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Thursday Doors: Davidson College

Davidson College

Davidson College

Last week I showed you some photos of my small town. Today, December 28th, it is absolutely a spring day, (high 60’s) so I am strolling the campus of Davidson College, the town’s backbone. In the spring of 1835 a small group of Presbyterian churchmen got together in the home of William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina militia general during the American Revolutionary War. The men wanted to build a college, but the designated property had to meet strict requirements. It had to be land between two thriving big cities, Charlotte and Statesville, and “remarkably healthful, being free from malaria and other local causes of sickness.” It would be established for the education of young men for the gospel ministry, as well as planned as a self supporting manual labor institution; meaning all the students at that time were obligated to work in the fields three hours a day in the Manual Labor program.

By 1840 there were four faculty members (one also served as president) and eighty students. Upon arrival each student would go to each professor, where they would be given an entrance exam in each subject.

The college was here first and the town was built up around the college. The original name of the town was Davidson College. The college owned so much property it was decided to dispose of some of the land opposite the campus, by selling lots for houses. They offered a 99 year lease and a great deal of control over the behavior of its tenants. Anyone leasing a lot “could not vend, barter, traffic, give or deal in any way in ardent spirits, wine, cider, gin, porter, ale or any other kind of intoxicating liquor.” Many of these lots were bought by the professors to build their homes on and in later years some of the larger homes were turned into boarding houses for the students.

The Davidson College Map

The Davidson College Map

Davidson Presbyterian Church on the Campus of Davidson College

Davidson Presbyterian Church on the Campus of Davidson College

Davidson Presbyterian Church on the Campus of Davidson College

Davidson Presbyterian Church on the Campus of Davidson College

The Doors of Davidson Presbyterian Church

The Doors of Davidson Presbyterian Church

Last week I photographed the one block shopping area of our town across from Davidson College. Here is a view of Main Street from the college!

A View of Town

A View of Town

The students raised most of the money to build the private meeting halls; the Philanthropic Literary Society Hall, and the Eumenean Literary Society Hall, where social life was centered. Most of the students belonged to one or the other with a passionate loyalty. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Philanthropic Literary Society Hall

The Philanthropic Literary Society Hall

The Eumenean

The Eumenean Literary Society Hall

Close Up of the Eumeneum Literary Society Hall

Close Up of the Eumeneum Literary Society Hall

In 1837 there were three small dormitories to accommodate the students. Each narrow building had four separate rooms with each room opening to the outside. They were called, “The Rows”; Oak and Elm.

Elm Row, Davidson College

Elm Row, Davidson College

Elm Row

Elm Row

Elm Row

Elm Row

The Drinking Fountain

The Drinking Fountain

A View of the Presbyterian Church from Campus

A View of the Presbyterian Church from Campus

Really Big Oak Trees

Really Big Oak Trees

The Davidson College Library

The Chambers Building

The Chambers Building

The Chambers Building, Up Close and Personal

I wanted to photograph some of the newer buildings as well ……..

Davidson College

Davidson College

Davidson College

Davidson College

Davidson College

Davidson College

And the grounds feature an arboretum and the trees are tagged for identification.

Tagged Crepe Myrtle

Tagged Crepe Myrtle

Today, Davidson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to cultivating humane instincts and disciplined, creative minds. Their lingo not mine. I hope that means graduates will be able to get a job!

See you in the New Year!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

PS……………….The BIG NEWS!!!! I have been working on a new blog site since October! So I will introduce it on January 1st! I will no longer be posting on this site after January 1st, although it will remain up to view. I have 3 years of work on this blog, too much to let just disappear!! My new blog features my photos much better and on the computer the website fills the entire screen! I hated having all the wasted space in my background, although I loved the black, it made my photos POP!  Well, I was up for a change! So, I hope to continue to hear from all of you in the New Year! Look for me at https://www.The CadyLuckLeedy.com, BUT NOT UNTIL THE 1ST OF JANUARY!!!!!!

