Thursday Doors – A Door, Steps and a Juliet Balcony

The rehearsals for our summer theatre spectacular are in full swing now with only one week to go to the first performance. All the action takes place in various spots around our courtyard, in front of the barn and the house.  There will be music and lighting to accompany the drama which won’t begin until after sundown.

Some of the best scenes play out against the backdrop of our little ‘Juliet balcony’ at the top of a flight of time-worn stone steps that lead to the upper storey of the barn. The room is now a large sitting room but at one time was a hay loft for the animals which lived in what were the stables below.

As I was wondering what I could shoot for my Thursday doors contribution this week, it suddenly seemed an obvious choice.

Stairway Door and Geraniums 2

Thanks as always to Norm for hosting the challenge.


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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Ian Hamlin says:

    Thats beautiful Jane and the perfect setting for some Shakespearian theatre!

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    1. Thank you Ian! It is a perfect setting for outdoor theatre, the adaptation of this piece was made with just this setting mind!

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      1. Ian Hamlin says:

        I hope it goes well! All the best

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      2. Thank you very much Ian, that’s very kind of you, we cross our fingers!

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  2. Timothy Price says:

    Wonderful photos! Love old doors, stairs and balconies.

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    1. Thank you Timothy! So glad you like this, it is a rather special corner of the courtyard! 🙂

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  3. What bliss! I want to be there. One of my favourite jobs was doing an open-air production of The Country Wife.

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    1. So glad you like this Sarah! I’m late (very late in the morning!) answering comments as I was called on at the last minute to stand in for a missing cast member and I, who have never acted before in my life, ended up playing three different roles and really rather enjoying myself! Looks like I’m back as understudy on Sunday morning! I shall certainly be writing more about this experience! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks to you Norm! 🙂

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  4. Beautiful! So romantic!

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    1. Thank you Janet! It is rather a pretty corner – it’s the site of a couple of very dramatic scenes in this production!

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  5. Sue says:

    Lovely steps and door, most gently atmospheric….

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    1. Thank you Sue, so glad you like it, it is a very French corner of the courtyard! 🙂

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      1. Sue says:

        It’s lovely…what region of France are you in? For some reason, I am thinking the Aveyron…but I’m sure that’s not right

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      2. We’re in Charente – Bordeaux and right a bit! Not far from Cognac and Angoulême.

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      3. Sue says:

        Angoulême – lovely place! Watched the classic cars on the street circuit there a few years ago

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      4. Yes it remains a highlight of the calendar here along with the festival of ‘la bande dessinée’ (cartoons, comic books) at the start of each year!

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      5. Sue says:

        My second thought was the Vienne…I think that’s closer!

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      6. Getting nearer – too far north , see previous answer!! 😀

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      7. Sue says:

        I have, now! What a lovely area to live in

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    1. Thank you so much Douglas – really appreciate it!

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      1. moorezart says:

        So welcome Jane. You are a most gifted photographer and artist!

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      2. You’re very kind and I really appreciate that you think so Douglas, you make my day!

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  6. Ooh, the dark wooden doors beneath the stairs also call to me. If I were a kid I’d be in pig heaven exploring all around your property. Okay, who am I kidding, I’d be that way to this day. There is such adventure all around.
    Can’t wait to hear all about the production and performances, Jane. Fingers crossed you get your small scene and steal the show.
    😉

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    1. Thanks Shelley! You wouldn’t believe the last few days, I shall be obliged to write about it in one form or another! Photos and more news to follow shortly – only 5 days to go now!!

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  7. kazg10 says:

    No-one does doors like the French… how beautiful and those worn curved steps.. You have to wonder how many times someone has gone up and down those stairs through the time… 🙂

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    1. Quite so Kaz! They really do carry some history within!

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  8. They are always welcoming, no matter how good or bad the times are.

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    1. I agree completely!

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  9. west517 says:

    What a perfect set for Shakespeare!! Gorgeous– always~ ❤

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    1. It is a wonderful little corner this, it was used to great effect in the ‘spectacle’ – posts to come soon! Just noticed that you’re there so if you’d like to see some of the theatre stuff you can visit my new site here http://www.janemorley.photography
      Tell me what you think – lots more to add but it’s a start:)

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