Thursday doors – 1 December 2022

Doors 202 – Door pairs from the Bristol archive

Good morning – and another foggy start in Bristol today. This week I have done a quick trawl of my archive, and found these pairs of doors from around the city that I hope you enjoy. Although they are pairs, there is a degree of asymmetry about most of them that I rather like.

Garage doors in Cotham, Bristol, April 2020
Garage doors in Cotham, Bristol, April 2020
A pair of doors in King Street, Bristol, August 2019
A pair of doors in King Street, Bristol, August 2019
Doors in The Paintworks, Bristol, May 2021
Doors in The Paintworks, Bristol, May 2021
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of gates, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of gates, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of doors, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Bristol, May 2022

That’s your lot this time. Next week, I might have some doors from our summer trip to Croatia to share with you, if I can get organised enough.

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 – 24 November 2022

Doors 201 – Random Cheltenham and Bristol doors.

One month to go until Christmas. Another year is racing by all too quickly. When I was younger, the days dragged on, and often I would wish time away. Now I treasure each moment, and would love the sands of time to slow a little.

This week’s offering is a random selection of rather fancy doors from Cheltenham and Bristol, with no particular theme in mind, just doors that I like. No stories or narrative, simply snaps:

Blue door and steps, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue door and steps, Cheltenham, July 2022
Magnum Circus door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Magnum Circus door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue Georgian door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue Georgian door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Curious glass door to the Palestine Museum, Bristol, October 2022
Curious glass door to the Palestine Museum, Bristol, October 2022
Black and green doors, Bristol, October 2022
Black and green doors, Bristol, October 2022
Grand entrance and black doors, Bristol, October 2022
Grand entrance and black doors, Bristol, October 2022

That’s all for another week, thank you for dropping by, and may time move slowly for you this 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 – 17 November 2022

Doors 200 – some Bristol street art and graffiti doors.

This week, I am delving into my archive to bring you some street art and graffiti doors. If I am honest, this is a bit of a cheat, because they are doors that have already been published on Natural Adventures, but in the context of a street art blog post. All I am doing here is corralling a few of them together into a Thursday doors piece, but that is OK, isn’t it?

These doors were originally photographed in December 2021 and January 2022, I hope you enjoy them:

Big Hev, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
Big Hev, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
Stika, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
Stika, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
3F fino and Werm, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
3F fino and Werm, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
Zubyblue, St Marks Avenue, Bristol, December 2021
Zubyblue, St Marks Avenue, Bristol, December 2021
Stinkfish, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2021
Stinkfish, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, December 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, December 2021
qWeRT, North Street, Bristol, December 2021
qWeRT, North Street, Bristol, December 2021

So that’s yer lot this week. I’ll try to find time to upload some Bristol doors for next week. Until then, may I wish you all 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

Thursday doors – 10 November 2022

Doors 199 – Porto doors (Part 12)

So here it is. You have been most patient with my series on Porto doors, and today I bring you my last post on what was a doorscursion and a half last June. In graffiti speak, this would be called a ‘dregs’ piece – using up what is left behind, and as such it is a rather eclectic collection. June seems so very, very far away, but seeing these pictures brings me comfort as we enter the dark winter period.

I hope you enjoy this selection.

First up is the most popular café in Porto, the Majestic Café, with its stunning facade – a number one destination for tourists, and you can see why.

Majestic Cafe doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Café doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Cafe interior, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Cafe interior, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

The remaining doors are from different parts of the city, photographed over three magical days.

Steps and doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Steps and doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with beautiful 1852 gate, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with beautiful 1852 gate, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tatty doors on a grand old building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tatty doors on a grand old building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old doors with nice metalwork, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old doors with nice metalwork, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old blue/brown doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old blue/brown doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Botched repair doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Botched repair doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors from a derelict building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors from a derelict building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Derelict doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Derelict doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Farewell fair Porto – next week I might have a few Bristol doors to share.

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 – 3 November 2022

Doors 198 – Porto doors (Part 11)

I have managed to draw out doors from Porto for the whole of the summer, and this selection probably represents my penultimate gallery from a wonderful three days in the city back in May. There is no theme this week, just a random selection. Enjoy:

Sandeman port anyone? Gate door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Sandeman port anyone? Gate door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Doors in a gate (sorry about the useless picture), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Doors in a gate (sorry about the useless picture), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Small utility door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Small utility door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No72 doors could do with a little TLC, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No72 doors could do with a little TLC, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Red door with a large tag (Mage?), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Red door with a large tag (Mage?), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No2 red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No2 red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2023

Soon I will be reverting to Bristol doors, street art/graffiti doors as well as a few doors from a summer holiday trip to Croatia.

