How’s this for a fun shed door? The eagle-eyed amongst you may recognise this shed in the background of yesterday’s P is for Pub Beer Garden post 🙂
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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 I’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 don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…
I snapped this spare door leaning nonchalantly against a bay window, trying to blend in and look inconspicuous… 🙂
Leytonstone, East London
Two grey doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors this week – a grey door set into what seems to be a somewhat derelict grey corrugated iron church in Kilburn, and a grey door with a giant spoon handle on a foodie pub in Queen’s Park, both North London 🙂
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… 🙂
I’ve chosen two sets of big blue doors under railway arches here in Leytonstone, and two sets of small blue blue canal boat doors in Stratford, both East London, for Norm’s Thursday Doors this week 🙂
I was surprised and delighted to find these (presumably) temporary hoarding doors decorated so beautifully – absolutely no idea what the new building is all about, it wasn’t even there last time I walked along this way, but the artistic quality of the mural painting is excellent 🙂
This shed built across the back of the back garden in this terraced East London property backs onto open common ground, and it seems at one point even to have had a back door or two of its own… it’s perhaps not looking at its best any more, but I really liked the unique approach taken to its rather ramshackle design and construction! 🙂
Black doors with colourfully-painted blocked-up windows in central London for this week’s Thursday Doors 🙂
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 particularly 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… 🙂