By Merritt’s — Cars and Trains #ThursdayDoors

I took the Gothmobile to Merritt’s in Georgetown, Indiana for her regular pre-event-travel checkup. Now, Merritt’s is a most excellent car shop, but its doors were not chosen for aesthetics.

It does, however, have a train track directly across the road. So I snapped a couple of pics for Dan.


Then I turned around and saw these doors, both car and garage.

Ain’t that a beaut?

These guys are not so happy. I don’t know if they await restoration or if they face cannibalization for parts.

And, between the sad ones and the proud one, this product placement paradise. The neon sign on the window says Studebaker.

Thursday Doors is the inspiration of Norm Frampton. Visit his blog, view his extraordinary photos, click the blue frog link at the bottom of his Thursday Door posting, and find links to doors all over the world.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character doesn’t find something they’re looking for, looks at something else, then finds exactly what they were looking for in the first place.



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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “By Merritt’s — Cars and Trains #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan

    July 13, 2017 at 7:09am

    See what good things happen Shan you stop to look at a train? You got some great doors and signs and cars. And, of course, you got to see a train rumble past. Thanks for the mention. I am all aboard the train today at my place.
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  2. janet

    July 13, 2017 at 8:52am

    That first car’s a beauty, but it would never make it up the mountains in Wyoming (where I’ll be in August.) Too close to the ground! Happy Thursday, Marian.


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  3. joey

    July 13, 2017 at 10:30am

    I take train pictures for Dan, too. And cranes sometimes. I prefer the trains myself 😛
    I think the doors are doors of interest. Are they mirrored insets or is that just reflection in good light? I’m growing weary of door snobs always in search of fancy doors. Bleh, door snobs, bleh.
    I do like these cars. They have interesting faces.

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      Marian Allen

      July 13, 2017 at 10:44am

      YES, I love cars with faces! 😀 That’s just reflection. The door shows a reflection of me taking a picture. The window shows a ghost of a heavy-set older lady with a non-digital camera around her neck and a little black dog next to her. Not the first ghost I’ve photographed in a window.
      Marian Allen recently posted..By Merritt’s — Cars and Trains #ThursdayDoors

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  4. Norm 2.0

    July 13, 2017 at 12:07pm

    So Dan was not the only one who had trains on the brain this week 😉
    I LOVE those old cars too.

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  5. Deborah

    July 13, 2017 at 7:46pm

    I love that first car, and the two rusty ones would be great for macro photography and lighting up for night photography. Who says I don’t know how to have fun? 🙂

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  6. dymoon

    July 14, 2017 at 8:38am

    I’m getting such a high with all the trains this week and now old cars… best breakfast ever… =^_^=

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  7. Domin

    July 24, 2017 at 7:59am

    Hello it’s me again.
    May I know the name/type of those fun-looking cars? I want to search for more on the internet. It would be nice if you could do so. Thank you!

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  8. Domin

    July 24, 2017 at 12:01pm

    After some time looking up Google, looks like those cars are “rat rod muscle car” – Thanks for your suggestion. Have a nice day.

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