Here’s my contribution to the excellent “Thursday Doors” blog over at Norm 2.0
Met up with my photowalk buddies this Tuesday, and the weather was really good for once. We walked over to the St Margaret’s area of the city and the parish church.
St Margaret’s Church
A Tucked Away Side Door
I have always admired the architecture of this church but it wasn’t until I read up about it’s history(on Wikipedia – Click Through)how far back it dates, parts of it to the 12th and 13th century. I would like to have a look at the interior sometime.
Just around the corner is this lovely old factory building, slowly declining into disrepair.
It has some art deco features, but I can’t find any historical information about the building. A visit to the reference library is needed.
I Couldn’t Resist This One
Not strictly a door in the true sense, but I like the colours.
After the awful weather over the last few days it was great to wake up to a warm sunny morning. I needed to go into town to stock up on essentials, have a film developed, and donate a box of kitten food to my neighbour who’s feeding the feral cats that have camped out in her garden. Managed to take a few photographs on the walk in.
Sunshine & Leaves
A Bit Of Colour
A Bit Of Texture
Renovations In The Market Place
Took this as a 2 shot vertical panorama
Building On The Circle
There’s a lot of building going on in the city at the moment, unfortunately most of it is bland apartment blocks, no doubt this will be the same !
A bit late posting, took all but one of these images yesterday (Thursday) for the excellent “Thursday Doors” over at Norm 2.0 blog, do take take a look.
Met up with my PhotoWalk buddies in town, the weather was really unpredictable as it has been for most of the last few weeks, windy, rain, and a bit of sunshine.
This is one from a couple of weeks ago, spotted on a walk to town.
Pour me a cool one.
This was at the back of some fairly derelict looking buildings.
A Lovely Gate
This building is empty, but it’s a good looking building. I hope they don’t demolish it and replace it with some bland corporate style apartment block. There’s something written on the second step down, but I can’t quite make it all out.
One of my favourite subjects, electricity substation.
Sorry About This !
John on the left, me on the right sporting a fresh haircut that takes the barber all of 5 minutes !!!! The weather took a turn for the worse and we accidentally went into a pub to take shelter.
Here’s my “Thursday Doors” contribution for the excellent Norm 2.0 Blog.
I haven’t been out on a door shoot for quite a while, but on my walks around the town I’ve been collecting images of random doors that have caught my eye. Some of them are from quite a while back.
Mind How You Go !
Boot & Shoe Operatives Union, Rear Door
The front of this building is really good and can be seen here
Not Long For This World.
Shades Of Green
One Of My Favourite Factory Doors
This is the door to a former hosiery factory of S D Strettons and Sons Limited, fortunately it’s been Grade II listed. The company I used to work for had part of this building as their Personal Finance centre.
At The Other End Of The Strettons Building !!!!
What a shock, the entrance has been glam’d up unlike me and my photo buddies, that’s me on the left. My buddy took this shot on his La Sardinia film camera.
Yesterday I needed to top up cat food supplies (very important) and cake supplies for me ! So I took a quick walk to town, the weather wasn’t bad if a bit breezy. Took the Sigma with me to get a few shots if anything caught my eye.
The hanging baskets outside the cathedral were looking good.
Not sure why I like this, possibly the leaves contrasting with the modernish building.
No idea what this thing is supposed to do, looked through it at all angles but all I saw was a blur, not the kaleidoscope effect I was expecting.
Here’s my “Thursday Doors” contribution for the excellent Norm 2.0blog.
I went into town today to meet up with my photo walk buddies not really intending to do a door walk. The weather was cold and drizzly (nearly turned the heating back on) so not that good for taking photographs, but after a cup of coffee and a catch up we made our way to the old castle area of the town and the Newarke Houses museum.
Museum Gateway & Entrance
I used to visit this museum as a young kid, mainly to see theDaniel Lambertexhibit, he was once the heaviest person in England. Next Friday they are having a talk about historic Leicester so we are going to combine this with another photo walk.
Museum Door Detail
They think the gateway dates from the fourteenth century. The furthest building you can see through the gateway used to be a courthouse, when I was at printing college we went to the public gallery to watch a hearing as part of social studies.
Houses Through The Gateway (and doors)
St Mary De Castro Church
There’s some interesting history about the churchhere. There used to be a spire on the church but it had to be taken down when it became unsafe. After this shot the battery in my camera gave out so I had to use my mobile for the next few.
Around The Graveyard
The walls are part of the old castle and apparently the holes are where they used to point canons (armory not ecclesiastical) through.
Finally I couldn’t resist this gate at the side of the museum.