Thursday doors – 7 November 2019

Doors 88 – Cheltenham doors (Part 1)

At the end of September I went to visit Cheltenham, not too far from Bristol, for the Cheltenham Paint Festival, something I have wanted to do for a year or two now.

Never one to waste a bit of a doorscursion, I managed to snap a few doors while wandering around the town looking for street art spots. I actually went twice and over the two days walked more than 30 kilometers, mainly because I am not at all familiar with the town and also because unlike at Upfest (Bristol’s street art festival) the art is really spread out in all corners of Cheltenham. This meant I got to see quite a wir=de selection of doors.

This first post is just a random selection and I’m not sure I could remember where any of these actually were, but you can forgive me I hope, my mind was on other things:

When is a door not a door...? Cheltenham, September 2019
When is a door not a door…? Cheltenham, September 2019
Manicured lawn and green door, Cheltenham, September 2019
Manicured lawn and green door, Cheltenham, September 2019
That is some red door, Cheltenham, September 2019
That is some red door, Cheltenham, September 2019
Looks like chores day for the occupants behind this black split door, Cheltenham, September 2019
Looks like chores day for the occupants behind this black split door, Cheltenham, September 2019
An all too common sight in towns and cities in the UK, abandoned/neglected, Cheltenham, September 2019
An all too common sight in towns and cities in the UK, abandoned/neglected, Cheltenham, September 2019
Pity about the scaffolding! Cheltenham, September 2019
Pity about the scaffolding! Cheltenham, September 2019

Well that’s another canter through a few Cheltenham doors – I hope to line some more up soon.

Meanwhile, please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

 

Thursday doors – 31 October 2019

Door 87 – Wareham, Dorset

When I first started doing Thursday Doors, I used to post only one door at a time but slowly over time I got sucked into adding more and more doors each week, so just to give me a bit of breathing space it is a one door treat (trick or treat) this week.

I recently had a meeting in Wareham, Dorset and as always on these trips I had my camera at the ready just in case a door opportunity offered itself. Well I got lucky with this one. A most unusual door with both charming and less charming features. Definitely a curiosity.

Old red door, Wareham, Dorset, October 2019
Old red door, Wareham, Dorset, October 2019

I did a little Google search using the words ‘Wareham High Street Door’ and found a little bit of information about the building the door belongs to. It is a rented accomodation and here are the rental details:

£795 pcm (£183 pw)

North Street, Wareham BH20

Maisonette to rent – 2 bedrooms

Available immediately

Grade II listed maisonette with many period features including original shutters and large sash windows, ideally located in the popular market town of Wareham and with the benefit of a new modern shower room and newly renovated kitchen.

I see a red door and I want it painted black.

That’s all this week. Short and sweet.

Happy Halloween!

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 24 October 2019

Doors 86 – City of Westminster

Occasionally I have to travel to Westminster for work and the tedium of getting to London and navigating the crowds is offset somewhat by the architecture. Last week I managed to snap a few doors that I have been meaning to photograph for a while. Here they are. Plenty more where these came from so they might not be the last. These ones were all very close to Westminster School, if that means anything to you.

So here goes:

Four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Blue four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Blue four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Do not park in front of these doors, Westminster, October 2019
Do not park in front of these doors, Westminster, October 2019
Lawrence of Arabia lived here, Westminster, October 2019
Lawrence of Arabia lived here, Westminster, October 2019
Wall door, Westminster, October 2019
Wall door, Westminster, October 2019
From door to door, Westminster, October 2019
From door to door, Westminster, October 2019
A pair of wall doors, Westminster, October 2019
A pair of wall doors, Westminster, October 2019

So that’s it from the City of Westminster for a while. Maybe I’ll have some Bristol doors next week. Have a lovely weekend.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

Thursday doors – 10 October 2019

Doors 85 – Fowey, Cornwall (part4)

(Originally published by mistake on Wednesday 9 October… d’oh!)

Wow! A Thursday doors on a Wednesday… how on earth did I manage that? Obviously I am not firing on all cylinders yet.

This week I am continuing with some Cornish doors from a trip to Fowey back in September and in doing so clinging on to what was the last of the decent late Summer weather – now it just rains… every day.

So here they are – dreaming of holidays by the sea.

