Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Corner View" : Front Door

Jane at Spain Daily has a weekly theme upon which we all write from our corner of the world. It is called Corner View and this week's theme is "Front Door." Please be sure to check out her entry and the links to all the others!

This front door near the Italian Livorno is one of my favorites. I discovered this in a town whose name I share, "Prata." I don't think there is any connection becase my family is from near to Naples, but the coincidence was a happy one. So was this front door, with its lace curtains and cunningly placed cane, awaiting its owner to come forth for his evening passeggiata.

This is the Hopetown Lighthouse. In the Bahamas, there is less of the American attitude of personal governance. For example, you can simply walk in to the lighthouse with no fanfare or papers being shown, donate into a slotted box, and climb the steps to the top. There is no guardrail keeping you 'safe', there is no posted notice about liability. If you fall off, well, you win the Darwin Award.

Those are the only two doors I'm using for this Corner View from afar. These next few are from my own location. Comer is an old town in Georgia and its economic circumstance is declining. The cotton is gone and the manufacturing has dwindled and we're hanging on. This door is hanging on with ivy.
Arists live They bought the buildings on this block and re-habbed the interior and made an art gallery and pottery place. They live upstairs. Our town has many creative people in it.

A genteel reminder of the now-distant past. Though the club is still going with tremendous women keeping the tradition alive, the building's heyday was in the early part of the 1900s.
My favorite front door of all. Not so much the church, my church, though I love it. But it is just a building. The door is Jesus.

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