Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Our World Tuesday

It's time once again for Our World Tuesday, a weekly meme that encourages bloggers to share images of their world. It's a great way to get a glimpse of life through the eyes of others! You can find out more about it here. Even if you don't participate, I encourage you to take a look at the intriguing photos that bloggers from around the world share each week.


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I like things that are old—things that have history and a story to tell. These things don't necessarily have to be beautiful, at least by the world's definition of the term. In fact, I think beauty can often be found in places where we may never have thought to look, and it's this unexpected beauty that I'm always searching for.
 
 I took these two photos yesterday. The peeling paint and the rusty doorknob—they have history.To me, they're beautiful.
 
 
 
 
Wishing you a day filled with unexpected beauty. ☺
 

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  1. Ah pealing paing and rusty door furniture somting I hav ecomacross a lot in places I have been. Sill overcast cold and snowy here.

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    1. I hope it warms up soon, Bill. Hope you're having a nice day. ☺

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  2. Yes am sure there must be plenty of stories there! Lovely captures!

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  3. I wonder how many hands have turned that doorknob.

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  4. I've been working on a photo series of doors and windows - fascinating images - there is beauty in age, yes?

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    1. Definitely.

      Will you be posting your series? I'd love to see it.

      Have a great Tuesday. ☺

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  5. I agree with you. There is something so intriguing about the old worn and weathered charm of such things. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Weathered is a great word for it. ☺

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  6. Whenever I see an old item like that, I wonder what all they've seen in life. How many conversations they've overheard, how many storms (both literal and metaphorical) that they've weathered, etc. Beautiful post.

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    1. I wonder those same things. Thank, Keith. Happy Tuesday!

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  7. Unexpected beauty is the sort I look for too. You have found two great examples of beauty here.

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  8. I so agree...love anything with a rustic or vintage edge to it. Thanks for visiting our blog...we love visitors!

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  9. yes - I agree- we can find beauty in the most unexpected places - we just have to open our eyes to see it.
    Have a wonderful week. And thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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    1. I see so much beauty now that I've really started to pay attention. ☺

      Have a great week!

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  10. Peeling paint and rusty objects make wonderful photographic subjects. These remind me of an old house my great aunt used to live in. Very fond memories. :)

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    1. I'm glad my photos reminded you of some good times. Have a great Tuesday. ☺

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  11. Yes! agree with you, Dana:) It just so mysterious and got a lot of story to tell:) I love old stuff

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    1. Mysterious is a good word to describe it. :)

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  12. These pics are beautiful. They remind me of my Grandma's farmhouse (though, hers was white)with the paint chips in spots and the doorknob. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. Have a nice Tuesday. ☺

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  13. I agree with you ! old things have just such a romantic touch !

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  14. Very nice abstract compositions, I love the first one.

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  15. How many different hands have gripped that door knob and each one with a different reason for doing so.

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  16. Great captures! I love blue houses and doors, such a pretty color. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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    1. I like that blue, too. ☺

      Thanks!

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  17. I never would have thought peeling paint and a rusty old door knob could be so artistic!

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  18. Unexpected history... have a nice day.:)

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  19. I wonder what the stories are behind those pictures. There are so many possibilities.

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    1. I think that's what I like most about old things like these—the possibilities.

      Happy Tuesday. ☺

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  20. Me han gustado las dos fotos. Enhorabuena

    un abrazo

    fus

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  21. I do love to think of stories behind pictures like those. It almost looks like you took photos of my shed outback!

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    1. It's too bad inanimate objects can't talk—or can they? ;)

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  22. Peeling paint and rusty doorknobs are all around here. I’ve not thought to photograph them before. You are right, though, why not. There is beauty in them for sure.

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    1. I think their imperfection is what makes them so beautiful. :)

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  23. Old door knobs, key plates and such are very whimsical and fun.

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    1. They certainly are. Happy Tuesday!

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  24. reminds me of the backside of my house.

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  25. What a neat idea! Thanks for encouraging me to notice things I don't usually notice. Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge--I like your blog! (www.achristianmomsguide.blogspot.com and www.nebraskafamilytimes.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to reading your A to Z posts. :)

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  26. I like old things also have a lot of antiques in my house

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    1. I have things that belonged to my grandma and my parents. I like living with that history.

      I hope you had a wonderful Tuesday. ☺

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  27. I spend a lot of time driving from town to town for my job. And I love driving by old barns and buildings. I wonder what they've seen.

    In my finished basement, I have doors I've installed that are over 100 yrs old. They're weather and worn, and they are pretty cool in my mancave.

    Got lots of antiques all over the house too. Stuff handcarved in Europe.

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    1. I wonder those things, too, when I drive across the country. There's so much history—so many stories...

      Those doors sound amazing! I love that worn and weathered look.

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  28. I feel the same way.
    One of my favorite quotes: "Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." (camille pissarro)
    I'm a sucker for old doorknobs & weathered paint!

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  29. great thoughts. i love old things too. have a wonderful week.

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  30. Old id definitly gold... Great post...
    Ajeeth boaz

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  31. I agree, they are both beautiful. You have a such an eye for texture and design!

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  32. Of course the door knob has history, how many people passed through it-using it?

    Beautiful!

    ~Nas~

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  33. I think the same way when I see an abandoned house in a field. However, when I see the chipping paint around my own windows, I sigh while calculating what this is going to cost and pray my neighbors aren't disgusted by my laziness and procrastination.

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  34. It looks like a century old right Dana?..thanks for sharing your daily dose. Your blog is so cool..I like the way you write and it encourage your readers to comment.

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    1. It sure does!

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I appreciate it so much. ☺

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  35. Like you, I love weathered and aged items. There is so much beauty there.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  36. Very well said about finding unexpected beauty.

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