I love how windows and doorways can really give character and class to a place. Here’s a couple in a neighborhood of Seattle that I often visit near the Space Needle. The first one is really classy and is on one of those buildings that are on a triangular intersection. I especially like the white and black tiled stairway. Not something you see much of anymore.
This second one has always been one of my favourite Seattle doorways, The Arkona Building. I’d want to live there just so I could walk in and out of that entrance everyday on my way to where ever!
Both of these first 2 entrances use a classic arch motif. Arches are another topic that I’ll have to explore someday but here’s just a sample from Wikipedia of what there is to know about arches;
“The ancient Romans learned the arch from the Etruscans, refined it and were the first builders to tap its full potential for above ground buildings”.
Clearly this is an arch-itectural topic worth exploring photographically in the future!
This last one for this post is at the entrance to a pottery gallery and studio. It’s a recessed entrance and is covered in a ceramic mosaic that is so colourful and joyful. It’s hard not to smile when you enter or exit this one.
That was just a small portion of the mosaic but you get the idea. Just a lot of fun.
I hope this post entranced you and I will now proceed to Barnum and Bailey’s famous “egress”.
2 thoughts on “Gaining Entrance in Seattle”
Rich, I love the first one. It is so classy and done well. Keep this going. LOve seeing another side of a city I have never, but hope to visit, been to!
thanks, Sis. Yeah, you should get out here and visit Michelle. She’d love to have you!