Bear R Humphreys occasionally took part in posting a few photographs for Norm Framptons Thursday Doors on the Bears Photos blog.
I thought that I’d start posting them here now instead as I have been known to be slightly tongue-in-cheek and even funny sometimes and this site suits that a little more. I don’t know if regulars here have noticed me attempting to be funny at all but I can assure you that I try.
Possibly it’s best, as I do, to think of the Bear R Humphreys photographer bloke as a completely separate entity from me. It’s like ‘he does arty stuff and takes the photos, I do some silly captions’.
Anyway, these pictures are all from the little fishing town of Port Isaac in Cornwall, a town ten miles from me that is now famous for being the location for a TV series called Doc Martin.
I will have to admit now that I have never watched a single episode of this TV series but I do know that, before roughly 2004, the taxi service car that runs tourists up and down the steep and narrow streets of Port Isaac never had ‘As seen on TV‘ proudly emblazoned on it. Also the car park above the town that had space for about 50 cars was sufficiently large before but there is now a larger one even further out of the town in addition, with space for loads more cars and special coach bays marked out.
Also the number of quaint fishermans cottages that suddenly have coffee shops, restaurants and gift tat places squeezed into what used to be their front room has increased wildly. All the other cottages are second homes or have rental company plaques on them. So, Port Isaac used to be real but has become more like a stage set than a place, which is a shame.
If you are a door enthusiast or just a bit wierd and would enjoy virtually traveling around the world to see all sorts of other examples of doors and maybe some porches, why not visit Norms latest post where he’ll have a link to get you started on taking a look.