask a tradesman but it may be that there is a 'recommended' place to fit a lock in a door like these. Good point, Observing.
12 Jul 2008 4:53pm
maybe borrow Lilly's doorknob to open the door?
12 Jul 2008 6:49pm
Both are vintage character doors, but if you put them in my house I'd probably want to paint them. What funny creatures we are. They would then lose their character!!!
12 Jul 2008 7:46pm
I have very similar doors and locks in my house - I wonder what era these are.
13 Jul 2008 12:02am
(from Ronnie) Well, my off-white door is an original fitting from 1932 and I had replaced them with plain doors in the 1970's. Fortunately, I kept these old ones and am in the process of putting this one back !
Amazing they are the same size and quite opposite with the dark & light as well as one has the knob and one does not, but i figured that one out quickly as it was quite a challenge to open the door on the right.
13 Jul 2008 12:22am
I love the contrast of older and new, the old obviously wins as it is the one still functioning, and has the most charm and character!
13 Jul 2008 3:12am
As always, the comments are as enigmatic as the photo...
13 Jul 2008 4:07am
Lilly has chosen a more political manner ofcourse . ;)
13 Jul 2008 4:16am
Excellent merging. I like the textures and humor here!
13 Jul 2008 5:06am
hmmm... but where are the keys?
13 Jul 2008 7:15am
This is fantastic! Very well done :)
13 Jul 2008 7:39am
hahaha!Talking abt latches like this,it reminded me of a time when i was deep in thought and left my house keys hanging at the key latch,gates open wide.When i came back,i had a fright,thinking my house had been broken into.Gosh,that was a lesson learnt for being distracted!:)
13 Jul 2008 9:34am
(from Ronnie) hee hee . . yes, moments like that have us doing a real fast reality check : "Did I do that?". Thanks for stopping by, Tyan.
a pefect combination - great colors
13 Jul 2008 5:37pm
Fabulous! Love the symmetry in this one.
13 Jul 2008 7:50pm
I guess we should try to go in the left door. Or at least that's the one we can get in...
14 Jul 2008 6:51am
Do you have any "Open Doo" event ? :-)
14 Jul 2008 9:44am
Cool - bring your own doorknob! :-D
14 Jul 2008 11:56am
Ah, for the days when you could look through key holes.
14 Jul 2008 4:17pm
cool shots -- two doors with character. though i'd probably trade character for a nice (or just functional) doorknob. ;) on the plus side for Ronnie, at least it's still made out of real wood
14 Jul 2008 8:03pm
16 Jul 2008 8:36pm
I have a sneaking suspicion that these two doors could be related. In fact, they could be long lost siblings.
PS Word verification for this image is 'DrHam'... ponderous...
23 Jul 2008 6:24am
(from Ronnie) I can assure you they have never met but it did surprise us that the geometry matched so well ! Thanks for the Comment, Sash.
This is really very funny! Great work!
24 Jul 2008 12:32pm
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