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Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

Three doors from the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, London. The photos were taken on a cell phone. I was so excited about picking up my visa to go to Bangladesh that they are a bit blurred from my shaking. Forgive me. But they are worth a look, no?

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Thirteenth century doors from France. Over the centuries, wood tends to rot and iron corrodes. The iron is decorative and protective. The marks from the keyhole and handle show that the door was used upside down in the past.

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This door is from the early 16th Century. The halfmoon “lunette” panel above the door shows an illustration from the labours of Hercules. The door is from Orleans, France.

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This is door from Ipswich in England. It dates back to the early 16th Century. The thick oak planks have stood the test of time well.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

7 replies on “Thursday Doors”

Hope you are doing well, Ian! Love these heavy, sturdy worn doors. They’re certainly worth posting, even though you were shaking (actually I don’t see any – maybe I shake all the time, which would be bad for painting on a canvas). I know you can’t write back, but it’s nice to know you’re still alive:) – such joking you can only expect of the sis of an MD:) Hope you use the stethoscope more than the surgical blade. Have a great December. Curious in what way they celebrate Christmas there.

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