Thursday doors – 15 April 2021

Doors 145 – Just some doors dotted around Bristol that took my fancy

I so desperately want to post some magnificent doors from a stately home or National Trust property or something like that, but I still haven’t been out much, so I am stuck with the ordinary everyday doors from around Bristol. Here we go for another Bristol doorscursion:

Door and steps, Saint Phillips, Bristol, April 2021
Door and steps, Saint Phillips, Bristol, April 2021
Two graffiti doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2021
Two graffiti doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2021

Red graffiti door, Bristol, April 2021

Door within a door, Bristol, April 2021
Door within a door, Bristol, April 2021
Sliding doors, Easton, Bristol, April 2021
Sliding doors, Easton, Bristol, April 2021
DNT, Nine Tree Hill, Bristol, April 2021
DNT, Nine Tree Hill, Bristol, April 2021
Bricked up door with the original gate intact, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Bricked up door with the original gate intact, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

The weather is improving and lockdown is easing, so it shouldn’t be too long before I can get out and about for some fresh doors. Overseas holiday doors though are still a distant dream which is a pity… patience is a virtue.

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 – 8 April 2021

Doors 144 – Archive street/graffiti art doors from last year

Already we are well in to April, over a year on from the first England lockdown, and apart from local doors, I haven’t been on a proper doorscursion in all that time. I am ultra busy this week, so these archive street art doors will have to do. Soon I will get out to find some new doors – I can’t wait.

In the meantime here are some street art doors originally published on Natural Adventures in August last year:

Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020
Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020
Silent Hobo, Hammersmith Road, Bristol, August 2020
Silent Hobo, Hammersmith Road, Bristol, August 2020
Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, July 2020
Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, July 2020
Kleiner Shames, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2020
Kleiner Shames, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2020
Taboo, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2020
Taboo, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2020
Silent Hobo, Belmont Street, Bristol, July 2020
Silent Hobo, Belmont Street, Bristol, July 2020
3Dom, Upper Sandhurst Road, Bristol, August 2020
3Dom, Upper Sandhurst Road, Bristol, August 2020

Aah! those glorious sunny days. I have a plan for my next Thursday doors, but it will depend on whether or not I have time to get out and take some pictures.

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 – 1 April 2021

Doors 143 – April Fools’ Day – some central Bristol doors.

Some of you may have seen reports of unrest being reported in Bristol over the last week or two. Such is the nature of the press in the UK at the moment that you’d think the whole of the city was in flames, and violent protesters lurk on every corner. It just isn’t like that.

There have been four protests now where citizens have taken to the streets to object to the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill which is passing through parliament right now. This bill along with others coming from the hard-line right-wing Home Secretary Priti Patel seeks to restrict human rights further and by doing so, cement central control over the people she is there to serve. The first protest ended with violent exchanges which is so deeply sad, because of the damage it did to the purpose of the protest.

You get what you vote for, and sadly it seems that people who voted for this Government have been happy to see our public services brought to its knees through the policy/ideological choice of austerity; our exit from a powerful trading partnership and the freedoms to work in and participate fully as citizens of Europe; a clamping down on our right to protest peacefully; a reduction in our overseas development budget at a time when wealthy countries should be stepping up and not stepping back; an Australian-style immigration system proposed to keep ‘illegal’ immigrants out of the country unless they have documentation that their lives are at risk (impossible for people whose lives are at risk… think about it); a perfunctory recognition that climate change is really important because we are hosting the COP 26 conference in Glasgow this year, not forgetting that many serving in this Government were climate sceptics only a few years ago, and some still are; a jaw-droppingly incompetent response to the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 126,000 people who have died from this deadly disease and a clown at the helm with nothing more important to himself than himself.

I would love to say at this point that I am only joking and that the above paragraph is an April Fools’ Day piece, but it isn’t, it is real, and it is our future. It is no wonder some people want to protest, and it is no surprise that this Government want to suppress any kind of objection or resistance or anything that might expose them as anything other than brilliant. Unfortunately they have Rupert Murdoch on their side and the full weight of his media holdings which makes it much easier for them to sway public opinion.

Oops… I appear to have gone off-topic, but I feel much better for sharing. I hadn’t intended to ‘go there’ but it just started to spill out. The point I was going to make was that the protests have ended up in one street, Bridewell Street, which is only a stone’s throw away from where all these doors are. Most of these doors are now entrances to pubs or restaurants where once stood banking and finance establishments. Our city centres are ever evolving and a further evolution is set to take place as many businesses leave their offices and commercial premises in favour of ‘working from home’ models.

I hope you enjoy my doors more than my rant, but both would be doubly satisfying… here they are:

Blue door, Clare Street, Bristol, March 2021
Blue door, Clare Street, Bristol, March 2021

 

Stunning door surround, Clare Street, Bristol, March 2021
Stunning door surround, Clare Street, Bristol, March 2021

 

Boys door, St John's Steep, Bristol, March 2021
Boys door, St John’s Steep, Bristol, March 2021

 

Metal and leaded window door, Bristol, March 2021
Metal and leaded window door, Bristol, March 2021

 

Carved wooden door and ornate surround, Clare Street, Bristol, March 2021
Carved wooden door and ornate surround, Clare Street, Bristol, March 2021

 

Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021
Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021

That’s it for this week, and I’ll try to steer clear of politics in the future – have a wonderful Easter/Passover 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 March 2021

Doors – 142 – More random doors from Bristol

In recent weeks I have managed to get out for walks around Bristol, but have struggled to find new and interesting doors… things will be so much easier once lockdown restrictions are lifted. This is an eclectic selection of doors photographed while out on street art hunting forays. I hope you enjoy them.

