The door to the Myth Lounge on Post Street in San Jose, CA, caught my eye. Its arched opening is reminiscent of church doorways, and the gray-stained woodgrain gives it an echo of a much more ancient building. I wondered if it had once seen a fire.
To add to the mystery, the door has a grilled window like those once used in speakeasies, but I doubt anyone has to whisper a secret password to get through this doorway. In any case, the opening has been closed off permanently. Even so, I wonder what stories this door could tell.
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I love how, when many of us would just walk right past a thing, you stop and wonder and then you share with the rest of us. Love, love, love it.
I’m glad you appreciate my wandering eye, Sally! One of the benefits of walking is being able to go to corners of the city that cars tend to bypass.
It is pretty remarkable what we often completely miss because of our super hectic lives, schedules for destination after destination (and for what exactly? 🤔) while never moving slow enough, still enough to observe everything around us and invigorate, stimulate ALL of our some 12-14 senses, right? 😉
Wonderful images Anne! ❤
Thank you, Professor. Yes, one of the joys of retirement is being able to walk about where once I would have driven past.
As to our multiple senses, I actually wanted to touch that door, but I didn’t. I thought I looked weird enough already.
Hahaha! Could see some bicycle police pull up to you touching, rubbing, hugging that door and they cautiously tell you… “Ma’am, please step away from the door. Are you on any psych meds?” 😆 j/k 😉
Oh, the shame of it! 😀
Hehehe… 😉 If that ever happens to you Anne, your answer should be “Why yes, I am. I have been on 500mg of Vanishing-hyspeedius-fastous!” Then runaway as fast as you can! It works everytime. 😁
Lots of character to this one. Excellent find 🙂
Yes, indeed. Thanks, Norm.
Very mysterious door!
I agree, Barb. I’m pretty sure it has a nefarious history.