Thursday doors – 16 June 2022

Doors – 186 – Westminster doors

I have been very challenged in recent weeks with finding time to write Thursday doors posts and equally frustratingly I have neglected my reading of other bloggers’ posts, so I apologise for the radio silence and promise to catch up on my reading when I get a moment.

This post will necessarily be quite brief and is the third instalment of Westminster doors from visiting my London office back in May. I hope you enjoy this little selection:

A fine pair of doors with an impressive shared awning, Westminster, London, May 2022
A fine pair of doors with an impressive shared awning, Westminster, London, May 2022

Bold wooden door and stone surround, Wesminster, London, May 2022
Bold wooden door and stone surround, Westminster, London, May 2022

Stunning and austere period door, Westminster, London, May 2022
Stunning and austere period door, Westminster, London, May 2022

Nice wooden door with glass panels, Westminster, London, May 2022
Nice wooden door with glass panels, Westminster, London, May 2022

An extraordinary door and carved wooden surround and awning, Westminster, London, May 2022
An extraordinary door and carved wooden surround and awning, Westminster, London, May 2022

Three doors, including a tradesman's entrance, Westminster, London, May 2022
Three doors, including a tradesman’s entrance, Westminster, London, May 2022

That pretty much rounds it off this week, and for Westminster doors for a little while – my next series of posts will feature doors from Porto, Portugal, and you are in for a little bit of a treat.

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 – 26 May 2022

Doors – 185 – Westminster doors

Still the pressure of work prohibits as full a post as I should like to write this morning for Thursday doors. The selection I have for you this week is another batch of doors from Westminster, where I have to work about once a month. On my work trips, I take the opportunity to photograph a few doors, to spice up the walk from Westminster station to the office.

I guess I am fortunate that the walk takes me through some extraordinary and historic places, and it is all too easy to take such things for granted. Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy today’s selection:

Westminster door with beautiful fanlight, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster door with beautiful fanlight, Westminster, London, May 2022

Westminster Mansions door, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Mansions door, Westminster, London, May 2022

Enormous doorway to Romney House, Westminster, London, May 2022
Enormous doorway to Romney House, Westminster, London, May 2022

Ghost door at Phillimore Chambers, Westminster, London, May 2022
Ghost door at Phillimore Chambers, Westminster, London, May 2022

Beautiful arched nine-panel black door, Westminster, London, May 2022
Beautiful arched nine-panel black door, Westminster, London, May 2022

So that is it for another week. No doors from me next week as I will be on a mini-break with my daughter. Of course, I will take the opportunity to go on a couple of doorscursions!

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 – 12 May 2022

Doors 183 – Westminster doors

You may recall that I occasionally have team meetings in London. Well, with a return to blended working, occasional has turned into regular monthly meetings, the most recent of which was last Friday. The office is in Westminster, and this time I decided to change my normal route to work from the tube station, to give myself a bit of a doorscursion through some of the more interesting bits of the City of Westminster.

No visit to Westminster is complete without at least a glance at Westminster Abbey, but there are many other notable buildings in the area, and some extraordinary offices and private homes too. I think that this selection shows off some truly magnificent doors that Westminster has to offer. I hope you enjoy these gems.

Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022

Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022

Doors on a building adjacent to the abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Doors on a building adjacent to the abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022

The Supreme Court door and doorway with stunning carvings, Westminster, London, May 2022
The Supreme Court door and doorway with stunning carvings, Westminster, London, May 2022

There will be more doors from Westminster next time, but until then, may I wish you a very enjoyable weekend.

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 April 2022

Doors 180 – Some doors from the city of Westminster, Greater London

I work as a civil servant, and my department is based in London, although I report to an office in Bristol. As we emerge into a new normal, my immediate team (four of us, each located in different parts of England) have decided to get together for meetings once a month in London at our main office. The most recent meeting was last Friday, and the walk from Westminster underground station to the department takes me past some rather grand doors. Here are some of them I thought worthy of sharing:

Number 3, carved wooden door with a superb masonry door surround, Westminster, London, April 2022
Number 3, carved wooden door with a superb masonry door surround, Westminster, London, April 2022

Blue door with a fine stone arc, Westminster, London, April 2022
Blue door with a fine stone arc, Westminster, London, April 2022

Black door and fine steps, Westminster, London, April 2022
Black door and fine steps, Westminster, London, April 2022

Blue door with white iron work above, Westminster, London, April 2022
Blue door with white iron work above, Westminster, London, April 2022

Gateway doors, back entrance to Westminster School, Westminster, London, April 2022
Gateway doors, back entrance to Westminster School, Westminster, London, April 2022

Ecliastical door with castellated surround, Westminster, London, April 2022
Ecliastical door with castellated surround, Westminster, London, April 2022

Black door with a stunning carved timber surround , Westminster, London, April 2022
Black door with a stunning carved timber surround , Westminster, London, April 2022

Perhaps I can bag another clutch of doors next time I return to the London office, that’s yer lot for now though.

May I wish you a pleasant weekend.

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

4266. Dean Lane skate park (466)

We are blessed in Bristol to receive a constant stream of fabulous street artists and graffiti writers that come and visit the city and leave behind beautiful presents for us. This is one such example from a short while ago by Asmer art.

AsmerArt, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2022
AsmerArt, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2022

I know nothing about the artist, beyond their Instagram profile that says ‘Czech artist based in London’ but I can spot class when I see it, and this is a very classy piece from an accomplished artist.

AsmerArt, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2022
AsmerArt, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2022

A writing/character combination that works so well and has been executed beautifully, and a seriously compelling image that draws you in to take a closer look. I sincerely hope that it isn’t too long before AsmerArt returns for another trip to Bristol.

SkyHigh

A gallery of outstanding graffiti writing and street art from SkyHigh

all photographs by Scooj

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2021
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2021

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

SkyHigh, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021
SkyHigh, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021

SkyHigh and Roo, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016
SkyHigh and Roo, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016

SkyHigh, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016
SkyHigh, Upfest 2016, Bristol, July 2016

SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

SkyHigh, Paint Festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019
SkyHigh, Paint Festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019

SkyHigh, Leake Street, London, July 2019
SkyHigh, Leake Street, London, July 2019

SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
SkyHigh, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
SkyHigh, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018

SkyHigh, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2018
SkyHigh, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2018

SkyHigh, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2016
SkyHigh, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2016

Sky High, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016
Sky High, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016