Thursday Doors – A Few Gothic Studs & A Door Knocker

It’s been strange not participating in Thursday Doors this last couple of weeks but at last I’ve had a little free time to get out and about with the camera for a spot of door hunting. A stroll around some of the narrow streets in the old part of the town of Angoulême this week uncovered one or two interesting subjects – not always in the best of condition but certainly full of character.  I thought I’d share one of my favourites which was covered in gothic studs, featured the most splendid gothic looking door knocker and had all sorts of wonderful colours and reflections in its’ slightly shabby paintwork.

For more examples of doors do visit the website of the excellent Norm Frampton for this regular (Thursday) feature! Thanks as always to Norm for being our genial host……..

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  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Good to see you Jane. Looks like it was worth the wait, you found a real beauty in this one 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Norm – good to be back! 🙂

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  2. Beautywhizz says:

    Love the detail against the blue door. One of my favourites doors!

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    1. Thank you Beautywhizz – I can never resist old doors like these either!

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  3. Beautifully impressive, Jane. I had to laugh a bit at “Gothic studs.” Would Athanaric and Fritigern be considered Gothic studs? I don’t know how they looked, so I can’t say, but… 🙂

    janet

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    1. HaHa Janet! You have me heading for my history books I’m ashamed to say – I always knew Thursday Doors was an educational arena! Athanaric looks fairly rugged in his wikipedia selfie – can’t find one for Fritigern – I’ll check if he has a Facebook page! 😀 😀 😀

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      1. Good luck with the FB page, Jane. But don’t worry. I had to look up these two during a hunt for anyone who was a Goth “back in the day.” I didn’t have their names right on the tip of my tongue.

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    1. Many thanks Sherry Lynn!

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  4. Sue says:

    What a stunning find, Jane….that colour, the ornate ironwork!

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    1. Cheers Sue! It was rather a beauty and I could not resist the door knocker!

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      1. Sue says:

        😀 I agree!

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  5. Nadia says:

    An unusual but beautiful color in that door.

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  6. Stunning knocker, as Benny Hill might have said!

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    1. Oh yes Sarah, he would have wouldn’t he ! 😀 😀 My dear mother who was wont to make the occasional and always unintentional bloomer, once horrified the postman by explaining she was just polishing her knockers – I kid ye not ! 🙂 😀

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  7. I think I can truthfully say – they don’t make them like that anymore. Lovely. 🙂

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    1. Sadly you’d be right Judy! Glad you like it! 🙂

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Many thanks Josee – glad you like it! 🙂

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  9. Timothy Price says:

    Nice knocker. It looks like it had a knockectemy having only the one knocker. As for Gothic studs — what goes on behind the blue door? Our Medieval conference and lecture series is next week. The series of scholarly lectures are on Food and Festivity in the Middle Ages — we are going to party like it’s 1699.

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    1. Now that sounds like a party Timothy! Have a few glasses of mead and some roast boar sandwiches for me!

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      1. Timothy Price says:

        Will do!

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  10. Love the colour, Jane and the detail in the knocker and the grill above the door. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Delighted you like it!

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  11. Magical. I would have to touch it. Did you? 🙂

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    1. HI Manja – I confess I didn’t as it was down a narrow street and I was trying not to be too conspicuous! You’re right though, it certainly looks like it must be a magic door knocker! 😀 🙂

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