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 🙂
OK, so the triangle trees aren’t actually painted onto the doors, but they nevertheless help cheer up an otherwise plain wall – and by association the plain doors too – on a very dull wintery day in East London 🙂
Thursday Doors: Triangle Trees
Central Line tube train doors from the outside and the inside – they slide fully open automatically at each station 🙂
As I stopped on the street to take this shot of what I assumed was a boarded up unused entrance to a residential building, a young woman approached and asked if she could help me as she lived there – oops! 🙂
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 the Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue – apparently the Hebrew name translates as ‘Shelter of Peace’, which seems very appropriate for such a beautiful building 🙂
For more Thursday Doors this week see Norm’s blog and click on the blue frog!
These grey-painted, graffiti-adorned garage doors double up for both this week’s Thursday Doors and Fun Foto Challenge posts 🙂
Colourfully painted hoarding doors on a mid-renovation store-front in Stratford, East London – I imagine it all looks much brighter in the strong sunshine, but I find the still-falling rain has dulled and muted the overall effect in a rather pleasing fashion 🙂
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 of 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 🙂
Brighly painted metallic fairground doors for this week’s Thursday Doors 🙂
The back door of a hot dog stand, the payment booth of a fairground ride, and access doors behind a lorry cab (which seemed to be acting as a generator for the ride it sits behind.