Doors- Greenwich

Walking down from the train station towards the centre of Greenwich, this door grabbed my attention. I loved how the red just bolted out from the yellow bricks. The windows gave me pause..the new double glazed windows just lack the character of the old draughty curved windows next door.  I wish progress didn’t alway mean we lose a bit of the past.

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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6 Responses to Doors- Greenwich

  1. You are so right about the windows! We had an old Victorian (in MA.) whose turret still had the originial curved 1892 windows. We replaced an upstairs window on the opposite end of the house (due to storm damage) with a modern day alternative, and it always bothered me, but money and other problems left me no alternative. It may be finances, and not progress, chipping away at the past.

    • Gosh, I so get it. I have to this year or next, replace three windows in the old terraced house. The cost of look a-likes are horrendous, so what to do. I dread it. I really do. But the draught can blow you backwards! But I have to think, that with a coal fire burning in the grates, that draught probably saved some lungs.

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    That is a juxtaposition of windows, that’s for sure. But the door is great, and I love what you do with the photos. They feel so crisp.

  3. Yes, I like the door too, Susan, and I’m not keen on the windows either. Oddly, I love the step! And it is a great photo!

  4. Hi Tom, I love the dip in the centre of the step…can you imagine how many people had to step on that to make it curve so? It’s a massive welcoming sign!

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