Thursday doors – 22 July 2021

Doors 155 – yet more archive street art doors

I had been hoping to post some squeaky, fresh new doors this week, and although I have taken the photographs, I haven’t been able to download them yet. I can be pretty confident that next week I will be able to switch it up a bit. Until then, you’ll have to make do with these archive street/graffiti art doors from earlier this year.

Nina Raines, Phoebe Tonks and Ana Cruz, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Nina Raines, Phoebe Tonks and Ana Cruz, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Felix Road, Bristol, February 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Felix Road, Bristol, February 2021
Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021
Tatty door, nice frame, Montpelier, Bristol, January 2021
Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020
Mr Bloopy tag on a knackered old door, Bristol, July 2020
Mr Penfold door, St Phillips, Bristol, February 2021
Mr Penfold door, St Phillips, Bristol, February 2021
Corrugated iron gate, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Corrugated iron gate, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, December 2020

So 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  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 July 2021

Doors 154 – yet more archive street art doors

Having been a COVID household for the past two weeks (mercifully all is well and we are no longer self-isolating), door opportunities have been limited which is why I am recycling some old doors from previous street art posts. On a more optimistic note, I am taking a mini-break imminently and should be collecting a few new doors from somewhere other than Bristol.

Here we go with some doors first published in December 2020 and January 2021:

Soap, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2020
Soap, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2020
Hanski, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2021
Hanski, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2021
Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020
Sepr, Brigstocke Road, Bristol, December 2020
Pekoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, December 2020
Pekoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, December 2020
3Dom, Sevier Street, Bristol, December 2020
3Dom, Sevier Street, Bristol, December 2020
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2020
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2020
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, January 2021
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, January 2021

So there we have it for another week. Fingers crossed, I should have some new doors for you 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 – 1 July 2021

Doors 153 – archive street art and graffiti doors

I have found it difficult to get out and about photographing doors recently, so this selection is another trawl through my archives of street art and graffiti art doors from last year. All of these doors were originally featured as posts on street art in October and November 2021, but are being repurposed for Thursday doors. If you recognise these from the first time round, please forgive me. Enjoy:

Slakarts, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Slakarts, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2020

Nevergiveup, Brunel Way, Bristool, October 2020
Nevergiveup, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2020

Silent Hobo, Mina Road, Bristol, October 2020
Silent Hobo, Mina Road, Bristol, October 2020

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

Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020
Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020

Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020

Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, November 2020

That’s yer lot this week I’m afraid. Maybe just maybe I’ll get out to photograph some doors before the next time we meet. Until then, have a lovely 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 June 2021

Doors 152 – Random Bristol doors

My apologies, my life has been somewhat overtaken by a busy spell at work and unfortunately Thursday doors has had to give. I missed it completely last week and this week I have a small offering of random doors in Bristol from a little while ago that have been lurking in my doors archive folder. No explanations, no theme, just doors:

Graffiti door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2021
Graffiti door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2021

Arched garden door, Cotham, Bristol, May 2021
Arched garden door, Cotham, Bristol, May 2021

Arched garden door, Cotham, Bristol, May 2021
Arched garden door, Cotham, Bristol, May 2021

Arched garden door, Cotham, Bristol, May 2021
Arched garden door, Cotham, Bristol, May 2021

Stencil door, City centre, Bristol, April 2021
Stencil door, City centre, Bristol, April 2021

Back gate door with blue sections, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020
Back gate door with blue sections, Montpelier, Bristol, May 2020

That’s about it for this 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 – 10 June 2021

Doors 151 – A quick trip into Chichester

A couple of weeks ago I took a week off work and decided to go and visit my mother and her partner on the south coast for. I hadn’t seen them for over a year and it was so good to spend time with them face to face. Of course, while I was there my mother put me to good use getting me to do some odd jobs around the house that had been building up for a while.

One such job was to drive them into Chichester and help with taking watches to be mended and buy some kitchen things in Lakeland. Of course, the opportunity to photograph some lovely doors presented itself and I took leave of my duties for five minutes to photograph these beauties. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Stunning door with boot scraper to the left, Chichester, May 2021
Stunning door with boot scraper to the left, Chichester, May 2021
Large awning and worn steps on this door with boot scraper to the left, Chichester, May 2021
Large awning and worn steps on this door with boot scraper to the left, Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Door with beautiful brickwork including a crest above it, Chichester, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1254), Chichester, May 2021
Door to the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chichester, May 2021
Green doorfie, Chichester, May 2021
Green doorfie, Chichester, May 2021

So that’s it for another week, I hope you have a good one.

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 June 2021

Doors 150 – Blaise Hamlet (part 2) 

This is the second set of photographs of Blaise Hamlet, a small National Trust estate of ‘Lilliputian’ cottages in North Bristol, where posting doors is really an excuse for me to share this amazing place with you, as the doors themselves aren’t really anything too special.

I managed to visit a couple of weeks ago with the dog in tow, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This small oasis reminds us of days gone by and a less complicated time that offers a sense of peace and tranquility. Enjoy the second part of this visit:

Dove doors at No 4 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Dove doors at No 4 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door at No 4 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at No 4 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

No 5 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
No 5 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door at No 5 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at No 5 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

No 6 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
No 6 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door at No 6 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at No 6 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Thatched cottage No 7? Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Thatched cottage No 7? Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Doorway to No 8 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Doorway to No 8 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

No 9 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
No 9 Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

I hope that you have enjoyed the quick tour of these delightful cottages, and strongly recommend that if you find yourself in Bristol with 30 minutes to kill, a quick visit would be very worthwhile.

