Thursday doors – 22 September 2022

Doors 195 – Porto doors (Part 9)

I have completely run out of time to write much for this week’s Thursday doors. These are Porto doors in need of a little bit of TLC…

View of Porto, with lots of doors, Porto, June 2022
View of Porto, with lots of doors, Porto, June 2022
Chained and repaired door, Porto, June 2022
Chained and repaired door, Porto, June 2022
Repaired door and cat entrance?, Porto, June 2022
Repaired door and cat entrance?, Porto, June 2022
Old green door no longer in use, Porto, June 2022
Old green door no longer in use, Porto, June 2022
Oh dear door, Porto, June 2022
Oh dear door, Porto, June 2022
The kind of door that Thursday doors was made for, Porto, June 2022
The kind of door that Thursday doors was made for, Porto, June 2022

That brings this week’s contribution to a close. Have a great week ahead.

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 – 15 September 2022

Doors 194 – Porto doors (Part 8)

No surprises this week as I continue to share more lovely doors from Porto, Portugal. There is a little bit of a theme this week along the lines of pairs or trios of doors. I very much hope you enjoy them.

Three green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Three red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two fancy doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two fancy doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two beautifully colourful doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two beautifully colourful doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
One red and two green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
One red and two green doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
A pair of doors, Foz do Douro, Portugal, June 2022
A pair of doors, Foz do Douro, Portugal, June 2022
Two red balcony doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Two red balcony doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

There is little doubt that I will look back on my trip to Porto, with my daughter in June 2022 as one of the highlights of the year, and I might even go as far to say of the decade. It is a visually rich city and culturally fascinating, divided up into distinct areas for shopping, port manufacture, residential, administrative etc.

I still have a few remaining doors to share from this trip… I do hope you don’t get too bored.

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead, and if you are in the UK, enjoy the extra Bank Holiday on Monday, taking time to reflect.

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 – 8 September 2002

Doors 193 – Porto doors (Part 7)

You might have noticed (or might not) that I have taken a bit of a Thursday Doors breather, and haven’t posted for a little over a month. This situation is mostly down to work pressures and holidays, two extremes of the spectrum of available time. Anyhow, I am picking up again now with a continuation of doors from Porto, with this random selection of fabulous doors from a fabulous city. I hope you enjoy them:

Tall fancy green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tall fancy green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Black door with tiled surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Black door with tiled surround, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Fine old door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Fine old door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Seen-better-days-doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Seen-better-days-doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Street doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Street doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Iron and glass doors on the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Iron and glass doors on the Monument Church of St Francis, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Berlengas doors (closed), Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Berlengas doors (closed), Porto, Portugal, June 2022

That is about as much as I can muster for this week, and I hope to share more of these Porto doors next week (time permitting, of course). Have a great 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

Merny

A gallery of brilliant work from Bristol street artist and illustrator Merny (Morny)

Instagram: @mernywernz

all photographs by Scooj

Merny, M32 roudabout, Bristol, August 2022
Merny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2022
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, April 2022
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, April 2022
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2022
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2022
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2022
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2022
Merny, Paintworks, Bristol, March 2022
Merny, Paintworks, Bristol, March 2022
Merny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022
Merny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022
Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2022
Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2022
Mr Penfold and Merny (Morny), M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Mr Penfold and Merny (Morny), M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Morny (Merny), M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2021
Morny (Merny), M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2021
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021
Merny, Greenbank, Bristol, July 2021
Merny (Morny), GreenBank, Bristol, May 2021
Merny (Morny), GreenBank, Bristol, May 2021
Morny, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021
Morny, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021
Morny, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021
Morny, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021
Morny, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2021
Morny, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2021
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2021
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2021
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2020
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Morny and Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Morny and Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Morny and Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Morny and Billy, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Morny, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

Maesyhook

A gallery of wonderful characters from Maesyhook

Instagram : @maisypaintfx

all pictures by Scooj

Maesyhook, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, April 2022
Maesyhook, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, April 2022

 

Maesyhook, City Road, Bristol, October 2021
Maesyhook, City Road, Bristol, October 2021

 

Maesyhook, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2021
Maesyhook, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2021

 

Maesyhook, Alfred Street, Bristol, September 2021
Maesyhook, Alfred Street, Bristol, September 2021

 

Maesyhook, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021
Maesyhook, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021

 

Maesyhook, Frome side, Bristol, June 2-021
Maesyhook, Frome side, Bristol, June 2021

