Garage Doors: Outliers

Here are a few designs I really like if for no other reason than they're totally unique.
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Garage Doors: Filigree

Often a garage door will sport a jaunty accent inserted in or around the larger pattern, a filigree-like bas-relief with a pattern all its own.

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Subtle but sort of unbalanced.

Nicely bookended.

These seem oddly kinetic. Sorry about the rain smear on the windshield!

These seem poised like horses at the starting gate.

Yow! Gone a bit overboard with the filigree. (Don't forget, you can click for an enlargement.)

That's better - scaled back a bit. It's actually more of a "shape within a shape" motif (stay tuned for a forthcoming post on that rich topic!).

In case you missed the recent "bullseye" post, this one also boasts (eensy!) filigree inserts.


Garage Doors: Bellevue is for Louvers

A rare but recurring leit motif is louvered inserts, evidently for ventilation (or fake and purely for decoration, I haven't gotten close enough to check!).

Nuttin' but louvers.

Louvers and "Laurel and Hardy" mismatched rectangles.

Louvers and one mondo rectangle.

Flashback to my "quadrilaterals" post: the asymmetrical louver!


Garage Doors: Bullseye!

Maybe it's these vertiginous bullseye patterns that keep me so mesmerized.

The standard rectangular bullseye. The mummified car is a nice touch.

This turquoise ought to have been more fashionable in the Fifties. Note the matching RV!

A dainty little number with scalloped edges.

Another monochrome bullseye but spread across a double door.

This one has subtle bas-relief plaques inset.

This odd fellow seems to have lost his lower portions beneath the driveway!

And here we have the multi-bullseye approach.


Travelin' Man

Check out my beyond-local travelphotoblog, The Eff-Stop for a few shots from my recent peregrination.

Mailboxes: Just Gotta Be Different

I've been off traveling the west coast and will have some photos from California soon, but for now, after a hiatus, here's another episode of Newport Hills mailboxes. These ones proudly defy categorization.

These munchkin mail boxes are placed on a couple of concrete blocks at a total elevation of about 12 inches.

A Home Depot trellis gives these boxes a certain je ne sais quoi.

The Tom Sawyerish picket fence approach.

Perhaps this pointy wrought-iron mini-fence helps keep squirrels out of the junk mail.

Gotta love these slick cubbies for rolled up newspapers -- or torpedoes.

A little gang of misfits.


Garage Doors: Marching to Factoria

One of the favorite motifs I've seen is that of "marching" shapes, reminiscent of a classy trio of sculpted ducks above a fireplace.

Little marching squares.

Little marching diamonds, slightly out of step.

Little marching rectangles.

Biiiiig marching rectangles.

Marching rectangles on a collision course.