Tag Archives: Doors

Thursday Doors

21-07-22

Not been out and about taking photographs very much lately, friends testing positive for the virus, and the heatwave here in the UK have put a temporary dampener on things. Though I did manage to meet up with the Photo Buddies a couple of weeks ago and find a few doors I hadn’t seen before.

If you would like to see images of some great doors from around the world check out Dan Antion’s excellent blog.

Grand entrance.

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Neglected.

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It’s not about the door.

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Blue Georgian style.

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Different kind of Blue.

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Protected.

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It pays sometimes to look up and see the old town.

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Thursday Doors

30-06-22

A few doors shot on film during a walk into town in April, only processed the film last month. I was testing out my repaired and serviced Nikkor 20mm f2.8 lens, not that impressed with it, I’ll be trading it in for an Olympus Zuiko 21mm f3.5 if I can find one.

Wasn’t sure if I was going to post today as my lovely cat Mimi suddenly stopped eating. After what happened to her Mum earlier this year It was really worrying. Took her to the vets on Tuesday and they gave her a blood test, got the results late yesterday, she has an overactive thyroid, fortunately it’s treatable and should settle in a couple of weeks. She ate some Tuna in spring water today.

A bit Gothic

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Crescent with verandah

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Georgian style

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Nikon F601, Nikkor 20mm f2.8, Ilford HP5 800 asa, Ilford Microphen.

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To see some doors from around the world checkout Dan Antions excellent blog.

Thursday Doors

16-06-22

A few more doors from my walks into town. Check out Dan Antions excellent “Thursday Doors” blog to see a selection of doors from around the world. I no need to get out and about to add a few more doors to the archive.

The gatehouse at the local park with flower beds.

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I’ve never seen this shop open, lots of interesting stuff inside.

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Have a cigar. Couldn’t resist the curved window.

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Wear & Tear.

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Always like a Green door.

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One of my favourite doors, the door to the music pub I go to.

Thursday Doors

09-06-22

A few doors from my walkabouts over the last 2 to 3 weeks. If you would like to see some great doors from around the world pop over to Dan Antions excellent blog.

Welcoming.

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Portal ?

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Oh dear.

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Slim.

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Tagged out.

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And finally a window from the same building as the door above. Loved all the different types of glass
used for repairs.

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Thursday Doors

26-05-22

Met my Photo Buddies in town today, it was great to meet up and have a few coffees and a catch up. Managed to capture a few down at heel doors for this weeks “Thursday Doors” post. To see some doors from around the world check out Dan Antions excellent blog.

I do like a green door, even if it’s a bit tatty like this one.

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Bit of a half porthole on this one.

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Past grandeur, I hope it gets restored.

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Tagging, really !

Thursday Doors

19-05-22

A few more doors from my walks, mainly to the music pub or to meet friends at a pub in town. I’ve been trying to get my fitness levels up after testing positive for Covid at the beginning of March, I self isolated for 14 days and that took it’s toll as I spent most of the time in the house. Managed to walk 6 miles on Tuesday and it was OK, so getting there.

To see some Doors from all over the world head over to Dan Antions excellent blog.

The flowers above the door caught my eye on this one.

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The colour and window on this one.

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The style of this one.

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And this one on the right.

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A window to finish with.

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Thursday Doors

03-03-22

These are from the archive (2018) I haven’t managed to get out to take any photographs lately. My lovely cat Fleur (mumsy) has got a nasty infection on her mouth, she’s had a blood test, result was clear, steroid and antibiotic injections. We are off to the vets again first thing tomorrow morning, I won’t be able to settle until I can see some improvement in her.

Seen better days. I do like the Green tiles though.

The stickers caught my eye !

Got to like Purple door.

For a great selection of Doors from all over the world pop over to Dan Antions excellent blog.

Thursday Doors

29-06-17

Here’s my “Thursday Doors” contribution for the excellent Norm 2.0 blog.

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
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I used to visit this museum as a young kid, mainly to see the Daniel Lambert exhibit, 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
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Castle Gateway
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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)
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St Mary De Castro Church
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There’s some interesting history about the church here. 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
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The walls are part of the old castle and apparently the holes are where they used to point canons (armory not ecclesiastical) through.

Grave Monuments
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Gateway
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Finally I couldn’t resist this gate at the side of the museum.

Thursday Doors

15-06-17

The weather has been so unpredictable this year but it finally seems to have settled a little. Managed to get out and about this week on a couple of days in between the chores. Here’s my (late) eclectic contribution to Norm 2.0 “Thursday Doors” blog.

Fleur Enjoying The Warmth
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Met up with my PhotoBuddies on Tuesday for a coffee and a walk around some of the older parts of the city (Leicester).

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This is very near to where the old Great Central Railway bridged it’s way into the station. I’ve decided I like louvre’s.

Underneath The Arches
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These two guy’s were more than happy to pose for a photograph outside their Engineering Co. which sits under the old railway arches. We had a good chat about how the area had changed over the years. I’ll pop back next week and drop them in a print of this photo.

S R & S 1919
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I’ve tried to find out what S R & S was, but no luck. I guess a trip to the reference library and a look at some old trade directories might supply the answer. The whole area (Bath Lane) had a lot of engineering companies and foundries in it’s heyday, it’s now becoming an apartment block zone !

Peeling
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Tucked Away
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The next few are from yesterday’s (Thursday) trip to town.

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This shop at the top of the Market Place is being restored, it’s a lovely old shopfront.

Knight & Garter
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This pub has been just been totally restored, I was tempted to go in and try the beer but I had jobs to do at home.

Bowling Green Street
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I’ve walked past this lovely doorway countless times, never really took much notice. But it’s been restored and is now a restaurant. Can’t find much information about the building other than it’s Grade 11 listed and possibly the old Water Board offices.

Thursday Doors

01-06-17

Thursday Doors and Street Art might be a better title for my contribution to the excellent Norm 2.0 blog, do click through and check out some of the great contributions.

Was completely oblivious that last weekend there was a street painting event “Bring The Paint” in our cultural quarter, just as I had no idea the Queen was visiting my home town in April. I don’t use social media very much, just Instagram, really gone off facebook where apparently information about the event abounded !!!!

I had arranged to meet up with a couple of friends for a Photowalk on Tuesday and much of the street art was still around.

Photo Buddies
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I’ve known the guy on the far side of the street since 1970 when we were both at Leicester School of Printing and both had hair.

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Counting this one as a door, and there’s a shopping trolley as a bonus.

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This one even has an electricity substation behind it, one of my favourite subjects.

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A lovely old gate.

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And from the front.

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The little window caught my eye on this one.

Roller Shutters
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Music Venue Door
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The Sound House apparently want to keep the street art on their building.

Old Factory Door
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This is the side gate to the factory above.

Finally Some Neglected Doors
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All of this artwork was completed over one weekend, most of it will disappear as the whole of the Cultural Quarter is in the process of being restored or rebuilt.