Door within a sliding door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

Thursday doors – 9 April 2020

Doors 101 – More Montpelier doors.

The new world in which we all find ourselves is taking a little getting used to. I have managed to get out and walk the dog every day (the dog I never really wanted, but wouldn’t be without now) and have found something of a routine, which helps to maintain some kind of sanity. Recently, Montpelier and St Werburghs have been destinations of choice, not least because of the rich seam of doors to be found there.

This selection from a couple of weeks ago are typical of the Montpelier area. Montpelier is an interesting district and is at the heart of middle/working class alternative thinking and alternative lifestyles sometimes rather romantically depressed up as a Bohemian hub. Certainly the area is artistic and there is a real mix of housing from rather grand to not so grand. For door lovers this eclectic mix provides so much opportunity. Expect more doorscursions from me in Montpelier in the coming crazy weeks ahead.

No more chit chat (relief all round). Some doors:

Worn and weathered garage door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Worn and weathered garage door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Garden gate, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Garden gate, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Garden gate, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Garden gate, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Door within a sliding door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Door within a sliding door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

This garage/workshop door really is my kind of door. It has everything… character, door within a door, function, age, neglect all round interest. My pick of the week.

A pair of doors with beautiful stained glass widows above, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
A pair of doors with beautiful stained glass widows above, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Door with beautiful stained glass widows above, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Door with beautiful stained glass widows above, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

The last two pictures of doors were included not so much for the doors themselves, but more for the very stylish stained glass triptych above. I can feel myself thinking ‘they just don’t make ‘em like they used to’ when I see door architecture like this. Modern design and materials are all well and good, but cost has compromised so much in the way of decoration.

That’s your lot for another week – there will be more next time. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Easter and happy Passover

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you ought to take a 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.

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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.

12 thoughts on “Thursday doors – 9 April 2020”

  1. Yes, a dog gives you the perfect excuse to be outside. 🙂 We’re fortunate that we can get out to walk (me) and cycle (my husband). Next week will be the grocery run. We take our excitement where we can get it, although as we just moved, there’s plenty to do around here.

    I like your favorite door and the triptych windows really are great. I feel the same way you do about the way things used to be done (at least in any cases.) Now if you want the lovely extras, you’ll pay a fortune if you can find someone to do them. But my favorite is the last one. I like the stained glass, the color of the door, the angle of the door, the vegetation… 🙂 A happy and blessed Easter to you and yours as well.

    janet

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