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I recently discovered that each Thursday, Norm from, “miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind” hosts a ‘door post’, whereby anyone who wishes to post pictures of unique and interesting doors on their blog can do just that, and link their post to Norm’s post.  Norm commented that he thought I should be able to find some interesting doors in Chicago.  Well Norm, I took myself on a magical mystery Chicago tour today, and did I find something wonderful!

The GIGANTIC door in the photo above is 14 feet high; yes, I kid you not.  Well, funny I would use the word, “kid”, as this door is not a functional door; rather, it is a display of sorts at, “Big Monster Toys Company” here in Chicago.  Ah, look who is guarding the toy company with mammoth teeth and googly eyes!

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Why, it’s this guy, “Big Monster” himself! I daresay not too many people will get past this green, hairy, scary guy, now, will they? To put the size of the door into perspective, I waited until a couple of people walked by; you’ll see what I mean:

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I tried to get a good photo of the door; however, I literally had to stand on the road and watch for traffic in order to get the pictures you see here!  Suffice it to say, they were a quick snap and get back on the sidewalk grouping! I attempted to see if there was another door into the building; that is, one without a centurion monster!  I couldn’t find anything open to the public.  I sure wanted to get past that furry fiend and take a peek inside!  Ah Chicago, you are filled with fun!

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47 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Who’s There??

  1. andy1076 says:

    Finally!! A place for my lamp!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I you didn’t see this post, I was going to write a note on your blog telling you, “Andy, please come over to my latest post!” It is soooooo you!!!! *gigantic clink* Cher xo

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      1. andy1076 says:

        ~Rolls over a bathtub size bucket of ice cream~ clink!!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Hee hee! Now that’s what I’m talking about, Andy!! *C L I N K*

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    2. seaangel4444 says:

      I meant, “If”; I said, “I”! See, I was so excited to write this message! *LOL*

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  2. D. Parker says:

    This is so cool, I wish I had this door. lol
    Thanks Cher. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, me too, Donna! I think Andy wants this door, too! Thank YOU, Donna! Cher xo

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  3. John says:

    So huge, so cool! 😄👍

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t it cool, John! I was grinning when I was standing in front of it. Hhhhmm, that’s why a lady was looking at me oddly! 😉 Cher xo

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  4. Wow! how very creative. Such a brilliant idea to have everyone who passes by smile!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t it cool! Yes, very creative!! Cher xo

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      1. Indeed! very cool 🙂

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Awesome Cher! Thanks for joining in. The shot with the people walking in front really gives you an idea of perspective. When I was there early last summer it seems our tour guide lied to us when he said it was a residential building and the owner had converted his garage door. It is definitely very unique, good one 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you so much, Norm! Yeay! Yes, I waited until those folks walked by because I could see how big the door was, but I thought perhaps it wasn’t apparent without context. Oh did he? He most definitely is not correct; it is a toy company! Thank you so much, Norm! Cher xo

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  6. tkmorin says:

    I am glad you risked your life so we could see this. Seriously, Cher, that is so cool! Thank you! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Teri, all in the name of The Chicago Files for my awesome readers!! Thank YOU!! Cher xo

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      1. tkmorin says:

        The most I’ve ever done is gotten a paper cut while researching! Lol

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        *LOL* *LOL* Oh Teri, that is hilarious! Well, not that you got a paper cut, but you know what I mean! I’ll be doing a lot more exploring with the, “Requesting Your Requests” comments, so I’ll make sure I have my wits about me! Cher xo

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      3. tkmorin says:

        Ever since your post that mentioned Bob Newhart, I’ve been remembering funny scenes. Like the one when he attended a conference where it had people who were in Mensa. He was talking with this guy who would talk “backwards” and he asked Bob hi name so he could say it backwards. I swear the minute of silence cracked me up! So thank you, Cher, for the looks I get from others when I suddenly chuckle when I remember another scene! 🙂 I wonder if I can find some on YouTube!?

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        That is hilarious! i didn’t see that one! But guess what I found: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDeHBxEEwPz244Psali41CpytB_PLxVHk

        Awh, you are most welcome, Teri! Cher xo

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      5. tkmorin says:

        Uh oh … 🙂

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      6. seaangel4444 says:

        Uh oh is right!! *biggest grin* Cher xo

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  7. Ompong says:

    14 feet…. Wow, that’s ginermous! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t that crazy? Yes, 14 feet!! And the monster guarding the toys inside! Cher xo

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  8. LadyPinkRose says:

    Oh, this is WAY COOL!!! I am laughing out loud. Amazing what one sees in “reflections”. LOL What a shot, my friend, what a shot!!! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Isn’t that hilarious? Hee! Thanks Amy!! Love, Cher xo

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      1. LadyPinkRose says:

        Yes, it is hilarious. I’m still giggling, Cher. LOL ❤

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Hehehehehe!!!!! 😉

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  9. Poetsmith says:

    You do find some interesting things to share with us, Cher!! Really quirky… really fun though 🙂 Have a great weekend! 🙂 ❤

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Thank you, dear Iris! There is so much here in Chicago; however, I never imagined I’d find a 14 foot door with a fuzzy monster peering out of the window! And you as well; thank you, Iris! Love, Cher xo

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  10. Amazing, Cher. The design of the door makes it look like only midgets (kids) can fit through. What is it called….Trompe l’oeil? Glad you got back to the sidewalk safely!!! 🙂 The monster didn’t get you.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t it great, Carol? Oh, I don’t know the style; that might very well be the style! Yes, I’m glad too and the monster stayed on his side of the door, thank goodness!!! Cher xo

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  11. laura kilty says:

    Cool!! I want to see this door for myself 🙂 Really love the ‘door posts’ idea too! Thanks for sharing, Cher.x

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Come and visit!!! Cher xo

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  12. I’m glad you took one of the couple walking by for perspective. What a hoot. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Judy! Yes, as soon as I approached the door I thought, how on earth am I going to show the REAL size of it? And then I waited……….!! *LOL* Isn’t it great!! I love this door! Cher xo

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  13. Hahaha..that’s super brilliant door! No need to have a doberman to guard your house when having giant monster to scare the thief 😀

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t it great, Indah? That’s for sure! I think that monster would work every time! *LOL* Cher xo

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  14. Wow, that is a cool giant door. Fi fie fo fum! Boy auto correct really doesn’t like that phrase!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh Brenda, that is too funny!! Cher xo

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      1. LOL Glad you put the picture with the people walking by. That really showed the perspective. 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        I waited a while for those folks to walk by! *LOL*

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      3. Working hard for your art! 🙂

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        Indeed, Brenda! Cher 😉

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  15. I love doors. They intrigue me. They hide mystery and possibilities. That’s why I have a door on my book. Good article.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Susanne! I like them too! Yes, I did notice a long time ago that you have a door on your book! I also like hidden doors; perhaps a bookshelf that turns into a door! Cher xo

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