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Thursday Doors – Angel Finale

To end this series of doors in Islington, I present the spectacular folding doors of the Fire Brigade.

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Thursday Doors Angel 2

More lovely doors from this trendy quartier of London.

The ridges on the door are mirrored by the bars on the window. A pleasant park is just around the corner.
Blue doors under a plaster canopy.
Shades of Rene Magritte – “This is not number 22A” (ceci n’est pas … The Treachery of Images)
Faded glory. Tender loving care and restoration needed here.
There we go, look how good the previous door could look
This is a bank. If cell phones fail, there are always carrier pigeons on hand.
Mexican restaurant
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Thursday Doors Double

I am still showing photographs of doors in the Angel, Islington. These are all double.

Dusky pink and navy blue
Pretty fanlight above 21
Dove grey and sage green
Where are the handles?
Double gates, rather than doors.
Unity and Tango Lessons
Rather handsome double doors with a rounded bay window between them
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Thursday Doors Angel

On the corner of Pentonville Road and Islington High Street there has been a building called the Angel for over four centuries. The present building has been restored and stands above the Angel Underground Station. I went walkabout in the area last Sunday and took pictures of some interesting doors.

This rather blurry photo of a door was taken from a distance with a smart phone. I particularly like the fanlight.

The main street, running north – south, was the route taken by herdsmen driving their livestock from farms north of London to the huge meat market at Smithfield. In the 17th century, 30,000 beasts a week made their last journey past these doors.

This fine portico protects a door with etched glass designs. I think that the holes at the base of the pillars contained a metal bar which you used to scrape the mud off your boots.
Upper House (House of Wolf) has some interesting woodwork on the fanlight above the door on the extreme right hand side of the picture, by the lady with the yellow skirt
Islington Town Hall, in all its glory
On Cross Street, this is Perkins & Co Ltd. Although the actual door is nothing to write home about, the glazed brown and orange tiles are splendid. Look above the door to see the frieze between the windows.
This house is on five floors. I like the creeper which covers the walls. The blue door is plain, but the pink door of the neighbouring house is interesting, with the black portico.
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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.