Congratulations to Belita for her banner photo. I also commend her for the choice for this week's theme. Once upon a time is the usual start of a romance or fairy tale but it is a wide open category.
Here are my selections.
I may have shared this photo previously. It's a doorway into one of the apartments in Wupatki National Monument. This multiple dwelling was built by Anasazi and Sinagua Indians during the 12th and 13th centuries. It was abandoned in the early 13th century.
The next image is Lock 12. It is the only preserved lock in the Farmington Canal. It was constructed in the 1830s and went from New Haven, CT to Northampton, MA.
The last photo is the summer cottage built by the Vanderbilts in the beginning of the 20th century. Newport, Rhode Island was the summer playground of the wealthy. All of these mansions are owned by the Newport Preservation Society and are opened for tours.