Thursday doors – 29 September 2022

Doors 196 – Porto doors (Part 10)

This week I am continuing with the Porto doors (don’t worry, I am nearly finished with these) and the theme this time is green doors. Enjoy:

Green door and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Green door 13, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door 13, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Arched green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Arched green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Green door 88, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door 88, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Metal and glass green door , Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Metal and glass green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Green door with a drawing by artist Costah, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with a drawing by artist Costah, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Elaborate green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Elaborate green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

I have to crack on with a ton of other stuff, so not much commentary this week. I hope you are all safe and well, whether you are being battered by storms or by financial collapse – we live in dynamic times.

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 – 22 September 2022

Doors 195 – Porto doors (Part 9)

I have completely run out of time to write much for this week’s Thursday doors. These are Porto doors in need of a little bit of TLC…

View of Porto, with lots of doors, Porto, June 2022
View of Porto, with lots of doors, Porto, June 2022

Chained and repaired door, Porto, June 2022
Chained and repaired door, Porto, June 2022

Repaired door and cat entrance?, Porto, June 2022
Repaired door and cat entrance?, Porto, June 2022

Old green door no longer in use, Porto, June 2022
Old green door no longer in use, Porto, June 2022

Oh dear door, Porto, June 2022
Oh dear door, Porto, June 2022

The kind of door that Thursday doors was made for, Porto, June 2022
The kind of door that Thursday doors was made for, Porto, June 2022

That brings this week’s contribution to a close. Have a great week ahead.

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 – 15 September 2022

Doors 194 – Porto doors (Part 8)

No surprises this week as I continue to share more lovely doors from Porto, Portugal. There is a little bit of a theme this week along the lines of pairs or trios of doors. I very much hope you enjoy them.

Three green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Three red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Two fancy doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two fancy doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Two beautifully colourful doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two beautifully colourful doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

One red and two green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
One red and two green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

A pair of doors, Foz do Douro, Portugal, June 2022
A pair of doors, Foz do Douro, Portugal, June 2022

Two red balcony doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two red balcony doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

There is little doubt that I will look back on my trip to Porto, with my daughter in June 2022 as one of the highlights of the year, and I might even go as far to say of the decade. It is a visually rich city and culturally fascinating, divided up into distinct areas for shopping, port manufacture, residential, administrative etc.

I still have a few remaining doors to share from this trip… I do hope you don’t get too bored.

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead, and if you are in the UK, enjoy the extra Bank Holiday on Monday, taking time to reflect.

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 – 8 September 2002

Doors 193 – Porto doors (Part 7)

You might have noticed (or might not) that I have taken a bit of a Thursday Doors breather, and haven’t posted for a little over a month. This situation is mostly down to work pressures and holidays, two extremes of the spectrum of available time. Anyhow, I am picking up again now with a continuation of doors from Porto, with this random selection of fabulous doors from a fabulous city. I hope you enjoy them:

Tall fancy green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tall fancy green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Black door with tiled surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Black door with tiled surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Fine old door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Fine old door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Seen-better-days-doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Seen-better-days-doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Street doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Street doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Iron and glass doors on the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Iron and glass doors on the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Berlengas doors (closed), Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Berlengas doors (closed), Porto, Portugal, June 2022

That is about as much as I can muster for this week, and I hope to share more of these Porto doors next week (time permitting, of course). Have a great weekend.

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 – 4 August 2022

Doors 192 – Porto doors (Part 6)

My life is no less busy this week and I am covering for two of my colleagues (in a team of four) who are on their holidays, so I’m afraid this will probably be a bit rushed, before I start a long day at work.

Porto is a gift that just keeps on giving. There is so much to see and do and marvel at, not least the churches of the city. Although the idea of tiling the façade of buildings was imported from Seville, it is definitely one of the USPs of Porto, and this can be evidenced through the stunning tile decorations in blue and white on many of the churches.

So this week we have a small selection of doors from Porto churches, but if I am honest it is the tiles that are the star of the show. I hope you enjoy them.

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

These churches are just another reason to visit this wonderful, vibrant city. That’s it for another week. I might be taking a bit of a break from Thursday doors over the next two or three weeks, but will have plenty more to share with you after that. May I wish you a happy weekend ahead.

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 – 28 July 2022

Doors 191 – Porto doors (part 5)

I’m back on the trail of Porto doors this morning, with another selection of doors from a mini-break I shared with my daughter at the beginning of June. Already the holiday feels like a distant memory, so revisiting it with these door posts keeps it fresh in the mind. This week is a fairly random selection from the coastal district of FOZ do Douro. Enjoy:

Lighthouse with red door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Lighthouse with red door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Weathered door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Weathered door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Beautifully designed gate door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Beautifully designed gate door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

What lies behind the door of fear? Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
What lies behind the door of fear? Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tall green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tall green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

That’s your lot for another week, may I wish you a fine weekend ahead.

