Door on The Danforth by Marilyn Cornwell

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I took a shot of the storefront painted in these vivid colours. It hurt my eyes at the time to even look at it as I found it so garish. It’s on The Danforth, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Now that I see just this door handle, I have a wonderful experience. This might be somewhere in the Mediterranean where vivid shops are glorious in the bright sun.

What a joy to experience this image as a moment of transportation to another place.

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Gardener and photographer exploring the magic and wonder of plants and gardens in the natural world and creating abstract art in the everyday decays around us. All photographs are © copyrighted and owned by Marilyn Cornwell.

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  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 5 years ago

    awesome colours!

  • Edyta – you are adventurous with colour for sure!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful composition and colors!
    I think I live in a not so colorful town. Sometimes I look at these kind of photos and think – really? But I guess it’s so. :-)

  • Bobbi – I think the same thing that I don’t live in a colourful place because my end of town is subdued and mostly taupe/beige.

    When Debra and I went out to the back lanes of The Danforth it was a different story!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatabout 5 years ago

    Wow some stunning colours here and the lines very nice.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 5 years ago

    You’re right about it looking like a Mediterranean shop door! Lovely colors. We have to look at things in more than one way to appreciate some of the artistic features such as these.

  • You are so insightful, Aunt Dot!!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • richman
    richmanabout 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thanks richman!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Loving these colors..great find my friend..

  • Kim – so many thanks!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    beautiful detail

  • Thanks so much JUSTART!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 5 years ago

    This is a really beautiful capture!!!

  • Thanks Leon, I appreciate your comment!!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollabout 5 years ago

    I love when the gorgeous contains some grunge! Wonderful shot, Marilyn.

  • Barbara – without grunge what would it be?

    – Marilyn Cornwell

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 5 years ago

    fantastic shot Marilyn

  • Hi there – thanks so much!

    – Marilyn Cornwell

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