Thursday doors – 21 October 2021

Doors 165 – Penzance, Cornwall

Continuing with my doors of Cornwall from a short family holiday in August, I bring you this series of wonderful doors in Penzance.

My father lived in Penzance after he retired until his death in April 2018, and it was probably the happiest period of his life. He was a colourful man whose career in stage management, pub management and show business went down very well with the locals. He was an adopted son of Penzance and known to many in the town. This visit was a pilgrimage to the place he loved so much. I used the opportunity to photograph a few doors too.

Penzance was once a prosperous town that found itself at the end of Isenbard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway, and is known to many from the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera, The Pirates of Penzance (or The Pirates of Men’s Pants as we used to call it at school). Now it is a bit of an eclectic place, with prosperity and poverty side by side. It is a honeypot for eccentrics, hippies, collectors of junk, drunks and addicts who seem to be attracted by its remoteness, quirkiness and mild climate. I think my dad made it into at least two of those categories.

I rather like this collection, I hope you do too…

Blue door with superb neoclassical portico, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door with superb neoclassical portico, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

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

 

Steps to a high door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Steps to a high door, Penzance, 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

 

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

 

Double door and contrasting colours, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Double door and contrasting colours, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Double door and steps, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Double door and steps, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Another stunning door slightly set back, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Another stunning door slightly set back, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

More doors from Cornwall to come, but I think that next week I will try to switch it up a little bit with something else. That’s it for this week, may I wish you all a fun and relaxing 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 – 14 October 2021

Doors 164 – Truro, Cornwall, part 3.

A really quick one this week, as I am on a fishing holiday with an old friend in Cornwall, and today is our last day so we have to pack up, and also go for a last session. The blog, for once, needs to take a back seat.

This is the final set of Truro doors from a family trip to Cornwall back in August. Enjoy.

Blue double doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue double doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Door with grand lion portico, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with grand lion portico, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Green door within a door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Green door within a door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Arched door and steps, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Arched door and steps, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

So that is your lot for this week. All the very best until 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

Flava136

A gallery of outstanding work from this Gloucester graffiti artist

All photographs by Scooj

Flava136, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2021
Flava136, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2021

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2021
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2021

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2021
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2021

Flava136, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, August 2021
Flava136, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, August 2021

Flava136, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, July 2021
Flava136, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, July 2021

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2021
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2021

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2021
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2021

Flava136, Paint Festival 2020, Cheltenham, September 2020
Flava136, Paint Festival 2020, Cheltenham, September 2020

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2020
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2020

Flava136, L Dub, Bristol, January 2020
Flava136, L Dub, Bristol, January 2020

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019

Flava136, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Flava136, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

Kash and Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Kash and Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

Thursday doors – 7 October 2021

Doors 163 – Truro, Cornwall, part 2.

Really pressed for time this week, so just a few more doors from our trip to Cornwall back in August when the weather was not dissimilar to the weather today. What has happened to our climate? (Answers on a postcard).

Onwards with those doors:

Seen better days grand door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Seen better days grand door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Door with nice portico and modern railings, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with nice portico and modern railings, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Shades of green doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Shades of green doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Perfect door within a door door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Perfect door within a door door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

I told you it was a quick one this week. Have a wonderful week until 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

Thursday doors -16 September 2021

Doors 161 – Liskeard Cornwall

On a recent family holiday to Cornwall, I nipped into Liskeard, which was our nearest small town, to collect a Nepalese takeaway (which was absolutely delicious I might say). I had arrived a little early and so took the opportunity to have a quick wander and capture some doors.

Although none of these doors are particularly spectacular, they do give a flavour of the Cornish penchant for decorative porticos, which are much more common here than in some other parts of the country, or at least are features on less grand buildings. It would seem that the Cornish set great store by having a grand doorway, even if you can afford little else.

Enough hot air… here are the Liskeard doors:

Door with grand portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with grand portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Green door with portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Green door with portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
In case you were wondering this is the door to number 4, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
In case you were wondering, this is the door to number 4, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with portico and plant pots, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with portico and plant pots, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021

More Cornish doors next week, until then, au revoir.

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 – 9 September 2021

Doors 160 – Polruan, Cornwall

Many of you might not have heard of Polruan but might well have heard of its well-heeled partner, Fowey. These two small towns sit on either side of the Fowey Estuary on the south coast of Cornwall.  Of the pair, Polruan appears to be more of a working harbour, with some docks and dock buildings at the bottom of a town built on a very steep hill. The more affluent Fowey is a favourite for celebrities and second-homers, and is very picturesque.

On the day I took these pictures, my son and I had been fishing from the Polruan Block House point. The block house was one of a pair, the other being on the other side of the estuary in Fowey. These block houses were built to defend the entrance to the estuary, with small calibre cannon and longbow archers stationed in each fort. Unfortunately, the French breeched the defences in 1457 (that’s a long time ago) so they were upgraded with a boom barrier, a thick chain suspended between the two forts. The chain could be raised with winches off the bottom of the seabed to prevent the entry upriver by unwelcome ships.

This chain was confiscated in 1478 by Edward IV, who had been offended by the behaviour of two Fowey locals, Treffry and Michelstow, and given to Dartmouth Castle where a similar defensive arrangement existed. So that was that.

