Charmingly decorated fire exit door to a warehouse, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

Thursday doors – 20 June 2019

Doors 75 – A walk along the River Avon cycle path.

Last Sunday was Father’s Day, and I took the opportunity to be a little self-indulgent and go off on a street art hunt to parts of Bristol city I haven’t been to before. I think that wandering around aimlessly, whether in an urban or rural setting is one of my favourite things. No plan, no map, no directions, just looking around and exploring keeping my eyes open and spotting things that might interest me.

This type of exploring is best done alone, because it involves a lot of side tracks and doubling back which could prove tiresome for any companions.

I decided to drop down onto a cycle path which runs alongside the River Avon (literally river river… Avon is derived from a word abon which means river or Afon in Welsh). The cycle path is sandwiched between the river and the backs of buildings on an industrial estate. On the opposite bank is the Paintworks, which is a reconstructed industrial estate full of rather fancy industrial/business units. The cycle path side is definitely the less salubrious of the banks.

I found a fair amount of graffiti, most of it just tagging, and an awful lot of industrial unit fire escape doors, none of which looked like they had been used in years. I share those doors with you now. I don’t expect a lot of love for these doors, but they are doors, I saw them and feel it is only fair to post them.

Rather bright yellow door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Rather bright yellow door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Warehouse rear door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Warehouse rear door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Charmingly decorated fire exit door to a warehouse, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Charmingly decorated fire exit door to a warehouse, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Door painted by Sirens, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Door painted by Sirens, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Overgrown fire exit door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Overgrown fire exit door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

there was a bit of a contrast with the opposite bank, which had rather a wide margin of brackish plants spreading down onto the mud (the tide was out), and hosted a fair amount of wildlife including these Canada geese.

On the other side of the River Canada Geese graze in the thick estuarine mud,, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
On the other side of the River Canada Geese graze in the thick estuarine mud, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

 

So that is another week of doors gone by, maybe soon I’ll find some rather more attractive doors to post, but don’t bank on it.

If you’d like to see more doors take a good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator  of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by 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.

16 thoughts on “Thursday doors – 20 June 2019”

  1. I think I recognize one of those geese 😀
    Kidding aside this was a great idea for a doorscursion. That first yellow one really pops.
    We have a similar bike path that runs along an old waterway canal system. Lots of old industrial buildings line both shores…hmm, me thinks I need to get on my bike and go for a ride.

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