Small wooden kiosk, Temple Meads Station, Bristol

Thursday doors

Doors 65

This week I have decided to share a whole bunch of doors from Bristol Temple Meads Station. Famed for its ‘passenger shed’ designed by I.K. Brunell and for being the focal point of the Great Western Railway (God’s Wonderful Railway) between London and Penzance.

Rather than photograph obvious doors in the station itself (apart from the first picture) I am sharing some of the doors located underneath the car park in front of the station. The structural archways have provided storage areas since the station was built and some have been hired out to private businesses, a common practice for railway infrastructure around the globe.

Small wooden kiosk, Temple Meads Station, Bristol
Small wooden kiosk, Temple Meads Station, Bristol

The Feature image and first picture show a small wooden kiosk just inside the main entrance of the station. I don’t know how many hundreds of times I have walked past this kiosk over the years, but I only recently noticed it. It is overlooked in one’s hurried efforts to shuffle through the barriers and onto the platforms. A little gem.

 

Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol - why the drill holes in the bottom of the door?
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol – why the drill holes in the bottom of the door?
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol - Repair work in brick
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol – Repair work in brick
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol - Danger
Doors to storeroom, Temple Meads Station, Bristol – Danger

Finally the worst ‘best kept secret’ in Bristol – Hart’s Bakery – Creator of divine cakes, pastries, breads and life-limiting fancies. The bakery that makes it worth being early for your train to make a quick food diversion.

Hart's Bakery, Arch 35, Temple Meads Station, Bristol - Arguably the best bakery in Bristol
Hart’s Bakery, Arch 35, Temple Meads Station, Bristol – Arguably the best bakery in Bristol

So that’s it for this week.

More doors to be admired by following the links at the end of the fabulous Norm 2.0 blog: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

Until next time,

Scooj.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

10 thoughts on “Thursday doors”

  1. An interesting post. I used to love going to Temple Meads as a kid – train-spotting. I was interested in the doors. There is one door however that nobody notices. Of course the last time I was at Temple Meads was August 26th 1964, so the door which we called the secret door and which gave access to the GPO facility,may not be there any longer. What memories!

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