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

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 – 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 – 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

 

 

To Dorchester

 

The engine drags us through

a rich and verdant land

lush from unusually heavy summer rains

 

The rhythm is punctuated by small stations

boasting tidy flowerbeds and once busy buildings

that slumber now as polluting cars

offer a more convenient means of travel

 

I am afforded the luxury of time to think

and to stare out of the window

where I see my life dashing by

each blade of grass a memory lost

 

Closer now to my destination than to my home

the journey has passed all too quickly

I should have liked a little more time, just a little,

to have lingered a while at each of the stops along the way.

 

by Scooj

 

* something of a rarity from me. Always a little nervous of sharing poems other than haikus or tankas.