Last week I was a panelist for the BOMA Every Building Conference and Expo in Seattle. It was a pretty busy couple of days but I was able to sneak out each day to see a little of the city, or visit the guy who was LockedInAHouse. I LOVED the Pike Place Market…I was there early in the morning as the vendors were bringing in their flowers, seafood, vegetables, etc. for the day, and it was a sensory feast! I wish I could start each day that way.
I sought out some of the most beautiful doors in Seattle, at the St. James Cathedral, completed in 1907. According to the cathedral’s virtual tour, “The ceremonial bronze doors, the work of sculptor Ulrich Henn, depict the journey of humanity towards the heavenly city.”
Close-ups of the bronze figures:
Door pull (Jonah emerging from the whale’s mouth):
Giant bottom pivot with floor closer modification:
Best door stops EVER!!!
Main entrance interior:
A Von Duprin 88 series exit device…but what’s that in the bottom corner??
A couple of other interior doors:
Have you seen any beautiful doors lately? Send me some photos!