Thursday Doors: Petra

Since I started participating in Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge, I’ve featured quite a few old and weathered examples, but this one beats them all.  It stands in the middle of the Siq, the long narrow path that leads to the main entrance of Petra, and is well over 2,000 years old. I suppose arguably it’s a doorway rather than a door, but it’s still worth looking at.

Petra

Thursday Doors 28 January 2016

Thursday Doors: Home (before and after)

This week we’re not just close to home; we’re at home. We bought what you could reasonably describe as a ‘doer-upper’ back in 2005. It was, as the agent’s particulars stated, in trés mauvais état – a very bad state.

This was the back door leading into what is now the kitchen:

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Inside there was a tree growing out of the wall where the log-burning stove now sits. The whole interior has been effectively rubbed out and started again. We’ve also made a few changes to the exterior:

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Thursday Doors 21 January 2016

 

Thursday Doors: Sarlat (again)

Just over a month ago, I posted a picture of what are inarguably the biggest doors in Sarlat. By contrast, this is quite likely the smallest.

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Thursday Doors 14 January 2016

Thursday Doors: Venice

Continuing last week’s theme of decrepit blue doors, this battered-looking specimen is to be found on the island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon.

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And here are a couple more from Venice that I’ve used in previous posts:

Thursday Doors: 7th January 2016

Thursday Doors: Bonnefont

As a special end-of-year treat, this week Norm suggests we recycle a previous post. So here’s a door I used last year for a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Endurance. You can see why.

The hamlet of Bonnefont is just a few miles from here, but with about 30 houses its a sprawling metropolis compared to here at Tranquility Base, which can muster ten permanently occupied and half a dozen holiday homes.

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Thursday Doors 31st December 2015

Thursday Doors: Muscat

By way of a change, after a steady diet of decrepit French rustic doors, here is something a little more opulent, from the Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman.

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Muscat

Thursday Doors 24th December 2015

Thursday Doors: Bernard’s Barn

This is the door of the barn that belongs to my neighbour Bernard; it’s about 100 feet from my own front door.

Earlier this year, Bernard replaced the roof of this barn, which was in a very poor condition. As a result we were, for a couple of weeks, inundated by displaced barn spiders about the size of your fist.

Be that as it may, he left the door in its original state. I quite like the sapling growing in front of it, which adds some contrast.

Bernard's Barn

Thursday Doors 10th December 2015