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Thursday Doors Christmas

The streets of Leicester are eerily quiet on Christmas Day. There is no mad stampede of shoppers rush to grab bargains in the High Street sales. Everyone is indoors, hopefully enjoying the festival with their family and friends.
These photos were taken with my phone two days later in the early morning.

It looks as though Santa Claus just managed to get out of the window in time.

I am now volunteering as a doctor in a rural health centre in Mfuwe, Zambia, so no more doors for three months, sadly.
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Thursday Doors – Graffiti

Leicester has an annual graffiti festival each Whitsuntide called “Bring the Paint”. You can read all about the festival on this link. I was in Kenya for the 2018 festival but went on a walking tour of the main sites last month. Here are some of the doors and window frames which caught my eye.

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I really like this Indian lady dressed in shalwar kameez, with hightops and a flowery skateboard, but carrying a traditional pot. Interesting placement of the padlock.

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This is the Sound House live music venue in the Cultural Quarter of the city. The blue and white design looks like a repeating wave motif from Hokusai. It refers to sound waves, of course. There are more murals around the back in the carpark.

IMG_4769 Makers Yard is a location for artists and designers to make stuff. The mesh door on the right conceals another great graffiti mural.

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These are roller doors for small industrial units. Proprietors are often happy to provide a canvas (their dull doors) for the artists. They take from 2-6 hours to do.

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The white door at the top of the fire escape looks like it might be trompe l’oeil.

The remaining photographs are of door-like window frames in St James’ Street.