Thursday doors – 21 January 2021

Doors 135 – back to the archive for some street/graffiti art doors

Things are very busy at work and the streets are wet. This means that my opportunities to get out and find some new doors are significantly depleted. So it is back to the archive. These photographs first appeared on Natural Adventures in April and May 2020 (even though some of them were taken long before that). Enjoy.

Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Object... Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Object… Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019

So that’s your lot for the week, a week in which the world seems a safer and more reliable place.

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 January 2021

Doors 134 – my neighbourhood

I took a little pre-Christmas walk around my neighbourhood with the pooch because even in my familiar patch there are some doors of interest, as well as an awful lot of ordinary doors. Often it is what is around the door that makes them interesting and there are one of two examples of that in today’s post.

I still haven’t been to any country houses or estates since March last year, which is a shame as these tend to be rich hunting grounds for doors. We’ll just have to make door with what we find on our doorsteps for a little while longer.

Enjoy these doors from Redland in Bristol:

222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

So there we have it, my first Thursday doors of 2021 and keeping it local for a change. I might have to delve into some archives very soon as we have just plunged into another national lockdown, and it sounds as though this one might continue into March.

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 December 2020

Doors 133 – an annual review 2020

It is the custom on Thursday Doors to post our favourite doors from the year on the Thursday before Christmas, so in this Coronavirus-impacted year, here are some of mine. All of these doors were posted in 2020, but some were photographed before that. I hope you enjoy them, and wherever you are may I wish you a happy Christmas and an infinitely better 2021.

January

Front entrance to the Bristol Hippodrome, Doors, December 2019
Front entrance to the Bristol Hippodrome, Doors, December 2019

February

Arched garden door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019
Arched garden door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019

March

3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020
3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020

April

Shop door, Anchor Road, Bristol, November 2019
Shop door, Anchor Road, Bristol, November 2019

May

The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018

June

Former door bricked up, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Former door bricked up, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

July

Back yard gate, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020
Back yard gate, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020

August

Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020
Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020

September

A gorgeous door somewhat eclipsed by the warning notices to the right, Cheltenham, September 2020
A gorgeous door somewhat eclipsed by the warning notices to the right, Cheltenham, September 2020

October

Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020

November

Shop front - no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
Shop front – no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019

December

Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020
Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020

This has been a very tough year for all citizens of the world, and that includes us door enthusiasts. Doorscursions have been quite hard to come by. Let’s all hope that next year brings us some relief from the coronavirus pandemic and we can seek out a new and better normal life.

Happy holidays.

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

3366. M32 Cycle path (95)

This door is getting some great attention, with Daz Cat, Slakarts and now Soap all giving it a coat of paint in recent months. This is a classic piece of soap work, almost like a mega-tag and takes me back to when I first became aware of his style.

Soap, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2020
Soap, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2020

I don’t know what Soap calls this character/tag but to me it looks like a double mouthed skull, clever stuff. I imagine that Soap can probably spray throw ups like this one in his sleep, although that probably belittles the skill needed to spray anything half-decent on a wall and this is way more than half-decent.

Thursday doors – 10 December 2020

Doors 132 – Predictably, some more graffiti/street art doors from the archives

I have had another busy week and have barely ventured outside the house, so I have once again resorted to searching through my archives. These doors were originally posted on Natural Adventures (though not necessarily as Thursday doors posts) in February this year.

I hope you enjoy them…

Blurry picture on a blurry day – four doors to choose from

Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020

A tiny little door on the side of this caravan

Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020
Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020

Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020

OK, so there is only a bit of a door here, but give me a break…

Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020

Fake doors on a fake train

Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I may have cheated with this window/door

Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020

So that just about wraps it up for another 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

Thursday doors – 3 November 2020

Doors 131 – a welcome to Dan Anton and some more graffiti archive doors

It has been an ultra busy week, so I am returning to my ‘safety blanket’ of doors from my street art archives. The worrying thing is that I am steadily using up my reserve doors and really need to get out to photograph some new and exciting doors. Bristol is currently in the highest tier of covid-19 restrictions, so it may still be some time before I can get out and about.

