Front doors of Teignmouth

Yes, you did read that right.  On our recent trip to Devon on the Sunday morning having ducked out of a longer walk, I had a wander around Teignmouth. As in most seaside towns I was struck by the pretty coloured buildings, and then I started to notice something else...

...the front doors. So here's a whole post on Teignmouth's front doors - bear with me.

This one was the one that started it off, but doesn't it look welcoming?

It wasn't long before I'd picked up on a common theme: a wider-than usual door, with an arched fanlights or in technical speak an elliptical Transom and invariably a number of panels.

Some were grander than others, heraldic even.

 SOME WITH HANGING BASKETS

SOME WITH HANGING BASKETS

 OTHERS FAILING TO DISGUISE THEIR WHEELIE BINS

OTHERS FAILING TO DISGUISE THEIR WHEELIE BINS

The door above has, I think got letter boxes covered. All three of them.

And while the churches don't technically have front doors, they were pretty fancy.

In any seaside town the fish and chip shop front door is a must.

The tiled panels above bring a touch of colour to even the plainest of front doors.

I saw a couple of smaller, older doors too. This green door on the Cameo Gallery is small but looks even smaller I think because of the panelling detail.

This was another favourite of the ones I saw, with its oval window. It's the elegantly styled door pull underneath the Yale lock and the classic black and white tiled flooring, along with with what I suspect are the original bells on the left did it for me. At first glance, you just see a door, but there is so much more to see!

Heading back into the town I saw this old car, now wouldn't that be fab parked outside the door above?

What does your front door say about you?