Thursday Doors

For Thursday Doors this week I’m still  in Fota House and Gardens in Cork. These images were taken of the back of the courtyard buildings.

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On leaving the courtyard to check out the rear of the buildings I was delighted to find the place devoid of any visitors. For some reason the movie Labyrinth (starring David Bowie) came to mind when I saw this big old creeper. I think there must be a scene with one very similar in it.

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The doors could do with more than a lick of paint.

On the other side of the courtyard I came upon this lovely old pump, standing in the middle of a large grassy area that I assumed was the orchard. It was close to a long building that was probably for storage of food and supplies, as the windows were tiny and barred.

Here we have a few more doors from around the estate and a cute little window thrown into the mix.

Many thanks for stopping by and if you would like to have a look at what other contributors to Thursday Doors have on offer, swing by Norm’s blog and click the blue button at the end of his post.

 

 

 

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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33 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. facetfully says:

    Some great doors in an eerily lovely place. On one hand it feels creepy and on the other hand quiet and calm.

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  2. Jim says:

    nice pics. I like seeing shots like these.

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  3. jan says:

    The labyrinth is right! I can almost see Bowie there!

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    The doors are beautiful, even the ones that need a bunch of tender loving care. It seems like such a wonderful place to wander around. Thanks for bringing us along.

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  5. jesh stg says:

    Yes, these doors could use some paint, and the walls could have a new finish too:) but then it wouldn’t look so quaint around there! Enjoy your weekend! Have the feeling I know you much better, after your post about the brain:):)

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice one Jean – I’m sure I cold spend a few hours wandering around that place with my camera. There’s a lot of texture, mood, and character in these shots – well done 🙂

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  7. Jean, I’m really enjoying the walkabout. I feel a bit like I’m at Downton Abbey. 🙂

    janet

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  8. pattimoed says:

    If these doors could talk….lovely images and backstory.

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  9. So lovely – I really enjoy your photos. And so many door opportunities in one place!

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  10. inesephoto says:

    Great place for photography 🙂

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  11. That’s a really big compliment coming from you, Inese, so I’m delighted. My husband has a ‘proper’ camera with all the bits n bobs needed to take a good quality photo, but I can just about point it in the right direction, so I have to rely on my phone.

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  12. HangryFork says:

    What great pictures! I’ve never heard of Fota House and Gardens but I’d love to visit someday.

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  13. I have such a soft spot for old buildings and doors! Thanks for sharing

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  14. marianallen says:

    O, O, O, I love these buildings all so much! They make me want to flap my arms and fly right over. If only. 🙂

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