Thursday doors – 21 January 2021

Doors 135 – back to the archive for some street/graffiti art doors

Things are very busy at work and the streets are wet. This means that my opportunities to get out and find some new doors are significantly depleted. So it is back to the archive. These photographs first appeared on Natural Adventures in April and May 2020 (even though some of them were taken long before that). Enjoy.

Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Object... Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Object… Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019

So that’s your lot for the week, a week in which the world seems a safer and more reliable place.

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 – 7 January 2021

Doors 134 – my neighbourhood

I took a little pre-Christmas walk around my neighbourhood with the pooch because even in my familiar patch there are some doors of interest, as well as an awful lot of ordinary doors. Often it is what is around the door that makes them interesting and there are one of two examples of that in today’s post.

I still haven’t been to any country houses or estates since March last year, which is a shame as these tend to be rich hunting grounds for doors. We’ll just have to make door with what we find on our doorsteps for a little while longer.

Enjoy these doors from Redland in Bristol:

222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

So there we have it, my first Thursday doors of 2021 and keeping it local for a change. I might have to delve into some archives very soon as we have just plunged into another national lockdown, and it sounds as though this one might continue into March.

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

Turoe

A gallery of graffiti writing and characters from the excellent Bristol writer Turoe.

All photographs by Scooj

Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Turoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2020
Turoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2020
Turoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, December 2020
Turoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, December 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2020
Turoe One, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Turoe One, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Turoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Turoe One and Rusk, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Turoe One and Rusk, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Turoe One and Rusk, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Turoe One and Rusk, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Turoe One and Rusk, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Turoe One and Rusk, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2020
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2020
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2020
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2020
Turoe One, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, January 2020
Turoe One, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, January 2020
Turoe One, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Turoe One, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2020
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2020
Turoe One, Brunel Way, Bristol, September 2019
Turoe One, Brunel Way, Bristol, September 2019
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Turoe One, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Turoe One, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2019
Turoe One, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2019
Turoe (Turo), Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Turoe (Turo), Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Turoe (Turo), Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Turoe (Turo), Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

Thursday doors – 10 December 2020

Doors 132 – Predictably, some more graffiti/street art doors from the archives

I have had another busy week and have barely ventured outside the house, so I have once again resorted to searching through my archives. These doors were originally posted on Natural Adventures (though not necessarily as Thursday doors posts) in February this year.

I hope you enjoy them…

Blurry picture on a blurry day – four doors to choose from

Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020

A tiny little door on the side of this caravan

Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020
Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020

OK, so there is only a bit of a door here, but give me a break…

Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020

Fake doors on a fake train

Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I may have cheated with this window/door

Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020

So that just about wraps it up for another week.

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

Biers

A gallery of fantastic graffiti writing and characters from Bristol’s Biers, AKA OhYeah and @Jimothy_Kool_Aid from the No Frills crew.

Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2020
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Biers, Old Bread Street, Bristol, September 2016
Biers, Old Bread Street, Bristol, September 2016
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2018
Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017
Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017
Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017
Biers, Dean Lane skatepark, Bristol, July 2017
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Biers, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2017
Biers, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2017

Thursday doors – 26 November 2020

Doors 130 – A big thank you to Norm

As ‘Thursday doorsters’, you will all know that Norm is stepping down from hosting Thursday doors. This week’s post is some of my favourite doors from the last year or two to thank Norm Frampton for opening my eyes and helping me to see such door beauty in the world.

For Norm:

Go well Norm and thanks for all the doors (especially Italy and Ruelles Vertes).

That’s it for another week.

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 Norm 2.0 blog,  where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

3324. Dighton Street (4)

Sepr owns these two little walls at the end of Dighton Street. For several years now he has had a couple of musicians keeping us all smiling in these spaces and what pleasure they have brought. Each time they get tagged or a bit tatty he repainted them looking slightly different each time. This is the third incarnation that I am aware of, but there may have been more.

Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020

The first character is a gentleman with a trumpet, painted in the customary grey scale with a vibrant red tabard and ribbon round his hat. An extra special and contemporary element is the addition of a face mask in the PPE blue we have all become so familiar with.

Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020

The other piece features a lady musician playing a violin also masked. I love these pieces to bits and particularly like this recent makeover. Sepr has a great gift and we are privileged to benefit from it.

Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020

Below are some of the older versions for comparison:

  • Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
  • Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, December 2017
  • Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol August 2015
  • Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
  • Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, December 2017
  • Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol August 2015

Zake

A gallery of fabulous expressive faces from Bristol-based street artist Zake

All photographs by Scooj

Zake, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, November 2020
Zake, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, November 2020

Zake, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2020
Zake, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2020

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2020
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2020

Zake, St George, Bristol, August 2020
Zake, St George, Bristol, August 2020

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2020
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2020

Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2020
Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2020

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, March 2020
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, March 2020

Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2019
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2019

Zake, St Mark's Avenue, Bristol, September 2019
Zake, St Mark’s Avenue, Bristol, September 2019

Zake, M32 spot, Bristol, July 2019
Zake, M32 spot, Bristol, July 2019

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2019
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2019

Zake, M32 roundabout, March 2019
Zake, M32 roundabout, March 2019

Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2019
Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2019

Zake, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Zake, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2019
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2019

Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2018
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2018

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2018
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2018

Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018
Zake, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018

Kool Hand

A gallery of street art containing quite a lot of orangutans from Bristol artist Kool Hand.

All photographs by Scooj

Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2020
Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2020

CD.TC, Daz Cat and Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2020
CD.TC, Daz Cat and Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2020

Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020
Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020

Kool Hand, Purdown Battery, Bristol, July 2020
Kool Hand, Purdown Battery, Bristol, July 2020

Kool Hand, Brunel Way, Bristol, July 2020
Kool Hand, Brunel Way, Bristol, July 2020

Kool Hand, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2020
Kool Hand, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2020

Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol. June 2020
Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol. June 2020

Kool Hand, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018
Kool Hand, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018

Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020

Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020

Kool Hand, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2019
Kool Hand, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2019

Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

Kool Hand and Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Kool Hand and Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

Kool Hand, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Kool Hand, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019

Kool Hand, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2018
Kool Hand, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2018

Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018

Kool Hand, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2018
Kool Hand, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2018

Kool Hand, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, May 2018
Kool Hand, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, May 2018

Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

 

Thursday doors – 29 October 2020

Doors 126 – I can’t believe it’s Thursday doors

Please, please, please don’t tell me it is Thursday already. I have had a pretty busy week of it so far and completely forgot about Thursday Doors, in fact I completely forgot about Thursday.

I am going to have to quickly cobble something together during my lunch break. When I say ‘going to have to’ I wouldn’t like you to think that this is something I don’t enjoy doing or that is an onerous task that I am being forced to carry out. Not at all. I love doing it, I am just fighting against time, all the time. I am rather looking forward to semi-retirement (some years off) or complete retirement (a little further).

More archive street art/graffiti doors for you to enjoy:

DBK door, St Paul's, Bristol, July 2019
DBK door, St Paul’s, Bristol, July 2019

Site Safety door, St Paul's, Bristol, July 2019
Site Safety door, St Paul’s, Bristol, July 2019

Nude door, St Paul's, Bristol, July 2019
Nude door, St Paul’s, Bristol, July 2019

JPS, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2019
JPS, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2019

Irony, Greville Road, Bristol, July 2019
Irony, Greville Road, Bristol, July 2019

Copyright, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Copyright, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019

JPS, Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

JPS, Back alley, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Back alley, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

That’s your lot for this Thursday

Have a great weekend and keep safe in this crazy world.

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