Thursday Doors – Lockdown

Welcome to Thursday Doors during lockdown. Thankfully, here in Ireland we are allowed take a walk every day to get some exercise and fresh air, as long as it’s not more than two kilometres from our homes. It’s so nice to have Turbet Island and the River Erne on our doorstep and I thought it would be good to include a photograph of these lovely natural amenities in my post this week.

There were signs of Spring everywhere with lots of primroses in full bloom.

I don’t know the history of this old rectory but I’ve been meaning to take a photograph of it since we moved here. It’s impossible to get close because it’s on private land, so I had to zoom in. Sorry it’s not a very clear image. The attached building seems to have a large arched entrance.

I found an old postcard online of what the rectory used to look like in its day.

There’s an interesting piece of machinery set as a feature along the river bank, you might know what it was for but I haven’t a clue.

On my way back home through the town I captured some lovely red doors and a wonderful brick archway.

By the time I arrived home I was ready for a nice cup of coffee in the back garden, which we’ve been clearing of renovation rubble bit by bit. Thanks for stopping by this week. For more Thursday Doors why not carry on over to Norm’s blog, I think he’s on lockdown, too.

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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27 Responses to Thursday Doors – Lockdown

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I like your photos. The red doors call to me. Good to hear that you can go for a walk. We can too. Makes a positive difference during this quarantine time.

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    That first shot is truly special. And of course the red doors are wonderful too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. A place to wonder more about strange machines: https://www.goodwinbarsby.com/

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  4. I was struck by the different sized holes in the cylinder. I’ll check out that website tomorrow to see what ithas to offer.

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  5. Judy says:

    Thank you for sharing and noting the places where you walked. Looks like a lovely day. Take care,

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  6. Val says:

    The machine with the wheels seems to be something called a Crusher and is, I presume, some kind of farm equipment. The company is still going strong, see here: https://www.goodwinbarsby.com/

    I wonder if the arched doorway is actually a very big bricked-up window (or bricked up doorway)? All the windows look bricked or boarded up on that side of the rectory. Or maybe that was done later if it was abandoned?

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  7. I like the doors, but the first shot is my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

    janet

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  8. Nice walk and handsome doors, Jean. Good to know you are well.

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  9. Jett Rowlands says:

    Ah that was good to see those pictures of BTurbet Jean, we always loved the walks there with that lovely view of the bridge on the way up to the other bridge. I often promised myself Iโ€™d do a painting of it. The old convent/rectory was supposed to be made into a hotel, when we lived there but the plans were turned down. I think locally it might have effected the business there. It went on for a while!

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  10. Hello Jean. In my section of the USA itโ€™s okay to take walks too, as long as we keep our distance from others. Iโ€™ve always done a fair amount of walking, but now more than ever. In fact, walks of one kind or another have been the basis for many of my essays over the years. Itโ€™s good to get out of the house!
    Take care.

    Neil S.

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    Great doors, Jean, and I love the old postcard.

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  12. marianallen says:

    What a beautiful place you live! I love the brick and stone. And thanks for sharing the flowers, as well. โค

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  13. What a lovely walk. I enjoyed the flowers and the red doors. Then a warm cup of coffe in the garden. Ahh!

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  14. joey says:

    Pretty collection — makes a nice walk, I’m sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

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