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 – 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 October 2019

Doors 86 – City of Westminster

Occasionally I have to travel to Westminster for work and the tedium of getting to London and navigating the crowds is offset somewhat by the architecture. Last week I managed to snap a few doors that I have been meaning to photograph for a while. Here they are. Plenty more where these came from so they might not be the last. These ones were all very close to Westminster School, if that means anything to you.

So here goes:

Four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Blue four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Blue four pannel door, Westminster, October 2019
Do not park in front of these doors, Westminster, October 2019
Do not park in front of these doors, Westminster, October 2019
Lawrence of Arabia lived here, Westminster, October 2019
Lawrence of Arabia lived here, Westminster, October 2019
Wall door, Westminster, October 2019
Wall door, Westminster, October 2019
From door to door, Westminster, October 2019
From door to door, Westminster, October 2019
A pair of wall doors, Westminster, October 2019
A pair of wall doors, Westminster, October 2019

So that’s it from the City of Westminster for a while. Maybe I’ll have some Bristol doors next week. Have a lovely weekend.

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.

Thursday doors

Door 28

Door to the Abbey garden, Westminster
Door to the Abbey garden, Westminster

About 18 months ago I was on a secondment with my work, and spent two days a week in Westminster. This gave me the opportunity to reacquaint myself with parts of London as a visitor, rather than as a Londoner, which I am originally, having been brought up in North London. I left in my twenties, lived in different parts of the country and abroad and have been settled in Bristol now for about 26 years or so.

The great thing about seeing things through a visitor’s eyes is that nothing is ignored or taken for granted, every small detail examined and logged. It is so easy to miss that with which you are most familiar.

So…to the door. This door is in the wall surrounding Westminster Abbey garden, a door which most people simply walk past. For me it is not the wood or hinges, or even the sombre utilitarian sign that holds the interest, but it is the surrounding doorway, the mix of stonework and the way it is keyed into the wall itself that I am attracted to. Of course, there is also the mystery…What lies beyond? Who goes there? How can you get in?

A top secret garden.

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

 

Cabinet reshuffle (profanity warning)

 

May reshuffles her

pack and learns it’s difficult

to polish a turd.

 

by Scooj

 

  • The last political one for a while…I need to get back to nature and the environment and love and things like that.