Thursday’s Doors~ April 14, 2016



This is a little off center but sunny

Skies led me to walk around to this

Angle but eyes squinting in the glare

gave me off kilter position.

This door is not unlocked nor

available to enter by students

or university staff.

Once a beautiful place to look

through a fine telescope at the

night skies, moon, planets,

even then Pluto was considered

a planet to observe and include.

This is the Students Observatory,

located near Stuyvesant Hall,

high atop a hill overlooking

West William Street on

Ohio Wesleyan campus.

This hazy day photo is

followed by a much better

photograph taken from a

distance, camouflaging the

flaws and needs for updating

this Thursday’s Doors “look.”

If you are interested in seeing

a wide variety of doors, all have

links to Norm Frampton’s blog.

Please check out a fine doors


found at:


26 responses »

  1. Sad to see such a beautiful piece of history being neglected.
    Yesterdays history is tomorrows rubble, but imagine the amount of learning and wisdom behind those faded doors.
    Great post Robin.

    • Ian, thank you for visualizing the years this building had groups viewing the stars, moon and the Milky Way.
      I liked the idea of the building having been “neglected.” I hope an elderly resident will donate money for children being part of the circle of life. πŸ™‚

    • I agree, it is sad to have allowed it to become rusty and tarnished. They could have a fundraiser or have students volunteer to help out. Thanks, Jill. . . I see the “potential!”

  2. In spite of its obvious neglect, this is a beautiful building and a great door. I’m a big fan of rounded features on buildings so the arched door, domed roof, and stylized turret really work for me πŸ™‚

    • Joanne, what lovely comments to share here. πŸ™‚ I appreciate how you found some great features you enjoyed noticing and commenting. Your ideas describe the arched doorway opening and other great character traits of older church doors. Thank you so much for your shared input. πŸ™‚

    • I like your noticing the doors shape! This, to me, was a door reminiscent of church back doors, Anneli. I would like new coat of paint or stripped down and varnished natural wood color to go with the earthy stone work. πŸ™‚

    • Norm, thank you so much! I felt dizzy in the bright sun trying to take the door photo. This post of the three, just was so off kilter. I am glad you liked it. I enjoyed thoroughly all of your fantastic shots of the Notre Dame Chapel in Montreal. πŸ™‚

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