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Door Oddities

This will be my last regular post of images of doors for a while. I will be away for a few weeks and I am uncertain when I will have the time and opportunity to contribute to Thursday Doors.

In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy this week’s contribution of a “potpourri” of doors that have some unusual characteristics.

When is a door not a door? Maybe when it is missing. The door at this address has been replaced by a sheet of plywood, but hopefully a new door will be installed when the construction is completed.

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Door MIA

This second image was selected more for the resident door stop than the actual door. Maybe trolls shop here.

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Friendly door stop

This next door looks very much like it has a face and a moustache. One has to wonder – was this intentional or just left to the beholder’s imagination?

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Doorway with a face

We all know what happened when King Henry VIII was not amused – off with her head! Best to obey the sign and enter the pub through the correct door. Too bad they didn’t write the sign using an older style of font.

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The wrong door
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Doors of the UK – Part 2

My original post of three doors from the UK (albeit two were actually from Ireland) was not intended to be serialized as a weekly post. But then Norm from Thursday Doors commented on my doors – and so we have progressed on a new track.

In this week’s post I am revisiting my collection and adding three more doors from the UK.  I have also corrected the title of my earlier post and sub-titled it “Part 1.”

The first two images are of grand Georgian doors from the Royal Crescent in Bath. I came across these doors in mid-December one year, just following the first snow fall of the season. In some parts of the world, we are still seeing some snow, so these doors are still “in season.”

Apparently, door No. 22 has received some notoriety, due to its colour. In the 1970’s, the resident of No. 22 painted her door yellow, while all of the other doors were painted white. The Bath City Council insisted it should be repainted white, the Secretary of State for the Environment intervened, and the door remained yellow. Rebellion in Bath!

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No. 22 The Royal Crescent
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No. 23 The Royal Crescent
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Door No. 10, somewhere in Oxford

The third door image was shot in Oxford, and is probably the earliest vintage door in my digital collection. The longer I study this door, the more I discover its eccentricities. One of the stained glass panels differs from the other two as the grid pattern is smaller. And what happened to 10A?

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Monochrome Arches – Series 4

This series continues with a few more favourite images of passageways and doors.

Old churches in England are great places to search for arches and vaults. Salisbury Cathedral has the largest cloister among all of the churches in England. A cloister is a covered walkway that surrounds an outdoor quadrangle. Salisbury Cathedral also houses one of the original copies of the Magna Carta.

The underground vaults are from Canterbury Cathedral, which is the centre of the Church of England. Canterbury Cathedral is a popular pilgrimage destination for tourists visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170.

The other images are taken during walks in France and Spain. The passageways lead the viewer on to explore the world on the other side of the opened doors.

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Cloister walk, Salisbury Cathedral
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underground vaults, Canterbury Cathedral
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the garden path
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the passageway
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Doors with a Nautical Theme

My contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors this week is doors with a nautical theme. The door with a porthole is similar to one I included in an earlier post, but it comes from a coastal port in Cornwall, instead of Ireland. Maybe, over time, the porthole got miniaturized to become the peephole that is now a common feature in doors?

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The Seawitch, Penzance, Cornwall
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Mermaid Cottage, Kinsale, Ireland