Today, I offer this variation on Thursday Doors.
Can you detect all the missing elements?
I don’t see a door, do you? A door frame is visible. Inside the cabin, the curtain that conceals the inner chamber has been tacked up, out of the way. That lovely floral scrap of fabric could qualify as a door, I suppose.
Is that inner chamber the master bedroom? We know it’s not the en suite. The woman on the far left looks like a grandmother. Maybe it’s the granny suite?
Too bad the “squatters” didn’t think to turn on the interior lights so that we could admire the décor. [light-bulb moment!] Aha! THAT’s why the front wall was removed! To better showcase the marble tiles and lavish stainless appliances!
OK, enough sarcasm at the expense of these intrepid pioneers: the people who lived without hydro, without potable, let alone running water, without, apparently, a front wall to their house.
Squating [sic] On Nipissing is an image that has fascinated me from the moment I saw it. Not only is an important structural feature missing from this building, but I, too, live on Nipissing Hill, clearly in far more comfort than this family did 115 years ago.
Whatever the reason for the absent architecture, I’m grateful for the glimpse into their lives.
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Inspired by Dawn and her post called Spoiled. She writes about TV reality shows that follow young couples as they tour houses and critique the missing elements. “…there’s usually someone who complains that the kitchens don’t have the latest and greatest, that they would “have to replace these counters right away,” or, about the master bedroom closet, “this is enough space for my clothes, you’ll have to use the closet in the spare room.”
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.