Thursday doors – 19 September

Doors 83 – Door pairs from Hotwells, Bristol

Very short of time this week, but I haven’t posted doors for a while, so here are some pairs of doors from Hotwells in Bristol. These doors are garden back doors and rather ordinary, but something about them being in pairs begins to tell us a little bit about the occupants present and past. How much do they maintain their doors, how often might they use them, do they have pets? Interestingly, none of the neighbours appear to have teamed up and gone for a joined-up approach. Enjoy.

Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019
Hotwells doors, Bristol, August 2019

The last one pair works for me because they are the colours of Arsenal, my football club, and incidentally also the colours of the Bristol City football club.

There we are, that’s all folks. 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

Thursday Doors – 16 May 2019

Doors 71 – Some Bristol doors from Hotwells – 16 May 2019

These are a series of door pictures that I took back in March on a slightly chilly, dull day as I recall. Hotwells is an area that lies on the hillside sandwiched between the floating harbour and River Avon to the south and Clifton to the North. In years gone by it was a very fashionable area reknowned for its hot springs. At the height of its popularity there was even a funicular railway that transported the well-heeled Bristolians from Clifton Village down to Hotwells and back (it is one hell of a hill).

The Clifton railway is a whole other story and maybe I should keep my powder dry to do a Thursday Doors just on that… watch this space.

So, no more guff from me… here are the doors.

313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A rather tired green door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A rather tired green door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
Red and white door (the colours of Bristol City football club), Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
Red and white door (the colours of Bristol City football club), Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
This fancy window/door establishment has seen better days, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
This fancy window/door establishment has seen better days, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
It's all in the detail on this door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
It’s all in the detail on this door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A bit of a lean?, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A bit of a lean?, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019

So there we have it for another week. For more door (not Mordor) mayhem take a jolly 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

 

110. Hotwell Road

I have walked past this wonderful Dali portrait many times, but it was only today that I noticed the signature close to the ground. It is by Ben Slow, who has a background in fine art.

Ben Slow, Hotwell Road, Bristol

Ben Slow, Hotwell Road, Bristol

Since painting this piece in 2009, he has gone on to do some large portraits mainly in London, but also in other cities around the country. I am very fond of this piece.

Ben Slow, Hotwell Road, Bristol
Ben Slow, Hotwell Road, Bristol

8/10

13. Hotwell Road, Esso garage

I took a stroll yesterday along the Hotwell Road and found these two murals. I hadn’t seen the fish at first, you can see it is just to the top right of the film mural.

Unknown artist, Hotwell Road, Bristol, August 2015
Unknown artist, Hotwell Road, Bristol, August 2015

I don’t know the artists of either of these. I think the fish has been there a while, but the rather more colourful film mural is dated 2015, and signed AC with a little ammonite icon. If you know the artists please post a reply.

Andy Council, Hotwell Road, Bristol, August 2015
Andy Council, Hotwell Road, Bristol, August 2015

UPDATE – it should have been obvious to me, but I have learned a great deal since this early post. The AC stands for Andy Council, who is one of the better known muralists in Bristol – his works can be found all over the city.

I love the fish. It feels like there should be more, but that appears to be it.

I like being surprised by finding more than you are looking for.