Thursday doors – 21 October 2021

Doors 165 – Penzance, Cornwall

Continuing with my doors of Cornwall from a short family holiday in August, I bring you this series of wonderful doors in Penzance.

My father lived in Penzance after he retired until his death in April 2018, and it was probably the happiest period of his life. He was a colourful man whose career in stage management, pub management and show business went down very well with the locals. He was an adopted son of Penzance and known to many in the town. This visit was a pilgrimage to the place he loved so much. I used the opportunity to photograph a few doors too.

Penzance was once a prosperous town that found itself at the end of Isenbard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway, and is known to many from the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera, The Pirates of Penzance (or The Pirates of Men’s Pants as we used to call it at school). Now it is a bit of an eclectic place, with prosperity and poverty side by side. It is a honeypot for eccentrics, hippies, collectors of junk, drunks and addicts who seem to be attracted by its remoteness, quirkiness and mild climate. I think my dad made it into at least two of those categories.

I rather like this collection, I hope you do too…

Blue door with superb neoclassical portico, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door with superb neoclassical portico, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Captain Cutters House door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Steps to a high door, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Steps to a high door, Penzance, 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

 

Plaque by the door to the former home of the mother and aunt of the Brontë sisters, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Plaque by the door to the former home of the mother and aunt of the Brontë sisters, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Double door and contrasting colours, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Double door and contrasting colours, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Double door and steps, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Double door and steps, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

Another stunning door slightly set back, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021
Another stunning door slightly set back, Penzance, Cornwall, August 2021

 

More doors from Cornwall to come, but I think that next week I will try to switch it up a little bit with something else. That’s it for this week, may I wish you all a fun and relaxing 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 – 14 October 2021

Doors 164 – Truro, Cornwall, part 3.

A really quick one this week, as I am on a fishing holiday with an old friend in Cornwall, and today is our last day so we have to pack up, and also go for a last session. The blog, for once, needs to take a back seat.

This is the final set of Truro doors from a family trip to Cornwall back in August. Enjoy.

Blue double doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue double doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Door with grand lion portico, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with grand lion portico, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Green door within a door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Green door within a door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Arched door and steps, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Arched door and steps, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

So that is your lot for this week. All the very best until next time.

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 October 2021

Doors 163 – Truro, Cornwall, part 2.

Really pressed for time this week, so just a few more doors from our trip to Cornwall back in August when the weather was not dissimilar to the weather today. What has happened to our climate? (Answers on a postcard).

Onwards with those doors:

Seen better days grand door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Seen better days grand door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Door with nice portico and modern railings, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with nice portico and modern railings, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Shades of green doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Shades of green doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Perfect door within a door door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Perfect door within a door door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

I told you it was a quick one this week. Have a wonderful week until next time.

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 – 30 September 2021

Doors 162 – Truro, Cornwall, part 1

I’m in a bit of a rush, so not many words from me this week (sighs of relief all round). These are some doors photographed in the magnificent City of Truro, Cornwall, from our all-too-short summer break in August. A real mixture of grand and slightly odd this week. Enjoy.

Truro Cathedral entrance and doors, Cornwall, August 2021
Truro Cathedral entrance and doors, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Unstable structure do not enter, door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Unstable structure do not enter, door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
No food here, former door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
No food here, former door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door and fabulous windows of the Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door and fabulous windows of the Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Functional door on a beautiful doorway, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Functional door of a beautiful doorway, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Cornwall Freemasons? Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Cornwall Freemasons? Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
A rather different door at the Cornwall Yoga Centre, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
A rather different door at the Cornwall Yoga Centre, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Another week passes us by, but we can look forward to another one ahead.

More Truro doors next week, until then, see ya.

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 -16 September 2021

Doors 161 – Liskeard Cornwall

On a recent family holiday to Cornwall, I nipped into Liskeard, which was our nearest small town, to collect a Nepalese takeaway (which was absolutely delicious I might say). I had arrived a little early and so took the opportunity to have a quick wander and capture some doors.

Although none of these doors are particularly spectacular, they do give a flavour of the Cornish penchant for decorative porticos, which are much more common here than in some other parts of the country, or at least are features on less grand buildings. It would seem that the Cornish set great store by having a grand doorway, even if you can afford little else.

Enough hot air… here are the Liskeard doors:

Door with grand portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with grand portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Green door with portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Green door with portico, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
In case you were wondering this is the door to number 4, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
In case you were wondering, this is the door to number 4, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue hillside door, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with portico and plant pots, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with portico and plant pots, Liskeard, Cornwall, August 2021

More Cornish doors next week, until then, au revoir.

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 – 9 September 2021

Doors 160 – Polruan, Cornwall

Many of you might not have heard of Polruan but might well have heard of its well-heeled partner, Fowey. These two small towns sit on either side of the Fowey Estuary on the south coast of Cornwall.  Of the pair, Polruan appears to be more of a working harbour, with some docks and dock buildings at the bottom of a town built on a very steep hill. The more affluent Fowey is a favourite for celebrities and second-homers, and is very picturesque.

