Both Indoors and Outdoors at my mother-in-law’s House. We are wrapping up the Holiday Season with our Wreathed Door:
The Toscana was a ‘Snowbird resort catering mostly to Canadians and people from the northern Midwest USA. The most interesting Door at The Toscana was the Garage Door. Here from the outside, a very steep entrance. When driving in you almost feels like you’re going to hit it, mostly because the automatic door opener didn’t work very well. from the outside.
Here exiting from below…..
So I thought I would start the year with something different, In this case a joint posting of my images and my husbands. That will happen from time to time.
Below the typical Toscana Condo Entrance, crowded by parked cars:
There are several Condo Buildings, including more upscale townhouses……….
The Condos are where I stayed last year when I was at the Mayo Clinic. All in all, if I had to be sick, it was a pretty nice place to stay,
An interesting Experience……….Starting with a Rib Roast that was twice as large as we wanted. Ordered 6 pounds from Whole Foods and got 6-bones = 14 lbs.:
Never Fear….we cooked half and froze half for Valentine’s Day:
The rest if our Christmas was more normal, starting with our Table Setting:
And Our Christmas Tree:
Part of an Old Armory in Denver, coverted to a B&B:
We will spend some significant time at the beginning of 2021 exploring the Infrared: IR Sensitive Films, IR Films and some digital IR from a converted camera.
And so the Light, from Ilford SFX-200
And the Dark from Rollei Retro 400S
From My Living Room Window…….
A Tiny door as I take to the road for Phoenix. More on that trip later:
AGH, what a fiasco. I had this interesting image and wanted to make a print to go over my fire place mantle:
You’ve seen this one before. But, over time with the proofs from the drum scan changed my tastes after they showed me a different option, and I wanted to move in a different direction:
But the Print Specialist didn’t want to work on it anymore. My husband suggested that my order wasn’t important enough (i.e. not enough income) to make it worth their while. I worked on the Drum scan myself a bit, but wasn’t making easy progress:
You can see I have quite a bit to do before it looks like the professionally done image. Then I read this Scanning Article on EMULSIVE and decided to do a little experiment of my own. I mostly learned that drum scanning a 35 mm negative is a waste of time…….So I tried a hi-resolution (6500 dpi) scan with my Epson Perfection V700.
And Mike’s Camera Store in Boulder, Colorado, was willing to work with me. Then the lockdown happened and although my order had been placed, I had to await the re-opening to get it. Now placed over my Mantle:
And a smaller version in my Office, which I may end up giving away……..Both wall portraits were taken with my Mamiya-7 on a tripod using Portra 400 film.
Mike’s now has me as a permanent customer for color printing……..
Today’s door, from the First Floor Interior Main Hallway T-intersection:
When you turn right at the intersection above, you’re headed towards the Elevators…..More Doors, Right? And you are looking towards the main entrance door from the lobby at the end of this hall.
And some interior details:
These images are from a Doors Open Denver tour in 2014, sponsored by the Denver Architecture Foundation.
The Front Doors from the Inside…….
We toured the New Courthouse soon after it opening in 2016. Of course the Thursday Doors gives me an opportunity to share now with my new Blogger Friends.
The Court of Appeals is located in the First Floor Lobby and the first Doors you see upon entry.
Below, Typical Courtroom Doors:
And just a really nice hallway:
Our Doors Open Denver Tour was led by then Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Nancy Rice, who was involved in the design of the Building. She was a Great Tour Guide because she loved the building!
See more from the Tour Here. Some nice windows too that I will have to post some Wednesday…..
This post is inspired by a recent Atlas Obscura article about the Documentation and Preservation of Plantation Slave Cabins. At the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio (My Hometown). It is from a Slave Market in Kentucky. After the Civil War, with the end of Slavery, the building had been used to cure tobacco. It was so well constructed, that when the farmer wanted to expand his ‘barn’, he built the new barn around it rather than trying to tear it down.
When the Museum was under development, the story of the Slave Market Building came to their attention. The Current Farmer wanted a new barn, but also knew the probable history of the strange building inside the old barn. Somehow the Farmer and Museum made contact. The Museum torn down the old barn, removed the historic Market Building, and built the Farmer a new barn. Later, the State of Kentucky was upset to lose this historic structure. But it is well preserved now in the Museum Lobby.
Another Place of Interest is the Hermitage Plantation, home of President Andrew Jackson. This is one of the few plantations where Slave Cabins were openly Preserved and Acknowledged.
Since I found this article at the end of Black History Month, I am posting it in Honor of my Father’s Birthday Today. And I think this counts as a #WednesdayWindows posting too.