I’ve not really been anywhere for photographing doors over the last week. The weather apart from a few days has been cold and dull and when the sun was shining I was catching up on garden chores or going to see some bands playing, which inevitably involves drinking beer :>)
Here are a few doors for Norm 2.0 ‘s excellent “Thursday Doors” blog. I’ve been collecting examples of original domestic doors, there aren’t that many left nowadays, most being replaced by plastic or aluminum. The one I forgot to take a photo of is my own !
Managed a short visit to Oakham in Rutland this week, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland) the weather forecast was reasonable and it’s only two stops down the line from my hometown. It’s been a long time since I visited Oakham for sightseeing, used to go there 2 or 3 times a month for business when I still worked. It’s a lovely old market town and most importantly has a fine selection of doors for my contribution to the excellent Norm 2.0 “Thursday Doors” Blog.
You can see the cemetery from the railway as you enter Oakham, it looked interesting so went straight there from the station. I know it’s not really a door but it’s a lovely building and entrance way. The lodge is Grade-II listed.
Oakham Cemetery Chapel
On the High Street
Partial selfie !
The Dentists Door !
Can’t have too many Blue doors.
All Saints Church
The Post Office
From The Side Streets
There are some lovely cottages along the side streets, a lot of them are constructed from the local stone and many have thatched roofs. Really enjoyed the visit to Oakham.
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.
Been trying (with limited success) to get some door theme’s together for future “Thursday Doors” postings over at the Norm 2.0 blog, do go and check it out. It’s been difficult to get any decent images because the weather has been dull and grey in my part of the UK.
Have You Made Your Peace it says on one of the signs
Fortunately Monday of this week was bright and sunny and I managed to get this unusual one on a visit to the area I grew up in. Then I filled up my memory card and had forgotten to put a spare in the bag.
Great Live Music Pub
It’s been a while since I’ve been to this pub, they have great music nights and excellent beer. Getting there is no problem, it’s getting back that’s difficult !
This is a lovely old bank building in the centre of Leicester and it has recently been restored and turned into a steak house.
It was bright and cold this morning so off to the town. Decided to pay a visit to where I used to live in my childhood. Haven’t been back for many years, and when I turned down the old street all the memories came back even though one side of the street is no longer there. My old house is still standing and it was great to see it, shame I had just filled the memory card up !!! but got a shot on a film camera.
Lets Hope Not
Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, and Hungarian
Must give this place a visit, be nice to get some Latvian beer. The area has always been very cosmopolitan, one of the first delicatessen’s in Leicester was just around the corner, much to my mums delight.