Thursday doors – 19 May 2022

Another very quick one today, as I am in Somerset at the declaration of a new National Nature Reserve. I have drafted up this post yesterday evening so that I can participate in Thursday doors (going above and beyond).

These doors are some more street art doors, all of which have been posted on my blog before, but not as Thursday doors, so most of you won’t have seen them before. They were originally posted in October and November last year, I hope you enjoy them…

Irony, West Street, Bristol, October 2021, Upfest 21
Irony, West Street, Bristol, October 2021, Upfest 21
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Ryder, City Road, Bristol, October 2021
Ryder, City Road, Bristol, October 2021
Laic217, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021
Laic217, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021
Gage Graphics, Alpine Road, Bristol, November 2021
Gage Graphics, Alpine Road, Bristol, November 2021
The Hass, Upper York Street, Bristol, November 2021
The Hass, Upper York Street, Bristol, November 2021
John D'oh, North Street, Bristol, April 2016
John D’oh, North Street, Bristol, April 2016
John D'oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021
John D’oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021
Farrah, Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Farrah, Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
John D'oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021
John D’oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021
John D'oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021
John D’oh, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, September 2021

There are definitely one or two crackers in that lot. I hope you enjoy them.

Quick and simple this week – I might have time for some more Westminster 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 – 12 May 2022

Doors 183 – Westminster doors

You may recall that I occasionally have team meetings in London. Well, with a return to blended working, occasional has turned into regular monthly meetings, the most recent of which was last Friday. The office is in Westminster, and this time I decided to change my normal route to work from the tube station, to give myself a bit of a doorscursion through some of the more interesting bits of the City of Westminster.

No visit to Westminster is complete without at least a glance at Westminster Abbey, but there are many other notable buildings in the area, and some extraordinary offices and private homes too. I think that this selection shows off some truly magnificent doors that Westminster has to offer. I hope you enjoy these gems.

Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey doors, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Doors on a building adjacent to the abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Doors on a building adjacent to the abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, May 2022
The Supreme Court door and doorway with stunning carvings, Westminster, London, May 2022
The Supreme Court door and doorway with stunning carvings, Westminster, London, May 2022

There will be more doors from Westminster next time, but until then, may I wish you a very enjoyable 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 – 28 April 2022

Doors 182 – Doors of Montpelier, Bristol

A quick introduction this week – work pressures are as heavy as ever. These doors were photographed on a dog walk a week or so ago, in a nearby area of Bristol called Montpelier (or Montepeculiar by some), famed for the Bohemian lifestyle of its inhabitants, whether accurately or not. I hope you enjoy my little tour of doors in the district.

Green door with a fabulous lizard knocker, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Green door with a fabulous lizard knocker, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Mr Bloopy door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Mr Bloopy door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Number 33 - distressed door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Number 33 – distressed door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Door and shuttered garage, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Door and shuttered garage, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Alex Lucas artwork around a blue door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Alex Lucas artwork around a blue door, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Red door, lilac walls and a temple, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022
Red door, lilac walls and a temple, Montpelier, Bristol, April 2022

So that’s it for another week. May I wish you all 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 – 21 April 2022

Doors 181 – another instalment of street art doors

When I am super-busy, I tend to share doors that I have posted previously on Natural Adventures, under the street art category, and today’s post is one of those. You might have to look quite hard to find the doors in some of these images, but they are there. It is nice to repurpose these pictures and give them a second life. These doors were originally posted in August and September last year:

The Hass and Paul Monsters, Ashton Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
The Hass and Paul Monsters, Ashton Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

 

Sophie Long, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Sophie Long, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

 

Laic217, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2021
Laic217, M32 cycle path, Bristol, August 2021

 

Jay Sharples, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Jay Sharples, North Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

 

Irony, Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Irony, Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

 

Roo, East Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Roo, East Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

 

Silent Hobo, Ruby Street, Bristol, September 2021, Upfest 21
Silent Hobo, Ruby Street, Bristol, September 2021, Upfest 21

 

Curtis Hylton, Chessel Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Curtis Hylton, Chessel Street, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

So, that’s it for another week. I hope to resume with some doors of Bristol I recently photographed 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 – 7 April 2022

Doors 180 – Some doors from the city of Westminster, Greater London

I work as a civil servant, and my department is based in London, although I report to an office in Bristol. As we emerge into a new normal, my immediate team (four of us, each located in different parts of England) have decided to get together for meetings once a month in London at our main office. The most recent meeting was last Friday, and the walk from Westminster underground station to the department takes me past some rather grand doors. Here are some of them I thought worthy of sharing:

Number 3, carved wooden door with a superb masonry door surround, Westminster, London, April 2022
Number 3, carved wooden door with a superb masonry door surround, Westminster, London, April 2022

Blue door with a fine stone arc, Westminster, London, April 2022
Blue door with a fine stone arc, Westminster, London, April 2022

Black door and fine steps, Westminster, London, April 2022
Black door and fine steps, Westminster, London, April 2022

Blue door with white iron work above, Westminster, London, April 2022
Blue door with white iron work above, Westminster, London, April 2022

Gateway doors, back entrance to Westminster School, Westminster, London, April 2022
Gateway doors, back entrance to Westminster School, Westminster, London, April 2022

Ecliastical door with castellated surround, Westminster, London, April 2022
Ecliastical door with castellated surround, Westminster, London, April 2022

Black door with a stunning carved timber surround , Westminster, London, April 2022
Black door with a stunning carved timber surround , Westminster, London, April 2022

Perhaps I can bag another clutch of doors next time I return to the London office, that’s yer lot for now though.

