Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Windows & Doors

Friday My Town Shoot-Out is a weekly photo scavenger hunt. Each week someone picks a theme and we venture out into our town to showcase that theme in our town. Thanks to Kerri at www.poprocksculture.blogspot.com/ for this weeks theme: Doors & Windows. It is fun to look at my town with a different perspective and really take note of things I normally don't pay attention to.
Here are some windows on our Maritime Museum, which was originally our Coast Guard Station. The gabled dormer windows are beautiful. You shorter building is all windows to display whale skeletons, among other things of interest.
This cuppola, which is being guarded by a seagull, was made to look old. This is part of a new building built to exhibit a lighthouse lens on the museum grounds. I'd love to see the view from these windows!
Across the street from the museum I spied a boat with a pretty cool door - love the porthole and the shape of it.
Around the corner, a now closed restaurant that was once a very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Their windows are adorable with the red shutters and lace curtains.
This photo is from our derby booth, run by the Westport Charterboat Association. The window is full of derby results and photos of great catches. This is for you, Gordon!
A wooden commercial fishing boat with old windows encased in wood.
Before we leave the marina area, I thought I'd show you some giant doors. This is one of the Westport Shipyard buildings. They build big beautiful yachts for the rich and famous and need big doors to get those babies out when it is time for sea trials.
A door that reflects our area:
These are windows of one of the oldest homes in the area. They have a beautiful bay view from these windows.


Here is another old house that seems to have been abandoned. You can see two old doors through the window.


My mom likes old windows. I think she wanted this one built into their little shed but that didn't happen so she hung it on the outside!


Last week I showed you a photo of our lighthouse from far away, on the beach. Here is a close-up of the windows at the top, where a lens once rotated to prevent shipwrecks.


Thanks for taking a tour of doors & windows in the Westport area with me!

17 comments:

~JarieLyn~ said...

The doors inside the old window is very cool. I also like the red shutters on the historical sourdough's. Your photo collection is awesome. I love all your photos. everyone did such a great job this week.

Pauline said...

Having trouble with my connection today so sorry if I've left two lots of comments. I really feel like I know your town better now after seeing its doors and windows. Love the oars and fishes. And aren't you lucky to have a lighthouse at your doorstep??

Denise said...

Love all your photos. We have many homes near here with cuppola's on top but we refer to them as widows walks. It was where the women would watch for their seafaring husbands to come home.

Simply Heather said...

I really like that door with the paddles and fish!! And the next window shot :)

gigi said...

Love the window on the outside of the house:) Very clever. My favorite though is the close up of the lighthouse. Yum.

Gordon said...

I think I'll just stay on your blog and listen to the music. Loved it. Enjoyed the doors and windows, too. Great job identifying Corvallis.

Kerry said...

Hi Carrie! Yeah, I kinda thought it looked like Corvallis, too!! The trees were just right, but the buildings don't look like that now. haha
I like your shoot this week, definitely gives the idea of a town on the Pacific Northwest coast. I always wanted a house like the old one you have here, with a little tower facing the ocean.

Jama said...

I like the windows to the museums, they are so unique!

Sara Williams said...

Love all of your pictures! I especially liked the one with the seagull on the top!

Ann said...

I like the way you caught the sea gull perched right at the tip. Seaa gulls are funny, we have lots of them here.

I like Robert Frost, studied his two roads meet. Seem that what had happened to me. Two roads meet, and I took the one less traveled by.

Jen said...

These are absolutely amazing photos. I loved them all.

GingerV said...

number one and number 10 are my favorites. this week I have seen so many stained glass windows, I am starting to want one some place in my home... good post

Barry said...

Excellent. That first house sure had some serious windows and doors!!!

Kerri said...

Really great windows and doors! I love the idea your mom had to hang the red window on the outside of the shed.

Zaroga said...

An enjoyable set of photos, Carrie. Love the window with the fish and oars.

Doreen said...

love the choices you have made for this shoot out. the boats, maritime building, etc. fantastic!

Chef E said...

I also love the choices that you have done here...I enjoy driving around and looking at structures...