Thursday Doors, August 25

When I showed you photos from my Saturday visit of EUR, the weirdly white, wide and empty part of Roma with the square Colosseum, I left out a little big something on purpose: the door of the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul. Today is the day. And when you’re there, take some Peace and Good next door, to go.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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  1. Dan Antion says:

    Wonderful doors – beautiful photos. Nicely done and worth saving for its own showcase.

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    1. Thank you, Dan! 🙂 It was the best possible contrast to the Fendi “exhibition” in that square Colosseum.

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  2. The simplicity of the building sets off the details of the doors. And the blue color is so peaceful, almost like being underwater, I think. I remember from my Art History class days that there is always a lot of symbolism and meaning to the carvings but I don’t remember details now. I am sure there is a whole story in the images if we can read it. I always liked that about churches, the fact that each item has a place and a purpose. Whether I agree with it or not, there is an order and that is soothing to me!

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    1. Ohh, underwater, correct, Claudia! I must say that considering my socialist upbringing (with no art classes) I know not much about the whole thing, that’s why it’s easier to approach a church as a child would. The fish were most intriguing.

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      1. I only learned in college, not in my regular life, though I went to church all through my childhood. But our church had no decoration to look at at all, so that explains a lot.

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  3. Très très belle série.

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  4. bikerchick57 says:

    The basilica and its ornate doors and carvings are gorgeous. Great photos!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! 🙂

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  5. I love all the carvings. 🙂

    janet

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  6. joey says:

    Oh that was definitely a door worth saving! 🙂

    I love your sense of humor about the parallel lines. Hehe!

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    1. Joey, humour is the only thing left. 😀 Now I even stop and think when I find myself before a door, and adjust my position to be as level as possible – and STILL nothing!

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      1. joey says:

        There’s something to be said for standing in the street, getting the perfectly square view of the facade, but then, it never feels as pedestrian and never seems as interesting to my eye.

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      2. True, imperfection has its fans, as does (trying to attain) perfection. Our household is divided on this issue. 😀

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  7. splendid doors…when doors are as much a means to communicate as they are passages from one place into another.

    just thought I would let you know, I have moved to a new site specksandfragments.com. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you very much for the info and for enjoying your stay, Mr. Elusive. Always welcome.

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  8. joannesisco says:

    It’s a surprisingly unchurch-y church for Italy … but the doors are magnificent. It’s like they built this big plain box of a building and put all their creative energy into the door!
    The photo with the people at the side really give some perspective as to how HUGE it really is.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I haven’t been inside, maybe next time, I’m curious. “Unchurchy” is good. 🙂 It’s peculiar indeed.

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  9. jan says:

    What an incredible collection of one of a kind doors!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! Just one door on the church though, and the last one on a neighbouring building.

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  10. Norm 2.0 says:

    majestic was certainly the correct word for these. Bravo Manja great shots as usual 🙂

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  11. What a beautiful presentation of this gorgeous church and doors!

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  12. jesh stg says:

    Unbelievable -a long time ago I saw the realistic blending so well with modern forms (shapes). So, is this also in Rome?

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    1. Thanks, Jesh. Yes, it’s in the part of Rome south of the centre called EUR, the legacy of fascist regime.

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  13. Vicky says:

    Oh, so nice, thank you for sharing. Wonderful doors, carvings but I fell for the fish, just lovely…

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    1. Oh yes, Vicky, I fell for the fish too. 🙂 Thank you!

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    1. Ooo, thank you, J! 🙂

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  14. