I recently got back from a trip to Melbourne to visit my sister, brother-in-law and their newborn baby. (And by “recently”, I mean, like, a month ago…) He is my first nephew 😀
Anyway, I was down there for about 2.5 weeks, and stayed at their house, so I helped out a bit with errands, etc. One of my jobs was taking the dog for walks/runs, and doing groceries. These tasks gave me a good chance to explore the neighbourhood a bit and scout out some blog-worthy doors. I have a decent collection, so I might spread them over a few posts. Here are a few to get started…
Overall, I think the neighbourhood had a pretty good variety of doors. As I noted on my last trip to Melbourne (and my very first TD post! …which actually ended up being about Launceston), there were a lot of fly-screen doors covering up the nicer/proper doors, and a lot of doors facing off to the side, or shielded by railings and trellises and whatnot; but there were still a lot of doors boldly facing the street. This one, for example:
Not too far from that door, I found came across the one below, and I knew instantly that it would feature in a TD post. I actually had to return on a separate occasion for this photo because the light was not very favourable the first time around. It’s a rather shadowy door any time of the day, really.
I think I like worn-out doors because they always look like they’ve got a lot of stories to tell. Maybe I’ll write a story inspired by worn-out doors one day.
As it turned out, that door is a side/staff entrance to The Fat Penguin, a local cafe. Here’s their main entrance, polished and bright, as main entrances ought to be:
I can happily attest to the good quality of their food and coffee. Friendly staff too.
But as much as I like bold and colourful doors, I can’t help but finish on something a bit more ragged (I mean that in the most affectionate way, of course). I actually walked past this door/gate quite a lot, but I must’ve been too distracted by the dog or the swarm of cockatoos hanging around to notice it the first few times.
When I finally noticed it, I was very pleasantly surprised, but also disappointed that I hadn’t brought my phone with me to take a photo. I went back another time, intently looking out for this door, but somehow walked straight past it again. I think I was either too preoccupied with the dog, or it just was not where I thought it would be. But, no matter, I doubled back eventually and got this shot:
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