May I wish you a pleasant 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 – 24 March 2022

Doors 178 – Some random Bristol back street doors

I managed to raid my door archive at the weekend and found these doors, all looking a little bit tatty and slightly neglected, but they are only back street doors after all. I have to say I am rather attracted to these kinds of doors as they are full of character. I hope you enjoy them:

Back street lock up doors, Bristol, February 2022
Back street lock up doors, Bristol, February 2022

Not properly thought out back street door, Easton, Bristol, January 2022
Not properly thought out back street door, Easton, Bristol, January 2022

Back street garage door, Bristol, May 2022
Back street garage door, Bristol, May 2022

Back street garage and side door, Bristol, May 2021
Back street garage and side door, Bristol, May 2021

Back street door, Bristol, March 2021
Back street door, Bristol, March 2021

In a moment of freedom last week, I also managed to photograph this rather interesting green door from a row of 1950s houses alongside a dual carriageway in Bristol. I was rather attracted to it and considered it worth sharing with you.

Green arched door, Filton, Bristol, March 2022
Green arched door, Filton, Bristol, March 2022

So that’s it for another week. I hope that I will soon be out photographing more doors and with a rather exciting mini-break planned for June I will be certain to bring something a little different to my usual offerings on Thursday doors.

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 March 2022

Doors 177 – Doors for Ukraine

Sweet and simple this week. I am short of time again, so I thought I’d recycle some blue and yellow doors to show my support for the proud and wonderful people of Ukraine. There is little else I can do. A small gesture.

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

Laic217, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, March 2022
Laic217, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, March 2022

So that’s about it for this week, I hope that these doors chime for you and help us all to reflect on the terrible suffering that is happening in Eastern Europe right now.

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 March 2022

Doors 176 – Street art doors

I have struggled for time again this week to bring you any original doors, so Instead I will treat you to some more street art doors from last summer. I hope you enjoy these doors photographed in June and July 2021:

Natasha Kirby, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Natasha Kirby, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21

RichT, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021
RichT, Muriel Alleyway, Bristol, May 2021

Nina Raines, Gloucester Road, Bristol, June 2021
Nina Raines, Gloucester Road, Bristol, June 2021

Sophie Mills Thomas, North Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Sophie Mills Thomas, North Street, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21

Emotional Waterfall Art, Smyth Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21
Emotional Waterfall Art, Smyth Road, Bristol, June 2021, Upfest 21

Cheba, East Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Cheba, East Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

Sophie Rae, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21,
Sophie Rae, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21,

Squirl, The Nursery, Bristol, JUly 2021, Upfest 21
Squirl, The Nursery, Bristol, JUly 2021, Upfest 21

Muckrock, West Street, Bristol, July 2021
Muckrock, West Street, Bristol, July 2021

Andrew Burns Colwill, Luckwell Road, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21,
Andrew Burns Colwill, Luckwell Road, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21,

Epod, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Epod, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

I guess that is your lot this week. May I wish you all a happy week, while we continue to channel all our positive thoughts, hopes and prayers for all those suffering in Ukraine.

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 March 2022

Doors 175 – Mountain doors, Alpe d’Huez, February 2022 (2)

This is the second and final Thursday doors from a recent skiing trip to the French Alps. Not many doors in this post, but I was there to enjoy the skiing, the views and the company, doors I’m afraid were a bit of an afterthought (Thursday doors heresy?).

Still very busy at work, so this will be mercifully brief. Enjoy.

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

 

Mountain hut door, Alpe d'Huez, France, February 2022
Mountain hut door, Alpe d’Huez, France, February 2022

 

Utilitarian doors, Alpe d'Huez, France, February 2022
Utilitarian doors, Alpe d’Huez, France, February 2022

 

That’s it for this week. My thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, much else feels a little pointless at the moment, but I guess we must carry on.

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 February 2022

Doors 174 – Mountain doors, Alpe d’Huez, February 2022

I have been absent from the Thursday doors club so far this year, due to the pressure of work, but am missing it very much and so am squeezing this one in, just to let you know I haven’t completely disappeared off the face of the earth.

My wife and I were lucky enough to join some friends for a skiing holiday in early February, our first holiday abroad for three years, and first together without our children (almost 20 years). The trip had been jeopardised several times over by changes in COVID-19 rules around Europe and the UK, but we made it and had the most fabulous time in Alpe d’Huez, France. Great company, great snow and some of the best skiing I have ever done, despite having a knee injury.

Just one door for you today, but what a door! On one of the long green runs in Auris, heading to the Chalvet lift, we’re these two little green huts popping out of the snow. The huts are curious in themselves and posed loads of questions, mostly around what on earth these huts were for. I still haven’t worked that out yet. A lovely door on a lovely hut in a lovely location.

Green Hut door, Alpe d'Huez, France, February 2022
Green Hut door, Alpe d’Huez, France, February 2022

That just about wraps it up, and I hope I will have time to post more doors soon. I hope you all have a great 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