Friday, August 1, 2008

Metal

Custom brass doorhandles on the Elizabeth Arden Day Spa & Salon

This month's City Daily Photo Blog theme is Metal. I was in D.C.'s Chevy Chase neighborhood yesterday afternoon to pick up purple food coloring at Sur La Table, (I made a purple velvet cake, for the record. But I digress...) and snapped a few pictures of various kinds of metal. These two pictures were my favorite. The first shows the door handles for the Elizabeth Arden Day Spa & Salon. I loved the bright red doors and the shiny, ornate brass handles and thought this was perfect for the theme!

Mall skylight...

The second one is the skylight in the mall across from the Mazza Galerie--one of only two shopping malls in the District. (The other is Georgetown Park Mall in Georgetown.) To see a few more photos, visit Standing Room Only.

To see more photos from this month's theme, click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

Happy Theme Day, everyone!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08

37 comments:

Mo said...

Love the red doors.

Virginia said...

RED DOORS ARE FABULOUS! That's it in a nutshell.

Sally said...

Oh, I love the doors - so elegant.
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Josy said...

Everyone loves the doors, but they creep me out for some reason. I get this mental image of some kind of hoity-toity bordello in New York City.

(Don't ask me why.)

But the second photo, well, I am ALWAYS a fan of well-composed geometry. :)

Lovely photos, both!

Jilly said...

Two super photos but I really do love that first one. Now wouldn't that be great - enter those doors and come out a new and younger person - well, minus a goodly few dollars, I'm sure. Those are doors with attitude!

Joy said...

I love the red door! A wonderful photo.

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Kate said...

The red doors on the top give the photo a different dimension...nice!

Cate said...

Two really excellent photos. Love the vibrant red.

magiceye said...

superb pictures!

great representation of the theme!

Lessie said...

I love the door handles, too. Very interesting shapes. Remind me of treble clefs in a way.

april said...

Sehr schön, a very nice motif with its strong colors and the symmetry.

Harry Makertia said...

I love the first picture! Great colour, just love it!

babooshka said...

Cool shots and the laat on would be a pefect skywtch shot aswell. Well thought out.

USelaine said...

I really like your cropping choices on both of those. I'm a sucker for the saturation of the red and brass too.

Purple cake?!

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful red doors. If they were in Boston I would post them for my Wednesday doorway series.

J.A.Aldeia said...

Good photos!
Happy Theme Day!

marley said...

I love the door handles! great colour combination. Happy theme day :)

Halcyon said...

Both photos are nice, but I am partial to the handles on the red doors.

Very interesting choice for the theme day!

Ben said...

This is very interesting shape of knob. Striking colour as well.

Steve Buser said...

I like the two very different photos of the same theme. The doors really to jump off the screen at you.

Tash said...

i agree with everyone - the red doors with the interesting handles are fabulous

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful photos & I must say, purple velvet, sounds scrumptious!

D.C. Confidential said...

Hey everyone: Thank for your comments! The consensus seems to be that we all like the red door with one or two leaning toward the skylight.

I don't participate in SkyWatch Fridays (though I probably should), but it seems like I managed to capture something for both!

Bernie said...

That skylight shot is spectacular! I've been going to that mall off and on for 15 years and never bothered to look up. I like the rest of your site too. And thanks for visiting mine.

Rafa said...

Liked both pictures!

nice contrast for the doors and the handles

and the shadows of the roof against the sky

chennaidailyfoto said...

Artistic choice .....

Maya said...

ooooh, I love the colors in that first one. Very nice!

Ming the Merciless said...

Have you tried the spa treatment at Elizabeth Arden?

There is one here on 5th Avenue but it looks way too expensive for me to even step in through the doors.

D.C. Confidential said...

Bernie: That was the first time I'd ever been in that mall. And I didn't even go into the Mazza Gallerie on the west side of Wisconsin Ave. You have a great site! It's inspiring me to make a road trip to Middleton.


Rafa: Thanks! And you, too, Ram!


Maya: Me, too! I was so thrilled when I stumbled on that door and its stylized handles.


Ming: I've never been in an Arden Salon either. To be honest, the whole thing looked a little hinky to me. I mean, the window displays flanking the doors were rather minimalist and boring and did little to say "HEY! Cool Spa Here!! Come in!!! Come in!!!" In fact, all I could think of was a massage parlor I use to pass on my walk down 2nd Street to work everyday when I worked in San Francisco! I'm sure Liz Arden isn't running that kind of business, but still.

That said, I've no doubt Liz Arden is way outside my budget!

Dusty Lens said...

Awsome shots! Wow, love the first one. Heck, I'm glad I'm not the only one fascinated with door handles and latches. I got some weird looks when I was framing up a shot of a window latch in Versailles.

Rodney Dolorin said...

Nice photos!! Very shapely door knobs(pulls)

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D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: Thanks! The door was just shouting out to be photographed, so I obliged! You'll have to post your pictures from Versailles. I'm sure they're fabulous!


Rodney: They are rather shapely, aren't they?

Carraol said...

Beautiful red, simple and amazing composition, great choice for this theme! Happpy Sunday.

lv2scpbk said...

Love the red doors with the fancy knobs. I was in Georgetown about a year ago visiting Washington, DC. I will check out your other blog. I thought it was a nice little town.

D.C. Confidential said...

Carraol: Thanks! And Happy Sunday to you, too!


LV2SCPBK: Thanks for stopping by! Georgetown is a fun neighbor and D.C., as a whole, is a decent little town to visit. I like it for its history and things to see.

Mary Jo said...

You have a really amazing blog here!

D.C. Confidential said...

Mary Jo: Thanks! I hope people enjoy visiting it. Welcome and, as they say in this semi-southern town, come back again soon, ya' hear?