Grab your walking shoes. Let’s stroll through an English village.
David and I spent time in England visiting friends who live in a charming village in the East Midlands. I’ve already posted photos on Facebook but today let’s talk about the doors of this quaint village.
On a casual walk we began snapping pictures of doors. We didn’t plan this in advance. The colors, door designs, and gardens drew us in. Imagine a crisp autumn afternoon ablaze with color, coupled with brilliant curb appeal.
Some doors fronted the street, with just a single step down to the sidewalk.
Others had stone steps leading up to the door, drawing the visitor forward.
Greenery, trimmed to overgrown, adorned some of the doors.
Doors overlooking larger yards presented dramatic scenes.
Neighborhood children gave us directions to the church and instructed us to pass the “lovely garden,” which turned out to be a Japanese garden complete with a koi pond.
Pediments perched atop some doors, adding a classical motif as well as modest protection against any rain.
This front door and its matching red garage door, embraced by stone and brick, makes a dramatic statement:
Can you spot the honeybee — perhaps a door knocker — on this black door?
Let’s end our journey in the churchyard, with its own unique passageways.
Thanks for joining us on our Door Walk through a Leicester village on this glorious day. Read about our other English adventures at York’s Minster and Jorvik, the Viking Village.
Ann Marie and David