Arches with Wooden Doors (Thursday Doors)

vaulted tree spirits
bridges of transformation
gateways of between

This doorway is flanked by two arched phantom doors

There is something solid, welcoming, and protective about a wooden door, made even more inviting by an arched doorway. 

These are just a few I’ve collected while wandering around the Upper West Side.

I really like the ornamentation on the bottom of the stair railings here.

Find more doors and join in with your own with host Dan Antion, here.

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35 responses to “Arches with Wooden Doors (Thursday Doors)”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful. One can imagine the tree spirits.

    Were those ghost doors once doorways?

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Merril. I could not find any history about the building. The entrance inside is a narrow hallway with stairs, so I wonder if they were originally doctor’s offices, and when they converted them to apartments they closed off the outside doors. Or it may have originally been a grand lobby that was closed off when the building became less grand,

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  2. Suzette Benjamin says :

    Excellent door and poem. Those archways seem magical indeed.

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  3. Ingrid says :

    I agree, these doors are both welcoming and beautiful!

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  4. Dan Antion says :

    These doors and entrances are stunning!

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  5. alethakuschan says :

    What can one say? Trees are the best.

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  6. Emille says :

    Impressive doors – even increased by the surrounding pillars, etc. Beautiful!

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  7. davisbrotherlylove says :

    These beautiful doors draw a person in. Thanks, K.


  8. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    I agree about those arched wooden doors. The phantom doors are also intriguing.


  9. rothpoetry says :

    Fantastic doorways!

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  10. robertawrites235681907 says :

    I also like wooden doors, Kerfe. The doors in my house all look like these ones and are nearly 100 years old.

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  11. sustainabilitea says :

    Love the doors but I looked and looked without finding the tree spirits. 😦


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  12. D. Wallace Peach says :

    I like wooden doors, especially these with their strong welcoming personalities. They do have “spirit.” Great finds, Kerfe.


  13. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Marvelous doorways and an architectural marvel, Marta.

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  14. Prior... says :

    I also like the stair railing details – and the doors here 😉

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  15. shreyar2000 says :

    They are so beautiful❣❣😊❣❣🌲

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  16. neil reid says :

    I love these wooden doors AND also doors and windows and steps. It is a kind of city not much seen here in my part of the West coast. PS. Not sure of my untrustworthy memory, but think some comments I wrote got lost somehow. Real point being – you are appreciated. neil


  17. JosieHolford says :

    There’s a cracker of a wooden door with iron hinges at the cloisters. I expect you know it.

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