Thursday Doors 47/52

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At the beginning of the month I met two friends in Phoenix, AZ for a long week-end to photograph Sedona and a little bit of South Rim Grand Canyon.  I was the first to arrive but, my friends weren’t due in for 3+ hours. So, with a lot of time on my hands I picked up the rental car then headed toward downtown and some lunch.

I got lucky and found a Subway and Starbucks right next door to each other so headed there. After lunch I thought I’d go deeper into downtown and see if I spotted anything interesting.

Well, I didn’t get all the way into town when these doors caught my eye.

Central United Methodist Church

I made a right turn then circled around the block looking for a place to park.  I found parking in the church parking lot.

A woman who worked at the church came out and I asked for permission to photograph the doors, and she said, “sure!”. Then let me know it was also a school which was in session so don’t go in the classrooms.  No worries there! I assured her. I wasn’t interested in that or the kids just the doors. 🙂

The inner courtyard is lovely.

Courtyard CU Methodist Church

and there’s a large grassy area. That’s a classroom wing.Classroom Wing and Grass area Inner Courtyard

looking at the Bell Tower from the courtyard,

Central United Methodist Church

It was about this time that a man came walking thorough the courtyard with his lunch and asked what I was doing, so as I was I telling him all about Thursday Doors, and my quest for doors another woman came out of the office so, he introduced me and told her what I was doing. I gave them both my “calling card”, and invited them to look me up on the blog and see what I photograph and look at other Thursday Door posts.  The woman asked me if I wanted to see the inside of the Chapel?  She didn’t need to ask me twice!

The Pulpit, Organ pipes, and Stained Glass Window,

Central United Methodist Church Interior

What the Reverend sees, well mostly 🙂

Interior Central United Methodist Church

the inside of the front doors,

Interior Central Ave Doors

In the hall near the door is a stone plaque from the original church building.

Central Methodist Plaque

FOR THE HISTORY BUFFS:

“After the 1870 Los Angeles Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, a lone circuit rider headed east across the hot and barren Mohave Desert, then into the Sonoran Desert … his destination, the few isolated settlements that dotted the vast Arizona Territory.

One hundred and forty three years later we look back with gratitude for the courage, vision, and faith of that lonely rider, Alexander Groves, and the small but hardy group of men and women who welcomed him to their humble community on the banks of the Salt River in the middle of the desert. That fledgling group began gathering regularly for worship under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Groves, and was the inception of what we now know as Central United Methodist Church.” ~www.centralumc.com/history

In the beginning they gathered for worship on the banks of the Salt River under a grove of Mesquite trees. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

They moved to the County Courtroom in the Hancock Monihon Building where the first public school classes were being held. Later when the Adobe School house was built the congregation met there.

Construction on Central United Methodist Church’s first permanent home, a 28 X 32 foot adobe structure was completed in 1872.

By 1904 they had grown so much that they moved into its second permanent structure; a brick building. In 1909 the first pipe organ was installed.

They continued to grow so erected a more spacious white columned building in 1926. In 1946 the congregation purchased 4 1/2 acres on the outskirts of Phoenix at Central and Palms Lanes for $44,900. The present Mission Style structure was dedicated in 1950. ~http://www.centralumc.com/history/

I walked across the street to make an image of the whole front of the Church,

Central United Methodist Church

There’s an electric train that runs up and down Central so there are wires all the way across the view. I used artistic license and cloned them out.

Here are some other doors, and a window gleaned from my walk around the church,

Two Doors

Exterior Door C U Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church Front Doors

South Sanctuary Doors

Window Central United Methodist Church

They were so nice to let me inside to see their beautiful chapel, and allow me to wander around the grounds.

Before I knew it it was time to return to the airport to pick up my friends.

O/T: Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States, and I like to wish all my blogging friends in the States a very Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of you in other places around the globe I wish you a wonderful day, and wish everyone a wonderful week-end.

I’m very thankful for you all. You lift me up, and inspire me daily. Thank you!

May your holiday be filled with love and laughter!

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Thursday Doors 46/52 Illuminated Door

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One of the nicest things about the time change is that I am able to see doors in a new light.

I liked the twinklie lights, and the warm glow emanating from the door windows.

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Nikon Df| Nikkor 17-35mm| Delkin Digital Film

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Thursday Doors 45/52

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I was in Sedona, AZ, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon for a long week-end this past week and while scouting a sunset location I saw this unique door and had to stop. Thankfully the two friends I was with totally understood. 🙂

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I loved seeing the little Sparrow on the horn. I’m so thrilled it stayed long enough for me to get it in the image. Aren’t those chili’s drying in the sun great?  There’s even a hitching post out front.

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When I turned to leave and return to the car I spied this side door/gate.

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A pretty neat find I think.

I’m behind again, but am working on catching up with your posts and images!

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Thursday Doors 44/52

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Here’s a small collection of Red Doors from a walk-about in San Francisco earlier this year.

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Red Door N°290

N°341 & N°343:

An odd angle, I know. If I remember correctly there was a car or something in front of these doors that bugged me so I photographed them this way.  I like the reflection of the window and tree branches in the arched windows.

N° 341 and N° 343 Red Doors

…and lastly, N°443 & N°445 with a bonus little White door. 🙂

N°443 & 445 Red Doors

The right door has a lovely reflection of a tree too which goes nicely with the potted plants on the stairs.  This hill was on the Steep side I recall.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2017

O/T  In case you didn’t hear it somewhere else if you’re using Photoshop CC there is an update made available yesterday. It upgrades the program from CC 2015.5 to CC 2017. For a summary of what’s new in this release click HERE.

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Thursday Doors 42/52

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N° 100F- The Stardust’s Blue Door

N° 100F

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Thursday Doors 41/52

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I’m feeling rather “door” lite    weak this week as I was in the Eastern Sierras last week-end and wasn’t focused on doors, and I didn’t photograph any during the week.

However, I did come across a fishing cabin with a green  door and lovely tree reflections in the big window so, I made a quick image of that.

Fishing Cabin in the Eastern Sierras

This cabin and the others in this resort area sit across the road from Misty Fall which is what I was in the area photographing.

Misty Fall South Fork Bishop Crk

It’s a pretty place to go fishin’.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 17-35mm| Delkin Digital Film

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Thursday Doors 40/52

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I can’t believe how fast this week has flown by! Thursday sort of snuck up on me so I’ve reached into my “walks around the neighborhood” files for this week’s Thursday Doors post.  Although, this particular neighborhood is the hilly one I stretch my legs in and a 10 minute drive from my “hood”.

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I confess the beautiful brick work, and topiary caught my eye before the door did.

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a look at the front of the house,

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Writing this up my spell checker didn’t like the word “snuck”. It likes sneaked better, but I don’t say sneaked in this sense…so, I looked it up to see if I’ve been saying the past tense of sneak wrong my whole life.   Apparently, I’m not alone and a lot of people say snuck, but I’d be correct using the word sneaked.

I think I’ll just leave it as an irregular verb and say snuck, and ponder it awhile as I’m writing this in the wee hours of the morning without my brain stimulating cup-a-tea. 🙂

What do you say; sneaked, or snuck?

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-120mm| Delkin Digital Film

This post is part of Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors.  If you love doors and would like to see the doors others are posting, or post doors you’ve photographed and join other door lovers from around the world click here.

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