Another Visit (Thursday Doors)

I went back to the turret house I photographed a few weeks ago to try to get a better photo of both the building and the entrance door. Above is the door.

And here’s a view of the entire house, taken from the park across the street on Riverside Drive.

This was my original photo.

I’m also posting some (to me) magical flowers I keep seeing on my walks in Riverside Park. I tried to figure out what they were online with no luck. Does anyone know?

I know exactly where they are–at 106 Street–because there is the statue of Franz Sigel across the street at the top of the steps. My longest residence anywhere in my life was up those steps, down 106 Street one block, and in the middle of the block to the left on West End Avenue. But I’ve never seen these flowers before.

I hope they continue to plant them every year!

It’s Thursday, so I’m linking to Thursday Doors.

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40 responses to “Another Visit (Thursday Doors)”

  1. Manja Mexi Mexcessive says :

    Ahh, how lovely that you went back, and remember it was Thursday to post them! I love the door and the entire building. I wouldn’t know about the flowers if I hadn’t read Cee’s (very informative and pretty) post just today and they are alliums! Have a look: https://ceenphotography.com/2021/06/09/tips-various-angles-for-flowers/

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  2. msjadeli says :

    They are allium https://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/products/allium-giganteum?variant=42548351372

    What a marvelous building that is! I love the picture with the statue centered with a closeup of the allium ❀ Looks so lush and beautiful there.

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  3. alethakuschan says :

    I see someone already identified the Allium Giganteum. They grow in the Library of Congress garden, though because of covid the garden was untended this year, and the flowers were all rowdy volunteers.

    Lovely photos of an elegant residence!

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  4. Dan Antion says :

    I love that entrance, and I’m glad you got the answer to your question about the flowers. The building is remarkable.

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  5. Claudia McGill says :

    Allium. There are many varieties. Keep an eye out as they lose their color and turn into spikes. Very mid century modern style.

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  6. sustainabilitea says :

    I was going to say alliums, but I see they’ve already been identified. In that case, I’ll just say that’s quite a building, entrance, and door. πŸ™‚

    janet

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  7. melaniereynolds says :

    I love that building too and I’m glad you got more photos of it. I hope it didn’t make any of the occupants inside nervous. I love those flowers. They are very popular and by the time I remember o call the garden store to see if they are in stock I’m either too early or too late and they are all gone. Ha,ha,ha. However, I have some leek plants I have let flower and they are “almost” as nice to see. They have white globe flowers.

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    • memadtwo says :

      It’s a mystery to me that I was never aware of these flowers before. As to taking photos, I try to be respectful–if I can see someone in or around the building, I don’t take one.

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  8. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful door, and the allium. I particularly like the second photo. It’s nice to be getting out and about, isn’t it?

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  9. Ingrid says :

    What an intriguing building. And I love the flowers! Isn’t garlic a type of allium?

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  10. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Captivating and awesome doors and the purple flowers are so beautiful, Marta. A wonderful post.

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  11. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Great pictures, Kerfe. The flowers look like pompoms.

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  12. Elizabeth says :

    Beautiful posts, doors always a great subject for photography. Those flowers are called allium or elephant garlic flowers, we have lots of them around here, so pretty!

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  13. D. Wallace Peach says :

    What a cool building. I could live in a place like that. πŸ™‚ And I see that you got your answer on the flower. Aren’t they wonderful. Mother Nature has a great imagination. πŸ™‚

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  14. M says :

    You can look at the site iNaturalist.org for help identifying species…

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  15. Sunra Rainz says :

    Those flowers are stunning, they remind me of lollipops ❀ And the doors you've found are also delectable. Arches are so classic and more welcoming, I always think πŸ™‚

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  16. SelmaMartin says :

    Oh my. Lovely. All of it.

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  17. memadtwo says :

    Lovely post K. I thought they looked like Alliums, glad someone confirmed it. N.

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