Lonely God – Tanka 2022 #ThursdayDoors

thru a narrow door a lonely god visits a wide city; ‘the beautiful’ valley God’s gift put to good use *** Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No Facilities **** Number 68 rue du Petit-Champlain, Quebec City is typical of the mid-19 century brick architecture of this Canadian city whose motto is “puttingContinue reading “Lonely God – Tanka 2022 #ThursdayDoors”

Empire – Haiku 2022 #ThursdayDoors

ancient empire its doors history pages hinging its Skyfall *** Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No Facilities **** This wooden doorway enveloped in neo-classic styled marble and granite is the entrance to one of Istanbul’s first office highrises. Designed by August Jasmund, the Deutsche Orientbank, in Istanbul’s Ottoman financial district, was originallyContinue reading “Empire – Haiku 2022 #ThursdayDoors”

The Castle – Haiku 2022 #ThursdayDoors

doors future past a hill castle courts gothic secrets marvels tell *** Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No Facilities **** Remarks: This modest Gothic Revival doorway is the grand entrance to what experts consider to be the only “complete” castle in North America. These double doors are the entryway to the castle’sContinue reading “The Castle – Haiku 2022 #ThursdayDoors”

Thrones – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

carved gateway resurrecting the fallen ascending thrones **** Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No facilities *** Remarks: A modern carved door inside one of Northern Ireland’s oldest pubs —Mary McBride’s (built in 1830) in Cushendun, Ballymena. Trivia: This door is number eight in a series of ten carved doors depicting scenes fromContinue reading “Thrones – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors”

Triple – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

triple echoed doors iconic classical stage sonic curtain call **** Written for Dan Antion’s Thursday Doors @ No Facilities *** Remarks: This Neoclassical-style Community Hall in Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada with its trio of red doors, was completed in 1931. Trivia: If you feel as though you may have seen this iconic facade before—perhapsContinue reading “Triple – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors”

Star – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

full of character on its last legs —resurrected by a rising star **** ***Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No Facilities*** Remarks: Located at 20 Beith Street, Melbourne Australia, this Edwardian-style modest bungalow with its single door was built in the 1960’s. Trivia: This home’s weather-beaten facade (pictured as is) was featured inContinue reading “Star – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors”

The Torch – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

carrying ladder’s torch a shadow of its former self still quenching flames **** Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No Facilities *** Remarks: This 1903 New York City Fire Department firehouse—”Hook and Ladder Company #8″ (14 North Moore Street), remains in service today. Originally twice its current size with two doors, the firehouseContinue reading “The Torch – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors”

Gatekeeper – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

lion gatekeeper literature’s legends roar carved in time *** Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No facilities *** Remarks: This centuries-old oak door along St. Mary’s Passage, Oxford, features a carved lion’s head. Once the entrance to a pub in the seventeenth century, the structure is now part of Brasenose College, University ofContinue reading “Gatekeeper – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors”