Thursday doors – 24 April 2020

Doors 103 – Graffiti doors

I have heard this a lot from people, particularly those who are still in full time employment during this difficult time, that counter-intuitively there seems to be less spare time, rather than more. Working at home when the whole household is home creates a whole raft of time-thieves. Home teaching, cooking extra meals, general care and a job that has become busier thanks to the virus.

Even though I have taken a week off this week, I have filled my time with the allotment, garden and other jobs. The upshot is that I am doing a very quick and easy Thursday doors this week. I have been going through my street archives and thought I’d bring you some graffiti doors. You might have seen one or two of these before. I have a rich vein of material so expect more like this in the coming weeks.

Nick Walker, Anchor Road, Bristol, April 2015
Nick Walker, Anchor Road, Bristol, April 2015

This door was stolen a few years ago and then returned when the thief realised that selling it would give him away. It is by Nick Walker who now lives in NYC.

Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015

An iconic landmark in Stokes Croft from Alex Lucas.

Rowdy, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
Rowdy, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
Aspire, coal tit, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, coal tit, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
23 Magpies, Warden Road, Bristol, May 2016
23 Magpies, Warden Road, Bristol, May 2016

This wheatpaste was one of several from 23 Magpies, and on the back of this I bought an original piece of artwork from her.

Alex Lucas, St Andrew's Road, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, St Andrew’s Road, Bristol, March 2016
Angus, Dean Lane, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Angus, Dean Lane, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Just start singing along!

Din Din, Lime Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Din Din, Lime Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
ArquiCostura, Upfest, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
ArquiCostura, Upfest, North Street, Bristol, July 2016

That’s your lot for this week…

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you 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

Thursday doors – 20 February 2020

Doors 97 – Some small cellar doors in Bristol

In some of the older commercial buildings in the city there are cellars, and the quickest access to these cellars was from the roadside via doors that opened directly onto the pavement. Perhaps we are most familiar with these cellar doors outside pubs, where the barrels of beer are still delivered through them.

This is just a little selection of these doors, and another little door thrown in for good measure… a little extra if you like.

Here we go:

Cellar doors with the addition of a metal strip and a tag by tagger Pi who seems to have tagged every street in Bristol, November 2019
Cellar doors with the addition of a metal strip and a tag by tagger Pi who seems to have tagged every street in Bristol, November 2019

This first door is the same one as the feature image, photographed a few months afterwards. Spot the difference?

When old meets new cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
When old meets new cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
No getting away from 'street furniture'. Cellar doors nicely keyed-in with the stone pavement, Bristol, December 2019
No getting away from ‘street furniture’. Cellar doors nicely keyed-in with the stone pavement, Bristol, December 2019
Cellar doors including pavement doors for deliveries, Bristol, December 2019
Cellar doors including pavement doors for deliveries, Bristol, December 2019
Heavy-duty cellar doors, Bristol, July 2019
Heavy-duty cellar doors, Bristol, July 2019
Old wooden and less old metal cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
Old wooden and less old metal cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
Old and probably no longer used cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019
Old and probably no longer used cellar doors, Bristol, December 2019

And finally a little bonus door, with the emphasis on little.

Small door to under stairs store, Bristol, December 2019
Small door to under stairs store, Bristol, December 2019

So my friendly doorsters, that’s it for another week. Have a great weekend whatever you get up to.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you 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