Sardines

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Standing room only

the swollen carriage hurtles

Bristol in its sights

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by Scooj

 

Thursday doors – 24 October 2019

Doors 86 – City of Westminster

Occasionally I have to travel to Westminster for work and the tedium of getting to London and navigating the crowds is offset somewhat by the architecture. Last week I managed to snap a few doors that I have been meaning to photograph for a while. Here they are. Plenty more where these came from so they might not be the last. These ones were all very close to Westminster School, if that means anything to you.

So here goes:

Four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Blue four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Blue four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Do not park in front of these doors, Westminster, October 2019
Do not park in front of these doors, Westminster, October 2019
Lawrence of Arabia lived here, Westminster, October 2019
Lawrence of Arabia lived here, Westminster, October 2019
Wall door, Westminster, October 2019
Wall door, Westminster, October 2019
From door to door, Westminster, October 2019
From door to door, Westminster, October 2019
A pair of wall doors, Westminster, October 2019
A pair of wall doors, Westminster, October 2019

So that’s it from the City of Westminster for a while. Maybe I’ll have some Bristol doors next week. 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.

Bacon Street, Shoreditch, London

There are some streets that are so heavily festooned with street art, graffiti art, bombing and tags that it can become easy to overlook some gems in amongst all the noise. One such piece is this gorgeous stencil by C215.

C215, Bacon Street, Shoreditch, London, April 2019
C215, Bacon Street, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

The occupiers of 21 Bacon Street may not appreciate it, but they are privileged that their door has been chosen for such a magnificent and technically brilliant stencil. For me, finding small pieces like this is what makes the effort I put into seeking out art on walls so utterly worth it. Great work from C215.

2520. Shoreditch, London (34)

Having recently met Thisone at the Cheltenham Paint Festival I now feel that I can go through my archives and unlock a whole bunch of his pieces that have been loitering with intent to be published on Natural Adventures.

Thisone, Shoreditch, London, April 2019
Thisone, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

Using his trademark black and white two-tone style, and wildlife subject matter, Thisone has produced this beautiful fox – a street art favourite. The fox is decked out with a string of beads, as many of his pieces are, and I asked him what his fascination with jewellery is. The answer, which I was not expecting, was that he started decorating his pieces with jewellery to cover up little mistakes, and that it became a thing. Well there’s honesty for you.

2519. Shoreditch, London (33)

Tizer is possibly the best known and most respected graffiti writer in London. Quite a claim I know, but that is how it looks from the outside. This picture was taken earlier in the year on one of my visits to London, but has remained in my archive for far too long.

Tizer, Shoreditch, London, April 2019
Tizer, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

Tizer is one of those graffiti writers who is gifted both in his letters and in his characters too and there is so much to admire in his work. This piece just has a feel of effortlessness about it, but there is quite a lot of complexity there too. There is an obvious ‘TIZER’ making up the piece but along the bottom half I can see ‘EXODUS’ – now I might be seeing things or making it up but that is what it looks like to me. Whatever it says (if anything) this is a cracking piece.