Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015

Thursday doors – 24 April 2020

Doors 103 – Graffiti doors

I have heard this a lot from people, particularly those who are still in full time employment during this difficult time, that counter-intuitively there seems to be less spare time, rather than more. Working at home when the whole household is home creates a whole raft of time-thieves. Home teaching, cooking extra meals, general care and a job that has become busier thanks to the virus.

Even though I have taken a week off this week, I have filled my time with the allotment, garden and other jobs. The upshot is that I am doing a very quick and easy Thursday doors this week. I have been going through my street archives and thought I’d bring you some graffiti doors. You might have seen one or two of these before. I have a rich vein of material so expect more like this in the coming weeks.

Nick Walker, Anchor Road, Bristol, April 2015
Nick Walker, Anchor Road, Bristol, April 2015

This door was stolen a few years ago and then returned when the thief realised that selling it would give him away. It is by Nick Walker who now lives in NYC.

Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015

An iconic landmark in Stokes Croft from Alex Lucas.

Rowdy, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
Rowdy, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
Aspire, coal tit, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, coal tit, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
23 Magpies, Warden Road, Bristol, May 2016
23 Magpies, Warden Road, Bristol, May 2016

This wheatpaste was one of several from 23 Magpies, and on the back of this I bought an original piece of artwork from her.

Alex Lucas, St Andrew's Road, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, St Andrew’s Road, Bristol, March 2016
Angus, Dean Lane, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Angus, Dean Lane, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Just start singing along!

Din Din, Lime Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Din Din, Lime Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
ArquiCostura, Upfest, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
ArquiCostura, Upfest, North Street, Bristol, July 2016

That’s your lot for this week…

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.

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.

20 thoughts on “Thursday doors – 24 April 2020”

  1. Really enjoyed seeing these after being in lock down for at least two months Scooj and also being at home during the bushfires for a few months as well. While I’ve been able to get out and explore our local area and do my photography, this is a beach and coastal landscape and I haven’t been able to get into Sydney to check out street art, cafes, art galleries. Golly, the list is long, but we’re starting to open up again and I’ll wait a bit to see how it goes before venturing too far afield.
    Speaking about lock down, my son has an assessment task due tomorrow and is having technical issues. My husband ‘s in IT and is what every student needs to have inhouse. I used to have a friend who was forever popping round and saving my bacon at uni. He now works for one of the company’s who supports them at the uni where Geoff works.
    Everything feels rather bonkers but I’m not sure about things going back. I feel like we’ve come too far and will be creating a new world. We’ve found a lot of good in this crazy situation. How about you?
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. Yes I agree. There is a movement in the UK seeking a new greener normal, but there will be huge resistance from the capitalists who will want to restore the old economy at any cost.

      I think that weaning people off their holiday flights will be incredibly difficult, but I am more hopeful that business miles will be drastically reduced.

      People’s connections with nature and improved air quality have to be big pluses and something for all people to aspire to.

      S

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