The ruined fort has two entrances, but no longer any doors. The rest of the doors are from the narrow lanes in the upper part of the town. Enjoy the doors:

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

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

Polruan Block House window view, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House window view, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

September Cottage door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
September Cottage door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Porthole door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Porthole door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Blue split door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue split door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Beautiful door and crab door knocker, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Beautiful door and crab door knocker, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Well that’s it for another week. I hope to share some more Cornish doors next 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

SkyHigh

A gallery of outstanding graffiti writing and street art from SkyHigh

all photographs by Scooj

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2021
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2021

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

SkyHigh, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021
SkyHigh, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021

SkyHigh and Roo, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016
SkyHigh and Roo, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016

SkyHigh, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016
SkyHigh, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016

SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

SkyHigh, Paint Festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019
SkyHigh, Paint Festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019

SkyHigh, Leake Street, London, July 2019
SkyHigh, Leake Street, London, July 2019

SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018

SkyHigh, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2018
SkyHigh, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2018

SkyHigh, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2016
SkyHigh, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2016

Sky High, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016
Sky High, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016

Thursday doors – 26 August 2021

Doors 159 – Lyme Regis part 4

So to the final selection of doors from a visit to Lyme Regis in July, when England was bathed in sunshine, and we enjoyed the only real taste of summer this year. I have had fun sharing doors from this trip, and it has been a bit different from the more usual fare of Bristol and graffiti doors. There is more good news too, which is that I managed to capture a few doors in Cornwall while I was there last week, so that should keep me going for a little while.

Here are this week’s doors – enjoy:

Weavers Cottage door and ice cream trike, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Weavers Cottage door and ice cream trike, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Unpainted wooden door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Unpainted wooden door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Light blue door and steps, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Light blue door and steps, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Booklovers B&B door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Booklovers B&B door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Blue door and stylish surround, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Blue door and stylish surround, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Steps down to a low door and foot doorfie, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Steps down to a low door and foot doorfie, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Beautiful shopfront with unusual bay windows, Wisteria and of course door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Beautiful shopfront with unusual bay windows, Wisteria and of course door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

So that’s it for another week – have a fabulous 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

SPZero76

A gallery of extraordinary cartoon-style pieces from the magnificent SPZero76

Crews – Lost Souls and EAT

All photographs by Scooj

SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21

SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21

SPZero76, Thomas Lane, Bristol, March 2021
SPZero76, Thomas Lane, Bristol, March 2021

SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017

SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017

SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020

SPZero76, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
SPZero76, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020

SPZero76, Squirl and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019
SPZero76, Squirl and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019

SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019
SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019

SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019

SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019
SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019

SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, December 2018
SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, December 2018

SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, December 2018
SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, December 2018

SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, December 2018
SPZero76, Greville Street, Bristol, December 2018

Kid Crayon and SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, December 2018
Kid Crayon and SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, December 2018

Kid Crayon and SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, December 2018
Kid Crayon and SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, December 2018

SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018

SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018

SPZero76, Upfest, Bristol, July2017
SPZero76, Upfest, Bristol, July2017

SPZero76, Anchor Road, Bristol, October 2017
SPZero76, Anchor Road, Bristol, October 2017

SPZero76, Anchor Road, Bristol, October 2017
SPZero76, Anchor Road, Bristol, October 2017

SPZero76, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2017
SPZero76, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2017

SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017
SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017

SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017
SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017

SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017
SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017

SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017
SPZero76, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017

Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017

Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017

SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017

SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017
SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017

SPZero76, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017

SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017

SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017

SPZero76, St Werberghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2016
SPZero76, St Werberghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2016

SPZero76, St Werberghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2016
SPZero76, St Werberghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2016

SPZero 76, M32, Bristol, June 2016
SPZero 76, M32, Bristol, June 2016

SPZero76 and Mr Wigz, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 17 April 2016
SPZero76 and Mr Wigz, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 17 April 2016

SPZero76 and Mr Wigz, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 17 April 2016
SPZero76 and Mr Wigz, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 17 April 2016

SPZero76, Gloucester Road, Bristol February 2016
SPZero76, Gloucester Road, Bristol February 2016

SPZero76, Gloucester Road, Bristol February 2016
SPZero76, Gloucester Road, Bristol February 2016

SPZero76, Gloucester Road, Bristol February 2016
SPZero76, Gloucester Road, Bristol February 2016

Thursday doors – 19 August 2021

Doors 158 – Lyme Regis part 3

Little by way of introduction from me today as I am on holiday in Cornwall (taking lots of new door pictures to keep me going for a while). Instead, I’ll let you browse at your leisure through this third instalment of doors from a trip to Lyme Regis about a month ago. Enjoy.

Blue door with shell wreath, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Blue door with shell wreath, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Pale door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Pale door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Blue door and tiled step, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Blue door and tiled step, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Fancy door and bay windows, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Fancy door and bay windows, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Door with stained glass, Uplyme, Devon, July 2021
Door with stained glass, Uplyme, Devon, July 2021

So there you have it for another week. I might have a little more time to say stuff next week, but until then au revoir.

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