Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors, these photos are of the stables and servants quarters at the back of Fota House. Standing in the center of the courtyard, surrounded by such lovely old buildings, it’s quite easy to imagine the activity that would have taken place there on a daily basis.
Notice the ‘living roof’ on the tiny green tool shed? Lots of moss everywhere, on the roof tiles and across the top of the walls. I think it adds to the quaintness of the place. One of the doors had a very nice white marble doorknob that would not have been out of place on the servants’ entrance of Downton Abbey.
There are signs of work being carried out in preparation of the season’s opening in April, as you can see from the Polyfilla box sitting in one of the windows.
On leaving the courtyard, through another archway, I followed a path which brought me to the back of these buildings and found a wonderful selection of old doors, most of them needing a wee bit of TLC. I’ll post those images next week, hope to see you then and thanks for stopping by. To view some more doors from around the globe, pop over to Norm’s blog and click the blue link at the bottom of his post. Why not add some of your own? The more the merrier.