Category Archives: Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

01-03-18

The weather here in the UK has not been very good over the last week, today it’s -3C / 27F, grey and snowing with a 23mph wind blowing, so I’m staying indoors with the cats. I have had to raid my Doors Archive folder for this “Thursday Doors” post over at the excellent Norm 2.0 blog, do check it out.

Railway Doors
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A Cup Of Tea !
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While most people stick to photographing the steam trains I like to wander around the storage areas.

Mainline
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This one is shot on film at the main station in town.

Around The Town
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I think this is the entrance ! another film camera shot.

A Touch Of Egyptian
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This old factory door seems to have an Egyptian style about it.

The next two were from a PhotoWalk with the PhotoBuddies two weeks ago.

At The Top Of Constitution Hill
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And Just Opposite
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Thursday Doors

08-02-18

It’s been ages since I contributed to the “Thursday Doors” blog over at Norm 2.0 . I haven’t been on any door forays recently having taken photo’s of all the interesting doors in the city !!! or so I thought. While I was out on a photowalk with the photobuddies last week we discovered an interesting building tucked away on a backstreet in between modern high rise developments.

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One of the photobuddies found some interesting information on the history of the school.
It seems the school and attached church were in use from the mid 1800’s to the 1930’s The recess to the right of the door apparently held a statue of St Patrick. I hope the building is restored and put to good use, too many lovely buildings have been demolished around the town.

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The bright reflections were coming from the windows of a modern office block. 

Looks like I need to investigate some more of the back streets in the city and see what I can find.

Yashica Samurai X3.0 #2 and Thursday Doors

14-9-17

Here’s my contribution to “Thursday Doors” hosted this week by Manja Mexi Movie check out the link for lots more doors.

Got The Blues
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Street Art vs Taggers, and a Door
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Slightly Spooky Doors & Gate
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The Yashica impressed me with these shots, considering the film expired in 2001.

Thursday Doors

24-08-17

Met up with my photowalk buddies this morning, the weather was good and we headed off to a part of town that I wouldn’t go to on my own.

There’s A Door There Somewhere 
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Out of the corner of my eye I noticed someone pointing a camera at me while I was taking this, it was someone I knew but hadn’t seen for ages, he was trying out his new Fuji XT2.

One Up One Down
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According to my buddy who knows a bit about the history of this forlorn little house, it’s the last example of a 1up 1down in the city. Of course they want to demolish it to extend a car park !!!!!!!!

It’s A Breeze
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Former Pubs
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Factory Doors
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Belt & Braces
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There’s an interesting brick relief on the building and an old painted sign, must get down to the reference library and try to find the history of some of the factories. All in all a good day, and according to my phone app I walked 6.43 miles. 

For more great doors click over to the excellent “Norm 2.0” Blog.

Thursday Doors – 17-08-17

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
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Main Entrance
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Nice Gargoyle
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A Tucked Away Side Door
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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.
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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
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Not strictly a door in the true sense, but I like the colours.

Thursday Doors – 03-08-17

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.
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Pour me a cool one.

Mediterranean Style
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This was at the back of some fairly derelict looking buildings.

A Lovely Gate
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Couldn’t resist.

Notice Door
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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.

Buzz
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One of my favourite subjects, electricity substation.

Sorry About This !
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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.

Thursday Doors – 20-07-17

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.

Daffodil Door
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Mind How You Go !
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Boot & Shoe Operatives Union, Rear Door
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The front of this building is really good and can be seen here

Drama Society
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Not Long For This World.
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Hosiery Door
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Shades Of Green
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One Of My Favourite Factory Doors
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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 !!!!
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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.