Thursday doors – 16 December 2021

Doors 173 – My favourite doors of 2021 – a review

As mentioned by Dan in his recent Thursday Doors posts, it is traditional this week,  to take a look back at the doors of last year and post our favourites, so here we go for my favourite doors of 2021. I hope you enjoy them (again). Note – all these doors were first posted in 2021, although some were photographed in previous years.

A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021
Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021
Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021
Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021
Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019
Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019
Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Perfectly proportioned house and fine blue door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Perfectly proportioned house and fine blue door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, 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
Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Vine cottage green door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Vine cottage green door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021

So another year of Thursday doors comes to an end – with all the COVID-19 disruption it hasn’t been the easiest year to get out and photograph doors, but it has nonetheless been great fun. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, and see you all in 2022.

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 – 9 December 2021

Doors 172 – Holiday doors, Umbria and Tuscany, Italy 2018

I have decided to join in with Dan’s suggestion for this week’s door theme and bring you some of my favourite doors from a holiday we had in Italy in August 2021. You might well have seen these doors before, but I don’t think that matters too much. In these pandemic days we can only dream of future overseas holidays or reflect on holidays past.

I hope you enjoy this selection:

Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Graffiti door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Graffiti door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Door of the dead, Corso Cavour, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Door of the dead, Corso Cavour, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Grand door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Grand door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Another green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Another green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy, August 2018
Brick wall, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy - Haiku
Brick wall, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy – Haiku
Door in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Door in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Interesting door, Via Dardano, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Interesting door, Via Dardano, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Door in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Door in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

It is actually rather nice to unearth these doors for you and this post inspires me to keep hoping that our trip to Italy in 2018 will not be our last.

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 – 2 December 2021

Doors 171 – A random selection of Bristol doors

I am overwhelmingly busy, so today’s offering is a little short on narrative. Suffice it to say that this is a random selection of doors photographed in Bristol over the past year or so. I hope you enjoy them.

Temporary pub garden door in lock down, Bristol, May 2021
Temporary pub garden door in lock down, Bristol, May 2021
A door decorated with slaps (stickers), Bristol, May 2021
A door decorated with slaps (stickers), Bristol, May 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021
Bunker Bikes overgrown door, Bristol, August 2021
Bunker Bikes overgrown door, Bristol, August 2021
Warehouse door, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, August 2021
Warehouse door, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, August 2021
Saucy door, Bedminster, Bristol, September 2021
Saucy door, Bedminster, Bristol, September 2021
Former city bank door, Bristol, September 2021
Former city bank door, Bristol, September 2021

Sorry for the rather brief post this week. May I wish you all the best for the rest of the week and 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 – 25 November 2021

Doors 170 – Street art/graffiti doors – Bristol

Really short on time today, but a Thursday doesn’t quite feel right without a Thursday doors post. This is a quick ramble through some already posted doors from Natural Adventures earlier this year in May and June.

Hope you enjoy them:

Ejits, North Street, Bristol, April 2021
Ejits, North Street, Bristol, April 2021
Kid Crayon and Zubieta, North Street, Bristol, May 2021
Kid Crayon and Zubieta, North Street, Bristol, May 2021
Paul Monsters, Bedminster Parade, Bristol, April 2021
Paul Monsters, Bedminster Parade, Bristol, April 2021
3F Fino, Leonard Lane, Bristol, May 2021
3F Fino, Leonard Lane, Bristol, May 2021
The 'six sisters' - Bex Glover, Alex Lucas, Zoe Power, Gemma Compton, Sophie Long and Ejits, North Street, Bristol, May 2021
The ‘six sisters’ – Bex Glover, Alex Lucas, Zoe Power, Gemma Compton, Sophie Long and Ejits, North Street, Bristol, May 2021
Mr Penfold, Church Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 2021
Mr Penfold, Church Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 2021
Kleiner Shames, Argus Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Kleiner Shames, Argus Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Hannah Edwards, North Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Hannah Edwards, North Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Peter Sheridan, North Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Peter Sheridan, North Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Gage Graphics, West Street, Bristol, June 2021
Gage Graphics, West Street, Bristol, June 2021

So as another week passes, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy 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 – 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 – 28 October 2021

Doors 166 – Street/graffiti art doors

I feel like a brief pause from my holiday doors, so here, in deep contrast to the stylish and quaint doors of Cornwall, are some edgy graff doors from Bristol. This set of doors were first published on Natural Adventures in January – April 2021, but the photographs might have been taken some time before that.

Nina Raines, Phoebe Tonks and Ana Cruz, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Nina Raines, Phoebe Tonks and Ana Cruz, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Felix Road, Bristol, February 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Felix Road, Bristol, February 2021
Mr Klue and Mr Sleven. Brigg's Lane, Bristol. February 2021
Mr Klue and Mr Sleven. Brigg’s Lane, Bristol. February 2021
Sepr, Lucky Lane, Bristol, March 2021
Sepr, Lucky Lane, Bristol, March 2021
DNT, Nine Tree Hill, Bristol, April 2021
DNT, Nine Tree Hill, Bristol, April 2021
Kin Dose and the Hass, North Street, Bristol, April 2021
Kin Dose and the Hass, North Street, Bristol, April 2021
Animated post box door, Bristol, May 2018
Animated post box door, Bristol, May 2018

Short and sweet this week, with a likely resumption of chocolate box pretties next time. Have a great weekend wherever you are, and let’s hope for the sake of all of us that the COP26 talks go well, and our respective governments commit to doing more to combat the practices that exacerbate climate change, starting right here in the UK, where we have a lot to answer for.

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 – 30 September 2021

Doors 162 – Truro, Cornwall, part 1

I’m in a bit of a rush, so not many words from me this week (sighs of relief all round). These are some doors photographed in the magnificent City of Truro, Cornwall, from our all-too-short summer break in August. A real mixture of grand and slightly odd this week. Enjoy.

Truro Cathedral entrance and doors, Cornwall, August 2021
Truro Cathedral entrance and doors, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Unstable structure do not enter, door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Unstable structure do not enter, door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
No food here, former door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
No food here, former door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door and fabulous windows of the Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door and fabulous windows of the Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Functional door on a beautiful doorway, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Functional door of a beautiful doorway, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Cornwall Freemasons? Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Cornwall Freemasons? Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
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

Another week passes us by, but we can look forward to another one ahead.

More Truro doors next week, until then, see ya.

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