Thursday doors – 19 May 2022

Another very quick one today, as I am in Somerset at the declaration of a new National Nature Reserve. I have drafted up this post yesterday evening so that I can participate in Thursday doors (going above and beyond).

These doors are some more street art doors, all of which have been posted on my blog before, but not as Thursday doors, so most of you won’t have seen them before. They were originally posted in October and November last year, I hope you enjoy them…

Irony, West Street, Bristol, October 2021, Upfest 21
Irony, West Street, Bristol, October 2021, Upfest 21
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Ryder, City Road, Bristol, October 2021
Ryder, City Road, Bristol, October 2021
Laic217, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021
Laic217, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021
Gage Graphics, Alpine Road, Bristol, November 2021
Gage Graphics, Alpine Road, Bristol, November 2021
The Hass, Upper York Street, Bristol, November 2021
The Hass, Upper York Street, Bristol, November 2021
John D'oh, North Street, Bristol, April 2016
John D’oh, North Street, Bristol, April 2016
John D'oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021
John D’oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021
Farrah, Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Farrah, Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
John D'oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021
John D’oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021
John D'oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021
John D’oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021

There are definitely one or two crackers in that lot. I hope you enjoy them.

Quick and simple this week – I might have time for some more Westminster 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

Thursday doors – 12 May 2022

Doors 183 – Westminster doors

You may recall that I occasionally have team meetings in London. Well, with a return to blended working, occasional has turned into regular monthly meetings, the most recent of which was last Friday. The office is in Westminster, and this time I decided to change my normal route to work from the tube station, to give myself a bit of a doorscursion through some of the more interesting bits of the City of Westminster.

No visit to Westminster is complete without at least a glance at Westminster Abbey, but there are many other notable buildings in the area, and some extraordinary offices and private homes too. I think that this selection shows off some truly magnificent doors that Westminster has to offer. I hope you enjoy these gems.

Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Doors on a building adjacent to the abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Doors on a building adjacent to the abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
The Supreme Court door and doorway with stunning carvings, Westminster, London, May 2022
The Supreme Court door and doorway with stunning carvings, Westminster, London, May 2022

There will be more doors from Westminster next time, but until then, may I wish you a very enjoyable 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 – 28 April 2022

Doors 182 – Doors of Montpelier, Bristol

A quick introduction this week – work pressures are as heavy as ever. These doors were photographed on a dog walk a week or so ago, in a nearby area of Bristol called Montpelier (or Montepeculiar by some), famed for the Bohemian lifestyle of its inhabitants, whether accurately or not. I hope you enjoy my little tour of doors in the district.

Green door with a fabulous lizard knocker, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Green door with a fabulous lizard knocker, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Mr Bloopy door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Mr Bloopy door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Number 33 - distressed door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Number 33 – distressed door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Door and shuttered garage, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Door and shuttered garage, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Alex Lucas artwork around a blue door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Alex Lucas artwork around a blue door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Red door, lilac walls and a temple, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Red door, lilac walls and a temple, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022

So that’s it for another week. May I wish you all a very happy 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

4400. Dean Lane skate park (485)

In the space of little over a week, several mega-tag faces by Awkward appeared in Dean Lane skate park. I have not seen any of Awkward’s work for simply ages, so perhaps he found some spray cans somewhere and decided to get out there and paint. The result of his endeavours is that I have decided to pull them all together in this collection, reflecting his approach.

Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022
Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022

Each of the mega-tags features a rather distressed cartoonish face and a speech bubble, with the word Awkward written in it, although you might not be able to decipher the writing if you didn’t know who the artist was.

Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022
Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022

This yellow face appears to be crying blood tears and is accompanied by the words ‘Peace Now’ – a reference to the war in Ukraine, and other global conflicts I dare say.

Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022
Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022

Awkward has been considerate and respectful with this yellow face with pyramidal eyes, inserting it into a collaboration piece that had been there for a few days, without damaging it, and perhaps even augmenting it.

Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022
Awkward, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2022

This final one on the edge of the famous Dean Lane curved wall is, along with the others, rather striking, and has the words ‘Join the Cloaks’ (I think) – I don’t know what it means. Since this little starburst of pieces, I haven’t seen anything more from Awkward… perhaps when he finds some more paint.

One Wall – many faces (2)

Looking at a single wall and how it changes over time.

2. Door on the M32 Cycle path, Bristol

Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020

Slakarts, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Slakarts, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2020

Soap, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2020
Soap, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2020

Hanski, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2021
Hanski, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2021

Laic217, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2021
Laic217, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2021

Bogat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, March 2022

 

Thursday Doors – 21 April 2022

Doors 181 – another instalment of street art doors

When I am super-busy, I tend to share doors that I have posted previously on Natural Adventures, under the street art category, and today’s post is one of those. You might have to look quite hard to find the doors in some of these images, but they are there. It is nice to repurpose these pictures and give them a second life. These doors were originally posted in August and September last year:

The Hass and Paul Monsters, Ashton Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
The Hass and Paul Monsters, Ashton Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

 

Sophie Long, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Sophie Long, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

 

Laic217, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2021
Laic217, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2021

 

Jay Sharples, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Jay Sharples, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

 

Irony, Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Irony, Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

 

Roo, East Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Roo, East Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

 

Silent Hobo, Ruby Street, Bristol, September 2021, Upfest 21
Silent Hobo, Ruby Street, Bristol, September 2021, Upfest 21

 

Curtis Hylton, Chessel Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Curtis Hylton, Chessel Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

So, that’s it for another week. I hope to resume with some doors of Bristol I recently photographed 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

 

 

Stephen Quick

A gallery of outstanding stencil work from Bristol artist Stephen Quick

Instagram: @splinteredstudios

Twitter: @StephenQuickArt

Facebook: Stephen Quick

all photographs by Scooj

Stephen Quick, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Stephen Quick, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, July 2018
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, July 2018

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017

Stephen Quick and Hannah Adamaszek, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017
Stephen Quick and Hannah Adamaszek, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017

Stephen Quick and Hannah Adamaszek, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017
Stephen Quick and Hannah Adamaszek, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2017

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Stephen Quick, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2016
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2016

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2016
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2016

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 – 31 March 2022

Doors 179 – Doors from the Temple Meads area of Bristol

I managed to take a short trip to some streets I rarely visit over the weekend, and while I was there I took a few door photographs.  The area lies between Temple Meads railway station and St Phillip’s Marsh and is mostly turned over to light industry that must have built up around the station over the years. Much of the area is fairly run down, and there are bridges and tunnels underneath the railway all over the place.

Black door, yellow steps, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022
Black door, yellow steps, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022

Door and beautiful arc awning, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022
Door and beautiful arc awning, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022

Door with fancy stonework, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022
Door with fancy stonework, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022

No way in through this door, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022
No way in through this door, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022

Secure door, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022
Secure door, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022

Not a door, but one of many tunnels in the area, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022
Not a door, but one of many tunnels in the area, Temple Meads, Bristol, March 2022

So there we have it for another week – my work is still extraordinarily busy, so not too many words or research accompanying the pictures. May I wish you all a very happy 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

Billy

A gallery of fabulous murals from Bristol artist Billy Colours, BILLY BIÜY

Instagram: @billycolours

all photographs by Scooj

Billy, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2022
Billy, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2022

Billy, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2022
Billy, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2022

Billy, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022
Billy, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022

Billy, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021
Billy, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021

Billy, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021
Billy, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021

Billy, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021
Billy, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021

Billy and Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021
Billy and Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021

Billy, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021
Billy, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021

Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2021
Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2021

Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020
Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020

Billy, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020
Billy, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020

Morny and Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Merny and Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020