Thursday doors – 17 September 2020

Doors 120 – Some Cheltenham doors (posted a day late)

It has been a month since I last posted Thursday doors and like the idiot I am, I missed this Thursday for my comeback, so here is my offering a day (and a month) late.

I took these pictures on a trip to Cheltenham for the annual Paint Festival hosted there a couple of weekends ago. I can’t remember the last time I posted some newly photographed doors rather than the archive graffiti ones I have been posting lately, so I hope you enjoy them.

Awning in need of a minor repair, Cheltenham, September 2020
Awning in need of a minor repair, Cheltenham, September 2020
Beautiful birdcage awning, Cheltenham, September 2020
Beautiful birdcage awning, Cheltenham, September 2020
OK, so it's a little out of focus, but this door was just too good to leave out, Cheltenham, September 2020
OK, so it’s a little out of focus, but this door was just too good to leave out, Cheltenham, September 2020
An ornate wrought iron awning, Cheltenham, September 2020
An ornate wrought iron awning, Cheltenham, September 2020
The steps are curved and even the red door is curved, Cheltenham, September 2020
The steps are curved and even the red door is curved, Cheltenham, September 2020
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

So there we have it, I managed to get myself back into the swing of things, albeit a day late. Expect more archive pictures next week, unless I get myself out for a walk somewhere.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

Afternoon dog walk

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On a damp hillside

I sit while the dog works hard

top dog, under dog.

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by Scooj

Interesting fact… the terms top dog and under dog are derived from (woodland) saw pits where the worker at the top end of a double ended saw was called the top dog and the worker in the saw pit underneath with all the sawdust dropping down was called an under dog.

Thursday doors – 18 June 2020

Doors 111 – Lock down walk doors

It should come as a rather refreshing change that this week’s doors are not from my street art archives, but doors I photographed during lock down on my walks with the dog. I know that the street art doors are popular, and will return to them in due course.

This week’s selection of doors are mainly from the Montpelier and St Werburghs area on what were sleepy streets back in March, but have now resumed almost normal levels of traffic.

An ordinary door with an extraordinary tile surround, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
An ordinary door with an extraordinary tile surround, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

Fancy pants door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Fancy pants door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

Great colours, a mask and a wall built into the door surround, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Great colours, a mask and a wall built into the door surround, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

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

Garden door, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Garden door, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Back yard door (note the tagged wheely bin), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Back yard door (note the tagged wheely bin), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Tagged door (that tag again), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Tagged door (that tag again), St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

So a little canter around the streets of Sy Werburghs an Montpelier in Bristol, I hope you enjoyed looking at the dors as much as I enjoyed finding and photographing the. That’s it for another week, so I hope you all keep well until next time.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

Thursday doors – 16 April 2020

Doors 102 – Bristol doors past

Lock down due to the Covid-19 pandemic is in place in the UK, and looks set to continue for at least another three weeks. This means that doorscursions are limited to rifling through my archive or photographing doors within walking distance of my home. Today’s offering is a bit of a mix of the two.

I was going to do a theme of multiple-doored buildings, but gave up on that very quickly. Instead this is just a small random selection of Bristol doors.

Multiple workshop doors, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2019
Multiple workshop doors, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2019

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

Large metal doors, Baldwin Street, Bristol, December 2019
Large metal doors, Baldwin Street, Bristol, December 2019

Multiple doors, Gibson Road, Bristol, March 2020
Multiple doors, Gibson Road, Bristol, March 2020

 

Work is super-busy at the moment, so I’m afraid this post is a little light this week. Hope I have time to do a few next week.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 26 March 2020

Doors 99 – Dog walk doors

What a week. This is my first Thursday doors post since the lock down was imposed in the UK, and it is a very unsettling and confusing time for us all. Under our rules we are allowed one outing a day for personal exercise, provided we follow all the social distancing rules.

I am alternating my exercise of choice between working on the allotment and walking the dog (in my wildest dreams I never thought that the dog would offer me the means of temporary escape from ‘house arrest’). Yesterday we took a walk down to Stokes Croft and Montpelier and, never one to pass up an opportunity, I photographed some doors.

Just in case you thought this might be irresponsible, I kept my distance from the few people that were out (mostly, like me, exercising in some way), and carried out all the necessary hand washes before leaving and on return home. One observation was that I saw more homeless people on the streets than I saw homed people… I worry about their fate, a group already likely to be more prone to sickness and with nowhere to go to keep clean.

So here are some doors from my exercise dog walk:

Green gates, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Green gates, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

Pink door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Pink door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020

Two doors and a tiled entrance, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, March 2020
Two doors and a tiled entrance, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, March 2020

Garden gate, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2020
Garden gate, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2020

Solicitor's door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2020
Solicitor’s door, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2020

 

Well that’s it for this extraordinary week during an extraordinary period in all our lives.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 5 December 2019

Doors 90 – Bristol doors on a Harbourside walk

Another quick one this week. A selection of doors photographed during a lunchtime walk a week or two ago. The Harbourside area is made up of a mixture of old warehouses, boat yards, Victorian residences and rather expensive new builds. It is a fascinating area and just to make it extra good, you are only ever a stone’s throw away from the water.

Here we go…

Two red doors, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
Two red doors, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

Red door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
Red door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

A rather grand entrance, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
A rather grand entrance, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

Boat Yard door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
Boat Yard door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

Ugly, sad door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
Ugly, sad door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

Somewhere there is a door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019
Somewhere there is a door, the Harbourside, Bristol, November 2019

More doors from Bristol next week – maybe…

Meanwhile, please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj