The Friday Photos: Doors

TimW
By TimW Last edited 79 months ago
The Friday Photos: Doors
Park Street in Borough - and is that a real Banksy?, by laurabot_
Park Street in Borough - and is that a real Banksy?, by laurabot_
The entrance to the V&A from above, by makipon
The entrance to the V&A from above, by makipon
St Jame's Church, Clerkenwell, by fabiolug
St Jame's Church, Clerkenwell, by fabiolug
Chelsea in pink, by Gareth L Evans
Chelsea in pink, by Gareth L Evans
Posh black door in Burlington Street, by curry15
Posh black door in Burlington Street, by curry15
Grimy doorway overshadowed by massive Vampire Weekend ad, by Matthew Gidley
Grimy doorway overshadowed by massive Vampire Weekend ad, by Matthew Gidley
Eleven and eleven-and-a-half Fournier Street, by richwat2011
Eleven and eleven-and-a-half Fournier Street, by richwat2011
Light and shadow on Bermondsey Street, by fabiolug
Light and shadow on Bermondsey Street, by fabiolug
Crazy building, crazy door - Douglas Road, Islington, by paulitzerPix
Crazy building, crazy door - Douglas Road, Islington, by paulitzerPix
Stage Door, Shelton Street, by tezzer57
Stage Door, Shelton Street, by tezzer57

The shape, size and styles of doors tell us a lot about what lies behind them. Heavy wood with some ornate metalwork probably leads into a cavernous stone church; a smart one-tone paint job no doubt guards a Georgian or Victorian townhouse, and so on.

As this selection shows, London has some grand old doors. But the best doors are the dingy ones, of which there are plenty in a city of dark corners and alleyways. Our leading image here channels that spirit.

With thanks to Londonist Flickr pool contributors: laurabot_, Gareth L Evans, tezzer57, fabiolug, makipong, Matthew Gidley, fabiolug, richwat2011, PaulitzerPix and curry15.

Last Updated 11 May 2012