Thursday Doors

A couple of interesting doors from Greenwich, SE London. The Cigar Warehouse no longer produces cigars. It is an estate agency (realtor is the American term). Next to it there is an NHS health centre and on the pavement (sidewalk) there is a bright red pillar box (mailbox). The second photo shows a house in Circus Street, with an “eau de Nil” coloured door, with decorative wreath.

This will be my last Thursday Door posting. As soon as my visa application has been approved, I will be leaving UK for Bangladesh. Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders is pulling out all the stops to provide care for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people who have fled from Myanmar. They are living on the borderline in a desperate state, fortunate to have a sheet of plastic tarpaulin and four posts, never mind a door.

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9 Replies to “Thursday Doors”

  1. Hope you receive your visa soon!
    Don’t say it’s your last post – hope you can some place with wifi there? (that reminds me when our son went to N. of China -as N. as Beijing is), and they told that “they do internet cheap here.” When I asked what that meant, he replied that they put a cable from the outside through the window, which meant the window had to stay open the whole winter and summer – this is a Californian guy)!
    But in any case, hope you can do a lot of good there, but do not forget to take care of your own health! You don’t want to have to come back because of exhaustion or PTSD. Take care, Blog Friend:)

    1. Arrived in Dhaka at 5:30pm, fly to the border camps tomorrow at noon. No messing about, straight into the action. Internet connection is not so good. Over 600,000 displaced people now, four main non government organisations helping the Bangladeshi effort. MSF/Doctors without Borders is the main player, and has organised so much, so quickly. It’s going to be a hectic time.

      1. So for how long are you going?
        Hope you have at least a bed to sleep. One day at a time Ian! Wish you much grace as well as success, although the latter is only measured in intent of the heart. God’s speed, sir. You’re a hero.

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