Graffiti door, City Road, Bristol, March 2021
Graffiti door, City Road, Bristol, March 2021

Fleece side door, Bristol, March 2021
Fleece side door, Bristol, March 2021

The Fleece door, Bristol, March 2021
The Fleece door, Bristol, March 2021

Back gate door, Bristol, Maarch 2021
Back gate door, Bristol, Maarch 2021

Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021
Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021

Bull at a gate, Door, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2021
Bull at a gate, Door, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2021

So that is another week gone and another week closer to a new normal. I wish you all the very best of weekends, and to those of you in the northern hemisphere an enjoyable emergence of spring.

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 March 2021

Doors 141- Mr Bloopy doors

This week I have compiled a little collection of doors that have been tagged with a Mr Bloopy. These tags can be found absolutely everywhere Bristol, not only on doors, so this is a very small subset of these happy-go-lucky tags. One or two have appeared on Thursday doors before, but never in a collection like this. Enjoy.

Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, July 2019
Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, July 2019

Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, March 2021
Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, March 2021

Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, February 2017
Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, February 2017

Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, March 2021
Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, March 2021

Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, March 2019
Mr Bloopy door, Bristol, March 2019

Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020
Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020

Tagged door (that tag again), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Tagged door (that tag again), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Tagged door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Tagged door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019

Another busy week for me so I’m afraid that’s yer lot. Enjoy the emerging spring (those of you in the Northern Hemisphere) and let’s look forward to some pro[er door action soon.

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 March 2021

Doors 140. A further look back at some archive street/graffiti art doors

Another extraordinarily busy week has left me with no time to photograph or organise any doors. So I am ripping off some doors previously posted on Natural Adventures for you to enjoy. These doors previously appeared in June and July last year although some were photographed before that.

Tagged door (that tag again), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Tagged door (that tag again), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020

Two doors and street art, St Pauls, Bristol, May 2020
Two doors and street art, St Pauls, Bristol, May 2020

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

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

So that’s all the time I can spare for Thursday Doors this week, my apologies.

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 February 2021

Doors 139 – Once again it is some random doors from Bristol

I have a big work squeeze today, so a very short post from me. A mixture of Bristol doors. Some from last week, others from the May lockdown last year… how things are dragging on.

I hope you enjoy this little selection:

Red door with three glass panels, Bristol, April 2020
Red door with three glass panels, Bristol, April 2020

Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020

Ashley Green door, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020
Ashley Green door, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020

Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020

Mr Penfold door, St Phillips, Bristol, February 2021
Mr Penfold door, St Phillips, Bristol, February 2021

Red back gate, Devon Road, Bristol, February 2021
Red back gate, Devon Road, Bristol, February 2021

So that’s your lot for this week. Sorry for the brevity.

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.

Thursday doors – 18 February 2021

Doors 138 – even more (again) random doors from Bristol

Well I am still using up my reserves of photographs of doors taken while walking around Bristol. I long for a trip to a different town or a stately home to capture some new and interesting doors, but for now I’ll just have to make do with what I have got.

This really is a random set, in no particular order and from no particular area of Bristol. I hope you enjoy them.

Door with ornate entrance way, Bristol, December 2020
Door with ornate entrance way, Bristol, December 2020

 

Corrugated iron gate, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Corrugated iron gate, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020

 

Farm Gate, Boiling wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Farm Gate, Boiling wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020

 

Utility box painted with a flower, Bristol, October 2020
Utility box painted with a flower, Bristol, October 2020

 

Lock Gates at the entrance to the floating harbour, Bristol, October 2020
Lock Gates at the entrance to the floating harbour, Bristol, October 2020

 

Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020
Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020

I fully expect that next week will feature a bunch more of these random doors, but a little part of me hopes to find some new ones over the next few days.

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 February 2021

Doors 137 – yet more random doors from Bristol

It has been a very cold week, but at least it has been dry, and unlike the east of the country that has had considerable snowfall, it has not materialised here in Bristol. However it isn’t the weather that makes Thursday doors such a challenge at the moment, but the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, which for many doorsters means photographing local doors or raiding archives, or doing a bit of both.

This week, like last week, is a simple stroll around some doors not too far from where I live, and while they may not be all that interesting, at least they are not recycled from a previous post… although it might not be too long before that starts to happen. Enjoy…

A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021

Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021
Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021

Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021
Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021

Blue door with a clock painted on it . Six past nine. Bristol, January 2021
Blue door with a clock painted on it . Six past nine. Bristol, January 2021

MOTs here, a small garage and open door, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
MOTs here, a small garage and open door, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

Blue door, sideways entrance, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Blue door, sideways entrance, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

Alas, that is all I can manage this week. Soon things will get better and I will be able to extend my range of doors a little.

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 February 2021

Doors 136 – some random doors from Bristol

As the lockdown continues, everything seems to get just that little bit harder. The routines become confirmation that nothing changes or has changed for such a very long time. There is a collective cloud sitting above the nation and there is little hope for anything changing any time soon. Thank goodness for Thursday Doors… a moment of escapism and a change to the tedium of our coronavirus lives.

This is a selection of doors and gates from my walks around the city of Bristol.

Corrugated Iron door, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Corrugated Iron door, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
A rather forlorn gate, Bristol, October 2020
A rather forlorn gate, Bristol, October 2020
A gate in an arch of a bridge, Bristol, November 2020
A gate in an arch of a bridge, Bristol, November 2020
Got to love the door at number 33, Bristol, January 2020
Got to love the door at number 33, Bristol, January 2020
A ghost door, Bristol, January 2020
A ghost door, Bristol, January 2020

So there is the little break in our ‘groundhog day’ existence, I hope you enjoyed it.

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