Thursday Doors

14°F and snow is blowing in today so how about some doors from our Pennsylvania trip last month.

We spent a morning at The Berks County Heritage Center historical site in Reading. It honors an era in our history when we built wagons, ground wheat, and used a covered bridge and a chair lift to cross flowing water.

I loved the doors and the garden, but must admit that chair lift fascinated me. There wasn’t a chair there, probably for safety reasons, but the idea of climbing up to the small platform, sitting in a chair, and riding the wire across to the other side certainly did bring a smile.

We had a very interesting morning because in addition to honoring the past they also have a Bicentennial Eagle Memorial, Police and Veteran’s Memorial, a Doctor’s Grove, and a cemetery. With one stop in the beautiful Pennsylvania landscape, you can explore a variety of topics.

If you’re in the path of this storm or heading out this weekend for the holiday, stay safe.

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, November 15, 2018

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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56 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. slfinnell says:

    Hang on to your hats with the weather! We just missed St. Louis’s mess. Thankful! Great old covered bridge. Love those 🙂

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  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    The snow is headed for us tonight. We have season’s tickets to a local theatre group and for the past year it’s been remarkable that EVERY evening – like tonight – we’ve had either rain or snow on theatre night. Our record is still intact 😉

    This place is beautifully kept. I love the stonework on the farm house.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful doors, Judy. They are so Pennsylvania. I love the red barn, the yellow barn and that worn little access door. It looks like you had a great trip.

    I hope the weather ends up being better than the forecast.

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  4. A chair lift?! You had to be stout of hear to live in the olden days. 😉 Beautiful doors. Winter is coming.

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  5. P.S. Should have been “heart” not “hear.”

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  6. Berks County – a “berk” is Cockney rhyming slang, not very complimentary, I’m afraid.

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  7. Almost Iowa says:

    Wonderful doors – but the chair lift, that’s cool. 🙂

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  8. Love the grey stonework in that house, it’s gorgeous, Judy. Your storm must have arrived in Ireland blustery and wet here the past couple of days.

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos of doors. I’ve often thought about visiting Berks County and your post makes me think I need to get to it!

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  10. Murphy's Law says:

    Love the doors, barns, stonework and the thought of that chairlift. Notice, I said “thought”! Lol. Hope you’re warm and hunkered down for the storm. I’m really not ready for this yet!!
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

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    • In our younger days, I think that chair lift would have been a hoot. I remember when I was pretty young, there was a very narrow suspension bridge over a river up north near my grandparents’ farm. I LOVED walking on that bridge as it swayed. 🙂 I’m hunkered down, and the pellet stove is roaring away. 🙂


  11. Joyce says:

    My art teacher brain sees a vivid and wonderful collection of textures in your collage!
    So now a chair lift across a raging river? I’ve always said NH has it all! (Well, except year round shirt sleeve weather, magnolia blossoms, tropical storms……!!)

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  12. Sounds like a fun trip! Thanks for sharing!


  13. Karen says:

    I love the architecture and history from this region of our country. I can’t believe your weather is getting so cold so quickly. Bundle up.

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  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    Some lovely doors in this collection – an outhouse is always welcome just for the rustic old-style feel. Looking at these pics and knowing we’ve got another 4-6″ of the white stuff on the way makes me miss that green scenery soooooo much 🙂

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  15. Annie says:

    Seeing those traditional stone homes and out buildings in Pennsylvania is like being in the English Cotswolds. I love that old stone architecture.
    Stay safe and warm with this front moving in tonight!

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  16. Oh Judy 14 degrees?? Am a wimp and so I’m glad you are showing it to us, sitting in a warm house! You’re a trooper! Love the peacock statue, and the covered bridge (I guess too old for cars?)
    The red house and the brick one with the white window shutters are my favorite in your finds!

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  17. Phew, it sounds like a perfect day for staying indoors and reminiscing with a few holiday photos. Stay warm and cosy over there!

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  18. Eliza Waters says:

    PA has such a rich colonial heritage and some really great doors. 🙂

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  19. germac4 says:

    I love the buildings in this part of the world…. especially the grist mill & red bridge. I’m not sure about a chair lift across a raging river but you had to be tough to survive in those days..

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  20. Oddment says:

    After yesterday’s coating of ice, I find the green in your photos completely wonderful. Ah, to be warm without 25 pounds of clothing on! You are getting hit hard, though — at least our ice has melted. I love the comfortable, hard-working look of all these buildings and have absolutely no desire to ride over water in a chair. Yikes. Thanks for the warmth!

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  21. KerryCan says:

    I lived in central PA for a long time but wasn’t aware of this historic site–I would’ve loved to go there! Nice to see autumn photos on this very snowy morning . . .

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  22. I like them all, but the sculpture is what captures my attention today…that and your mention of a pellet stove in the comments. We had to leave our wood-burning stove behind when we moved from Cleveland and I miss it. Our rental has a fireplace, but we don’t even use it. Fireplaces tend to lose more heat than they give and here it’s harder to find free wood the way I did in Cleveland.


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  23. That stone house with white trim and shutters is gorgeous. The garden is lovely, and so well manicured.

    Stay safe and warm!

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  24. A chair lift? How did that work?

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  25. joey says:

    Looks like an enviable outing! I love covered bridges, and I love the smokehouse photo. That one really speaks to me.

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