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 – 21 July 2002

Doors 190 – Street art doors in Bristol

I’m very short of time today, so I will be taking a break from Porto doors and offering you some street art doors in Bristol from my archive. These doors were photographed in December 2021 and I hope you enjoy them:

Laic217, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2021
Laic217, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2021

Tom Miller, Upper York Street, Bristol, December 2021
Tom Miller, Upper York Street, Bristol, December 2021

Full Time Ghoul, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021
Full Time Ghoul, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021

Nightwayss, Chill, Soap and Face 1st, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021
Nightwayss, Chill, Soap and Face 1st, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

Sled One, North Street, Bristol, December 2021, Upfest 21,
Sled One, North Street, Bristol, December 2021, Upfest 21,

Hazard, Mina Road, Bristol, December 2021
Hazard, Mina Road, Bristol, December 2021

Face 1st, Nightwayss, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021
Face 1st, Nightwayss, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

So, that’s it for another week – have a great weekend.

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 – 14 July 2022

Doors 189 – Porto doors (Part 4)

It is a bit of  a busy day today, so I am having to rush this post a little. Porto is an extraordinary city and has an eclectic mix of old and new architecture and well-preserved and derelict buildings all in close proximity, adding to the visual interest of the place. You never quite know what surprises there are going to be around the corner. This week, I have themed the doors loosely around retail – I hope you enjoy them.

Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Neo classical? shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Neo classical? shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Ornate shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Ornate shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Possibly my favourite door of the trip, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Possibly my favourite door of the trip, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Doors on a shop front that has known better times, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors on a shop front that has known better times, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

May I wish you a happy rest of week, and to those of you in the UK, I hope you don’t fry over the weekend.

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 July 2022

Doors 189 – Porto doors (Part 3)

I was inspired by Dan Anton’s post last week in which he showed off doors from fire and rescue service vehicles which provided an opportunity to enjoy both the doors and the vehicles, many of which are so incredibly different to the ones we have here in the UK.

The highlight of my trip to Porto with my daughter at the beginning of June, turned out to be our trips in the old trams, three routes of which continue to run today, Lines 1, 18 and 22. Work on the tram network began in 1872, with lines running throughout the city, but these were reduced to only three in the 1960s and 1970s. The three ‘heritage’ lines run all-day services and Line 1 runs from the city centre waterfront along the river to the seaside district of Foz.

There was something very comforting about riding on these rickety old trams with their wooden double-ended single carriages finished with beautiful fittings. The driver’s consoles with a wooden dashboard and brass handles were a sight to behold. Anyone who is interested in ‘old stuff'”, would have been in heaven – I certainly was. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to visit the old tram museum, but it is something to look forward to if ever I return to this beautiful city.

These pictures of the trams, most but not all, with doors – the compartment doors are open, but they are there if you look carefully – should give you a sense of how special they are. I hope you enjoy them, if even only a fraction as much as I did:

Porto Tram carriage and doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram carriage and doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Porto tram driver's console, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto tram driver’s console, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tram carriage and inner doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tram carriage and inner doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tram seat that can be re-set for the return trip, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tram seat that can be re-set for the return trip, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Porto Tram, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Porto Tram with side doors, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram with side doors, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Porto Tram with side doors, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram with side doors, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Porto Tram with side doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram with side doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tram seats that can be arranged as forward or backward facing, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tram seats that can be arranged as forward or backward facing, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Porto Tram carriage with inner doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram carriage with inner doors, line 1, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

So on a momentous day when our dreadful Prime Minister at last decides to resign, I will love you and leave you and raise a glass to better fortunes.

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 – 30 June 2022

Doors 188 – Porto doors (Part 2)

Following on from last week, I bring you another instalment of doors from Porto for your enjoyment. The three days I spent in this glorious Portuguese city will keep me going on Thursday doors for quite a while yet, so grab a chair and make yourself comfortable.

These doors are from the North bank of Porto from the Ribeira district up to Porto Cathedral, a walk that is not too far as the crow flies, but takes you up countless steps, and is more than a little exhausting, but rewarding on reaching the cathedral.

Red door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Red door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tall brown door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tall brown door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

small black corrugated iron door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
small black corrugated iron door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Three doors on a disused warehouse building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three doors on a disused warehouse building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Small blue door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Small blue door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Large green door with ornate stone surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Large green door with ornate stone surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Beautiful stone door surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Beautiful stone door surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

So that’s it for another week, may I wish you a happy weekend, and see you next time.

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