Thursday Doors…Building 30.

Welcome to Another Thursday Doors.

My apologies for posting on a Friday. However, I had an appointment down at Royal North Shore Hospital and planned to take the camera along and thought I’d share some fresh doors with you.

Royal North Shore Hospital is one of Sydney’s best teaching hospitals and for me it’s become a one-stop shop for all the weird and wonderful complications of my rare autoimmune disease, dermatomyositis. The hospital is located across from St Leonards Station on the North Shore and up a hill so steep that it’s likely to induce a coronary in even a fit person.


What’s going on behind these closed windows?

Anyway, I was heading up the hill, when I spotted this weird fabric veneer over one of the hospital’s heritage buildings…Building 30. I’m not sure if you’ve seen anything like this yourself, but they’ve seemingly printing heritage architectural features onto a piece of fabric, which is camouflaging the building works going on “behind closed doors”.

Naturally, I was rather suspicious. Clearly, they’re trying to hide something and that something more than a messy building site? What is going on?

What’s more, being on the look out for interesting doors today, I was most concerned that this vogue-style veneer didn’t have any doors. There were only windows. This was a serious oversight. An act of discrimination.


Hey, I found a door!

However, behind all those windows, I actually did manage to find a door and I’m sure you’ll agree that it was probably best left covered up. After all, it doesn’t really encourage you to trust this place with your life or your loved ones, does it?


This door hardly instills you with confidence, does it?!!

When I arrived home tonight, I mentioned this building site veneer to my husband and he said he’s seen it on building sites around Macquarie University. Apparently, it helps reduce graffiti and bill posting, although it still seems like a massive cover-up to me. What do you think?


Front View, Building 30.

This has been another contribution to Thursday Doors hosted by Norm 2.0. Why don’t you come and join us and share a few of your favourite doors. It’s a lot of fun and helps you see parts of the world you’ll never get to visit.

Best wishes,


8 thoughts on “Thursday Doors…Building 30.

  1. Rowena Post author

    Yes, Norm. It looked quite intriguing and I might need something like that for the front of my house. I’ll erect a mansion.
    Best wishes,

  2. Rowena Post author

    I’m just trying not to drive into anything atm, Dan. I was parking my car at the supermarket when I heard this terrible crunching scrape. It looked so bad that I drove round to Repco and bought some polish to try and do what I could to make it look better. Then, less than a week later, I took my son to the local hospital and was driving round and round the multistorey carpark and there were no parks and I was driving back down and I drove into the concrete divider on the down ramp and cracked the radiator. Initially my son thought the car was on fire and he had to swing into action between I couldn’t find any of the buttons and was in shock. Strangely, a tow truck was already there and the car was towed away and subsequently written off. How was that? You go to hospital and your car doesn’t make it out alive. As the tow driver said: “Nobody was hurt. Everyone’s okay.”
    Best wishes,

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