Monday, September 21, 2009

Presidential Doorway

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I was puzzled why the front door to the Adams Mansion seemed extra wide. Then I remembered that Abigail Adams and the ladies that lived in the 1700s h ad some wide skirts that required an appropriate sized entryway. That's just my theory; I haven't researched it yet.

I think the monochrome treatment of this image brings out the detail work in the woodwork of this historic landmark. Click here for Monochrome Monday pictures from around the world.

8 comments:

Danton said...

A very well preserved historic site. Yes, the door is interesting.

John said...

I see that even in this wooden building they have done what we see a lot of on Georgian buildings here in the UK; a need to put simulated columns at the side of the door to get the palladian effect. A touch of grandeur in a 'republican' new country.

Aileni said...

You could well be correct.
Nice composition.

brattcat said...

Good hypothesis. I'd love to know if you're right.

Daryl said...

Nice perspective

Regina said...

Beautiful shot!

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

It would be interesting to know if your theory about why the door is wide is correct! Those hoops must have gotten in the way a lot. I like your photo. Yesterday, I asked my husband what kind of photography "series" he might want to do, and he said, "doors." Now I see why.
Good shot.
This Eclectic Life
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The Lone Beader said...

That is a wide doorway. I guess all doors were wide back then.