Thursday doors – 17 March 2022

Doors 177 – Doors for Ukraine

Sweet and simple this week. I am short of time again, so I thought I’d recycle some blue and yellow doors to show my support for the proud and wonderful people of Ukraine. There is little else I can do. A small gesture.

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
Laic217, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, March 2022
Laic217, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, March 2022

So that’s about it for this week, I hope that these doors chime for you and help us all to reflect on the terrible suffering that is happening in Eastern Europe right now.

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 – 18 November 2021

Doors 169 – Looe doors, Cornwall – Part 3

A quick one for you this week. The concluding part of my doors from Looe in Cornwall. You will notice that several of the doors have little brick walls in front of them. Looe is prone to flooding during high spring tides when they coincide with storm surges and low pressure. To prevent the water entering homes, walls and flood gates are placed in front of front doors. It is the owners of these homes that will need to be especially tuned in to climate change and the impacts of it.

So, here are the doors:

Blue door - Lobster Pot Cottage - Please mind your head, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Blue door – Lobster Pot Cottage – Please mind your head, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Green door - Tiree 'n' Tyrina - with brick flood defence, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Green door – Tiree ‘n’ Tyrina – with brick flood defence, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Blue door - Jack's - with brick flood defence, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Blue door – Jack’s – with brick flood defence, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

White door with flood gate slots on either side, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
White door with flood gate slots on either side, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Grubby back door with a chain curtain, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Grubby back door with a chain curtain, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Three doors at Riverside hall, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Three doors at Riverside hall, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Well, that just about wraps things up for another week. Have a fantastic weekend, wherever you are.

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 – 4 November 2021

Doors 167 – Looe doors (see what I did there?), Cornwall – Part 1

Good morning doorsters. This week, I am returning to Cornwall for some doors I photographed during a sea fishing pilgrimage I make with a great friend every year. We spent a day fishing on the ‘banjo’ pier in the seaside town of Looe, and of course I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few door snaps while we were there. No fish were killed in the making of this blog post, all were returned to the sea carefully.

So here are the doors, and one or two fishing pictures to get you in the mood:

Church House door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Church House door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

One, two, three fishing gear doors, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
One, two, three fishing gear doors, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Multiple windows and door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Multiple windows and door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Black door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Black door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Seaway door and mermaid knocker, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Seaway door and mermaid knocker, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021

Fishing from banjo pier, Looe, October 2021
Fishing from banjo pier, Looe, October 2021

Ballan Wrasse, Looe, October 2021
Ballan Wrasse, Looe, October 2021

So that’s it for another week. More from this series next week, all being well. 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 – 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