This little selection were originally posted on Natural Adventures during December 2019 and January this year. Enjoy:

 

There is a door there somewhere – I promise

Xenz, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2019
Xenz, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2019

 

RichT, Frogmore Street, Bristol, December 2019
RichT, Frogmore Street, Bristol, December 2019

 

Paul Monsters, Leonard Lane, Bristol, December 2019
Paul Monsters, Leonard Lane, Bristol, December 2019

OK, So I cheated… There is a red gate in the wall at the bottom.

Space Invader, Lambeth High Street, London, November 2019
Space Invader, Lambeth High Street, London, November 2019

 

Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2019
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2019

 

Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020

 

Nevergiveup, River Avon, Bristol, January 2020
Nevergiveup, River Avon, Bristol, January 2020

 

Slakarts, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Slakarts, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020

 

Unify, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Unify, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

 

BKFoxx, Hanbury Street, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
BKFoxx, Hanbury Street, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

 

SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

 

Gvnly, North Street, Bristol, December 2018
Gvnly, North Street, Bristol, December 2018

 

Conrico, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, December 2019
Conrico, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, December 2019

Well there was a bit of cheating in that lot, and quite a few boarded up doors, but in this friendly community of door lovers, I’m sure even oblique references to doors are acceptable.

So that’s it for this week. More next week I hope.

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 – 26 November 2020

Doors 130 – A big thank you to Norm

As ‘Thursday doorsters’, you will all know that Norm is stepping down from hosting Thursday doors. This week’s post is some of my favourite doors from the last year or two to thank Norm Frampton for opening my eyes and helping me to see such door beauty in the world.

For Norm:

Go well Norm and thanks for all the doors (especially Italy and Ruelles Vertes).

That’s it for another 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 Norm 2.0 blog,  where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

Gratitude

.

A humble ‘thank you’

Norm Frampton for opening

so many great doors

.

by Scooj

* on the news that tomorrow will be Norm Frampton’s last Thursday Doors post for a while as he puts his efforts into other things. I shall miss his doors and weekly appearances and am eternally grateful for his opening my eyes to the magnificence of doors.

Thursday doors – 19 November 2020

Doors 129 – Dorchester doors (3)

A little rummage through my desktop archives revealed some doors I photographed on a work trip I took to Dorchester back in June last year, when life was so much less complicated. Rather than feed you a diet of street art doors every week, I thought I’d switch it up a bit with this little collection. Enjoy.

Shop front - no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
Shop front – no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
A rather tired old doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
A rather tired old doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
A once rather grand doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
A once rather grand doorway, Dorchester, June 2019
Corn Exchange door, Dorchester, June 2019
Corn Exchange door, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door for very thin people, one that hasn't been used for a while, Dorchester, June 2019
Church door for very thin people, one that hasn’t been used for a while, Dorchester, June 2019

 

So another week swiftly passes us by, but it is important that we stop and smell the flowers every now and again, otherwise what is the point?

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to 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 – 12 November 2020

Doors 128 – a return to some street art and graffiti doors

As the country is once again locked down (although it somehow doesn’t feel as severe as the last time) photographing new doors continues to be something of a challenge. I long for a visit to a National Trust property or something similar, but I fer that such a trip is still a while off. In the meantime it is another dip into my archives to bring you some more graffiti doors from last year.

Thisone, Shoreditch, London, April 2019
Thisone, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

Kin Dose, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2019
Kin Dose, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2019

Ryder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2019
Ryder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2019

Inkie, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Inkie, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

qWeRT, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2019
qWeRT, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2019

Zoe Power and Dave Bain, Redland Station, Bristol, November 2019
Zoe Power and Dave Bain, Redland Station, Bristol, November 2019

Short and sweet this week.

Have a great weekend and keep safe in this crazy world.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to 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