Thursday doors – 25 February 2021

Doors 139 – Once again it is some random doors from Bristol

I have a big work squeeze today, so a very short post from me. A mixture of Bristol doors. Some from last week, others from the May lockdown last year… how things are dragging on.

I hope you enjoy this little selection:

Red door with three glass panels, Bristol, April 2020
Red door with three glass panels, Bristol, April 2020

Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020
Church door with (extra) large hinges, St Agnes, Bristol, May 2020

Ashley Green door, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020
Ashley Green door, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020

Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2020

Mr Penfold door, St Phillips, Bristol, February 2021
Mr Penfold door, St Phillips, Bristol, February 2021

Red back gate, Devon Road, Bristol, February 2021
Red back gate, Devon Road, Bristol, February 2021

So that’s your lot for this week. Sorry for the brevity.

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.

Thursday doors – 18 February 2021

Doors 138 – even more (again) random doors from Bristol

Well I am still using up my reserves of photographs of doors taken while walking around Bristol. I long for a trip to a different town or a stately home to capture some new and interesting doors, but for now I’ll just have to make do with what I have got.

This really is a random set, in no particular order and from no particular area of Bristol. I hope you enjoy them.

Door with ornate entrance way, Bristol, December 2020
Door with ornate entrance way, Bristol, December 2020

 

Corrugated iron gate, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Corrugated iron gate, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020

 

Farm Gate, Boiling wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Farm Gate, Boiling wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020

 

Utility box painted with a flower, Bristol, October 2020
Utility box painted with a flower, Bristol, October 2020

 

Lock Gates at the entrance to the floating harbour, Bristol, October 2020
Lock Gates at the entrance to the floating harbour, Bristol, October 2020

 

Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020
Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020

I fully expect that next week will feature a bunch more of these random doors, but a little part of me hopes to find some new ones over the next few days.

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 – 11 February 2021

Doors 137 – yet more random doors from Bristol

It has been a very cold week, but at least it has been dry, and unlike the east of the country that has had considerable snowfall, it has not materialised here in Bristol. However it isn’t the weather that makes Thursday doors such a challenge at the moment, but the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, which for many doorsters means photographing local doors or raiding archives, or doing a bit of both.

This week, like last week, is a simple stroll around some doors not too far from where I live, and while they may not be all that interesting, at least they are not recycled from a previous post… although it might not be too long before that starts to happen. Enjoy…

A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021
A rather fetching door and surround, Bristol, January 2021

Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021
Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021

Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021
Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021

Blue door with a clock painted on it . Six past nine. Bristol, January 2021
Blue door with a clock painted on it . Six past nine. Bristol, January 2021

MOTs here, a small garage and open door, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
MOTs here, a small garage and open door, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

Blue door, sideways entrance, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Blue door, sideways entrance, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

Alas, that is all I can manage this week. Soon things will get better and I will be able to extend my range of doors a little.

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 – 4 February 2021

Doors 136 – some random doors from Bristol

As the lockdown continues, everything seems to get just that little bit harder. The routines become confirmation that nothing changes or has changed for such a very long time. There is a collective cloud sitting above the nation and there is little hope for anything changing any time soon. Thank goodness for Thursday Doors… a moment of escapism and a change to the tedium of our coronavirus lives.

This is a selection of doors and gates from my walks around the city of Bristol.

Corrugated Iron door, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Corrugated Iron door, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
A rather forlorn gate, Bristol, October 2020
A rather forlorn gate, Bristol, October 2020
A gate in an arch of a bridge, Bristol, November 2020
A gate in an arch of a bridge, Bristol, November 2020
Got to love the door at number 33, Bristol, January 2020
Got to love the door at number 33, Bristol, January 2020
A ghost door, Bristol, January 2020
A ghost door, Bristol, January 2020

So there is the little break in our ‘groundhog day’ existence, I hope you enjoyed it.

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 – 21 January 2021

Doors 135 – back to the archive for some street/graffiti art doors

Things are very busy at work and the streets are wet. This means that my opportunities to get out and find some new doors are significantly depleted. So it is back to the archive. These photographs first appeared on Natural Adventures in April and May 2020 (even though some of them were taken long before that). Enjoy.

Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Tian, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019

Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Mr Cenz, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, August 2016

Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Artistic/badly painted door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

Object... Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020
Object… Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2020

Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Daz Cat, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020

Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2020

Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon and DNT?, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017

The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018

Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Feek, Ashley Hill, Bristol, July 2019

Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, Leonard Lane, Bristol, July 2019

So that’s your lot for the week, a week in which the world seems a safer and more reliable place.

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 January 2021

Doors 134 – my neighbourhood

I took a little pre-Christmas walk around my neighbourhood with the pooch because even in my familiar patch there are some doors of interest, as well as an awful lot of ordinary doors. Often it is what is around the door that makes them interesting and there are one of two examples of that in today’s post.

I still haven’t been to any country houses or estates since March last year, which is a shame as these tend to be rich hunting grounds for doors. We’ll just have to make door with what we find on our doorsteps for a little while longer.