On the day I took these pictures, my son and I had been fishing from the Polruan Block House point. The block house was one of a pair, the other being on the other side of the estuary in Fowey. These block houses were built to defend the entrance to the estuary, with small calibre cannon and longbow archers stationed in each fort. Unfortunately, the French breeched the defences in 1457 (that’s a long time ago) so they were upgraded with a boom barrier, a thick chain suspended between the two forts. The chain could be raised with winches off the bottom of the seabed to prevent the entry upriver by unwelcome ships.

This chain was confiscated in 1478 by Edward IV, who had been offended by the behaviour of two Fowey locals, Treffry and Michelstow, and given to Dartmouth Castle where a similar defensive arrangement existed. So that was that.

The ruined fort has two entrances, but no longer any doors. The rest of the doors are from the narrow lanes in the upper part of the town. Enjoy the doors:

Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Polruan Block House ruin and door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House ruin and door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Polruan Block House window view, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Polruan Block House window view, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

September Cottage door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
September Cottage door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Porthole door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Porthole door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Blue split door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Blue split door, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Beautiful door and crab door knocker, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021
Beautiful door and crab door knocker, Polruan, Cornwall, August 2021

Well that’s it for another week. I hope to share some more Cornish doors next 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 – 26 August 2021

Doors 159 – Lyme Regis part 4

So to the final selection of doors from a visit to Lyme Regis in July, when England was bathed in sunshine, and we enjoyed the only real taste of summer this year. I have had fun sharing doors from this trip, and it has been a bit different from the more usual fare of Bristol and graffiti doors. There is more good news too, which is that I managed to capture a few doors in Cornwall while I was there last week, so that should keep me going for a little while.

Here are this week’s doors – enjoy:

Weavers Cottage door and ice cream trike, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Weavers Cottage door and ice cream trike, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Unpainted wooden door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Unpainted wooden door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Light blue door and steps, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Light blue door and steps, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Booklovers B&B door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Booklovers B&B door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Blue door and stylish surround, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Blue door and stylish surround, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Steps down to a low door and foot doorfie, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Steps down to a low door and foot doorfie, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

Beautiful shopfront with unusual bay windows, Wisteria and of course door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021
Beautiful shopfront with unusual bay windows, Wisteria and of course door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, August 2021

So that’s it for another week – have a fabulous 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 – 19 August 2021

Doors 158 – Lyme Regis part 3

Little by way of introduction from me today as I am on holiday in Cornwall (taking lots of new door pictures to keep me going for a while). Instead, I’ll let you browse at your leisure through this third instalment of doors from a trip to Lyme Regis about a month ago. Enjoy.

Blue door with shell wreath, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Blue door with shell wreath, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Pale door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Pale door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Blue door and tiled step, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Blue door and tiled step, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Fancy door and bay windows, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Fancy door and bay windows, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Door with stained glass, Uplyme, Devon, July 2021
Door with stained glass, Uplyme, Devon, July 2021

So there you have it for another week. I might have a little more time to say stuff next week, but until then au revoir.

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 – 12 August 2021

Doors 157 – Lyme Regis part 2

I have written this week’s post in advance, because my mind will be otherwise occupied today preparing for a short break from work. Talking of breaks, this is the second post of Thursday doors from a mini-break my wife, daughter, dog and I shared in July during the short heatwave that (at the time of writing) seems a lifetime ago.

Lyme Regis is a curious town trying to satisfy a dual personality as a fine destination at the heart of the famous Jurassic Coast, and a rather overcrowded south coast beach opportunity for grockles. Much of the town appears to be geared towards the latter and their desires for fish and chips and ice cream. Step back into the past, and the doors tell you much more about the history of the place.

Here we go:

Two doors on the Guildhall, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Two doors on the Guildhall, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Archway to the theatre and door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Archway to the theatre and door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Gate and public footpath to the River Lim, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Gate and public footpath to the River Lim, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Pink beech hut door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Pink beech hut door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Take your pick of doors, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Take your pick of doors, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Wonky pub door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Wonky pub door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

That just about wraps things up for another week, part three of Lyme Regis doors will follow soon.

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 – 5 August 2021

Doors 156 – Lyme Regis part 1

At last some original and new doors, rather than something recycled from my archives.

My wife, daughter, dog and I had a mini break a little while ago, experimenting with a hired camper van to see if it is something we would like to do on a more regular basis. The jury is still out on that one. We stayed in a delightful and well-appointed campsite in Uplyme in Devon. A forty-minute walk following the course of the River Lim through woodlands and fields eventually led us to Lyme Regis across the border in Dorset.

Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils, being at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, and for its beach and sea front. The days we were there was at the start of a mini-heatwave in the UK, and the south-facing seaside town felt more like the Mediterranean than England. I suppose the give-away that we were still home were the vast hordes of hideous grockles (holiday-makers). How is it that the Brits are so awful on holiday? I suppose I have to include myself in that cohort, but we really are an embarrassing, unclassy lot.

Enough tittle-tattle, here are some doors from our little trip:

Blue door, Lyme Regis, July 2021
Blue door, Lyme Regis, July 2021

Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Closed shop door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Old door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Old door, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Rather sanitised beach hut doors, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021
Rather sanitised beach hut doors, Lyme Regis, Dorset, July 2021

Seafront house and door, Lyme Regis, July 2021
Seafront house and door, Lyme Regis, July 2021

Another week tumbles by, and we become another week older and wiser. I hope to have some more doors from Lyme Regis for you next week. Until then TTFN.

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