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

Thursday doors – 11 November 2021

Doors 168 – Looe doors, Cornwall – Part 2

Continuing with my second set of doors from a recent fishing trip to Looe in Cornwall.

My first impressions of Looe, formed a few years ago at the height of grockle (tourist)  season, were not entirely good. Very crowded and if I am honest it all felt a bit naff. However, this October, my views were turned upside down, and I felt some affection for the place. The absence of hoards of holidaymakers meant that you could actually appreciate the town, it’s streets and buildings… and doors. So here are some more doors for you to enjoy:

Door with iron grille, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Door with iron grille, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Mind your head low door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Mind your head low door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Ghost door and lintel, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Ghost door and lintel, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

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

Old cottage, newish door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Old cottage, newish door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

One more week of these Cornish doors and then… I’m not too sure what, probably some archive doors from Bristol.

Today is Remembrance Day, so I dedicate this post to the fallen. I will not forget.

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 April 2020

Doors 102 – Bristol doors past

Lock down due to the Covid-19 pandemic is in place in the UK, and looks set to continue for at least another three weeks. This means that doorscursions are limited to rifling through my archive or photographing doors within walking distance of my home. Today’s offering is a bit of a mix of the two.

I was going to do a theme of multiple-doored buildings, but gave up on that very quickly. Instead this is just a small random selection of Bristol doors.

Multiple workshop doors, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2019
Multiple workshop doors, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2019

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

Large metal doors, Baldwin Street, Bristol, December 2019
Large metal doors, Baldwin Street, Bristol, December 2019

Multiple doors, Gibson Road, Bristol, March 2020
Multiple doors, Gibson Road, Bristol, March 2020

 

Work is super-busy at the moment, so I’m afraid this post is a little light this week. Hope I have time to do a few next 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

2780. Avonvale Road (1)

Thank you Banksy for your recent visit to Bristol. I thank you because your piece drew me to an area of Bristol that I have not been to before, which is a bit of a crime for a street art hunter because Barton Hill was where a great many Bristol graffiti artists cut their teeth. Only a matter of a hundred meters or so north of the Banksy Valentine piece is a long wall on the boundary wall of Netham Park where I found this old piece by Andy Council.

Andy Council, Avonvale Road, Bristol, February 2020
Andy Council, Avonvale Road, Bristol, February 2020

The stegasaurus-type dinosaur composed of buildings and trees is typical of the incredible work that Andy Council has become famous for. I can’t believe that I didn’t know about this piece, but that is what makes doing what I do so much fun – surprises lurk around every corner. A very satisfying find on a red-letter day.

Thursday doors – 13 February 2020

Doors 96 – A selection of doors from the Orchard Street/Lane area of Bristol

Just a quick one this week. A few doors that I photographed back in December just round the back of the Bristol Hippodrome. The houses around here survived the Blitz, unlike many others in the centre of town.

Green door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019
Green door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019

Door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019
Door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019

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

Fine door with a gorgeous awning, Bristol, December 2019
Fine door with a gorgeous awning, Bristol, December 2019

Door, Bristol, December 2019
Door, Bristol, December 2019

Unusual panelled door, Bristol, December 2019
Unusual panelled door, Bristol, December 2019

So, a set of period doors all of which I rather like in one of the older bits of the centre of Bristol.

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.

Have a lovely week.

by Scooj