Big News

Big News

Thursday Doors: Christmas L.I.S.T. (Life In a Small Town)

Looking Down Main Street

Looking Down Main Street

Today we are celebrating Christmas Thursday Doors in my small spot of the world! The views are along Main Street, our shopping area, one short block, from one stop light to the next. There are only two stoplights in town! The shops are along just one side of the street. Across the street from the shops is the library and the “green” where concerts are held in the summer and the kids play football in the winter. I hope you enjoy the tour! Merry Christmas!

They say our town population is 11,000, but that includes a wide country/farm area too. I’d say about three thousand of us actually live within walking distance (a mile or so) of town. We do not get mail delivery. We must go to the post office and pick it up. Of course, that’s how we keep up with all the goings on!!

The Village Store

The Village Store

The Ladies’ Garden Club make the Christmas arrangements to hang all around town.

The Work of the Garden Club

The Work of the Garden Club

The doors can be left open today, as I took these pictures on Sunday, December 18, the temperature was 66 degrees!

Local, Affordable and Handmade

Local, Affordable and Handmade

Most of our restaurants have outdoor seating, although in the summer it is so hot here, it is too hot to sit outside unless it is very early or very late in the day! In the background is Davidson College.

Mestizo Restaurant

Mestizo Restaurant

You have to have a Bike Shop!

The Bike Shop

The Bike Shop

And the Davidson College Shop always looks cheerful! When the college is closed for breaks it is very quiet on the streets!

Already For Santa

All Ready For Santa!

Now this is the “real deal” bookstore!

Mainstreet Books

Mainstreet Books

Sign at Books

Sign at Mainstreet Books

And we have nice banners to display lest you forget where you are!

Christmas Davidson

Christmas In Davidson

Nandina

Nandina

Raefords Barber Shop is an institution in town, been here forever!

Raefords Barber Shop

Raefords Barber Shop

We got new signs a few years back!

Park Here!

Park Here!

Monkee’s, the ladies apparel shop.

Monkee's, You Might Need a Bigger Closet

Monkee’s, You Might Need a Bigger Closet

And finally, everyone needs a Pickled Peach!

The Pickled Peach

The Pickled Peach

I hope you have enjoyed my spot in the world! See you in the New Year!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

PS……………….The BIG NEWS!!!! I have been working on a new blog site since October! So I will introduce it on January 1st! I will no longer be posting on this site after January 1st, although it will remain up to view. I have 3 years of work on this blog, too much to let just disappear!! My new blog features my photos much better and on the computer the website fills the entire screen! I hated having all the wasted space in my background, although I loved the black, it made my photos POP!  Well I was up for a change! So I hope to continue to hear from all of you in the New Year! Look for me at https://www.ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes, a slight change in name!

Big News

Big News

 

 

 

Thursday Doors: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

 

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

A few weeks ago I was supposed to be in……..

Harrogate, a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town became known as ‘The English Spa’ in the Georgian era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries its ‘chalybeate’ waters (containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx of wealthy, but sickly visitors, contributed significantly to the wealth of the town. I probably should have gone; the spa treatments would have done me good. But, because I was not feeling up to it, my husband who had business there, was encouraged to take a doorscursion for me. Here are the results of his efforts! Pretty good I’d say! Especially, since he had to go after work hours, in the dark, and in rain or snow every evening! How nice to enjoy Harrogate today in the snow as he did!! What a lovely place! First we’ll look at the blue doors.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

In the glass pane you can see him taking the photo! Great shot dear!

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Do you see all the wrought iron and heavy metal drainpipes in most of these photos? They are artwork in themselves!

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Some things are just black and white in life!

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

And sometimes Aqua!

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

I want to think these are “His and Her” letter boxes! Ha Ha!

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

I’d definitely say black doors were the most popular!

Isn’t this the cutest menswear shop store front?

