#ThursdayDoors — Wilderness Wanderings

I’ve gotten quite the collection of doors from our recent wilderness adventures.

We all agreed we’d like to stay in one of these little cabins.

img_1584 We all agreed the utter brownness of this building made us feel sad.


img_1575Is it autumn? It might be autumn.

img_1513It’s not a door, it’s almost a window — it’s a drinking fountain, a water fountain, or a bubbler if you will. I like it. I must include it.

Okay, so now we’ve reached the story time portion of my post. This. This is the old Peace Learning Center.


See how it’s all sad and dilapidated? Doesn’t it seem gloomy? Poor thing.

I mean, really. So sad. This building is all, “No one loves me anymore.” You know it’s bad when people throw orange cones at you.

But look at its door!
img_1709Ooh, I say, Ooh!
Copper and metalwork and true character!
The slate, and how!

No doubt the building is sad now. She knows she was once special. She remembers the children and their happiness. She remembers when she was power-washed and decorated with flowers.


People, it gets worse.

She’s been replaced.

This is the new Peace Learning Center.


Apart from the gabled roof, Bleh.

There is a lily pad pond, not exactly the height of lily pond time right now, so I’m reserving judgement on the lily pond. When the lily pads are most beautiful, I am usually still hiding in my air-conditioning, so what do I know?

As we walked around the new monstrosity Peace Learning Center I cursed the lame-ass doors and hoped the front doors would be more interesting. Moo said she thought they’d be boring doors, The Mister said they’d be standard glass. I hoped and I hoped, but…

But not exactly a triumph in doors, are they?


Again, nice gable, Mr Roof, but what sad, sad doors. Tsk.
I can’t imagine what the new building cost, but I’m certain it was more than a rejuvenation of the former building. Tsk.


Moving on!

I was gonna get a photo of the doors to the boathouse, but…



I got caught up in the sheer cuteness of this little guy feeding the goose,


and then I stumbled across some fallen walnuts and well, that was a teachable moment, so no boathouse doors for you.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link.

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45 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Wilderness Wanderings

  1. loisajay says:

    No ‘Peace’ for me in that new center, Tsk, tsk is absolutely right.

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  2. Benson says:

    I wonder which County official’s relation designed the new “Peace Center”? That is one ugly building. The gables have some charm but I don’t know about that color. A revolving door?! Tsk, tsk for sure. I like lily pad ponds. They remind me of B horror movies. I think your boat house pic is the best. Such a strong and simple building with an amazing roof. Even the boats know it is Autumn. Nice post young lady.

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  3. About that building…New does not mean better ! Such a shame to lose character. But your Autumn scenes …just lovely. 💛 💙 💜

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  4. marianallen says:

    The old Peace Learning Center certainly had character. I am partial to the new PLC’s woody bits, but that brick? Seriously, that color brick? It looks like a re-education facility for people who laugh too much. Ugh! I love the old PLC’s door and stone plaza, and the stone “bubbler.” I will think of those to get the taste of the new PLC’s bricks out of my mind.

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    • joey says:

      Oh y’all are crackin me up! Thanks for the laughs 🙂
      “re-education facility for people who laugh too much” LOL
      Isn’t that bubbler adorable? I loved it and its random placement. Obviously Brown County beats Eagle Creek any day of the week. 🙂


  5. Ally Bean says:

    That side door with the orange cones tossed at it is the saddest door ever. It looks like a perfectly likable door, yet so much disrespect. Why? Just why…

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  6. Oh! I have never heard of a Peace Learning Center. (Or is it ‘Teaching’? *checks up* No, ‘Learning’). Does this mean that peace is learning to be itself? 😉 Or that children learn how to stai cito, as the Italians say. All in all, a marvellous building (the old one) and door, but I love also the balcony and the tiles in front of the door. And the fountain!

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Thanks for taking us on this lovely family outing – lots of fall loveliness and some nice doors too. I really enjoyed that 🙂
    I do hope they find a use for the old PLC. It would be such a shame to lose it.
    This whole post reminds of how much we are so overdue for our own nice long walk in the woods. If the nice weather holds up I hope to fix that this weekend.

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  8. Jill says:

    I’m surprised, shocked really. I thought people generally love to be in conflict and gossip and create confrontation and such. My mind has been opened to a little piece of goodness, if not for the sad architecture, of the Peace Learning Center. Oh and that goose? Definitely Canadian ;p

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  9. jan says:

    Agree with you – can’t beat the combo of slate and copper!

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  10. Ahh, those cabins are forest service brown. There’s also a forest service green, which isn’t very exciting, either. But I like the cabin and very much enjoyed the autumn walk. I vote for the old peace center, too. Hopefully it will be re-purposed for something. I love the photo of the little boy feeding the goose, although I’m not a big fan of geese. Too much poop and, when they have little ones, too aggressive. 🙂


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    • joey says:

      I sure hope they do re-purpose it.
      I’m not a fan of geese, either. I remember when our duck pond was like 40 ducks and a few geese. I don’t know where the geese chased to ducks off to. I let my dog out to chase the geese, shh. If you’d seen the boy and goose in action — well, it was like he’d trained the goose 🙂 This goose was solo, maybe he’s not up to par, so he was more laid-back. Or maybe that kid is magical. It was darling.

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  11. bikerchick57 says:

    It’s too bad they can’t clean up the old Peace Learning Center and use it for something. It has such great character.

    Part of the reason you don’t see me playing the Thursday door game very often is because I run into too many of the glass and steel doors around here. They are boring, much like the new Peace Center. Finding cool doors here would require doorscursion time I don’t usually have, so I’ll just keep admiring yours, Joey.

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  12. I like the old building over the new building, love the autumn decorations on the door and steps, but the little guy feeding the goose made me smile. 🙂

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  13. Wonderful doors.🙂

    I share a photo for one of the doors of the Great Mosque of Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen, and the door is very old and dates back to the Sabaean era. That ancient door has old inscription writing of ancient South Arabian alphabet.
    This link for the ancient door photo:

    Also, if you’re interested, you can read about the great mosque of Sana’a on this link:

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  14. Dan Antion says:

    I think it’s funny how we now look at entrances and condemn boring doors as the wasted opportunity they are. Forgotten buildings make me sad. You’re right, they look sad themselves. Nice photos today. I love the kid feeding the goose – friend for life.

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  15. Oh, how sad that the first Peace Learning centre has been abandoned when it is so full of character and has impressive doors. That new building is ugly and the doors nondescript!

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  16. The original Peace Learning Center is sooooooo much nicer. What a shame to leave such a lovely place empty. Hope it eventually gets put to the good use it deserves. I love that last photo, Joey.

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  17. I think you did stumble into Autumn but one questions begs to be asked, why do you have to learn peace? If you want to “learn peace” just look at the last photo of the little guy feeding his goose friend; can’t get more peaceful than that. Thanks for taking us along on your exploration.

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  18. Anxious Mom says:

    The peace learning center building looks cool!

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  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    I enjoyed everyone else’s comments. I’ll just leave it there 🙂

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  20. reocochran says:

    The original Peace and Learning doors are so lovely, Joey. I like the metal scrolling or curlicues! The roof awning is beautiful. This was such a surprise on this overall sad, disrespected building. Thank goodness, maybe the building felt your kind, positive feelings, if only for a few minutes.

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  21. April says:

    Bigger and newer doesn’t alway mean better, does it? I like old things and wish all could just fix up what already exists.

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