I had a different door in mind to post this week, but on a walk the other day I spotted this door and couldn’t resist taking some shots. This building is tucked into the curve of a railway bridge for one of the main lines into London, meaning there are trains passing almost overhead on a regular basis.
I titled this post Abandoned, because that is what this door seems to be. The steps are mossy and overgrown, no footprints in evidence. But the door itself is in pretty good condition, and the house to which the building is attached is definitely occupied, despite the damage to the brickwork at the upper right corner.
So does someone live here? Do letters still fall through the slot onto a mat below? I guess I’ll never know, but it’s fun to imagine. I wonder if that’s why I like doors so much, because of the possibility of what might lie behind them, the stories they open onto almost infinite.
This is my entry for Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors Challenge. For more doors, or to add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link 🙂
Great pictures Helen and yes, it does look abandoned.
Thanks, Miriam. It’s an odd little place, that’s for sure 🙂
I can see why it caught your eye. The door’s great condition against the failing brickwork and overgrowth is striking.
Thanks, Allie 🙂 I also liked the mystery behind it as well – at least, the one that I could see. It’s probably something quite normal, but it’s fun to imagine what could be.
Oooh, how interesting! Great fodder for a story 🙂
Yes, it seems to be grabbing a lot of peoples’ imaginations – thanks, Esther 🙂
I love how the juxtaposition of title and image and short snippet of thought creates stories. If you paired that image with different words, a different story would come out.
Thanks, Angelika. I do think there are several stories lurking behind that door. The moss covered steps are particularly intriguing to me 🙂
This one is really cool, but it’s your intriguing words that caught my attention.
Thanks, Craig. Do you think there’s a story in it for you? 🙂
That line about mail hitting the floor on the other side was great. You never know, it’s in my head now me my come up years from now.
Cool! I hope to read it one day. It did intrigue me, because the door is in such good shape compared to everything else.
Love that green but yes, it’s abandoned.
Thanks, I think so too 🙂
Now you’ve found a real head-scratcher here Helen. Such a lovely relatively new door in what seems like a long abandoned building….
Nice find 🙂
Thanks, Norm. I will say, it’s on the same land as a house that is occupied – but this door seems abandoned. It’s intriguing, isn’t it? 🙂
Very intriguing, Helen. If there’s an occupied house on the same land maybe they use that little place for storage. I can imagine the vibrations of so many trains passing overhead – hence the loose bricks, possibly.
That sounds a very plausible explanation, Jean 🙂 I still wonder when the door was used, though – it seems such a strange place to have one.
Well, somebody obviously does not like gardening, Helen. If it’s occupied then I guess the postman makes a visit? I wonder if the house gets any junk mail or menus for pizza?
Thanks, Hugh 🙂 It’s a bit of a mystery – I feel there’s a story there, maybe… or several.
Several, I’d say, Helen. I wonder if you’ll ever see the occupants when walking past?
Well, I walk past it every week, so I’ll let you know 🙂
LOVE this because I adore abandoned sites. I have a personal obsession with them!
Yes. It’s kind of odd – there are people living in the house, but this door is just.. abandoned. Being so close to the bridge it makes me think of trolls 😀
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