I had a little time after work the other day, so decided to photograph a few of the lovely Georgian doors in the village where I work. It’s a small high street, 16th century half-timbered pubs next to Victorian villas and tiny cottages, older timber framed buildings ‘modernised’ with Georgian facades. The village dates back to Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the 12th century it was home to one of the royal Plantagenet palaces, since demolished.
It’s a lovely place to work, the river running in the valley below next to the more placid waters of the old canal. I’ve seen a kingfisher, flash of brilliant blue, along the river, and at the moment there are snowdrops on the banks – it’s nice to have the option to walk to work, too.
And I also took a shot of this wonderful fellow. He obligingly stopped so I could take his photo – isn’t he great?
This is my response to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors Challenge, for door-lovers from around the world. For more doors, or to add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link.
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I think my favorite is the green one. Great shots. (And, yes, he’s pretty great.) 🙂
Thanks, Sarah 🙂 I like the green one too – I think it’s the matching fence…
I noticed that! At first I thought it was my screen then realized it was the actual color of the door. It adds something…
It’s a rather nice house, too 🙂
Wow – that scooter must look great at night, with all those lights and mirrors! 🙂
I know, right? I couldn’t believe it when he came around the corner. Guess he’s a Mod from way back 🙂
I don’t know the proper word, but I like the framework around these.
Thanks, Craig, me too. The style has an elegance I really enjoy 🙂 (haha, that sounds a bit naff, but it’s true)
That’s a ride and a half 🙂
I’ll say! And the best thing was, he stopped and posed when I asked him if it was okay to take a photo. He must get that a lot 😀
I would imagine so. Me, I’d probably have gone for his mirrors with a can of black paint…they are awful to drive behind with the sun at your back 😉
Haha, the mental picture of that is quite amusing, Sue! Although I totally see your point, as well. I imagine all those lights would be quite bright at night, too.
You can’t miss them, we have a gentleman with a similar set-up around here.
Oh really? Maybe they’re in a club…
Could well be 🙂
I wonder if, when all his lights are lit, you can see him from space?
Haha – yes, possibly! 😀
Great photos of your village and what a bike!!!
Thank you! Yes, it certainly caught my eye 😀
Some lovely doors indeed. I saw this fellow on your Instagram too – glad you managed to work him into a post. I bet he’s quite a conversation-starter wherever he goes 😀
Thanks, Norm – yes, I couldn’t resist adding him to the post (and sorry for the late response) 😀
My favorites are the red door and the dude on the funky motorcycle.
Thanks, Donna! Sorry for the late reply. I loved the guy on the bike too 😀
I lost my door focus when I came to the last shot. What fun! I do like the door and fence/gate combination.
Thanks, Janet! And sorry for the late reply 😀
It’s fine, Helen. I’m a bit late getting around this week.
I do like all those doors, but that scooter at the end is brilliant. I wouldn’t like to be driving towards him at night, though.
Yes, I think he’d be a bit much on the road at night!
Not guna lie. The biker wins! THAT is an AWESOME bike!!!!! Did you ask ‘why’?
He had to drive off, sadly, before I could talk to him – I’m guessing he’s a Mod from way back 😀