Thursday Doors: Haddington

For the next couple of weeks, Thursday Doors will be coming from Scotland again, more specifically the market town of Haddington in East Lothian, a still largely rural area to the east of Edinburgh.

Rather like St Andrews, there’s a bit of a Calvinist streak in a lot of the local architecture, as in the gate to the old manse:

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and this building – whose purpose isn’t immediately obvious – just along the way:

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Like something a little more colourful? Bad luck:

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To be fair, though, it’s not all John Knox inspired gloom:

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We stayed in a holiday cottage just outside the town. It was converted from the old byre (cowshed) and is all mod cons. The same can’t be said of these other outbuildings, although you can’t complain about the vivacity of the doors:

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Next week, some of the commercial premises of Haddington, which I promise are much more colourful.

Thursday Doors 1 December 2016

7 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Haddington

  1. Haven’t been to Scotland in too many years, at least any part other then Edinburgh. Enjoyed all the doors, colorful or not, although I admit that the blue ones really popped!

    janet

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