Thursday doors – 1 August

Doors 79 – Flaine, France doors (3)

Alright… I have had a couple of weeks off from Thursday doors, mainly because I have been pretty busy at work and just ran out of time. I am still pretty busy but have carved out a few moments to give you my third and final set of doors from a skiing trip to Flaine in France back in March of this year.

The ski resort was built in the brutalist style, so if you are expecting ‘chocolate box’ doors then probably best to skip the rest of this post. These doors are ugly, but even ugly doors have some fascination, in the case of most of these it is their functionality.

Enjoy if you can:

Doors on a gondola at the top of Les Grandes Platieres lift, Flaine March 2019
Doors on a gondola at the top of Les Grandes Platieres lift, Flaine March 2019
Lift hut, Flaine March 2019
Lift hut, Flaine March 2019
Door within a door, Grand Platieres, Flaine, March 2019
Door within a door, Grand Platieres, Flaine, March 2019
Dodgy two-person step on lift - self closing doors, Flaine, March 2019
Dodgy two-person step on lift – self closing doors, Flaine, March 2019
Church in the centre of 'brutalist' Flaine, March 2019
Church in the centre of ‘brutalist’ Flaine, March 2019
Doors of the church in the centre of 'brutalist' Flaine, March 2019
Doors of the church in the centre of ‘brutalist’ Flaine, March 2019
Flaine 0153 9-16 Mar 2019
Flaine 0153 9-16 Mar 2019
Post box, Flaine March 2019
Post box, Flaine March 2019

That’s it… collective relief all round. Some rather nicer doors next week, maybe.

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

Doors 66. Flaine, France, 4 April 2019

No ‘chocolate box’ photographs here I’m afraid.

Flaine is a very high ski resort in the French Alps conceived in 1960 and completed in 1969. The brutalist style of concrete apartment blocks sets up a synergy or contrast with the Alpine landscape, depending on your point of view. An excellent essay on the development of Flaine by Alastair Philip Wiper can be found here and is worth a read if you are interested in architecture.

So my photographs are perhaps not what you’d expect from a skiing trip in the Alps… sorry. There are however doors, you get them everywhere, perhaps just not so quaint.

Enjoy if you can…

Double doors, funicular railway, Flaine, France, March 2019
Double doors, funicular railway, Flaine, France, March 2019
Ordinary door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Ordinary door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Mountain hut - what is it with the petrol? Flaine, March 2019
Mountain hut – what is it with the petrol? Flaine, March 2019
Piste basher door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Piste basher door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Piste basher door, Flaine, France, March 2019
Piste basher door, Flaine, France, March 2019

So there it is. Flaine doors (part one).

Access to more superb doors can be found at the inspired Norm 2.0 blog (check out the comments section for links)

by Scooj