This week, I took the Mrs. to celebrate her birthday and our anniversary (yes, it happens every year on the same date). Her first restaurant selection in Los Gatos had the next open reservation available in about 3 weeks so that was not going to work; I searched and found another restaurant in Los Gatos with excellent reviews so we headed there and had an excellent time. If anyone wants to try Nick’s Next Door (apparently he operated a restaurant across the street from his present location then opened this restaurant on his own so that’s how he came up with the name) I recommend it for its good food and service.
This is Nick’s door; I think it was a former house that was converted into a restaurant but many of the businesses in this small city are converted residences or buildings and they have a lot character.
History reports that Los Gatos was originally named La Rinconada de Los Gatos (Cat’s Corner) by early settlers due to the screams of mountain lions prowling in the night. More of the city’s history can be found at this link: http://www.town.los-gatos.ca.us/515/About-Los-Gatos .
This building seems to translate the city’s name into visual graphics.
During my infrequent visits to this city I recall seeing many foreign sports cars (like Ferraris) cruising the streets but this time I didn’t notice any. However, after our lunch we strolled around this district and passed a car dealer that I don’t normally see (it gives you an idea of what kind of economics are at play in this city and the dealership was empty – you think they sold out their inventory???).
The rest of the shots are doors we passed.
I saw the orange awning from a distance and noticed that they had iron gates in this building of shops.
The next shot was my favorite find; the mural was very realistic.
Guess its time to prepare for Halloween.
We passed this Victorian house which is characteristic of homes in this city; it had 3 doors and it fulfilled my quota of doors for this week so we decided it was time to go, especially when the temperature was 100 degrees.
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog. For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.