Thursday doors – 20 June 2019

Doors 75 – A walk along the River Avon cycle path.

Last Sunday was Father’s Day, and I took the opportunity to be a little self-indulgent and go off on a street art hunt to parts of Bristol city I haven’t been to before. I think that wandering around aimlessly, whether in an urban or rural setting is one of my favourite things. No plan, no map, no directions, just looking around and exploring keeping my eyes open and spotting things that might interest me.

This type of exploring is best done alone, because it involves a lot of side tracks and doubling back which could prove tiresome for any companions.

I decided to drop down onto a cycle path which runs alongside the River Avon (literally river river… Avon is derived from a word abon which means river or Afon in Welsh). The cycle path is sandwiched between the river and the backs of buildings on an industrial estate. On the opposite bank is the Paintworks, which is a reconstructed industrial estate full of rather fancy industrial/business units. The cycle path side is definitely the less salubrious of the banks.

I found a fair amount of graffiti, most of it just tagging, and an awful lot of industrial unit fire escape doors, none of which looked like they had been used in years. I share those doors with you now. I don’t expect a lot of love for these doors, but they are doors, I saw them and feel it is only fair to post them.

Rather bright yellow door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Rather bright yellow door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Warehouse rear door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Warehouse rear door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Charmingly decorated fire exit door to a warehouse, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Charmingly decorated fire exit door to a warehouse, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Door painted by Sirens, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Door painted by Sirens, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Overgrown fire exit door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Overgrown fire exit door, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

there was a bit of a contrast with the opposite bank, which had rather a wide margin of brackish plants spreading down onto the mud (the tide was out), and hosted a fair amount of wildlife including these Canada geese.

On the other side of the River Canada Geese graze in the thick estuarine mud,, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
On the other side of the River Canada Geese graze in the thick estuarine mud, River Avon cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

 

So that is another week of doors gone by, maybe soon I’ll find some rather more attractive doors to post, but don’t bank on it.

If you’d like to see more doors take a good 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

 

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Thursday doors – 13 June 2019

Doors 74 – Neglected Bristol doors

A few more doors that have seen better days, or if you’d like to look at them through a different lens, might have been given a second and rather more interesting life.

Abandoned door, Bristol, June 2019
Abandoned door, Bristol, June 2019
Is this the same abandoned door? and can you see the door behind all the posters? Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2019
Is this the same abandoned door? and can you see the door behind all the posters? Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2019
Jody door, North Street, Bristol, June 2019
Jody door, North Street, Bristol, June 2019
Archway and door in Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Archway and door in Leonard Lane, Bristol, March 2019
Character-building? tagged doors in Moon Street, Bristol, June 2019
Character-building? tagged doors in Moon Street, Bristol, June 2019

So there we are for another week.

If you’d like to see more doors take a good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the orchestrator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 30 May 2019

Doors 73 – Bristol doors, various.

Another slightly rushed post this week, a random selection of Bristol doors that might have seen better days, but are all the more characterful for their journeys.

Tagged door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Tagged door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Lakota back door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Lakota back door, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Just a door somewhere in Bristol, March 2019
Just a door somewhere in Bristol, March 2019
Doors, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Doors, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Important notice, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Important notice, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019
Warehouse doors, Gardiner Haskins building, Bristol, March 2019

And that’s it for another week.

For more doors take a good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the mastermind behind Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 23 May 2019

Doors 72 – Doors from Camden Town from November 2017

I am now scraping the residues from a very deep and rather empty door barrel. I had a choice… not to post any doors today, or get something old out of the door quickly and efficiently…I went with the latter.

Here are three doors from a street art hunting trip to Camden Town, London back in November 2017:

Thursday Door, Camden Town, November 2017
Thursday Door, Camden Town, November 2017
Wheatpasted door, Face the Strange (top) and CodeFC (bottom), Camden Town, November 2017
Wheatpasted door, Face the Strange (top) and CodeFC (bottom), Camden Town, November 2017
A rather plain and neglected door, Camden Town, November 2017
A rather plain and neglected door, Camden Town, November 2017

So there you are. I’ll leave you to decide whether this post was worth it. I am (in case you hadn’t noticed) a bit of a creature of habit, so to do this was more comfortable than missing a week.

Maybe I’ll have time to do something a little more imaginative next week.

For more doors take a good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the brains behind Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday Doors – 16 May 2019

Doors 71 – Some Bristol doors from Hotwells – 16 May 2019

These are a series of door pictures that I took back in March on a slightly chilly, dull day as I recall. Hotwells is an area that lies on the hillside sandwiched between the floating harbour and River Avon to the south and Clifton to the North. In years gone by it was a very fashionable area reknowned for its hot springs. At the height of its popularity there was even a funicular railway that transported the well-heeled Bristolians from Clifton Village down to Hotwells and back (it is one hell of a hill).

The Clifton railway is a whole other story and maybe I should keep my powder dry to do a Thursday Doors just on that… watch this space.

So, no more guff from me… here are the doors.

313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
313 or 16? Door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A rather tired green door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A rather tired green door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
Red and white door (the colours of Bristol City football club), Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
Red and white door (the colours of Bristol City football club), Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
This fancy window/door establishment has seen better days, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
This fancy window/door establishment has seen better days, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
It's all in the detail on this door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
It’s all in the detail on this door, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A bit of a lean?, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
A bit of a lean?, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019

So there we have it for another week. For more door (not Mordor) mayhem take a jolly good look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the brains behind Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

Thursday doors – 2 May 2019

Doors 70. Some Bristol doors from the Kingsdown area – 2 April 2019

If you head towards town on the Cheltenham Road (A38), to your right is a hill which leads up to Kingsdown. These doors are on the sleepy and rather steep streets in that area that appear to have little traffic, making standing in the road taking pictures less hazardous than usual.

Taken a few weeks ago on a rather sunny morning. Enjoy.

Two reasonably ordinary garden gates and Banksy's Rose Trap behind perspex, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Two reasonably ordinary garden gates and Banksy’s Rose Trap behind perspex, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Another door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Another door on a steep hill, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
The Hillgrove, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
The Hillgrove, Kingsdown, Bristol, March 2019
Windows from a bygone era... a smoke room, can you believe it?
Windows from a bygone era… a smoke room, can you believe it?
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
A secret garden door. We like those. Kingsdown, Bristol, April 2019
A secret garden door. We like those. Kingsdown, Bristol, April 2019

That’s your lot for this week.

If you like doors and want to see more from around the globe then visit the inspiration behind Thursday Doors go and take a look at Norm 2.0 blog where there are links to yet more doors in the commemnts at the end.

by Scooj

 

Thursday doors

Doors 69. Fournier Street (Part 2) – 25 April 2019

The second installment of doors from Fournier Street in the East End of London from a couple of weeks back. This week there is a bit of shutter action as well, and I suppose they are a kind of door, aren’t they? Here we go then…

Door with beautiful surround, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Door with beautiful surround, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Door knocker and grille, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Door knocker and grille, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Another slightly wonky door to a garden, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Another slightly wonky door to a garden, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Fine door and matching shutters, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Fine door and matching shutters, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Dark blue door and matching shutters, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Dark blue door and matching shutters, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Door eleven, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Door eleven, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Eleven and a half! Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Eleven and a half! Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Great doors, great shutters, great colours, Fournier Street, London, April 2019
Great doors, great shutters, great colours, Fournier Street, London, April 2019

So that’s is for this week, back to something a little more mundane next time.

If you like doors and want to see more from around the globe then visit the inspiration behind Thursday Doors go and take a look at Norm 2.0 blog where there are links to yet more doors in the commemnts at the end.