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

And the other reason I hated to miss this trip, was I wanted to go to the Swan Hotel! What’s at the Swan Hotel you ask? We’ll discover that tomorrow!  See you there!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

Thursday Doors: On the Road Again

Christmas at Indianapolis Airport

Christmas at Indianapolis Airport

I’m on the road again, so here are two quick pics today. It’s Christmas at the Indianapolis Airport! All the light comes from the doors and windows! I have to say this is a fantastic airport! Everything is on time and everyone is so helpful and courteous!

IUPUI Student Union

IUPUI Student Union

I’m touring IUPUI (Indiana University/ Purdue University, Indianapolis) where all the light comes through the doors and maybe a very narrow window! Having a great time! See you next week!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

Thursday Doors at Great Dixter, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter is the private home and garden of the late gardener and gardening writer, Christopher Lloyd. First let’s look at the doors I found there!

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

We had a great deal of action with doors here……. keep the door open……..

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Ring the bell loudly………

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Don’t go in……..

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Go in……..

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Duck or grouse (grumble or complain because you have hit your head)…….mind your head……….

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter Garden, Sussex, UK

We rang, we opened, we closed, we ducked, we minded, but did not grouse, and we enjoyed all the doors!

Soon we will explore the history and walk the grounds of Great Dixter! See you in the garden!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

Thursday Doors: Père LaChaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Père LaChaise Cemetery

Père LaChaise Cemetery

Today, I thought I would do something different for Thursday Doors. This is a video I made of Père LaChaise Cemetery in Paris, France! Lots of doors here!

The cemetery is named after Father Francois de la Chaise, (1624-1709) the confessor to Louis XIV, who lived in the Jesuit house that was on the property at one time.  The sight opened as a cemetery on May 21, 1804 with the burial of a five year old child. That first year only thirteen people were buried here because it was felt the cemetery was too far from Paris. Also, Catholics would not be buried here because the Catholic Church had not blessed it. Later in 1804, with great fanfare, the decision was made to transfer the remains of Jean de La Fontaine (poet) and Molière (actor/writer), seen as rock stars in their day, to the cemetery.  Again in 1817, the purported remains of Abélard (philosopher) and Héloise d’Argenteuil (his lover) were also transferred with their monument’s canopy made from fragments of an abbey. This strategy led to the desired results: people were determined to be buried among the famous citizens.  The famous and wealthy people buried here would try to out do each other, even in death, with beautiful burial chambers, most the size of a phone booth, but some very extravagant.  Père Lachaise was expanded five times and today over one million bodies are buried here in 110 acres. Many, many more are in the columbarium, which holds the remains of those who have requested cremation.

Today, strict rules apply to be buried in the cemetery.  To be buried here one must have died in Paris or lived there. Also there are 50, 30 and 10 year leases on the burial sites. After the lease is up the remains are removed and placed in Aux Morts, (to the Dead) an ossuary, similar to the famous catacomb sights.  When the ossuary is full, the bones are cremated and then returned to the sight. I wanted to see the graves of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, and Oscar Wilde. A roster of all the famous people buried here can be found on the internet. I would suggest taking a map of the cemetery with you or download the Maplet of Père Lachaise Cemetery on your IPhone as we had. After all there are 110 acres to explore and it is very steep and uneven with forest like ledges in some areas. Also note, that at 4pm in the winter, bell ringers ringing old fashioned school bells, walk the cemetery to announce that the cemetery closes at 5pm. You do not want to be locked in the cemetery left to scale a 20 foot gate!  I hope you enjoy the video!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

Thursday Doors: More To See at Windsor Castle

 

Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The Grand Entrance to Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The Grand Entrance to Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

We’re still at Windsor, so here are more doors!

This is about as close as you can get to the castle! Even the Queen has gardening chores! It would be a bit of a challenge to get in here! It’s quite a walk up the Queen’s driveway too! You are not going to make a fast get away!

The Queen's Driveway, Windsor Castle, UK

The Queen’s Driveway, Windsor Castle, UK

Another Door at Windsor Castle, Windsor UK

Another Door at Windsor Castle, Windsor UK

Always lots of police around!

Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

In this picture you get an idea how big the doors actually are!

