Thursday Doors

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Not the best quality images for Thursday Doors this week, as they were taken from the car as we traversed Dublin city, so you’ll have to forgive me. I couldn’t pass them without capturing a few shots, Dublin is famous for its colourful doors, as you can see from the first photo.

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It must have been bin day, but the doors are anything but rubbish.

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I’ve included these because of their unusual colour. Dotted all over the city you’ll find black, red, all shades of blue, green and even bright yellow doors – this particular row had apricot and tan.

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If any of you are familiar with horse racing this side of the Atlantic you will recognize the place name on the sign (if you have great eyesight it will help – sorry this one is so blurred). This is Cheltenham Place and the Cheltenham races were on that week in the UK. Unfortunately, Mr. R. picked up speed just as I was taking the shot. I think the name of the street had an affect on him, I must stop giving him oats for breakfast.

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These poor neglected old houses have no doors at all. I wonder why they were all painted white. On the other side of the canal, the houses were in much better condition, as you can see from the next photograph.

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I’ve put some more into a slideshow, including one of the beautiful ornate streetlamps you’ll find throughout the city.

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This is what Dublin Doors would look like should they be placed next to each other. A rainbow of portals to feast the eyes on, colourful if somewhat blurred:

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Many thanks for stopping by and sorry about the quality of the images but next week’s Thursday Doors will be a lot better as they were taken from the street – not the car. For a great selection of doors why not pay a visit to Norm’s blog and see what surprises await you there.

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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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44 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Such lovely houses, such lovely doors. Thank you, Jean!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    This is a great collection for spring, Jean. I love that bright red door in the opening photo!

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  3. Sherry Felix says:

    Nice and colorful.

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  4. slfinnell says:

    A door collage! Love it!

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  5. Mel & Suan says:

    Oh wonderful! We walked around Dublin too looking at the doors and they are indeed of so many colors and designs. The wealthier locales had such grandstanding doors!

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  6. That’s a neat collage of doors and colors Jean! I think it would make a splendid poster!

    Great selection, and yes, that lamp was lovely!

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  7. I always enjoy your posts! Thank you, Jean!

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    A drive-by doorscursion cool! Some fun colours in this collection just in time to brighten things up a bit for spring πŸ™‚

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    • We got some flurries of snow here this week, Norm and the met office said it was coming from Canada. Fortunately, it didn’t stick but the temperature has dropped, in spite of some bright, sunny days. There is definitely a bit of spring in the air here, I hope it’s the same for you, too.

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  9. Helen Bushe says:

    Great doors. Love the collage at the end. I can sympathise with your bin day comment. It happens to me so often.

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  10. joey says:

    Great drive-by selection! You are much better at photos from the car than I am. I definitely get the colorful vibe πŸ™‚ That streetlight really is lovely. One of those buildings in the slideshow has such an interesting texture — gray stone, but some detail in its texture I admire. Well done πŸ™‚

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  11. joanfrankham says:

    Some beautiful doors, Jean.

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  12. Vicky says:

    Even with blurs your Dublin doors look so attractive. I love the compilation at the end, that should be worked on as a Dublin doors poster πŸ™‚

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  13. Thank you, Jean, for reminding me what a wonderful trip to Ireland we had last September. Dublin certainly does have a wide array of handsome doors. Picture me sitting here with a big smile. πŸ™‚

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  14. jesh stg says:

    Am impressed Jean, how you saw all these doors! Is Dublin a bigger city than Cork? I notice these doors all have the arch above it with glass!

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    • Most of the doors are on Georgian buildings, I think, Jesh, and they nearly all have stained glass or leaded glass arches overhead. Yes, Dublin is the biggest city in Ireland and Cork is next in size, but all our Irish cities pale into insignificance when compared to a lot of other countries – especially if you include population count.

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  15. Matt says:

    Dublin has always been high on my travel bucket list but these photos have reignited my enthusiasm.

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  16. Nice post; loved the colors and as you stated, each door had an arch over it which really gave it an elegant look. Fooled me with your table mat; thought you really had a great piece of artwork there. πŸ˜‰

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  17. klara says:

    nice collage. I like doors with arches and bright colours.

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  18. jesh stg says:

    “Georgian” is a new building style for me:) By the way, showed hubby your previous post of Thurs. doors, and he sighed, because he knows how much work it is. He really likes the new roof!

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  19. inesephoto says:

    Oh I love the collage of the door pictures πŸ™‚ See many of them around Stephens Green.

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  20. Love all the bright colours, Jean. So cheerful. πŸ˜ƒ

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