Thursday doors – 29 August

Doors 82 – Lanhydrock House (2)

Following on from last week’s trip to Lanhydrock House in Cornwall, this time I’ll share with you some of doors from the inside of this magnificent building.

The house dates back to the 17th century, but much of it caught fire in 1881 and following repairs at that time most of the interior furnishings including the doors are Victorian.

Hall doors with etched windows, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Entrance hall doors with etched windows, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

In true aristocratic Victorian style, there are a lot of dead (stuffed) animals in the house – trophies from colonialhunting trips.

Doors and trophy, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Doors and trophy, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Food was a big deal in this house and the meals prepared in the kitchens were kept warm in this cabinet before being served in the dining room .

This cast iron cabinet kept the food warm between the kitchens and dining room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
This cast iron cabinet kept the food warm between the kitchens and dining room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

We had a kitchen towel like this when I was growing up.

One of several kitchen doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
One of several kitchen doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The bread oven, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The bread oven, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Dairy door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Dairy door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Upstairs door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Upstairs door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Canes - a time gone by thank goodness, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Canes – a time gone by thank goodness, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Hmmm – there were several of these cane ‘trophies’ hanging in this room, along with plenty of dead animals – the Empire built on a bloody good caning in the headmaster’s office

Coridoor door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Coridoor door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Screen-separated drawing room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Screen-separated drawing room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

The drawing room was an altogether beautiful room which was broken down into sections with screens, but was actually vast.

The long gallery, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The long gallery, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Finally the tour of the house takes you to the stunning long gallery with its 17th century ceiling. This wing of the house was the only one that survived the fire of 1881.

So that wraps it up for another week or so. 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.

 

Scooj

 

 

 

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Thursday doors – 11 July

Doors 78 – Dorchester doors (2)

A real rush to get these doors out – 10 minutes between finishing work and going off to play 5-a-side football… so not much of a story here, simply some more doors from a trip to Dorset some three weeks ago.

Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019
Door, Dorchester, June 2019

Sorry for rushing it, but nothing gets between me and my weekly football. 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

Thursday doors – 4 July 2019

Door 77 – Same door, different faces.

Happy 4 July to all those for whom it is a holiday. Here in the UK it is just another day, but it is Thursday, and that means doors.

I am being a little lazy this week using archive material to bring you the same door in Moon Street, one of my favourite street/graffiti art spots, but with different looks over the last few years – I might do this with a few more graffiti doors when I am pushed for new content.

With apologies to regulars who might have seen most of these images before.

Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
Panskaribas, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Panskaribas, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Run Z, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2019
Run Z, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2019
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2018
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2018
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, June 2018
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, June 2018
Coloquix, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Coloquix, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017

That just about wraps it up for this week, maybe some more Dorchester 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.

All the best

Scooj

Thursday doors – 27 June 2019

Doors 76 – Dorchester doors (1)

I went to a meeting in Dorchester last week and had quite a lot of time to kill either side of the meeting and my train journeys. I have never been to the town before, so there was an obvious doorscursion opportunity, and what an appropriately named place for such a thing.

The town left me a little puzzled. Compared to Bristol it is a rather sleepy and sedate place although both share an extraordinary history and abominable post-war architecture. The most striking thing was the abundance of retirees as a proportion of the total population. Maybe this was an artifact of the time of day I was visiting, I don’t know.

Because of its Roman heritage I had imagined ancient doors all over the place, but instead there was a curious mix of old, new, weird and beautiful doors. You’ll be glad to hear there were no graffiti doors in Dorchester.

Here we go:

Dorset museum. Shame about the hoarding and door in front of the door. Dorchester, June 2019
Dorset museum. Shame about the hoarding and door in front of the door. Dorchester, June 2019
Shop door, Dorchester, June 2019
Shop door, Dorchester, June 2019
Rather old and redundant? Shop door, Dorchester, June 2019
Rather old and redundant? Shop door, Dorchester, June 2019
Charming blue door, Dorchester, June 2019
Charming blue door, Dorchester, June 2019
Pair of doors - I particularly like the worn step, Dorchester, June 2019
Pair of doors – I particularly like the worn step, Dorchester, June 2019
This dwelling is appropriately named 'Lilliput House', the door was about 5ft 6 and I would have struggled to get in. Dorchester, June 2019
This dwelling is appropriately named ‘Lilliput House’, the door was about 5ft 6 and I would have struggled to get in. Dorchester, June 2019

So there we have it for another week – there will be more from Dorchester in due course. Meanwhile why not go and check out 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 weekend

Scooj

 

 

Thursday doors – 30 May 2019

Doors 73 – Bristol doors, various.

Another slightly rushed post this week, a random selection of Bristol doors that might have seen better days, but are all the more characterful for their journeys.

Tagged door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Tagged door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Lakota back door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Lakota back door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Just a door somewhere in Bristol, March 2019
Just a door somewhere in Bristol, March 2019
Doors, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Doors, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Important notice, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Important notice, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019

And that’s it for another week.

For more doors take a good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the mastermind behind Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 23 May 2019

Doors 72 – Doors from Camden Town from November 2017

I am now scraping the residues from a very deep and rather empty door barrel. I had a choice… not to post any doors today, or get something old out of the door quickly and efficiently…I went with the latter.

Here are three doors from a street art hunting trip to Camden Town, London back in November 2017:

Thursday Door, Camden Town, November 2017
Thursday Door, Camden Town, November 2017
Wheatpasted door, Face the Strange (top) and CodeFC (bottom), Camden Town, November 2017
Wheatpasted door, Face the Strange (top) and CodeFC (bottom), Camden Town, November 2017
A rather plain and neglected door, Camden Town, November 2017
A rather plain and neglected door, Camden Town, November 2017

So there you are. I’ll leave you to decide whether this post was worth it. I am (in case you hadn’t noticed) a bit of a creature of habit, so to do this was more comfortable than missing a week.

Maybe I’ll have time to do something a little more imaginative next week.

For more doors take a good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the brains behind Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 2 May 2019

Doors 70. Some Bristol doors from the Kingsdown area – 2 April 2019

If you head towards town on the Cheltenham Road (A38), to your right is a hill which leads up to Kingsdown. These doors are on the sleepy and rather steep streets in that area that appear to have little traffic, making standing in the road taking pictures less hazardous than usual.

Taken a few weeks ago on a rather sunny morning. Enjoy.

Two reasonably ordinary garden gates and Banksy's Rose Trap behind perspex, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Two reasonably ordinary garden gates and Banksy’s Rose Trap behind perspex, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Another door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Another door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
The Hillgrove, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
The Hillgrove, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Windows from a bygone era... a smoke room, can you believe it?
Windows from a bygone era… a smoke room, can you believe it?
One of those doors that was a door but is no longer a door, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
One of those doors that was a door but is no longer a door, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
A secret garden door. We like those. Kingsdown, Bristol, April 2019
A secret garden door. We like those. Kingsdown, Bristol, April 2019

That’s your lot for this week.

If you like doors and want to see more from around the globe then visit the inspiration behind Thursday Doors go and take a look at Norm 2.0 blog where there are links to yet more doors in the commemnts at the end.

by Scooj