Today I wanted to join in with Norm’s Thursday Doors feature for the first time. I enjoy it each week and though the photos from my little camera can’t hold a candle to his, I wanted to share the ones that featured doors.
This is part a of part 1 of a walking tour I am taking through Chicago with my husband. My stamina could be better so we are taking it in pieces, and on this trip we walked a circle from the train station on Canal Street up Madison, a bit of a skirt through Monroe, then to Michigan Avenue. On the way back, we took Washington because he lost his set of photos from our last visit to Daley Plaza when a computer died. Yes, back-up would have been wise. Let’s not reopen that wound.
I took a few pictures and looked for benches to sit or walls to lean so I could scribble a few verses to take home with me–while he took his hundreds of pictures. I just like to be there. But I did get a few photos to share.
The sunshine was unrelenting, but kind when it came to photographs. I get a kick out of light and shadow. I especially loved this view of the cross above the door when I looked up.
After lunch, we continued walking east down Monroe.
It was originally The Majestic Theater, primarily a vaudeville house, opened in 1906.
Not far away at 101 S. State Street was Kay Jewelers, around the corner from the Palmer house with these unexpected, one-of-a-kind doors.
And a close-up:
Around the corner, we walked into The Palmer House because I wanted to show my husband the marble interior.
Inside we found this companion Peacock door, an apparent opening to the lobby, which was closed while we were there.
I hope you enjoyed a peek at one corner of Chicago. I’ll save some for next week.