Thursday doors – 2 February 2023

Doors 207 – Croatia doors (part 3)

This week, I return to doors of Croatia, after a week of absence skiing in the French Alps (I thought I’d just slip that in). These doors are from the magnificent city of Zadar, at one time an immensely important trading port in the Adriatic, and its former affluence is very impressive indeed. I would thoroughly recommend it as a place to see if you choose to visit Croatia. So, no more flim flam, here are the doors:

Land Gate to the city, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Land Gate to the city, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022

The Land Gate, as it is known, is an impressive entrance to the old city, which has very thick fortified walls. You will note the strong Venetian influence with the lion of Saint Mark over the archway.

Gateway, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Gateway, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Slim door, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Slim door, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Door with stone surround and arch, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Door with stone surround and arch, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Ancient doorway with less ancient door, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Ancient doorway with less ancient door, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022

I am enjoying reliving our family holiday to Croatia in August 2022 through these pictures. Next up, I will take you to the city of Pula on the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula.

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

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Thursday doors – 19 January 2023

Doors 206 – More Bristol (and France) street art and graffiti doors

I have found myself, once again, with very little time to sort out Thursday doors this week, so I am rummaging around in my archives for some more street art/graffiti doors, all of which have appeared on Natural Adventures before in posts about street art. These doors were originally posted in February and March 2022, although the photographs range from April 2016 to March 2022. Enjoy.

Haka, Thomas Street, Bristol, April 2016
Haka, Thomas Street, Bristol, April 2016

Hazard, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2022
Hazard, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2022

Bogat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, March 2022

Maybe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2022
Maybe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2022

3Dom, The Carriageworks, Bristol, March 2022
3Dom, The Carriageworks, Bristol, March 2022

Unknown artist, Franklyn Lane, Bristol, February 2022
Unknown artist, Franklyn Lane, Bristol, February 2022

Graffiti and doors in the mountains, Alpe d'Huez, France, February 2022
Graffiti and doors in the mountains, Alpe d’Huez, France, February 2022

I won’t be posting any doors next week as I will be enjoying the snow in France once again, but I will, of course, be thinking of you all. 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

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Thursday doors – 12 January 2023

Doors 205 – Croatia doors (part 2)

I am leading and facilitating a workshop inWorcester today, so have prepared this Thursday doors post a little in advance. This post is the second instalment of Croatian doors from our family summer holiday last August. The photographs were taken in Zaton, where we were based, Nin, a little town nearby and Zadar, a larger and historic town on the coast. Enjoy:

Three doors, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Three doors, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

Gate, ballustrade and old door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Gate, ballustrade and old door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

A modern door on a modern building, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
A modern door on a modern building, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

You might be able to spot the unintended doorfie…

Gateway to Nin, Croatia, August 2022
Gateway to Nin, Croatia, August 2022

Museum entrance and door, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Museum entrance and door, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022

A modern door on an older building, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
A modern door on an older building, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022

Church door with a pediment over it, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022
Church door with a pediment over it, Zadar, Croatia, August 2022

There will be more to come from this trip soon, but I might be pausing from posting Thursday doors for a couple of weeks, so make the most of these. May I wish you a very happy 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 – 5 January 2023

Doors 204 – Croatia doors (part 1)

Happy New Year, doorsters.

Although it feels like a distant memory now, it was only a few months ago that we had a fabulous family summer holiday in Croatia. It was our first visit to the country, and I am certain that we will return together or individually in the future.

For the first phase of our trip we were based in a small town called Zaton, situated on the coast between the Istrian Peninsula to the North West and Zadar to the south, and the doors this week are all from Zaton. Posting these photographs is filling me with nostalgia, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have on revisiting them:

Old doorway and newer door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Old doorway and newer door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

Door and shutter, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Door and shutter, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

Double door and windows, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Double door and windows, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

Weathered door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Weathered door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

Outhouse door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Outhouse door, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

Old door and window, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022
Old door and window, Zaton, Croatia, August 2022

It feels good to be back on the Thursday doors rails, and I look forward to sharing my and viewing your doors in 2023.

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 – 15 December 2022

Doors 203 – My favourite doors of 2022 – a review

It is customary on the last Thursday before the Christmas break to present a selection of favourite doors from the last year. This is my selection, and I had some real beauties to choose from this year. I hope you enjoy them this second time round. I look forward to seeing other Thursday door selections too.

Green Hut door, Alpe d'Huez, France, February 2022
Green Hut door, Alpe d’Huez, France, February 2022
Green arched door, Filton, Bristol, March 2022
Green arched door, Filton, Bristol, March 2022
Red door, lilac walls and a temple, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Red door, lilac walls and a temple, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Ghost door at Phillimore Chambers, Westminster, London, May 2022
Ghost door at Phillimore Chambers, Westminster, London, May 2022
An extraordinary door and carved wooden surround and awning, Westminster, London, May 2022
An extraordinary door and carved wooden surround and awning, Westminster, London, May 2022
Three doors, including a tradesman's entrance, Westminster, London, May 2022
Three doors, including a tradesman’s entrance, Westminster, London, May 2022
Porto Tram with side doors, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Porto Tram with side doors, line 18, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Possibly my favourite door of the trip, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Possibly my favourite door of the trip, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Lighthouse with red door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Lighthouse with red door, Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Arched green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Arched green door, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022

So that’s it for the year. 2022 has been a very difficult year for so many reasons. I guess it is fitting that the final pair of doors in blue and yellow represent the colours of a country that I hadn’t given much consideration before dictator Putin’s “special operation” and invasion this year. I dedicate this gallery of doors to the people of Ukraine, keeping them very much in my thoughts this Christmas.

