Time for a new Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is Doorways. Our current challenge hostess, Annie of Annie's Blog, picked the theme. Thank you, Annie! I love architecture, so it wasn’t too difficult for me to find a few doorways in my inventory of travel photographs.
Last November, we had a marvelous stay at the Beaumont Inn, located at Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Our guest suite was located in the stately Greystone Inn building, which dates back to 1931. What a grand entrance, don’t you think? The photo was taken at f/11 and 1/320 second.
This doorway is quite a bit more humble than the first example. It belongs to the Tan House of Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. The 2-1/2 story building of rubble masonry and frame with clapboarding was constructed in 1835. The structure originally served as a tannery and later served as the last blacksmith and forge shop of the Hancock village. Power for the machinery was supplied by a water turbine on the ground floor. The camera settings were f/5.6 and 1/125 second.
Small-town courthouses have a special charm in the United States, and the Moore County Courthouse in Lynchburg, Tennessee, is no exception. Grand wooden pediments top the courthouse doors, flanked by six-pointed stars. White painted woodwork contrasts brightly with the red brick of this 1885 building. The photo was taken at f/7.1 and 1/200 second.