Thursday Doors: Double Doors


Usually tube train doors only open at one side or the other, as the train is generally accessible from only one platform at most stations. But at Stratford station, the West-bound Central line underground train can be boarded via platforms at either side, so here are both sets of doors opened at once. Although the platforms are above ground at Stratford, there are underground tunnels at either end πŸ™‚

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Thursday Doors: Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue


I found what I thought was a cute little red-brick church with a cute little wooden door in Wanstead, but realised it had a Star of David above the entrance rather than the usual cross I was expecting – how intriguing! So after delving into the history I discovered that the beautifully renovated Grade II Listed building (built in 1861, listed in 1968) was originally the chapel attached to the Merchant Seaman’s Orphan’s Asylum before it become Wanstead Hospital (now private residences, you can see one small corner behind the tree on the right), but was consecrated as a synagogue in the late 1990s. It is now known as theΒ Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue – apparently the Hebrew name translates as ‘Shelter of Peace’, which seems very appropriate for such a beautiful building πŸ™‚

For more Thursday Doors this week see Norm’s blog and click on the blue frog!


Thursday Doors: Ede & Ravenscroft


The beautifully understated open door of Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd in London’s Chancery Lane.

Ede & Ravenscroft is London’s Oldest tailor and robe maker (in business since 1689), and is your go-to store for all your traditional formalwear like academic dress (gown, hood and hat), legal wigs and gowns, and pretty much all forms of ceremonial dress (Royal robes, Peers robes, Parliamentary robes, chivalric regalia, livery robes etc.)

Ede & Ravenscroft currently holds three Royal Warrants, as appointed robe makers and tailors to the Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles (one of only a small number ofΒ  companies with such an honour) and historically over the last 300-plus years Ede & Ravenscroft has provided robes for twelve Royal Coronations.

As Norm is having a well-deserved break at the moment, today’s Thursday Doors extravaganza is brought to us all by Dan at No Facilities πŸ™‚


Thursday Doors: Champion Pub

Ages ago I posted a pic taken from outside the Champion Pub in Wells Street, just off London’s Oxford Street. Sitting on its corner plot, it has some lovely stained glass windows on two sides depicting famous British champions, and I promised to go back sometime to take some pics from inside…

Here’s my original door pic taken from the outside…


And now here’s the same door (open this time) as seen from inside the pub, and also the windows all the way round from right to left…



I realise this has turned into more of a Thursday doors-and-windows post, but I’m sure in the circumstances I’ll be forgiven πŸ™‚