Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bell Door

I was taking a shortcut along a small street that is mainly a service street in the downtown business district when I spotted this lovely door and sign, so I immediately pulled over to investigate.  I love all the carving around the door and in the sign itself which identifies this as a Bell Telephone building. So much detail for a back door! Bell Telephone is the supplier of most phone services in Canada I think. I could find no info on the age of this part of the building but will show you some detail from the newer front tomorrow.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

22 comments:

Sharon said...

A little blast from the past. Bell Telephone used to be the only way to get your telephone service. Boy, has that changed. Beautiful door and great find.

Gringo said...

I have this image of a smart, Corps of commissionaires guy in his uniform behind the door, politely asking my business!
Nice shot Red Pat.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Gorgeous carving and a lovely addition over the door, we have a rather ornamented Bell Telephone building here too.

TexWisGirl said...

SO cool!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful find Pat, I enjoyed Gringo's comment..I got that image in my mind also :)

Lowell said...

Beautiful entrance. At first I didn't recognize the place but then it rang a bell.

Jackie/Jake said...

It's too bad Ma Bell isn't what she used to be! Now it's a call centre located who knows where!
Beautiful building.

Marleen said...

Love all the details!

Laura. M said...

It's beautiful!
A kiss.

Photo Cache said...

I really like it when they don't skimp on details.

Andy said...

You have stumbled upon a bit of history. The telephone was invented in Canada by Alexander Graham Bell of course.

Deb said...

Lovely ornate surround. Wonder what the original door looked like?

William Kendall said...

Quite a doorway!

Jack said...

With that bell, there can't be much doubt about whose building it was, can there?

And, yes, we spent an afternoon at the Gardini part of the Biennale. (The other main part is in the Arsenale.) It was quite striking, even though lots of the art was not to my taste. But, where else do you find a city park completely given over to art?

Pat said...

That's a beautiful old door. I love the bell!

Randy said...

It's lovely.

Gerald (SK14) said...

That is a tastefully carved doorway

gregory urbano said...

Nice Capture!

llandudnopictures said...

Amazingly intricate detail, someone obviously went to a lot of trouble there. Wonderful!

JM said...

A beautiful door it is!

Lesley said...

And now, when you see a Bell office the sign says simply "Bell". Not nearly as classy as this sign!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very attractive.