Thursday, August 21, 2008

Door of Perception

If you walk along Mission, just before you get to Fair Oaks you’ll pass this amazing door. Check it out: the detailed stonework… the arch… the atomic age warning sign with mysterious numbers…

What?

Okay, so I could have researched this to find out exactly what goes on behind that door but I’m having too much fun imagining a mythical chimera under a dome of glass or Dr. Strangelove in front of a giant map of the world or a large round table with arguing superheroes…

Who says nothing ever happens in a small town?


11 comments:

Hyde DP said...

Very mysterious - the reality is probably less interesting than the possibilities in your mind.

PS Look out for more pics from my walk around Broadbottom in the coming weeks.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Strange and mysterious, waiting to know what you will discover behing this door ? Hope you will push it to have information.

Eki Akhwan said...

I like the geometry and the symmetry of this composition, Laurie. The ornamental details are also nice.

Love the black and white picture you posted yesterday too. Nice.

Virginia said...

Girl, You have some great imagination. Just love what you dream up. You know i love this photo cause i am all about architectural detailing and columns.

Hilda said...

LOL! I think I love your imagination even more than your photos! ;D

Beautiful arch! But somehow, I expect a more ornate door too.

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Jutilda said...

There's just something about doors. Windows are usually opaque or completely see-through, yet a door can be locked, stuck, hiding some mystery or something wonderful behind. So the thing about seeing a door makes us think of going through something. This is symbolic and the balance is terrific. I'm particularly fond of the arch. :~)

Trish said...

check out: http://chemlabs.uoregon.edu/Safety/NFPA.html

for a description of what the numbers mean.

am assuming this stair is behind or near the old Security Pacific Bldg at Mission and FO (the blue building on the NE corner). I believe there used to be a dry cleaner there a few dozen years ago.

looks like skateboarders have used and abused this quite well...seems like an invitation for them!

Petrea said...

I love this! I've seen so many of those cryptic numbers around town that I had to ask about it. Each number has a chemical meaning, that much I remember. The rest I've forgotten. Keeps me away from the doors, though.

life observer said...

L, whenever I drive along Mission, just after I see that amazing door I always to talk to myself. Wondering what's behind the red door.
Strange thoughts like, "interesting, weird, hmmm, strange, forbiden, twilight zone, secret, what's that." And now, when I pass the red door I will add to this list, "Laurie!".

Laurie said...

Hi gang,

Okay, Trish... I guess I'll have to admit that my delusional imaginings have little to do with the reality of our lovely door here. (Sigh.) It's cool information to know, though. Thanks for the link!

Mike, at least you're adding me to a pretty groovy list of things...

Thanks for the responses, everyone.