Thursday Doors: Downtown

This is my first submission into  Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors.  I was intrigued by this concept.

This is a door down an alleyway in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia.

It caught my eye because most of the doors are plain and nondescript on this particular alleyway.

It is a side entry door to the Agnew seed shop building.  According to a Roanoke Times article that I found, the seed shop was founded in 1897 and its Market Street building erected in 1907.  I have a photo of the front of the building that can be found here.

I have a love for the architecture of these old Virginian buildings.  As a Florida native, most architecture there is of a much newer age.  From Palm Cottage and little concrete beach bungalows with terrazzo floors in Naples, Florida to the Art Deco style in Miami, Florida, there is a lot to be enjoyed about the architecture down there.

Yet there is something about architecture that begins to date back even more. A story that it has to tell.  Many lives that have walked around and amongst it. So many changes that it has seen.  Some that show the wear of time and some as if they’ve been frozen into an ageless space.  Wonderment at what life must have been like when they were built.

I have not yet left this country so I have not been able to gaze upon some of the stunning overseas architecture that I have seen in pictures.  I hope to someday walk among some of those streets, standing in awe, and creating my own moment in history.

Let your light shine!

Amy