Thursday Doors – unexplored territory

The last time that I participated in Thursday Doors (which was also the first time), I wrote that I wasn’t sure if I’d ever actively participate in it again …but it seems that I just couldn’t keep away. There aren’t many photos in this post, however (only two to be precise), because I haven’t had time (or haven’t made time?) to specifically go out in search of more doors. Also, I don’t instinctively think to take photos of things (but that might change…)

Last Friday, I made a trip to Teneriffe for dinner and drinks with a friend. Teneriffe is a lovely little riverside suburb, but I just don’t go there much – not for any particular reason, but I guess I just don’t get the chance. However, from what I know of the area, and from the few trips I have made in and around the suburb, I did know that it has quite a few historically significant buildings. And I suppose it’s also quite a trendy place. My inner door enthusiast was perhaps a bit excited.

And, true to expectation, just halfway down the first street from the ferry terminal, I’d already spotted a rather aesthetically pleasing iron door. However, not wanting to interrupt our conversation, and not wanting to delay our arrival at our destination (and also perhaps because I’d yet to explain the concept, let alone the wonders of Thursday Doors to my friend), I didn’t stop for a photo.

But, as luck would have it, when we passed it again on our way back to the ferry at the end of the night, all the lights around it were still on, so I got my photo:

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I’ve found that it’s actually quite easy to explain Thursday Doors to people who’ve never heard of the concept before (and even if they aren’t fellow bloggers). Most people seem to think it’s a interesting idea. I think the friend I was with on Friday thought it was a bit odd at first, but I feel like she understands.

The following night, Saturday, I was meeting up with her again, but this time in Albion for a beer and cider festival. My plan was to travel to Bowen Hills train station, and walk from there. I hadn’t walked around this area before, so I had no idea what sort of places I’d come across, but my intention was to take the back streets in hopes of stumbling upon more blog-worthy doors.

As I walked down one street and then another, I just saw lots of businesses and commercial buildings with rather plain doors (mostly glass). But then, on a whim, I turned down a small one-way street, and found this:

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The small sign above the street number says “Museum of spent time” but I have no idea what’s actually in there. The figures in the window look a bit creepy, but I am contemplating making a return visit during the day.

I was so excited about this find, I promptly sent the photo to my friend. She was perhaps not quite as excited or impressed as I was (she thought the Teneriffe one was better; I reckon this one has more character), but she did admit to taking more notice of doors since our conversation on Friday night. And that probably made me happier than actually finding these doors because it shows the sort of impact that a seemingly simple exercise can have.

Maybe I’ll plan a doorscursion for this week-end…

Thursday Doors is run by Norm 2.0. Please visit his site to find links to other participating blogs (or to add yours to the list if you want to join in!)

17 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – unexplored territory

  1. Wonderful! Thursday Doors do seem to be contagious with some folk 🙂
    I love them both, but the second door has my heart. Placard fantastic, figures interesting, door wow. So glad you joined in this week 🙂

  2. Once you start Thursday “dooring” it becomes a fun habit. It also makes you look for the unexpected, view places more intently, can cause black skid tyre marks on the road ( not unusual in my part of the world!). I rather like the Museum of Spent Time’s doors, they go with the name…. what sort of museum is that ??? Please go back and in, I’m fascinated by it!

  3. Welcome back – the more the merrier. No pressure; feel free to juts join in whenever you have share-worthy doors.
    I like them both but like Joey, I prefer the second shot as well. It has so much interesting stuff going on, from the door itself to the cute little figurines in the window – nice find 🙂

    • Thanks Norm 🙂
      When I was going through the Thursday Doors posts last week, I kept thinking “gee, it’d be nice to go search for some doors again”. It’s like a cycle of inspiration

  4. Wow, I love the name ‘The Museum of Spent Time’ it would make a great title for a book. I hope you go back and let us know what it’s all about. Great photos, I especially love the museum one.

    • I highly recommend it!
      I’ve even been trying to get my non-blogging friends into it. Would be interested to see what you discover in your corner of the world 🙂

  5. Yup, you’re hooked; aka a door addict (not attic door) 🙂 Nice finds; the name for the museum, Museum of Spent Time has a deeper meaning (I imagine that when you go there, you’re automatically spending time there whether you like it or not so the curator has it right).

  6. Great idea stopping along that one way street! The door is neat, and the museum intriguing! I think I spy the White Rabbit in the little window. 🙂 I’d love to step inside and see what things are in there.

    • I just never even go to that suburb in general, so it was quite lucky to find that street at all!
      I really need to find out when this museum is open so I can find out what exactly is hidden behind that door!

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