Thursday doors – 10 October 2019

Doors 85 – Fowey, Cornwall (part4)

(Originally published by mistake on Wednesday 9 October… d’oh!)

Wow! A Thursday doors on a Wednesday… how on earth did I manage that? Obviously I am not firing on all cylinders yet.

This week I am continuing with some Cornish doors from a trip to Fowey back in September and in doing so clinging on to what was the last of the decent late Summer weather – now it just rains… every day.

So here they are – dreaming of holidays by the sea.

Three locker doors in a 'beach hut' style, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Three locker doors in a ‘beach hut’ style, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beautiful old lintle over a stable style door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beautiful old lintle over a stable style door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
White door with a small black flood gate slotted in at the bottom, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
White door with a small black flood gate slotted in at the bottom, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Should we be concerned? Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Should we be concerned? Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Fine blue gate (no handle?), somewhat weathered at the base, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Fine blue gate (no handle?), somewhat weathered at the base, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beam Reach - door with a porthole, continuing the nautical theme, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Beam Reach – door with a porthole, continuing the nautical theme, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019

Still more doors to come from Fowey, but you’ll have to wait for them. In the meantime 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.

 

by Scooj

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Thursday doors – 26 September 2019

Doors 84 – Fowey, Cornwall (part 3)

This week I will treat you with a bunch more doors from Fowey in Cornwall. I have already written two posts for ‘Thursday doors’ from this picturesque village last year and was lucky enough to visit again a week or two back during a fishing trip. There are so many great doors here that I will split them into a few posts (if that is ok with you).

Blue door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Blue door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Varnished wood door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Varnished wood door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Low green door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Low green door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019

Many of the doors in Fowey have rather special or unusual door knockers and the next two doors are great examples. It almost feels like there is some pride or rivalry in the village.

Blue door with bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Blue door with bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the bee knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Brown door with a crab knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Brown door with a crab knocker, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the crab knocker (yours truly in the reflection), Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Close up of the door with the crab knocker (yours truly in the reflection), Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Grand door with a scalloped portico, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019
Grand door with a scalloped portico, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2019

Another week of doors over, I hope you liked them. 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.

 

by Scooj

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Top 5 doors from 2018

Norm has suggested that we post a review of our door year and I am a bit of a lazy so and so, so I will simply post my top 5 doors from the year…the ones that did it for me.

The featured image, the door of the dead in Citta di Castello would have come in at number 6.

Number 5 – Montpelier, Bristol

Door, Montpelier, Bristol
Door, Montpelier, Bristol

Number 4 – Fowey, Cornwall

Fancy Fowey doorway, August 2018
Fancy Fowey doorway, August 2018

Number 3 – Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy

Door with plenty of character, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Door with plenty of character, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy

Number 2 – Barcelona, Spain

Door, Barcelona, March 2018
Door, Barcelona, March 2018

Number 1 – Bristol

Door, Bob Ballard, Bristol, Thursday Doors
Door, Bob Ballard, Bristol, Thursday Doors

There is a theme here, which perhaps defines my kind of door, can you see what it is?

So there it is. My favourites for the year. I look forward to viewing contributions from other interweb ‘doorsters’.

Thank you Norm for orchestrating Thursday doors and this querky community.

by Scooj.

More 2018 annual review doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

 

 

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Doors 47 – Fowey

My sister and family have recently bought a farmhouse in Cornwall not too far south of Bodmin. This is excellent news for me, as there is a ready-made bolt-hole for short breaks with the family and dog. In fact I posted some Fowey doors a short while back on such a visit with my daughter in August. Even better than that is that it can serve as a new base for my annual fishing trips with my fishing partner of thirty years.

At the start of September, he and I went away for a few days and our primary task was to check out the coastline from St Austell to Plymouth. Now I am very familiar with Cornwall and spent pretty much every school holiday in Flushing, opposite Falmouth, staying with my grandparents, but this South East coastline of Cornwall has largely remained off my radar.

On our last day we decided to pop into Fowey for some breakfast before fishing on the other side of the estuary in Polruan. As it happened, we abandoned that idea and instead fished the most beautiful bay imaginable called Lantic Bay, a few miles East of Polruan.

Enough context setting – in short, I found myself back in Fowey, so here are some more doors from this recent fishing trip.

Basement door and thick walls, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Basement door and thick walls, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Basement door and thick walls, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Basement door and thick walls, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Boat builder's yard door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Boat builder’s yard door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Cottage door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Cottage door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Quay House door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Quay House door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Dangerous secret door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Dangerous secret door, Fowey, Cornwall, September 2018
Lantic Bay, a hidden jewel, Cornwall September 2018
Lantic Bay, a hidden jewel, Cornwall September 2018

And that’s it for this week.

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

 

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Doors 41

This week a selection of doors from a recent sunny trip to Fowey in Cornwall. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Fower door, August 2018
Fower door, August 2018
Fowey door, August 2018
Fowey door, August 2018
Fowey door, August 2018
Fowey door, August 2018
Fancy Fowey doorway, August 2018
Fancy Fowey doorway, August 2018
Fowey door, August 2018 (for hobbits?)
Fowey door, August 2018 (for hobbits?)
Fowey door, August 2018
Fowey door, August 2018

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0