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 – 27 May 2021

Doors 149 – Blaise Hamlet (part 1)

I have been keen to return to Blaise Hamlet ever since my first and only visit when I first settled in Bristol in the 1990s. More recently, that urge has been amplified by the lock-down as it is a place that can be visited safely and is very local. Finally, I managed to get there a week or two back, and this is the first of two posts featuring the quaint (a word I rarely use) cottages, owned and managed by The National Trust.

Blaise Hamlet was a 19th-century housing project and a part of the Blaise Castle estate. The following description is from The National Trust website:

In 1789, John Scandrett Harford, a well-respected Bristol banker and Quaker, bought the estate for £13,000. In 1795, he commissioned an eminent Bristol architect, William Paty, to build a new house for him and his family. The house is substantial but plain, in keeping with Quaker principles. Harford also invited the leading landscape architect of his day, Humphry Repton, to redesign the grounds. In 1796, Repton went into partnership with John Nash, the architect who is best known for designing the Brighton Pavilion. Repton introduced Nash to Harford who commissioned him to design cottages for the estate.

This week I will introduce you to the first three cottages, which although modernised indoors, have all the original exterior features.

Blaise Hamlet, The National Trust, Bristol, May 2021
Blaise Hamlet, The National Trust, Bristol, May 2021

Number 1, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Number 1, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door at number 1, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at number 1, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at number 2, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Number 3, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Number 3, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

Door at number 3, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021
Door at number 3, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, May 2021

The perfect ‘chocolate box’ hamlet harking back to a time and environment rarely seen in England these days, complete with a village green and water pump. Perfect.

I will conclude this doorscursion next week… Until then may I wish you all a very happy 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 – 20 May 2021

Doors 148 – Another plunge into some archive street/graffiti art doors

Still swamped with work, and although I did actually go on a doorscursion last weekend, I haven’t had time to upload the photographs yet. What this means is that I have had to have a very rapid rummage in my archives for some street art or graffiti doors from last year. Here they are:

Varo, Leonard Lane, Bristol, September 2020
Varo, Leonard Lane, Bristol, September 2020

Nathan Bowen, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2020
Nathan Bowen, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2020

Nathan Bowen, Hepburn Road, Bristol, September 2020
Nathan Bowen, Hepburn Road, Bristol, September 2020

 

DazCat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, September 2020
DazCat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, September 2020

Hazard, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2020
Hazard, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2020

Getting Up To Stuff, Jacob's Wells Road, Bristol, September 2020
Getting Up To Stuff, Jacob’s Wells Road, Bristol, September 2020

Inkie, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2020
Inkie, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2020

You have to look pretty hard to find this door, but there is one behind the I and E of INKIE Continue reading Thursday doors – 20 May 2021

Thursday doors – 6 May 2021

Doors 147 – At last some doors from a recent wander in Bristol

Many of the doors that I photograph are from exploratory walks in my endeavours to seek out street/graffiti art that I have not seen before. These expeditions require me to go to places that I have never been to, and I found these gems in a light-industrial estate in Bedminster. It was a gorgeous day and the world felt good.

Two shabby doors for the price of one, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Two shabby doors for the price of one, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

Old iron door, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Old iron door, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

Door within a door, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Door within a door, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

Nicely paired doors, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Nicely paired doors, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

Several repairs on these doors, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Several repairs on these doors, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

Beware of the dogs, No Parking, door within a door, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021
Beware of the dogs, No Parking, door within a door, Bedminster, Bristol, April 2021

All in all a good walk, and I found some street art that I have been searching for for months leaving me a very happy person. That’s yer lot for this week, have a fabulous weekend wherever you are.

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 – 22 April 2021

Doors 146 – Old archive doors from Bristol

I had to do a bit of a trawl through my Thursday doors folder to dig these forgotten doors out, and am rather pleased that I did, because I have overlooked them for far too long. Hoping to get some fresh doors soon, but until then we will have to make do with this rather random selection of photographs from Bristol taken in 2018 and 2019.

Wingman barbers door with doorfie, Christmas Steps, Bristol, June 2019
Wingman barbers door with doorfie, Christmas Steps, Bristol, June 2019

Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019
Bristol South Baths, Entrance doors, Bristol, May 2019

This is where my son trained to become a lifeguard.

Haberfield House gate, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019
Haberfield House gate, Hotwells, Bristol, March 2019

Those steps could do with a sweep.

Beautifully carved triple door, the Centre, Bristol, March 2019
Beautifully carved triple door, the Centre, Bristol, March 2019

Heavy iron door, Bedminster, Bristol July 2018
Heavy iron door, Bedminster, Bristol July 2018

Animated post box door, Bristol, May 2018
Animated post box door, Bristol, May 2018

With a fair wind and a bit of time I hope to go on a few doorscursions soon, but at least I am working through my back-catalogue which has needed a bit of tidying up.

Have a great weekend, wherever you are.

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