bolted door


Photo Information
Inspired by the work of Andrew (bwlchmawr) I took this shot of an old door in The Queen Mother's Garden at Walmer Castle.

K70 + Sigma 18-250
01/05/2017 - 14:17PeterKR
CategoryArchitecture
Shutter Speed1/400
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length43mm
Views/Likes29/2

go4IT

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 14:28
A most interesting door, both in colour and texture

nocturnal

Link Posted 02/05/2017 - 02:13
Beautiful brickwork too and a wooden lintel... Architectural beauty!!!! Modern buildings with glass cladding are sterile and crap. 😫

This is right up my street so liked button pressed. 😃
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"
Last Edited by nocturnal on 02/05/2017 - 02:14

PeterKR

Link Posted 02/05/2017 - 10:27
Many thanks for both your comments.

Yes, Simon, I was also impressed by the brickwork.
The bond style seemed quite a common feature of many of the old buildings in the area.
I guess they used the 'side-on' bricks to bond the wall, long before we had cavity ties ?

Thanks again
Peter

nocturnal

Link Posted 02/05/2017 - 12:03
Peter, looks like 'English bond' as opposed to modern 'stretcher bond', and beautiful lime mortar with ungauged brick. I was lucky to have a passionate architect teach me at university for a few modules and I ended up loving it too as I restored a 1935 built house lately, the only house in the street with the outside toilet and coal bunker left. I photographed it all naturally, took months to rake out and repoint... Savage work but beautiful, well
I think so
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

PeterKR

Link Posted 02/05/2017 - 22:21
nocturnal wrote:
Peter, looks like 'English bond' as opposed to modern 'stretcher bond', and beautiful lime mortar with ungauged brick. I was lucky to have a passionate architect teach me at university for a few modules and I ended up loving it too as I restored a 1935 built house lately, the only house in the street with the outside toilet and coal bunker left. I photographed it all naturally, took months to rake out and repoint... Savage work but beautiful, well
I think so

Many thanks for that info Simon.
I first noticed this bond on a house built around 1635 and then noticed it again on others.
Walmer Castle (where I saw this door) was built in 1539 but the gardens were added later, possibly in the 1700's or later when it started being used as the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinq Ports.. The Queen Mother's Garden is fairly recent, when she held the office of Lord Warden, but the old walls date back to the original gardens.

Thanks again
Peter
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