Thursday doors – 21 January 2021

Doors 135 – back to the archive for some street/graffiti art doors

Things are very busy at work and the streets are wet. This means that my opportunities to get out and find some new doors are significantly depleted. So it is back to the archive. These photographs first appeared on Natural Adventures in April and May 2020 (even though some of them were taken long before that). Enjoy.

Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Object... Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Object… Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019

So that’s your lot for the week, a week in which the world seems a safer and more reliable place.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors, and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 7 January 2021

Doors 134 – my neighbourhood

I took a little pre-Christmas walk around my neighbourhood with the pooch because even in my familiar patch there are some doors of interest, as well as an awful lot of ordinary doors. Often it is what is around the door that makes them interesting and there are one of two examples of that in today’s post.

I still haven’t been to any country houses or estates since March last year, which is a shame as these tend to be rich hunting grounds for doors. We’ll just have to make door with what we find on our doorsteps for a little while longer.

Enjoy these doors from Redland in Bristol:

222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

So there we have it, my first Thursday doors of 2021 and keeping it local for a change. I might have to delve into some archives very soon as we have just plunged into another national lockdown, and it sounds as though this one might continue into March.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors, and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors  from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 17 December 2020

Doors 133 – an annual review 2020

It is the custom on Thursday Doors to post our favourite doors from the year on the Thursday before Christmas, so in this Coronavirus-impacted year, here are some of mine. All of these doors were posted in 2020, but some were photographed before that. I hope you enjoy them, and wherever you are may I wish you a happy Christmas and an infinitely better 2021.

January

Front entrance to the Bristol Hippodrome, Doors, December 2019
Front entrance to the Bristol Hippodrome, Doors, December 2019

February

Arched garden door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019
Arched garden door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019

March

3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020
3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020

April

Shop door, Anchor Road, Bristol, November 2019
Shop door, Anchor Road, Bristol, November 2019

May

The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018

June

Former door bricked up, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Former door bricked up, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

July

Back yard gate, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020
Back yard gate, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020

August

Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020
Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020

September

A gorgeous door somewhat eclipsed by the warning notices to the right, Cheltenham, September 2020
A gorgeous door somewhat eclipsed by the warning notices to the right, Cheltenham, September 2020

October

Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020

November

Shop front - no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
Shop front – no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019

December

Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020
Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020

This has been a very tough year for all citizens of the world, and that includes us door enthusiasts. Doorscursions have been quite hard to come by. Let’s all hope that next year brings us some relief from the coronavirus pandemic and we can seek out a new and better normal life.

Happy holidays.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors  from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 10 December 2020

Doors 132 – Predictably, some more graffiti/street art doors from the archives

I have had another busy week and have barely ventured outside the house, so I have once again resorted to searching through my archives. These doors were originally posted on Natural Adventures (though not necessarily as Thursday doors posts) in February this year.

I hope you enjoy them…

Blurry picture on a blurry day – four doors to choose from

Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020

A tiny little door on the side of this caravan

Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020
Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020

OK, so there is only a bit of a door here, but give me a break…

Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020

Fake doors on a fake train

Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I may have cheated with this window/door

Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020

So that just about wraps it up for another week.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors  from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 26 November 2020

Doors 130 – A big thank you to Norm

As ‘Thursday doorsters’, you will all know that Norm is stepping down from hosting Thursday doors. This week’s post is some of my favourite doors from the last year or two to thank Norm Frampton for opening my eyes and helping me to see such door beauty in the world.

For Norm:

Go well Norm and thanks for all the doors (especially Italy and Ruelles Vertes).

That’s it for another week.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors Norm 2.0 blog,  where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

Gratitude

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A humble ‘thank you’

Norm Frampton for opening

so many great doors

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by Scooj

* on the news that tomorrow will be Norm Frampton’s last Thursday Doors post for a while as he puts his efforts into other things. I shall miss his doors and weekly appearances and am eternally grateful for his opening my eyes to the magnificence of doors.

