The old weathered door

Dan’s Thursday Doors

I was in town the other day waiting for my car to be repaired. I always take this opportunity to become a tourist in my own town, wander the streets and back lanes taking photos.

I have posted this door once before for Bren’s Mid-week Monochrome and she suggested to do a post for Thursday Doors. I liked the monochrome photo but thought I’d show the door in colour.

The door and the bricks really do complement each other

A little bit closer

I hope this door never changes but undoubtedly one day it will.

The doors you don’t want to go through

Dan’s Thursday Doors

It was a bit fortuitous that today I went to town and drove down the street that the Grafton Goal is on. I went past there the other day with visitors I had for a few days and thought all the time I have lived here, I have never taken photos of the goal.

The goal was built in 1893 and was a maximum security facility. There wasn’t many escapees from the goal but the last one was in August 1992. Darko Desic managed to escape from Grafton Correctional Centre on the night of August 1, 1992 by using tools, including a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters. He was 13 months into his three-and-a-half year sentence for growing marijuana. Thirty years later Covid caused Darko to hand himself in to police.

He fled to Sydney’s northern beaches where he worked as a cash-in-hand builder and handyman. Desic was living in a home in Avalon, but struggled to pay rent and was recently evicted after work dried up because of the pandemic. The 64-year-old was sleeping on the beach until he decided life behind bars would be “much easier” than being “homeless”, a police source said.

They are amazing looking doors. The one on the left has a glass panel so the guards can see who is knocking.

I love the detail