Thursday Doors – A Little Graveyard Gothic

I’m in the middle of a project at the moment which seems to be taking me quite frequently to visit some of our local churches and churchyards. On one or two of my visits this last couple of weeks I have been astounded by the beautiful examples of art and architecture to be found in these places, not to mention of course the amazing sense of peace and quiet and connection to bygone times they always manage to convey.

As I haven’t been able to seek out examples of wonderful doors in any more conventional surroundings of late, I thought I’d share a door I found this week in a local cemetery. I thought this beautiful black and gold door was a remarkable example of gothic style and architecture whatever its setting. I hope that Thursday Door devotees will not think me too macabre!

Deviat Gothic tomb

Thanks as always to Norm Frampton for hosting this excellent challenge. To see more contributions please click here.

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Glorious bit of Gothic, Jane!

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    1. Hiya Sue – Hope your French visit was fun! I’ve been a graveyard wanderer of late and there are some fantastic examples of beautiful stonemasonry and other old world crafts to be found round here ! I only visit during the day though!! 😀

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      1. Sue says:

        Sounds most interesting! My visit was great, but all too short!

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      2. You’ll have to organise another one in Charente!

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      3. Sue says:

        Well, I should! I want to go on a photo wander or two with you…who knows what we might find!

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      4. A trek into Charente profonde is a must Sue!! 😉

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      5. Sue says:

        Depends on your definition of trek….

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      6. Oh definitely 4 wheel based!!!

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  2. Olga says:

    Such wonderful details on the door. They certainly were masters of the craft of intricate decoration. Loved your post, Jane.

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    1. Thank you son much Olga! I know it may seem a little strange to post from a graveyard but there really is such beauty and craftsmanship to be found there ! They were masters indeed! 🙂

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  3. julieallyn says:

    Love, LOVE this. Simply stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! Delighted that you like it, I thought it was an incredible door despite the unusual setting!

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  4. That’s a beauty, Jane.

    janet

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    1. Cheers Janet! Delighted you like it!

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  5. facetfully says:

    It is beautiful and well maintained!

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    1. HI facetfully, yes it does seem to be in good order luckily, it’s such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship even if it is in a graveyard!

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  6. VocareMentor says:

    What a beautiful door. And even more so the building set there in the cemetery. Such a great image!

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    1. Thank you so much VocareMentor!

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  7. I love this ornate door.

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    1. It really is a beauty isn’t it Sherry Lynn!

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  8. Nadia says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Amazing how much work went into even something like a tomb.

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    1. Hello Nadia, yes it is a particularly beautiful tomb, I suppose people always want to pay homage to their loved ones and this is how they did it in those days.

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  9. Betjeman would be in his element!

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    1. I confess to a criminal lack of knowledge of Betjeman or his work Sarah but a s a result of your comment I’ve just read an excellent bio on Poem Hunter and several poems – sounds as if he and I would have had much to discuss on the subject of architecture not to mention Robertson’s marmalade! Please do recommend a few of your favourite poems to point me in the right direction! 🙂

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  10. You’ve a treat in store, Jane. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea but he makes me hoot with laughter and makes serious points at the same time. How to Get On in Society, Slough, A Subaltern’s Love Song…

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    1. Dear Sarah I’ve just found 2 comments from you in my ‘pending’ section on WP – didn’t even know there was one and certainly didn’t realise these were there! Thank you so much for the recommendations of Betjeman poetry – now that I’ve found them I shall plunge with glee into his delightful world! Thank you again xx

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      1. My pleasure, Jane. x

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  11. Norm 2.0 says:

    That door is just gorgeous – nice find 🙂

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  12. Grace says:

    Au Contraire, Jane, I love this gothic door you have chosen to highlight! I actually enjoy visiting graveyards, especially ancient ones. I find them to be very peaceful.

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    1. I’m so glad you think so too Grace ! 🙂

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  13. Beautywhizz says:

    Stylish gothic, I like it.

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    1. Cheers Beautywhizz!

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