Thursday doors – 19 November 2020

Doors 129 – Dorchester doors (3)

A little rummage through my desktop archives revealed some doors I photographed on a work trip I took to Dorchester back in June last year, when life was so much less complicated. Rather than feed you a diet of street art doors every week, I thought I’d switch it up a bit with this little collection. Enjoy.

Shop front - no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
Shop front – no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
A rather tired old doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
A rather tired old doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
A once rather grand doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
A once rather grand doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
Corn Exchange door, Dorchester, June 2019
Corn Exchange door, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door for very thin people, one that hasn't been used for a while, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door for very thin people, one that hasn’t been used for a while, Dorchester, June 2019

 

So another week swiftly passes us by, but it is important that we stop and smell the flowers every now and again, otherwise what is the point?

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really 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

 

Thursday doors – 12 November 2020

Doors 128 – a return to some street art and graffiti doors

As the country is once again locked down (although it somehow doesn’t feel as severe as the last time) photographing new doors continues to be something of a challenge. I long for a visit to a National Trust property or something similar, but I fer that such a trip is still a while off. In the meantime it is another dip into my archives to bring you some more graffiti doors from last year.

Thisone, Shoreditch, London, April 2019
Thisone, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

Kin Dose, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2019
Kin Dose, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2019

Ryder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2019
Ryder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2019

Inkie, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Inkie, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

qWeRT, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2019
qWeRT, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2019

Zoe Power and Dave Bain, Redland Station, Bristol, November 2019
Zoe Power and Dave Bain, Redland Station, Bristol, November 2019

Short and sweet this week.

Have a great weekend and keep safe in this crazy world.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really 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

Thursday doors – 5 November 2020

Doors 127 – Bristol doors with interesting surrounds

Sometimes it is not so much the door that is interesting but the brickwork, the awnings, the steps, or the whole design around an entrance that makes it stand out. This week’s selection of doors all have rather plain doors, but what surrounds them is worth a good look. Here we go:

A rather fancy entrance, Bristol, September 2020
A rather fancy entrance, Bristol, September 2020

There is something about the 15 above the door, Bristol, September 2020
There is something about the 15 above the door, Bristol, September 2020

Door covered in 'slaps' (stickers), Bristol, September 2020
Door covered in ‘slaps’ (stickers), Bristol, September 2020

Door and doorway, Orchard Street, Bristol, September 2020
Door and doorway, Orchard Street, Bristol, September 2020

Door and doorway, Orchard Street, Bristol, September 2020
Door and doorway, Orchard Street, Bristol, September 2020

Door and doorway, Orchard Street, Bristol, September 2020
Door and doorway, Orchard Street, Bristol, September 2020

That’s yer lot for another rather turbulent and unsettling week… US Election and England lockdown.

Be safe and kind wherever you are and have a great week.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really 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

Thursday doors – 29 October 2020

Doors 126 – I can’t believe it’s Thursday doors

Please, please, please don’t tell me it is Thursday already. I have had a pretty busy week of it so far and completely forgot about Thursday Doors, in fact I completely forgot about Thursday.

I am going to have to quickly cobble something together during my lunch break. When I say ‘going to have to’ I wouldn’t like you to think that this is something I don’t enjoy doing or that is an onerous task that I am being forced to carry out. Not at all. I love doing it, I am just fighting against time, all the time. I am rather looking forward to semi-retirement (some years off) or complete retirement (a little further).

More archive street art/graffiti doors for you to enjoy:

DBK door, St Paul's, Bristol, July 2019
DBK door, St Paul’s, Bristol, July 2019

Site Safety door, St Paul's, Bristol, July 2019
Site Safety door, St Paul’s, Bristol, July 2019

Nude door, St Paul's, Bristol, July 2019
Nude door, St Paul’s, Bristol, July 2019

JPS, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2019
JPS, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2019

Irony, Greville Road, Bristol, July 2019
Irony, Greville Road, Bristol, July 2019

Copyright, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Copyright, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019

JPS, Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

JPS, Back alley, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Back alley, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

That’s your lot for this Thursday

Have a great weekend and keep safe in this crazy world.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really 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