May I take the opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday season, and Christmas. See you all on the other side.

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 – 1 December 2022

Doors 202 – Door pairs from the Bristol archive

Good morning – and another foggy start in Bristol today. This week I have done a quick trawl of my archive, and found these pairs of doors from around the city that I hope you enjoy. Although they are pairs, there is a degree of asymmetry about most of them that I rather like.

Garage doors in Cotham, Bristol, April 2020
Garage doors in Cotham, Bristol, April 2020

A pair of doors in King Street, Bristol, August 2019
A pair of doors in King Street, Bristol, August 2019

Doors in The Paintworks, Bristol, May 2021
Doors in The Paintworks, Bristol, May 2021

Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of doors, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022

Pair of gates, Bristol, April 2022
Pair of gates, Bristol, April 2022

Pair of doors, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2022

Pair of doors, Bristol, May 2022
Pair of doors, Bristol, May 2022

That’s your lot this time. Next week, I might have some doors from our summer trip to Croatia to share with you, if I can get organised enough.

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 – 24 November 2022

Doors 201 – Random Cheltenham and Bristol doors.

One month to go until Christmas. Another year is racing by all too quickly. When I was younger, the days dragged on, and often I would wish time away. Now I treasure each moment, and would love the sands of time to slow a little.

This week’s offering is a random selection of rather fancy doors from Cheltenham and Bristol, with no particular theme in mind, just doors that I like. No stories or narrative, simply snaps:

Blue door and steps, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue door and steps, Cheltenham, July 2022

Magnum Circus door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Magnum Circus door, Cheltenham, July 2022

Blue Georgian door, Cheltenham, July 2022
Blue Georgian door, Cheltenham, July 2022

Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022
Old black door and steps, Bristol, October 2022

Curious glass door to the Palestine Museum, Bristol, October 2022
Curious glass door to the Palestine Museum, Bristol, October 2022

Black and green doors, Bristol, October 2022
Black and green doors, Bristol, October 2022

Grand entrance and black doors, Bristol, October 2022
Grand entrance and black doors, Bristol, October 2022

That’s all for another week, thank you for dropping by, and may time move slowly for you this 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 – 17 November 2022

Doors 200 – some Bristol street art and graffiti doors.

This week, I am delving into my archive to bring you some street art and graffiti doors. If I am honest, this is a bit of a cheat, because they are doors that have already been published on Natural Adventures, but in the context of a street art blog post. All I am doing here is corralling a few of them together into a Thursday doors piece, but that is OK, isn’t it?

These doors were originally photographed in December 2021 and January 2022, I hope you enjoy them:

Big Hev, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
Big Hev, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022

Stika, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
Stika, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022

3F fino and Werm, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022
3F fino and Werm, Devon Road, Bristol, January 2022

Zubyblue, St Marks Avenue, Bristol, December 2021
Zubyblue, St Marks Avenue, Bristol, December 2021

Stinkfish, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2021
Stinkfish, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2021

Dabuten Tronko, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, December 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, December 2021

qWeRT, North Street, Bristol, December 2021
qWeRT, North Street, Bristol, December 2021

So that’s yer lot this week. I’ll try to find time to upload some Bristol doors for next week. Until then, may I wish you all 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 – 10 November 2022

Doors 199 – Porto doors (Part 12)

So here it is. You have been most patient with my series on Porto doors, and today I bring you my last post on what was a doorscursion and a half last June. In graffiti speak, this would be called a ‘dregs’ piece – using up what is left behind, and as such it is a rather eclectic collection. June seems so very, very far away, but seeing these pictures brings me comfort as we enter the dark winter period.

I hope you enjoy this selection.

First up is the most popular café in Porto, the Majestic Café, with its stunning facade – a number one destination for tourists, and you can see why.

Majestic Cafe doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Café doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Majestic Cafe interior, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Majestic Cafe interior, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

The remaining doors are from different parts of the city, photographed over three magical days.

Steps and doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Steps and doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Green door with beautiful 1852 gate, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Green door with beautiful 1852 gate, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Tatty doors on a grand old building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Tatty doors on a grand old building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Old doors with nice metalwork, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old doors with nice metalwork, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Old blue/brown doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Old blue/brown doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Botched repair doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Botched repair doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Doors from a derelict building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Doors from a derelict building, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Derelict doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Derelict doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

Farewell fair Porto – next week I might have a few Bristol doors to share.

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 2022

Doors 198 – Porto doors (Part 11)

I have managed to draw out doors from Porto for the whole of the summer, and this selection probably represents my penultimate gallery from a wonderful three days in the city back in May. There is no theme this week, just a random selection. Enjoy:

Sandeman port anyone? Gate door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Sandeman port anyone? Gate door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023

Doors in a gate (sorry about the useless picture), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Doors in a gate (sorry about the useless picture), Porto, Portugal, June 2023

Small utility door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Small utility door, Porto, Portugal, June 2023

No72 doors could do with a little TLC, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No72 doors could do with a little TLC, Porto, Portugal, June 2023

Red door with a large tag (Mage?), Porto, Portugal, June 2023
Red door with a large tag (Mage?), Porto, Portugal, June 2023

No2 red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2023
No2 red doors, Porto, Portugal, June 2023

Soon I will be reverting to Bristol doors, street art/graffiti doors as well as a few doors from a summer holiday trip to Croatia.

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