Sunday, 9 June 2013

In memory of garage doors 3


Remember the days when a garage was located discretely down the side of a house, or was accessed through the rear of a block? This first shot is for Jo, who had to put her shoulders into a solid garage door to coax it open as a kid. The next two shots are abominations of old n new. Halfway houses of convenience. At least they are not the modern penchant for massive double rollerdoors that gawp at passersby from the very facade of a house, indicating our massive love affaire with the motor vehicle, that surely has to stop soon for those of us living in urban spaces.


6 comments:

FigMince said...

Here’s how it works, Julie: These days, the ‘garage’ and its remote-activated double roller (or even better, tilting) doors are a status symbol, whereas once upon a time the building at the back was just a ‘shed’ – which, as you’ll be aware, all Australian boys need.

Joe said...

Personally I have never been a fan of the roller or tilta door single or double at the front of the house.

Peter said...

Love the homage to the door. I personally would love a garage, sadly I have a only a porte for my vehicle.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is a fun series. Yes these are indeed ugly.

Makes me glad that when the neighbours rebuilt theirs that they did a very stylish job of it. A mens shed and gym downstairs and upstairs an art studio for the missus. Their cars live in the driveway.

Apparently our property also had a two storey garage once -- back from the time of servants. The driver of motor car lived in the upstairs section. It had to be knocked down because of a boundary dispute.

Are you seeing any double storey garages in your area?

Jo said...

Thats it!!! but ours was white. Fantastic :)

diane b said...

I remember living in our garage with double doors for 5 years.