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Well I’m back from my short holiday in the French Alps, and have a few doors from there to share with you, but probably in a week or two. This week I am going to share five Bristol doors from alms houses and public houses… both rich veins to tap when searching for some door action.

Seeing these doors, which I consider to be fairly ordinary, as I publish them makes me realise that it is all too easy to take things for granted – one or two of them are crackers.

Enjoy…

Pub door (but not the main entrance), Bristol, March 2019
Pub door (but not the main entrance), Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Alms house door, Bristol, March 2019
Alms house door, Bristol, March 2019

Many more doors to be admired by following the links at the end of the brilliant Norm 2.0 blog: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

Until next time,

Scooj.

 

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Thursday doors

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OK, so I managed to find some more doors, but I’m afraid they are lazy doors really, because they are graffiti/street art doors which tend to be abundant in the places I regularly visit in Bristol.

Make the most of them, because there will be no doors from me next week – I am taking a short break from everything and treating myself to some fresh mountain air.

So, no more fuss…here they are:

Door, North Street, Bristol, Artist: Paul Monsters, February 2019
Door, North Street, Bristol, Artist: Paul Monsters, February 2019
Graffiti door, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Graffiti door, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Graffiti door, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Graffiti door, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Graffiti door, Stencil by John D'oh, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Graffiti door, Stencil by John D’oh, Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Door and shutter, Cafe Cuba, Jamaica Street, Bristol, February 2019
Door and shutter, Cafe Cuba, Jamaica Street, Bristol, February 2019
Door, Jamaica Street, Bristol, February 2019
Door, Jamaica Street, Bristol, February 2019

 

More door action can be found by following the link at the end of the brilliant Norm 2.0 blog: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

Until next time,

Scooj.

 

 

Thursday doors

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I am still struggling a little to find new doors, and haven’t done an awful lot of travelling lately, so I have retreated to my safe heartland of graffiti doors because there is never ever a shortage of them in Bristol.

The featured image door and the ones below are something of a curiosity. They appeared back in January 2017 and were attached to some walls in what I thought at the time was an effort to disrupt the work of street/graffiti artists, but I think that they might have been a part of a campaign about homelessness. Either way, they introduced a new dynamic to the Bristol scene and presented a challenge to local artists. The doors remained in situ for many months before disappearing as quickly as they had appeared.

Doors on a Wall, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Doors on a Wall, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Doors on a wall embellished by Ryder sitting over a Mr Klue piece, Bristol, January 2017
Doors on a wall embellished by Ryder sitting over a Mr Klue piece, Bristol, January 2017

The next few doors are classic graffiti doors in Bristol:

Coin-Op Militia, Mr Klue and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2017
Coin-Op Militia, Mr Klue and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2017

Spot the cat…

Door, Leonard Lane, Bristol, January 2018
Door, Leonard Lane, Bristol, January 2018
Heavily tagged door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, November 2017
Heavily tagged door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, November 2017

So that’s your lot for this week, I wish you all the very best until next Thursday.

Let yourself in to a world of doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0, just follow the frog.

by Scooj

 

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I am being a little bit lazy this week and have selected some doors that cross over into my street art posts. I make no apologies…I am a busy man and some weeks I just don’t have the wherewithal to take door pictures.

I would say however that the first door (which was originally going to be the only door for this week) is one of my all time favourite doors, so it deserves a special post really. I will soon be posting it again as part of my street art thread.

The other doors have been lurking in my Thursday doors folder for far too long and need to come up for air. Incidentally Coming up for Air by George Orwell is one of my top ten novels…well worth a go if you’ve not read it.

Face 1st and Soap, Mina Road, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st and Soap, Mina Road, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st and Soap, Mina Road, Bristol, February 2019
Face 1st and Soap, Mina Road, Bristol, February 2019
Thursday Doors, Bedminster, Bristol, January 2018
Thursday Doors, Bedminster, Bristol, January 2018
Stewy, Thursday Doors, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2016
Stewy, Thursday Doors, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2016

The bear by Stewy might trigger some memories of the squirrel I posted a few weeks back by the same artist.

Well that’s it for this week. I hope I can get out and find some new doors next week TTFN.

Access to more fabulous doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0, just follow the frog.

by Scooj

Thursday doors

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This week I thought I’d share a few of the doors I encounter every time I walk to work, with one or two that are set back a little from my main route. Most are from Stokes Croft, arguably the most ‘colourful’ stretch of road in Bristol (which is some achievement let me tell you).

The first two doors are neighbours, one maintained rather better than the other. It is the awnings over these doors that I love, and which are so typical of some of the older houses in Bristol, although many no longer exist at all…War effort?

Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019

The next three doors are typical of the heavy tagging that goes on in this district. Nearly all of the housing in the area is rented accommodation, and landlords seem to be resigned to the futility of removing the tagging and graffiti – it is an accepted norm here. Having said that, I noticed this week that a couple of buildings have had a makeover and the walls and doors are all freshly painted…a blank canvass?

Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019

The last door I have meant to include here before but never had the right story to tell with it. As a small enterprise just off Stokes Croft, it fits the bill nicely and rounds off this week’s doors.

Door, Wilder Street, Bristol, January 2019
Door, Wilder Street, Bristol, January 2019

More next week. Go check out a whole ton more doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

by Scooj

 

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Something a little different this week. I have had trouble with door inspiration, call it door writer’s block if you like, and didn’t even manage a post last week, so made a big effort this week to go out and damn well find some doors.

Salvation came in the unexpected form of Bristol Harbour Railway rolling-stock doors (I guess they all count). BHR is a heritage railway which runs for about a mile alongside the floating harbour from the M Shed to the Create Centre (a renovated former tobacco warehouse) passing by the SS Great Britain en route.

The railway operates two steam engines, Portbury (1917) and Henbury (1937) that carry people along the Harbourside during the summer for that nostalgic smut, smoke and steam experience – a must for young families.

On the sidings just beyond the M Shed (a Bristol science/heritage museum) there are several of these wagons in varying stares of repair. Most have doors:

Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019

This red wagon is no longer operational and has been converted into a little cafe.

Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019

Two sets of doors for the price of one

Thursday Doors, Sulphuric Acid Only, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Sulphuric Acid Only, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019

OK, so no doors on this one but it is a stunning sulphuric acid tanker and its very recent renovation was completed on my birthday a couple of weeks back.

Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019

I think this one might be a guard’s wagon.

So, that wraps it up for this week. Plenty more great doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

by Scooj

1975. Devon Road (9)

Following my post of a fabulous Xenz piece in Shoreditch a few days ago, I was reminded about this old one on a garage door in Devon Road, Bristol. I had to trawl through my archives and was thrilled to find it… a task that might sound simpler than it is.

Xenz, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018
Xenz, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

This is a simple piece, perfect for the garage, lifting it out of the bland and ordinary to become a thing of beauty as well as practicality. If only more of the carbuncles and eyesores of our city could be similarly transformed. There is a strong sense of calm in this painting and a connection with nature that I find uplifting. The bee eaters are beautiful too.