Friday, August 13, 2010

English Doors

Along with dogs and other critters, flowers, anything blue, and all things related to tea, I can't help photographing doors when I travel.

It's a sickness. Lovely Daughter #2 may have inherited the door gene, too. In Cambridge on a separate visit, she photographed some of the same doors I did!

Anyway, the British seem to have a wonderful way with doors. Here are some of my favorites, from my recent trip to England:

Private residence, Bath

Private residence, Cambridge University

Private residence, Cambridge

Ornate transom, Bath

Entrance to bell tower, Bath Abbey

Vestibule, "Jericho" restaurant, Bowness-on-Windermere

Dutch door in a farm yard, Coniston

Barn door with imposing lintel, Coniston

Revolving glass door, Park Plaza Hotel, London

Church where poet/philosopher/social thinker John Ruskin (1819-1900) is buried, Coniston

Church where William Wordsworth (1770-1850) used to worship, Grassmere
Farmer Brian's barn, Buttermere (parts of this building date back to the 1700s)

Above three photos: private residences on the grounds of the Tower of London--one houses The Tower's resident physician, the other the resident minister

Entrance to "The Bloody Tower," Tower of London

Detail, door to ladies' room, Parliament

Canopied door, Cambridge

Back door, bins, and bike, Cambridge

Two versions of a blue door, Cambridge

Church entrance, Cambridge

Entrance, The Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Entrance to "The Round Church," Cambridge

Above two photos: One of the many college entrances, Cambridge University

Above two photos: Private residence, Cambridge

Private residence (of a Hobbit, perhaps?), Cambridge

Garden gate that's almost a door, Cambridge University

Church door, Cambridge

Door hinge, King's College Chapel, Cambridge

Entrance door and Porters' Lodge door, Cambridge University

Barn door, Lake District

Above two photos: Country inn, the Grange, Lake District

Above two photos: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere

And now I am closing the door on my England photos. I hope you've enjoyed the tour.


  1. You are a photographer extraordinaire! (What camera do you use on these jaunts?)

    p.s. "Back door, bins and bike"...and Blue!

  2. Certainly have 'enjoyed the tour'! It has been an amazing, creative and unique view of England. What a treat - thanks! LOVED the doors, and your wonderful artistic eye was icing on the cake! (I have an old digital camera and wanting to upgrade -- what is your camera, and do you like?) xoxo

  3. I use a Lumix 10x Optical Zoom? At least that's what it says on the camera case. It also says a lot of other stuff....And yes, I like, but I am totally untrained and would love to take a photo course to learn how to really put the camera through its paces.



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