 

Maesyhook, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2021
Maesyhook, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2021

 

Maesyhook, River Avon, Bristol, June 2021
Maesyhook, River Avon, Bristol, June 2021

 

Maesyhook, St Werburghs Tunnel, Bristol, June 2021
Maesyhook, St Werburghs Tunnel, Bristol, June 2021

 

Maesyhook, Brunel Way, Bristol, May 2021
Maesyhook, Brunel Way, Bristol, May 2021

Thursday doors – 4 August 2022

Doors 192 – Porto doors (Part 6)

My life is no less busy this week and I am covering for two of my colleagues (in a team of four) who are on their holidays, so I’m afraid this will probably be a bit rushed, before I start a long day at work.

Porto is a gift that just keeps on giving. There is so much to see and do and marvel at, not least the churches of the city. Although the idea of tiling the façade of buildings was imported from Seville, it is definitely one of the USPs of Porto, and this can be evidenced through the stunning tile decorations in blue and white on many of the churches.

So this week we have a small selection of doors from Porto churches, but if I am honest it is the tiles that are the star of the show. I hope you enjoy them.

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Church tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

These churches are just another reason to visit this wonderful, vibrant city. That’s it for another week. I might be taking a bit of a break from Thursday doors over the next two or three weeks, but will have plenty more to share with you after that. May I wish you a happy weekend ahead.

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 – 28 July 2022

Doors 191 – Porto doors (part 5)

I’m back on the trail of Porto doors this morning, with another selection of doors from a mini-break I shared with my daughter at the beginning of June. Already the holiday feels like a distant memory, so revisiting it with these door posts keeps it fresh in the mind. This week is a fairly random selection from the coastal district of FOZ do Douro. Enjoy:

Lighthouse with red door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Lighthouse with red door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Weathered door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Weathered door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Beautifully designed gate door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Beautifully designed gate door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

What lies behind the door of fear? Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
What lies behind the door of fear? Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tall green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tall green door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

That’s your lot for another week, may I wish you a fine weekend ahead.

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

Georgie

A gallery of fabulous street and festival art from Bristol artist Georgie

Instagram: @georgieartist

Website: Georgie

All photographs by Scooj

Georgie, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
Georgie, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

 

Georgie, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2021
Georgie, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2021

 

Georgie, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2019
Georgie, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2019

 

Georgie, Jamaica Street, Bristol, February 2020
Georgie, Jamaica Street, Bristol, February 2020

 

Georgie, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2019
Georgie, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2019

 

Georgie, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2019
Georgie, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2019

 

Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018

 

Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

 

Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

 

Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Georgie, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017

 

Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Georgie, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016

 

Thursday doors – 21 July 2002

Doors 190 – Street art doors in Bristol

I’m very short of time today, so I will be taking a break from Porto doors and offering you some street art doors in Bristol from my archive. These doors were photographed in December 2021 and I hope you enjoy them:

Laic217, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2021
Laic217, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2021

Tom Miller, Upper York Street, Bristol, December 2021
Tom Miller, Upper York Street, Bristol, December 2021

Full Time Ghoul, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021
Full Time Ghoul, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021

Nightwayss, Chill, Soap and Face 1st, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021
Nightwayss, Chill, Soap and Face 1st, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

Sled One, North Street, Bristol, December 2021, Upfest 21,
Sled One, North Street, Bristol, December 2021, Upfest 21,

Hazard, Mina Road, Bristol, December 2021
Hazard, Mina Road, Bristol, December 2021

Face 1st, Nightwayss, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021
Face 1st, Nightwayss, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

So, that’s it for another week – have a great 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 – 14 July 2022

Doors 189 – Porto doors (Part 4)

It is a bit of  a busy day today, so I am having to rush this post a little. Porto is an extraordinary city and has an eclectic mix of old and new architecture and well-preserved and derelict buildings all in close proximity, adding to the visual interest of the place. You never quite know what surprises there are going to be around the corner. This week, I have themed the doors loosely around retail – I hope you enjoy them.

Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Neo classical? shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Neo classical? shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Art nouveau shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Ornate shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Ornate shop front, doorway and door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Possibly my favourite door of the trip, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Possibly my favourite door of the trip, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Doors on a shop front that has known better times, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors on a shop front that has known better times, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

May I wish you a happy rest of week, and to those of you in the UK, I hope you don’t fry over the 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