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 – 20 October 2022

Doors 197 – Porto doors (Part 11)

Another very short one this week, I am way too distracted by the disintegration of democracy in the UK, driven by far-right ‘think tanks’. It seems so very sad that a selfish few have ruined so much for the rest of us and utterly trashed our international reputation and status. Enough about that – I could go on for pages!

Once again, I return to Porto for this week’s selection. All of these doors or doorways, belong to São Bento station which is famed for its elaborate azulejo tile work in the main vestibule. I don’t have time to offer a history of the station, but am simply sharing some snaps of this incredible 19th century space. I hope you enjoy:

The vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
The vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tile mural in the vestibule, São Bento station, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

That’s it for this week, I’m afraid.

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, Porto – 6 October 2022

Doors 197 – Porto doors (Part 11)

Porto – the gift that keeps on giving, at least when it comes to Thursday doors. A very quick one this week as I have ‘ground rush’ finishing off jobs before taking a few days off from work, fishing in Cornwall. This time I have a fairly random set of doors from Porto, no theme to speak of. I hope you enjoy them.

Row of green doors (look carefully), Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Row of green doors (look carefully), Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Modern grey door, Porto, May 2022
Modern grey door, Porto, May 2022
Door in the museum of the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, May 2022
Door in the museum of the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, May 2022
Door with key handle, Porto, May 2022
Door with key handle, Porto, May 2022
Dogwash door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Dogwash door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Lighthoouse door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Lighthoouse door, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Door and tiles, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022
Door and tiles, Foz do Douro, Porto, May 2022

That’s it for another week – only a couple more weeks of Porto doors… I promise.

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 – 29 September 2022

Doors 196 – Porto doors (Part 10)

This week I am continuing with the Porto doors (don’t worry, I am nearly finished with these) and the theme this time is green doors. Enjoy:

Green door and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Green door 13, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door 13, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Arched green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Arched green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Green door 88, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door 88, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Metal and glass green door , Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Metal and glass green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Green door with a drawing by artist Costah, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with a drawing by artist Costah, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

 

Elaborate green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Elaborate green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

I have to crack on with a ton of other stuff, so not much commentary this week. I hope you are all safe and well, whether you are being battered by storms or by financial collapse – we live in dynamic times.

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 – 22 September 2022

Doors 195 – Porto doors (Part 9)

I have completely run out of time to write much for this week’s Thursday doors. These are Porto doors in need of a little bit of TLC…

View of Porto, with lots of doors, Porto, June 2022
View of Porto, with lots of doors, Porto, June 2022

Chained and repaired door, Porto, June 2022
Chained and repaired door, Porto, June 2022

Repaired door and cat entrance?, Porto, June 2022
Repaired door and cat entrance?, Porto, June 2022

Old green door no longer in use, Porto, June 2022
Old green door no longer in use, Porto, June 2022

Oh dear door, Porto, June 2022
Oh dear door, Porto, June 2022

The kind of door that Thursday doors was made for, Porto, June 2022
The kind of door that Thursday doors was made for, Porto, June 2022

That brings this week’s contribution to a close. Have a great week 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 – 15 September 2022

Doors 194 – Porto doors (Part 8)

No surprises this week as I continue to share more lovely doors from Porto, Portugal. There is a little bit of a theme this week along the lines of pairs or trios of doors. I very much hope you enjoy them.

Three green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Three red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Two fancy doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two fancy doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Two beautifully colourful doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two beautifully colourful doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

One red and two green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
One red and two green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

A pair of doors, Foz do Douro, Portugal, June 2022
A pair of doors, Foz do Douro, Portugal, June 2022

Two red balcony doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two red balcony doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

There is little doubt that I will look back on my trip to Porto, with my daughter in June 2022 as one of the highlights of the year, and I might even go as far to say of the decade. It is a visually rich city and culturally fascinating, divided up into distinct areas for shopping, port manufacture, residential, administrative etc.

I still have a few remaining doors to share from this trip… I do hope you don’t get too bored.

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead, and if you are in the UK, enjoy the extra Bank Holiday on Monday, taking time to reflect.

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