I’ve been writing about New Harmony all week — but for those of you here just for the doors, it’s a historic town in the southwestern tip of Indiana. Its founders tried, and failed, to build a utopian society here. Today it’s both a typical small Indiana town and something of an artist’s colony. It makes for a lovely long weekend, as my wife and I found out recently. And now, herewith the doors of New Harmony.

Around New Harmony
Around New Harmony
Around New Harmony
Working Men's Institute
Around New Harmony
Episcopal church
Episcopal church
Opera House
The Roofless Church
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Thursday doors: New Harmony, Indiana

Some of the doors from New Harmony, for the Thursday Doors feature.

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My wife and I are slowly making our way along the Bourbon Trail in central Kentucky, one long weekend at a time. For our first outing along the trail we lodged in Bardstown, about an hour southeast of Louisville. Oh my gosh is it ever charming! And old, with some buildings dating to the time of the Revolutionary War.

There’s plenty to see in Bardstown, and I’m sure I’ll share more in forthcoming posts. But for now, here are some of Bardstown’s incredible doors.

Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown door
Bardstown
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Thursday doors: Bardstown, Kentucky

Lovely doors on older homes in Bardstown, Kentucky.

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Centerville, Indiana, is known for its arches. You’ll see them when you visit: passageways in many of the buildings to courtyards behind them. It’s a distinctive architectural feature of this small National Road town, which was founded in 1814.

Centerville is also known for its antique shops. It’s one of the towns on Indiana’s famous Antique Alley. Centerville and nearby Cambridge City are probably the most prominent towns on that tour.

But Centerville is not known for its doors. That’s a shame, because they are lovely. Here are many of the doors you’ll find in Centerville right on the National Road, better known today as US 40.

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Centerville door

Pentax K10D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL

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Thursday doors: Centerville, Indiana on the National Road

In this installment of Thursday Doors, we check out those on the National Road in Centerville, IN. This town was laid out in 1814 — about as old as it gets in Indiana!

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I took my Pentax K10D on a photowalk through the old neighborhoods in downtown Carmel, Indiana, recently. I was getting to know the 18-55mm lens I bought for it before I took the kit on a road trip. Carmel is no Madison, the location of my last Thursday Doors post. But it still has its considerable charms.

The kit worked all right in my hands, but when I got home I had to warm up and increase exposure on every last photograph in Photoshop. It didn’t take very long but they’re steps I still wasn’t looking to have to take. I may explicitly set white balance for the conditions next time rather than letting the camera guess for me. Also, this part of the day was overcast; some photos I took later in the sun didn’t need any exposure help. So maybe on a gray day I need to overexpose in camera by 1/3 or 1/2 stop.

Old Town, as they call it, is a mix of architectural styles from the late 1800s to the present. That’s reflected in my photographs. Herewith Carmel’s doors.

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Old Town Carmel

Pentax K10D, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL

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Thursday doors: Old town Carmel, Indiana

Thursday doors from Carmel, Indiana.

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Some of the blogs I follow post photos of interesting doors on Thursday. This apparently started with a blog called Norm 2.0, which has featured interesting door photos for years. I’ve always wanted to play, but I seldom get out around interesting doors.

But recently I visited Madison, Indiana, which is rich in great entryways. Herewith, a series of Madison doors on this Thursday.

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Madison door

Canon PowerShot S95

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Thursday doors: Madison, Indiana

A bunch of doors from Madison, Indiana, on this Thursday.

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Great doors I have photographed

A UK blogger I know only as “conspicari” posts wonderful photos of beautiful doors every Thursday. Yes, doors. Go check out his blog to see. I look forward to Thursday doors!

While I don’t make a giant point of photographing doors, they have found themselves within my viewfinder many times. Here, then, is a dump of door photos, in homage.

Red Brick Tavern, Lafayette, Ohio. Canon PowerShot S95.

Red Brick Tavern

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. Canon T70, 50mm f/1.8 Canon FD, Fujicolor 200.

Arched door

Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis. Kodak 35, Kodak Plus-X.

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Salem Lutheran Church, New Augusta, Indianapolis. Olympus Trip 500, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Lutheran Church, New Augusta, Indianapolis. Pentax ME, 28mm f/2.8 Pentax-M, Fujicolor 200.

Ramp entrance

Men’s room on the Monon Trail, Carmel, Indiana. Kodak Retina IIa, Fujicolor 200.

Red door

Drumcliffe Parish Church, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Canon PowerShot S95.

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Shop, Waynetown, Indiana. Canon PowerShot S95.

Waynetown

Old house, Delphi, Indiana. Yashica Lynx 14e, Kodak T-Max 400.

Entryway

Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis. Kodak EasyShare Z730 Zoom.

Crooked Creek Baptist Church

Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. Pentax K1000, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Pentax, Kodak Gold 400.

At Second Presbyterian Church

Residence, Lockerbie, Indianapolis. Pentax ES II, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Kodak Ektar 100.

Door in Lockerbie

Angie’s List, former fire station, Indianapolis. Canon PowerShot S95.

Entrance

Traders Point Christian Church, former First Church of Christ, Scientist, Indianapolis. Canon PowerShot S95.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Ireland. Canon PowerShot S95.

Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Ireland

Gash & Co., Eminence, Indiana. Kodak EasyShare Z730 Zoom.

Gash & Co. entrance

Notice my cameo appearance in this final shot. This building also featured in this post from my State Road 42 road trip. According to a recent comment on a photo of this building I posted to Flickr, this building is no more.

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