Enjoy these doors from Redland in Bristol:

222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
222 Yellow door and kids go Kart, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Green door and lots of trellis, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

King George V post box, Redland, December 2020
King George V post box, Redland, December 2020

Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020
Mint green door with castellation, Redland, December 2020

Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020
Bright yellow door with crazy awning, Redland, Bristol, December 2020

So there we have it, my first Thursday doors of 2021 and keeping it local for a change. I might have to delve into some archives very soon as we have just plunged into another national lockdown, and it sounds as though this one might continue into March.

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 – 17 December 2020

Doors 133 – an annual review 2020

It is the custom on Thursday Doors to post our favourite doors from the year on the Thursday before Christmas, so in this Coronavirus-impacted year, here are some of mine. All of these doors were posted in 2020, but some were photographed before that. I hope you enjoy them, and wherever you are may I wish you a happy Christmas and an infinitely better 2021.

January

Front entrance to the Bristol Hippodrome, Doors, December 2019
Front entrance to the Bristol Hippodrome, Doors, December 2019

February

Arched garden door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019
Arched garden door with a boot scraper, Bristol, December 2019

March

3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020
3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020

April

Shop door, Anchor Road, Bristol, November 2019
Shop door, Anchor Road, Bristol, November 2019

May

The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018
The Krah, Montpelier, Bristol, September 2018

June

Former door bricked up, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Former door bricked up, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

July

Back yard gate, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020
Back yard gate, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020

August

Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020
Little doors on a garden wall in Redland, Bristol, August 2020

September

A gorgeous door somewhat eclipsed by the warning notices to the right, Cheltenham, September 2020
A gorgeous door somewhat eclipsed by the warning notices to the right, Cheltenham, September 2020

October

Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020

November

Shop front - no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019
Shop front – no longer in business, Dorchester, June 2019

December

Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020
Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020

This has been a very tough year for all citizens of the world, and that includes us door enthusiasts. Doorscursions have been quite hard to come by. Let’s all hope that next year brings us some relief from the coronavirus pandemic and we can seek out a new and better normal life.

Happy holidays.

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 – 10 December 2020

Doors 132 – Predictably, some more graffiti/street art doors from the archives

I have had another busy week and have barely ventured outside the house, so I have once again resorted to searching through my archives. These doors were originally posted on Natural Adventures (though not necessarily as Thursday doors posts) in February this year.

I hope you enjoy them…

Blurry picture on a blurry day – four doors to choose from

Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Gloucester Road, Bristol, February 2020

A tiny little door on the side of this caravan

Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020
Minto, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2020

Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2020

OK, so there is only a bit of a door here, but give me a break…

Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, February 2020

Fake doors on a fake train

Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dibz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I may have cheated with this window/door

Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Sake One, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020
DNT, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2020

So that just about wraps it up for another week.

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 – 3 November 2020

Doors 131 – a welcome to Dan Anton and some more graffiti archive doors

It has been an ultra busy week, so I am returning to my ‘safety blanket’ of doors from my street art archives. The worrying thing is that I am steadily using up my reserve doors and really need to get out to photograph some new and exciting doors. Bristol is currently in the highest tier of covid-19 restrictions, so it may still be some time before I can get out and about.

This little selection were originally posted on Natural Adventures during December 2019 and January this year. Enjoy:

 

There is a door there somewhere – I promise

Xenz, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2019
Xenz, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2019

 

RichT, Frogmore Street, Bristol, December 2019
RichT, Frogmore Street, Bristol, December 2019

 

Paul Monsters, Leonard Lane, Bristol, December 2019
Paul Monsters, Leonard Lane, Bristol, December 2019

OK, So I cheated… There is a red gate in the wall at the bottom.

Space Invader, Lambeth High Street, London, November 2019
Space Invader, Lambeth High Street, London, November 2019

 

Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2019
Nevergiveup, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2019

 

Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020

 

Nevergiveup, River Avon, Bristol, January 2020
Nevergiveup, River Avon, Bristol, January 2020

 

Slakarts, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Slakarts, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020

 

Unify, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Unify, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

 

BKFoxx, Hanbury Street, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
BKFoxx, Hanbury Street, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

 

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

 

Gvnly, North Street, Bristol, December 2018
Gvnly, North Street, Bristol, December 2018

 

Conrico, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, December 2019
Conrico, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, December 2019

Well there was a bit of cheating in that lot, and quite a few boarded up doors, but in this friendly community of door lovers, I’m sure even oblique references to doors are acceptable.

So that’s it for this week. More next week I hope.

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 November 2020

Doors 130 – A big thank you to Norm

As ‘Thursday doorsters’, you will all know that Norm is stepping down from hosting Thursday doors. This week’s post is some of my favourite doors from the last year or two to thank Norm Frampton for opening my eyes and helping me to see such door beauty in the world.

For Norm:

Go well Norm and thanks for all the doors (especially Italy and Ruelles Vertes).

That’s it for another week.

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 Norm 2.0 blog,  where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj