Thursday doors – 24 November 2022

Doors 201 – Random Cheltenham and Bristol doors.

One month to go until Christmas. Another year is racing by all too quickly. When I was younger, the days dragged on, and often I would wish time away. Now I treasure each moment, and would love the sands of time to slow a little.

This week’s offering is a random selection of rather fancy doors from Cheltenham and Bristol, with no particular theme in mind, just doors that I like. No stories or narrative, simply snaps:

Blue door and steps, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue door and steps, Cheltenham, July 2022
Magnum Circus door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Magnum Circus door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue Georgian door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue Georgian door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Curious glass door to the Palestine Museum, Bristol, October 2022
Curious glass door to the Palestine Museum, Bristol, October 2022
Black and green doors, Bristol, October 2022
Black and green doors, Bristol, October 2022
Grand entrance and black doors, Bristol, October 2022
Grand entrance and black doors, Bristol, October 2022

That’s all for another week, thank you for dropping by, and may time move slowly for you this 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 – 10 November 2022

Doors 199 – Porto doors (Part 12)

So here it is. You have been most patient with my series on Porto doors, and today I bring you my last post on what was a doorscursion and a half last June. In graffiti speak, this would be called a ‘dregs’ piece – using up what is left behind, and as such it is a rather eclectic collection. June seems so very, very far away, but seeing these pictures brings me comfort as we enter the dark winter period.

I hope you enjoy this selection.

First up is the most popular café in Porto, the Majestic Café, with its stunning facade – a number one destination for tourists, and you can see why.

Majestic Cafe doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Café doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Cafe interior, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Cafe interior, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

The remaining doors are from different parts of the city, photographed over three magical days.

Steps and doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Steps and doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with beautiful 1852 gate, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with beautiful 1852 gate, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tatty doors on a grand old building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tatty doors on a grand old building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old doors with nice metalwork, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old doors with nice metalwork, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old blue/brown doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old blue/brown doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Botched repair doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Botched repair doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors from a derelict building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors from a derelict building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Derelict doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Derelict doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Farewell fair Porto – next week I might have a few Bristol doors to share.

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 – 3 November 2022

Doors 198 – Porto doors (Part 11)

I have managed to draw out doors from Porto for the whole of the summer, and this selection probably represents my penultimate gallery from a wonderful three days in the city back in May. There is no theme this week, just a random selection. Enjoy:

Sandeman port anyone? Gate door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Sandeman port anyone? Gate door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Doors in a gate (sorry about the useless picture), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Doors in a gate (sorry about the useless picture), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Small utility door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Small utility door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No72 doors could do with a little TLC, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No72 doors could do with a little TLC, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Red door with a large tag (Mage?), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Red door with a large tag (Mage?), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No2 red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No2 red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2023

Soon I will be reverting to Bristol doors, street art/graffiti doors as well as a few doors from a summer holiday trip to Croatia.

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 – 20 October 2022

Doors 197 – Porto doors (Part 11)

Another very short one this week, I am way too distracted by the disintegration of democracy in the UK, driven by far-right ‘think tanks’. It seems so very sad that a selfish few have ruined so much for the rest of us and utterly trashed our international reputation and status. Enough about that – I could go on for pages!

Once again, I return to Porto for this week’s selection. All of these doors or doorways, belong to São Bento station which is famed for its elaborate azulejo tile work in the main vestibule. I don’t have time to offer a history of the station, but am simply sharing some snaps of this incredible 19th century space. I hope you enjoy:

The vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
The vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

That’s it for this week, I’m afraid.

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, Porto – 6 October 2022

Doors 197 – Porto doors (Part 11)

Porto – the gift that keeps on giving, at least when it comes to Thursday doors. A very quick one this week as I have ‘ground rush’ finishing off jobs before taking a few days off from work, fishing in Cornwall. This time I have a fairly random set of doors from Porto, no theme to speak of. I hope you enjoy them.

Row of green doors (look carefully), Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Row of green doors (look carefully), Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Modern grey door, Porto, May 2022
Modern grey door, Porto, May 2022
Door in the museum of the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, May 2022
Door in the museum of the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, May 2022
Door with key handle, Porto, May 2022
Door with key handle, Porto, May 2022
Dogwash door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Dogwash door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Lighthoouse door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Lighthoouse door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Door and tiles, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Door and tiles, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022

That’s it for another week – only a couple more weeks of Porto doors… I promise.

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 – 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 – 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 – 7 April 2022

Doors 180 – Some doors from the city of Westminster, Greater London

I work as a civil servant, and my department is based in London, although I report to an office in Bristol. As we emerge into a new normal, my immediate team (four of us, each located in different parts of England) have decided to get together for meetings once a month in London at our main office. The most recent meeting was last Friday, and the walk from Westminster underground station to the department takes me past some rather grand doors. Here are some of them I thought worthy of sharing:

Number 3, carved wooden door with a superb masonry door surround, Westminster, London, April 2022
Number 3, carved wooden door with a superb masonry door surround, Westminster, London, April 2022

Blue door with a fine stone arc, Westminster, London, April 2022
Blue door with a fine stone arc, Westminster, London, April 2022

Black door and fine steps, Westminster, London, April 2022
Black door and fine steps, Westminster, London, April 2022

Blue door with white iron work above, Westminster, London, April 2022
Blue door with white iron work above, Westminster, London, April 2022

Gateway doors, back entrance to Westminster School, Westminster, London, April 2022
Gateway doors, back entrance to Westminster School, Westminster, London, April 2022

Ecliastical door with castellated surround, Westminster, London, April 2022
Ecliastical door with castellated surround, Westminster, London, April 2022

Black door with a stunning carved timber surround , Westminster, London, April 2022
Black door with a stunning carved timber surround , Westminster, London, April 2022

Perhaps I can bag another clutch of doors next time I return to the London office, that’s yer lot for now though.

May I wish you a pleasant 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 – 16 December 2021

Doors 173 – My favourite doors of 2021 – a review

As mentioned by Dan in his recent Thursday Doors posts, it is traditional this week,  to take a look back at the doors of last year and post our favourites, so here we go for my favourite doors of 2021. I hope you enjoy them (again). Note – all these doors were first posted in 2021, although some were photographed in previous years.

A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021

Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020

Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020

Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021
Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021

Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021
Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021

Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019
Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019

Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021

Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021

Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Perfectly proportioned house and fine blue door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Perfectly proportioned house and fine blue door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021

A stunning door to the former home of the mother and aunt of the Brontë sisters, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
A stunning door to the former home of the mother and aunt of the Brontë sisters, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

Vine cottage green door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Vine cottage green door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021

So another year of Thursday doors comes to an end – with all the COVID-19 disruption it hasn’t been the easiest year to get out and photograph doors, but it has nonetheless been great fun. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, and see you all in 2022.

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