Thursday doors – 16 December 2021

Doors 173 – My favourite doors of 2021 – a review

As mentioned by Dan in his recent Thursday Doors posts, it is traditional this week,  to take a look back at the doors of last year and post our favourites, so here we go for my favourite doors of 2021. I hope you enjoy them (again). Note – all these doors were first posted in 2021, although some were photographed in previous years.

A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021
Beware of the dog, makeshift door, Bristol, March 2021
Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021
Garage door to Electricity House, Christmas Street, Bristol, March 2021
Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019
Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019
Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Perfectly proportioned house and fine blue door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Perfectly proportioned house and fine blue door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
A stunning door to the former home of the mother and aunt of the Brontë sisters, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
A stunning door to the former home of the mother and aunt of the Brontë sisters, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Vine cottage green door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Vine cottage green door, Looe, Cornwall, October 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021
Double garage doors, Bristol, June 2021

So another year of Thursday doors comes to an end – with all the COVID-19 disruption it hasn’t been the easiest year to get out and photograph doors, but it has nonetheless been great fun. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, and see you all in 2022.

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 – 19 December 2019

Doors 92 – My top ten doors of the year

Norm has been encouraging people like us (Doorbies? Door fanciers? Doorists? Dooristas? – what are we called?) to use this last Door week of the year to look back and post some of our favourites from 2019 – this is a bit of a win-win for lazy/busy people like me because the hardest bit of this post is deciding what to include/exclude.

Here goes – the numbers don’t necessarily relate to my ranking

    1. Doors used to prevent graffiti or an artistic expression? (posted this year)
Doors on a wall embellished by Ryder sitting over a Mr Klue piece, Bristol, January 2017
Doors on a wall embellished by Ryder sitting over a Mr Klue piece, Bristol, January 2017

2. Door within a door – always works for me

Perfect door within a door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Perfect door within a door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

3. A beautiful door pair

Great doors, great shutters, great colours, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Great doors, great shutters, great colours, Fournier Street, London, April 2019

4. Train wagon door

Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019
Thursday Doors, Bristol Harbour Railway, January 2019

5. A quirky old door

Old red door, Wareham, Dorset, October 2019
Old red door, Wareham, Dorset, October 2019

6. A door no more

One of those doors that was a door but is no longer a door, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
One of those doors that was a door but is no longer a door, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019

7. Blending in

Door, North Street, Bristol, Artist: Paul Monsters, February 2019
Door, North Street, Bristol, Artist: Paul Monsters, February 2019

8. They don’t make them like this any more door

Alms house door, Bristol, March 2019
Alms house door, Bristol, March 2019

9. A favourite with visitors to Natural Adventures

Main front door to the house dating back to the 17th century, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Main front door to the house dating back to the 17th century, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

10. Door in need of a little TLC

Somewhere there is a door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
Somewhere there is a door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

Of course there are so many other doors I would have liked to have included and this was not an easy job. Hope you liked this selection though and I look forward to a doortastic 2020.

I’ll follow Norm’s example and take a couple of weeks off, so have a fabulous Christmas all and see you next year.

You might like 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