Driving Me Cockeyed #ThursdayDoors

Sometimes, Charlie drives when we go to Louisville. I like that, because I can snap pictures of interesting doors as we whizz past. It doesn’t make for good focus, and it doesn’t make for good composition.

I do have a couple of nice ones, though.

Dreamland Fire Station

Who would have thought they had fires in Dreamland?

And my favorite:


OMG, I love Storybook Style!

There is so much Storybook architecture in Louisville! If you don’t know what Storybook Style is, I highly recommend this book or this website.

Thursday Doors is the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his web site, enjoy his beautiful photos, click on the blue frog link, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Write about a Storybook Style house.


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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 “Driving Me Cockeyed #ThursdayDoors

  1. Norm 2.0

    April 19, 2018 at 9:10am

    So you guys were driving downhill then? Kidding!!! 😀
    That’s some serious chimney on that second one, maybe that’s the reason they need the fire dept.

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      Marian Allen

      April 19, 2018 at 1:14pm

      Yes, and it was downhill both ways! 😀 Good point on the chimney/fire department. Makes sense, that.

  2. Linda G. Hill

    April 19, 2018 at 9:33am

    That really is a beautiful house! I’m impressed – I’ve never managed to get a good photo whilst whizzing past in a car. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      April 19, 2018 at 1:15pm

      I love Storybook Style houses. Just seeing one makes me happy. 🙂

  3. joey

    April 19, 2018 at 12:32pm

    I love storybook style too. I think of you loving them every time I see them. There are lots here, too. Ever been in one though? Tiny. I dunno that I could live in one. I have a bungalow and I think this is as small as I could go.
    We looked at one in particular when we moved here, fab galley kitchen, but just about no closet or storage space at all, and Moo’s room would be like Twin Bed. Nightstand. Moo. All Full. LOL Ah, but ever so charming!

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      Marian Allen

      April 19, 2018 at 1:20pm

      No, I haven’t been in one, that I recall. Some are tiny and some are larger. Probably the ones built in the 20’s and 30’s are miniscule, because they were first built by and for soldiers returning from WWI; Europe is where they saw vernacular houses and brought home elements of them in their heads. People lived smaller then. So I’m not surprised when you tell me they’re small inside. Maybe I’d rather live across the street from one.

      • joey

        April 25, 2018 at 9:49am

        Yes! That is surely why the ones in the 20’s and 30’s are so small! I’d never even thought of that. Which is funny in a way, because I live in a community that is largely ‘post-war housing’ of the 50’s.
        I agree completely that the house across the street being a storybook type would be pleasant. And then you could visit and see if anything magical happens 🙂

  4. janet

    April 19, 2018 at 1:18pm

    I’d like to write a longer comment, but I have to go get my neck fixed so my head is straight again. 🙂 Loved the storybook house.


  5. janet

    April 19, 2018 at 1:18pm

    I’d like to write a longer comment, but I have to go get my neck fixed so my head is straight again. 🙂 Loved the storybook house.


  6. Deborah

    April 19, 2018 at 3:44pm

    I like the storybook cottage too! I am terrible at taking photos from a moving car! You did way better than I do.

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