Cee’s B&W Challenge and Norm’s Thursday Doors

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge for this week is ‘Over 50 years old’ and as I happened to be in Central London yesterday I took a couple of shots on my phone of Selfridge’s main entrance – the magnificent old doors leading on to Oxford Street have been in place since the late 1920s, so I also thought they might be fun to include for Norm’s Thursday Doors this week.

The very dark wood doors sit recessed under a deep pillared canopy. Above (well, actually on top of) the heavy canopy sails a statue of the Queen of Time riding in her Ship of Commerce, the doors below sitting flush with the latticed framework behind her, well set back from the pavement.

There were way too many people and not enough clear space around the doors yesterday to be too choosy with composition, so with lines of customers constantly filing through all day, I’m just pleased I managed to catch a few shots without people in them, that in the circumstances are reasonably well lit 🙂

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