It really should be Thursday Gates for my contribution to Norm’s excellent Norm 2.0 blog. The weather has been really temperamental in my part of the UK but I managed to gather a few gates on my travels over the last few weeks.
Some Attention Needed
This one belongs to a pub, a good real ale house.
I liked the colour and the bars above this gate.
24 Hour Access
I actually took this image 2 years ago, but have been looking for a reason to post it.
I haven’t been out and about much this week, taking the opportunity to do a bit of tidying up in the garden when the weather has been good. Did manage to get into town on Monday though and captured a few doors for the excellent Norm 2.0 blog.
Another former Hosiery factory, the stone and brickwork set the door off.
Former Police Station #1
Former Police Station #2
The police station was built in 1933 of Portland stone and is Grade 11 listed.
I couldn’t finish without a Blue Door.
Took this one in 1993 on my first visit to Riga, Latvia. I liked the old cannons embedded into the pavement and the two imposing faces. (The door has now been restored and to me at least doesn’t look anywhere near as good)
Here’s my contribution to the excellent Thursday Doors blog over at Norm 2.0 blog.
My theme for this week is Grotty Industrial
The sign on the lamp post says this is a conservation area, I hope so. There’s a great pub at the end of this street, I used to drink there in the late 1970’s when It was rather eccentric for want of a better word, but that’s another story.
I Love You
Around The Back
This was the largest hosiery factory in Leicester at one time. There’s a short history of Corah on Wikipedia. It’s sad to see the factory in this condition.
End of The Line
And just a couple of streets away these two Victorian gems
Here’s my contribution to “Thursday Doors” over at the excellent Norm 2.0blog.
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
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
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
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.
On the corner of the road where the Guild Hall is situated.
One of the reliefs either side of the front entrance.
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.