The Guards at Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The Guards at Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The Learning Center at Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The Learning Center at Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

I wonder what you learn here? Maybe how to open those giant doors!

The #1 Door at Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The #1 Door at Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

I wonder who number one is? I am sure this is not the Queen’s entrance! Maybe the #1 Housekeeper! Or maybe the #1 Guard!

The Queens Gets Her Own Lamps Too, Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

The Queen Gets Her Own Lamps Too, Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK

There is Windsor Castle and Windsor City! Let’s take a look over there!

Windsor City, UK

Windsor City, UK

I hope that plug in the street can be lowered so the cars can get out or it is a long way to back up!

Windsor City, UK

Windsor City, UK

The Sanctuary, Windsor, UK

The Sanctuary, Windsor, UK

There are the small cobbled streets and the big thoroughfare! And a PINK door!

Windsor City, UK

Windsor City, UK

I hope you enjoyed our final walk around Windsor! See you next week!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

Thursdays Doors: Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Today we are strolling around Windsor City and Windsor Castle! I Love the old bricks and stones, and the REPAIRS!

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

This is one of my favorite photos. There is something about the doors! There is this huge building and yet the doors are side by side!

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

God Save the Queen!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

Thursdays Doors: St Ives Again

George Hicks Court Archway, St Ives

George Hicks Court Archway, St Ives

I just love this photo: the archway, the cottage and the worn lane!

 

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

This gate has a charming house design on it!

Rose Lane Church, Now a Memorial, St Ives

Rose Lane Church, Now a Memorial, St Ives

St Ives

St Ives

Beautiful arches, gates and doors here!

St Ives

St Ives

St Ives

Popincourt, St Ives

The Door at the End of the Lane, St Ives

The Door at the End of the Lane, St Ives

Old Overhead Door, St Ives

Old Overhead Door at Hain Steamship Co, St Ives

Doesn’t that logo on the Hain Door look like the Hanes Socks Logo? Hmmmmm……..

The Seagulls Door, St Ives

The Seagulls’ Door, St Ives

A Door to a Secret Garden, St Ives

A Door to a Secret Garden, St Ives

Another Red Door and Gate in St Ives

Another Red Door with Gate in St Ives

One of My Favorite Lanes in St Ives

One of My Favorite Lanes in St Ives (and Another Gate!)

St Ives

St Ives

Doors in St Ives tended to be blue, followed by red, followed by black.

St Ives

St Ives

St Ives

Norway House, St Ives

The Norway Grocery, St Ives

The Norway Grocery, St Ives

And then every once in a while another color is thrown into the mix. Changes things up a bit!

Maize Colored Door, St Ives

Maize Colored Door, St Ives

The Corn Colored Door, St Ives

The Corn Colored Door, St Ives

Now the Traditional Butchers Shop door is quite regular.

Traditional Butchers, St Ives

Traditional Butchers, St Ives

It was what was brought in every morning through the door that I watched for!

Meat! St Ives

Meat! St Ives

There were just so many great doors, nooks and crannies in St Ives! I think I got the best! See you tomorrow in St Ives!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

Thursday Doors; St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

I’ve got lots of doors from St Ives!!!! So here are some doors and some cottages thrown in to boot! Fantastic place for DOORS! For most of these doors Mind Your Head and Mind the Gap!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Notice that many of the doors in these pictures are surrounded by pipes of some kind!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Red seems to be a very popular color here for a door!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwal

 

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Many doors come with tiny, tiny cottages!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Many doors have fancy stuff on them!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

And some have tell-all signs and door knockers! This sign says “Dog” and the knocker is a wolf.

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Some have fancy knockers and a door handle a foot off the ground!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Some have fancy covers!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

And some are just darling!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Something tells me the door frame was added much later!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Some just never want to give up the boat!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

And some never want to be painted!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

And some are salty and crusted!

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

And some have fancy wrought iron AND studs!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks doors from St Ives in Cornwall, UK! More to come next week from St Ives!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

 

 

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