A-Z Challenge: F is for Fire Station


F is for Fire Station…

The old original Victorian brick-built fire station grew far too small to house all the modern fire-fighting equipment needed today, so this new, much larger building is a relatively recent addition.

This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge Iโ€™ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet donโ€™t take me out of my daily routine too muchโ€ฆ

Thursday Doors: Glass Reflection


Me reflected in a glass cafe door – the entirely glass door and ‘outer’ wall is inset quite far into the building, with a secondary half-height glass partition placed either side of the entrance fronting the street allowing for four tables technically to be ‘outside’ to cater for smokers.

I quite like the chaotic, confusing feel it creates, seeing bits of both inside and outside superimposed on the same image at the same time… ๐Ÿ™‚

Norm’s Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors: False Door


When is a door not actually a door? When it’s a false door, built into Old Kingdom Ancient Egyptian tombs to symbolise the threshold between the worlds of the living and the dead.

This particularlyย  impressive example can be seen at the British Museum in London, and is believed to belong to Ptahshepses, who was the High Priest of Ptah, who lived from about 2490 to 2400BC, making this door around 4400 years old…

The limestone door is 3.66m high, and is from Saqqara, 5th Dynasty Egypt

See Norm’s Thursday Doors for more doors from around the globe… ๐Ÿ™‚