We visited Allaire State Park back in early November. Here are some of the doors and windows of that pretty park. The above building in the historical village was closed, but many were open.
Strictly speaking, this is not a door or a window, but it is OPEN – so it’s like a gateway to the bakery. I enhanced the saturation of the colors in Photoshop.
We were able to visit the original home of the Allaire family. As I said on a previous post, we were not allowed to photograph inside, but here’s the doorway to that interesting home. It was said to still be inhabited by a descendant of the original Allaire founder in the 1950’s, and that 1950’s owner kept a horse in his kitchen. Eccentric.
This was a vertical photo, so I increased the canvas size to make it horizontal, and then I used the clone stamp tool and the blur tool to get the main part of the photo to extend a bit into the side areas.
What is that white board that looks like a door but is curiously up too high to be a door? Where there once steps there? I didn’t notice this until today, when I was looking through these photos. Does that happen to you; do you find mysteries in your photos that you didn’t recognize when you were on the scene?
These are windows in the train of the Pine Creek Railroad, which is next to the Historical Village. The train ride just goes around in circles, but we did get to see some deer as we circled about.
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22 thoughts on “Doors and Windows of Allaire”
Keeping a horse in the kitchen is indeed eccentric! How sad they wouldn’t let you take a photo of the inside of the house. The gateway is close enough to the idea of a door, as far as I’m concerned. (Don’t tell Mary I said that! LOL)
Thanks for permission to sneak in a sign.
Thank you for sharing more of your lovely Allaire State Park photos. I like the one in the middle best.
The fall bouquet on the doorway? It is quaint.
Yes, that one.
Thanks for sharing. I especially like the train windows.
Leora I rarly find problems with any of the choices you make or anyone makes. I just love what everyone chooses to show. 🙂 And yes, the gateway is really close to the idea of a door, Stine! 🙂
Mary, thanks again for hosting! I love all your photo memes.
I love those old windows, they look cosy.
Lovely images Leora! I really like the composition of them as well. The simple decoration is more than enough to enhance the old wooden door.
Those train windows are quite gorgeous for a train. 🙂
I have a recollection the train was from some line in Eastern Canada…but I’m not sure.
There is a window meme.. Did I know that? Maybe I did..lol… Sorry you are having gray days. Same here which is why the weed looked so good. LOL. Windows used to be so interesting looking and now we have such good glass that they don’t have any character…great post Leora..Michelle
So is that the reason windows are now boring? Because the glass is stronger? I like 19th century architecture so much. Sigh. They just don’t build it like that anymore.
I love looking through your pictures! I especially like this set because they are very reminiscent of whimsical small-town America.
Thanks for visiting the blog, Vicki. Yes, we’ve got a lot of small-town America in New Jersey (only a tiny fraction is turnpike).
Only in small towns…nice shots of great windows.
I love to photograph doors and windows…
These photos are lovely, and your perspectives are nice. I especially like the first one, with the partial view of the door.
How eccentric indeed, about the horse.
Yes, I gather when they restored the house, the kitchen needed a fair amount of work!
Glad you like the one with the CLOSED sign – that might have worked well for Ruby Tuesday, too, but I thought it was a good opening to a doors and windows post.
I love all the variations of old brick
and the railroad windows are lovely
have i really been gone this long? i have forgotten how much I love your taking us here there and everywhere
Such pretty doors and windows. Some people are so talented.