Saturday, May 23, 2009

Photo Challenge - Doorways

Thank you for the wonderful prompt for this challenge Miz Annie!

My first doorway is on that old barn that sits out in the field behind our house. I think it was built back in the 1940's or 50's and it's still standing, barely. I love old barns.

I snapped a couple of shots of this doorway because I notice the reflections in it every time I drive out of Helena heading west. It wasn't until I took this photo that I noticed that something must have happened here recently. That looks like some sort of patch on the bottom of the door.

This is the doorway leading to the entrance hall of the Pillow-Thompson House in Helena, AR. It was built by a well-to-do family who's ancestors donated it to the PCCC of the University of Arkansas in the 90's. There are quite a few old southern homes in Helena.
This view of the doorway leading into Estevan Hall, another historical home in Helena, is kind of spoiled by location of the camp chairs. Estevan was built in the 1826 and was occupied by the U.S. Army during the Civil War.

I think this used to be an old school building. I thought the steps that lead to a darkened doorway was interesting. I'll have to find out for sure what this building was.

This doorway leads into St. Marys Catholic Church in Helena, AR which was built in 1936. I think of all the doorways that I've seen in my life, church doorways are my favorites.

Please go to our Brenda Photo Challenge Blog and click on the comments to see all of the other wonderful "doorways" for this challenge.

19 comments:

SOUL: said...

i love these-- especially the barn. that first house shot looks like i may have seen it before-- in person. is it anywhere near hot springs national park/ or lake catherine ? i'm not sure where helena is. but that place looks familiar, nice pix.

Cindra said...

I was thinking the burnt out door was going to be my favorite until I scrolled down and saw the door to the Estevan House. Isn't it gorgeous? All that glass! I usually like the big carved wood doors, but that one is so pretty. I thought the door with the questionable bottom was one of those metal foot plates at first, but You're right... something happened. Great doors, Brenda. Have a great weekend!!!

Sally said...

Oh, your photo's are stunning, Ms Brenda. I love them all starting with the old barn. Historical buildings are fascinating! This makes me want to go over home and take pictures there to share with you. Some day. ((hugs))

Donna said...

I love the doors of the old historical houses the best! Such great architecture and character! Super job on the challenge!

LOL, I hadn't seen the photo effect before with the taped corners. Way cool!

Butterfly Gardener said...

I love all your pictures, but the old barn is my favorite!

Lynn said...

Your doors are wonderful. Each one has its own unique beauty, including the old barn. I am fascinated by the Estevan Hall door; I do not believe I've ever seen anything like it.

Donna said...

What Beautiful Doorways!! I especially love the Estevan doorway!! You did Good Miz Brenda!hughugs

Jenette said...

Love the doorways...and your right the canp chairs kind of ruin the look of that door but it's beautiful anyway!

Jeanne said...

Oohh that Estavan Hall door is amazing. Great job Miz Brenda!

Annie said...

Looks like we all like that Estevan doorway...I think it is because there is a verandah there too...for me...is that what Americans would say..or should it be porch perhaps?

And the last photo was good too, though I did enjoy them all!

Thanks Brenda! Annie.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Those are some beautiful doors! I really like the Estevan Hall door. That beautiful front porch, the only thing missing is a rocking chair or a set of cane chairs. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great weekend!

Sherrie

Lucy said...

Love all the pictures of the doors and I must agree with you that church doors are very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Just Joni said...

What a great idea for the photo challenge. I can't wait to have the time to "play" again...I really like the doorways you have chosen, they just have a mysterious appeal to them making me want to explore their interiors.

Debbie said...

Once I got past loving the taped corners...I thoroughly "ahhhhed" over the doors!

I want to sit on the Pillow-Thompson front poor and have it be mine.

joan said...

Great doorways Brenda! I love old buildings and doorways too.

Karen M said...

Oh, such lovely doorways....I like the variety of doors you selected. The each present such character and set the tone for what is inside. So good to see all your pictures. You are so good. And thanks again for getting this whole photo challenge going. I think it is my favorite part of blogging.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am the current resident here at the estevan hall.. Please excuse those chairs they have been removed from the scene.. I can send you better photos if you like, just give me the link to send them. Oh, and it is as awsome as it looks. Glad you enjoy it also..

Brenda said...

I'd love to have new photos of Estevan Hall! I've only gotten shots of it from the street in front. It's a beautiful house!

Anonymous said...

P.S. That picture of the school is the former high school. Amazing theater on the 3rd floor but I don't think it's remotely safe to go up in there anymore. I explored 7 years ago before it deteriorated to the point it is in now.