Thursday Doors

16-02-17

Here’s my contribution to “Thursday Doors” over at the excellent  Norm 2.0  blog.

I was trying out a film camera I had just bought from that auction site and went visiting the street I grew up on.

The Old House
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The windows are different, so is the door, and the white rendering is new,  but the front wall is original. It was a happy time for me growing up on that street.

Just Around The Corner
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I couldn’t resist this one. great textures and muted colours. Used to be part of the doctors house, always pristine in green gloss surrounded by red brick.

Back to the Olympus digital for the rest. Weather really hasn’t been that good over the last few weeks (roll on springtime) So this selection is a bit limited.

Former Guild Hall For The Disabled
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Another building I didn’t know about. According to the information board the hall was opened in 1909 as a social centre for people with physical disabilities. It’s now a Sikh temple and I was invited to drop in anytime for food and a chat.

Premier
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On the corner of the road where the Guild Hall is situated.

Mercury
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One of the reliefs either side of the front entrance.

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According to a bit of information I found this used to be a shoe and leather warehouse built in 1875. The reliefs are of  Minerva and Mercury, “classical protectors of business and craftsmanship” something else I’ve learn’t. Fortunately the building is Grade II listed.

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14 thoughts on “Thursday Doors

  1. jesh stg

    Now I scrolled through your whole post, I know I’m not in the USA but in England. The reason for mentioning it was because when we lived in Holland we twice had this kind of bay window (first photo), but had never seen them here before, lol Love the last building, which they call here a flat iron building.. So much character!

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    1. conspicari Post author

      Thank you Jesh, It was a great area to grow up in, I always found the attic (3rd floor) room a bit spooky though :>} Yes I suppose it is flat iron style building, I hope it gets restored. Have a great Sunday. :>)

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