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

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 – 30 September 2021

Doors 162 – Truro, Cornwall, part 1

I’m in a bit of a rush, so not many words from me this week (sighs of relief all round). These are some doors photographed in the magnificent City of Truro, Cornwall, from our all-too-short summer break in August. A real mixture of grand and slightly odd this week. Enjoy.

Truro Cathedral entrance and doors, Cornwall, August 2021
Truro Cathedral entrance and doors, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Unstable structure do not enter, door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Unstable structure do not enter, door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
No food here, former door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
No food here, former door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door and fabulous windows of the Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door and fabulous windows of the Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Functional door on a beautiful doorway, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Functional door of a beautiful doorway, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Cornwall Freemasons? Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Cornwall Freemasons? Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
A rather different door at the Cornwall Yoga Centre, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
A rather different door at the Cornwall Yoga Centre, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Another week passes us by, but we can look forward to another one ahead.

More Truro doors next week, until then, see ya.

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

3893. Castle Hill Liskeard

I spend a fair bit of my spare time immersed in the world of street art and graffiti art and even when I am on holiday, the antennae are out and working overtime. On a recent family holiday to Cornwall, we had opted for an Indian takeaway one evening, rather than cook (in holiday mode). Before I picked up the food, I thought I’d do a quick Google Maps search of the streets in Liskeard to get my bearings. As luck would have it, the building opposite the takeaway had several rather nice pieces painted on it (not a common sight anywhere in Cornwall), all of them by an artist called Stuart H Taylor.

Stuart H Taylor, Castle Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 21
Stuart H Taylor, Castle Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 21

This stunning piece was one of the murals, with more to come soon, and rather blew my socks off. I think that his work is brush painted rather than using spray cans, but Stuart H Taylor has created a very clever stencil effect using shades and tones that make this really stand out. The reflected scene in the sunglasses is not a new idea, but has been very well executed and one is left pondering what is going on. What a bonus to find this piece and more on holiday, feeding my habit.