Where once diminutive yet grand doors adorned recognisable Launceston landmarks, only a mark and a memory of the portal to the unknown fairy world remains.
Launceston's tiny doors, installed as part of an art installation in 2018 that caught national attention, have consistently been destroyed by thoughtless vandals over the past two years.
Last month, two more of the tiny creations were stolen from the Royal Oak Hotel on Brisbane street and the Star Theatre on Invermay road.
If you take a drive around town you will be lucky to see any of the originally installed doors with QVMAG, Barratts Music, Saint John Craft Beer Bar, ARTAS, the Launceston town clock, Up York, Chic Hair and Yorktown Square all also now door-less.
Royal Oak Hotel publican Wendy Robbins was saddened to see her pub's little door was lost.
"It's really disappointing," Ms Robbins said.
"When it happened it was a special moment."
Ms Robbins said re-construction of a new door would not feel right to her. She said the beauty of the project was that it happened sporadically and without anyone knowing, as if by magic.
Star Theatre general manager Katrine Elliott was also left saddened by the destruction of their tiny door.
"It was just such a lovely little feature of the building," Ms Elliott said.
"We would often see parents and grandparents bring children to come and look and see if there were any fairies behind the door."
Though the spontaneity of the installation was part of its charm, Ms Elliott said they would not say no to a team of pint-sized construction workers coming to replace it.
"We were just about to put a call out on Facebook for some fairies to come back and fix it," Ms Elliott said.
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Lord Scabar, the artist responsible for the installation, has been in the process of catching up with those who had their doors damaged and sent out a warning to anyone destroying them.
Lord Scabar said the doors were fitted with anti-tamper mechanisms of which the effects were worthwhile considering for a potential vandal.
"These include (but are not limited to) curses, adverse temporal effects, destabilisers, and self-destruct options."
"Of particular note is the interaction between such systems. A reverse time dilation combined with a 'luckless' curse will not only render any vandal unlucky from now on, but will also propagate the effect backwards through time to their birth - thus rendering them 'unfortunate' for their entire lives.
"Other side effects may include difficulty finding meaning, an inability to concentrate, strange desires to destroy not create, and an apparent lack of empathy for fellow citizens."
Lord Scabar has been working on some other more hard to reach art installations of a similar nature.
Around Launceston the Lord has been fitting "bird dwellings" and "tweeting stations" to trees and power poles and avian residents have been taking up refuge.
Lord Scabar said there are still plenty of windows, doors and bird houses around town.
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