Thursday Doors – Derry City by Night

I’ve featured Derry City before on Thursday Doors but most of the photographs posted were taken during the daytime. These were taken on an evening stroll along the waterfront. If you look closely at this first one, you’ll see a red door in the distance. I like how this image shows a glimpse of the older properties through that gap in the newer architecture.

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There are lots of interesting sculptures in the city, like these created by young people from materials found polluting the local beaches and rivers. Sorry for the water mark on photos, I forgot to turn it off before I took them.

The following poster has an interesting story behind it. At the height of the second world war, Derry was home to thousands of US and British naval personnel, whose job it was to service the escort vessels protecting the Allied merchant ships on their dangerous crossings of the Atlantic. That story deserves a post all of its own so I’ll leave it till later in the year. Keep an eye out for it.

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Speaking of eyes . . . . I came across this nice piece of street art near the end of my walk. The Peace Bridge is reflected in the eye but I couldn’t pick it up clearly in the photograph.

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I’ll have a few more sculptures and a smattering of local history in my next Derry City post. Thanks for stopping by, Norm has a great selection of Thursday Doors over on his blog this week.

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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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21 Responses to Thursday Doors – Derry City by Night

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I enjoy night photos, Jean, so this is a very good post for me.

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  2. sydspix says:

    Your photos are really interesting. That boat poster is quite intriguing-look forward to the post on that.

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  3. marianallen says:

    Lovely folk/street art! BTW, I’m very much enjoying A POCKET FULL OF SHELLS!

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  4. Junieper2 says:

    Now these sculptures are creative! The eye is amazing! In a way the eye is a bridge:) You have a ways of making one curious! By the way, wouldn’t it be great to have all these stories you have posted, told in your way, being put together in some kind of book? Don’t mind me, I just see the possibility:)

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  5. That photo and the story behind it fascinate me. Very creative use of trash as well.

    janet

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  6. sjhigbee says:

    Wonderful photos, Jean:))

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  7. Hi. I wonder when doors became such a popular subject. It’s a great idea. Doors are varied and can have a whole lot of character.

    Neil S.

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    • It was Norman Frampton who started Thursday Doors a few years ago. I found it through another blog, I think, and have been participating ever since. I never paid much attention to doors before that but I’ve always loved old buildings and ruins.

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    I really like the idea of turning beach trash into art. It’s a positive way to highlight what is becoming a growing problem everywhere.
    Good post Jean 🙂

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    I like that “getting to know you poster” – so cool. The eye is a little freaky!

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  10. joey says:

    Trash to art, especially good art, is a huge win. I like the night light, too.

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