Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring

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. .  Forget your perfect offering
There's a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in ~Leonard Cohen 

I passed this huge roofed gate in front of a private residence in the Hawthorne Hills neighborhood. Next to it was a lovely small shrine (photos here), and the parking strip was landscaped with stone benches with inscriptions, fountains, trees and grass plantings. An unexpected and serene offering to the neighborhood.


brattcat said...

Kim, this is a fabulous post. I love where you take my mind with this photograph, this title, and this quote from Leonard Cohen.

Birdman said...

Love this doorway shot... you can almost 'smell' the wood.

Anonymous said...

This is an impressive piece of wood and iron.

SP said...

Ah, Leonard, so much to answer for... Great photos and posts as always!

blogazar said...

great photo. and i absolutely love that song.


Bibi said...

European door...and I love the quote from Leonard Cohen. I'll have to listen to the song. You know, I don't even know where Hawthorne Hills is in Seattle...:<(

Bibi said...

Well, now I do! Just Googled it, and had no idea that the neighborhood close to where my daughter lived is called Hawthorne Hills! Wikipedia says this, in case any others know Seattle, but don't know HH:

"Hawthorne Hills is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington bounded on the north by NE 65th Street, on the south and east by the Burke-Gilman Trail, and on the west by 40th Avenue NE. There are many Cape Cod-style houses built in the 1940s for the influx of Boeing workers during World War II."