Three locker doors in a 'beach hut' style, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Three locker doors in a ‘beach hut’ style, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beautiful old lintle over a stable style door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beautiful old lintle over a stable style door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
White door with a small black flood gate slotted in at the bottom, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
White door with a small black flood gate slotted in at the bottom, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Should we be concerned? Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Should we be concerned? Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Fine blue gate (no handle?), somewhat weathered at the base, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Fine blue gate (no handle?), somewhat weathered at the base, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beam Reach - door with a porthole, continuing the nautical theme, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beam Reach – door with a porthole, continuing the nautical theme, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019

Still more doors to come from Fowey, but you’ll have to wait for them. In the meantime enjoy what’s left of the week and have a lovely weekend.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 26 September 2019

Doors 84 – Fowey, Cornwall (part 3)

This week I will treat you with a bunch more doors from Fowey in Cornwall. I have already written two posts for ‘Thursday doors’ from this picturesque village last year and was lucky enough to visit again a week or two back during a fishing trip. There are so many great doors here that I will split them into a few posts (if that is ok with you).

Blue door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Blue door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Varnished wood door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Varnished wood door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Low green door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Low green door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019

Many of the doors in Fowey have rather special or unusual door knockers and the next two doors are great examples. It almost feels like there is some pride or rivalry in the village.

Blue door with bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Blue door with bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Brown door with a crab knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Brown door with a crab knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the crab knocker (yours truly in the reflection), Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the crab knocker (yours truly in the reflection), Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Grand door with a scalloped portico, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Grand door with a scalloped portico, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019

Another week of doors over, I hope you liked them. Enjoy what’s left of the week and have a lovely weekend.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 19 September

Doors 83 – Door pairs from Hotwells, Bristol

Very short of time this week, but I haven’t posted doors for a while, so here are some pairs of doors from Hotwells in Bristol. These doors are garden back doors and rather ordinary, but something about them being in pairs begins to tell us a little bit about the occupants present and past. How much do they maintain their doors, how often might they use them, do they have pets? Interestingly, none of the neighbours appear to have teamed up and gone for a joined-up approach. Enjoy.

Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019

The last one pair works for me because they are the colours of Arsenal, my football club, and incidentally also the colours of the Bristol City football club.

There we are, that’s all folks. Enjoy what’s left of the week and have a lovely weekend.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 22 August

Doors 81 – Lanhydrock House (1)

Last weekend I was lucky enough to visit a National Trust property in Cornwall, south of Bodmin Moor, called Lanhydrock House. Built out of hard wearing granite, the older parts of the house date back to the 1620s, but after a fire in 1881 that started in the kitchens, two of the three wings were in part destroyed and they were rebuilt and funished in the Victorial style. The remaining wing that survived the fire retains its original walls and ceilings.

The house has been owned and managed by the National Trust since 1953, before it was owned by the Robartes family which declined significantly during the first world war. The heir, Thomas Agar-Robartes MP was killed during the battle of Loos in France while trying to rescue a soldier from no-man’s land.

There were an awful lot of doors to admire in this house, so this week I will tease you by only posting the outside doors, the rest will follow in another post.

The visit begins with a stroll through the original gatehouse dating back to the mid 17th century. Did you ever see such a grand entrance?

Lanhydrock House barbican gate added in the 1640s, Cornwall, August 2019
Lanhydrock House barbican gate added in the 1640s, Cornwall, August 2019

Then off to the left are some of the outbuildings such as the coach house. The National Trust use some of these buildings for a cafe and gift shop.

Front of door to courtyard, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Front of door to courtyard, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Same door from the other side, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Same door from the other side, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

The coach house, with stunning deep red doors, is notable for the clock and little doors below it.

Coach house doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Coach house doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

It would be wrong of me not to include this most attractive door within a door.

Perfect door within a door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Perfect door within a door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Then to the main house itself, which had more gorgeous doors on its outside walls than I have hairs on my head (I exaggerate slightly).

One of many entrances to the house, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
One of many entrances to the house, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Small door to the house, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Small door to the house, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Larger door to the house, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Larger door to the house, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

The front door is probably the crowning glory of these ‘garden doors’ and dates back to the 1620s. The family crest is on the top right, and the NT lady at the door told us that the crest at the top of the door has no relation to the house or family whatsoever and nobody quite knows what it is doing there.

Main front door to the house dating back to the 17th century, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Main front door to the house dating back to the 17th century, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

So there we are. More Lanhydrock doors next time.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

Have a great end of week and weekend.

Scooj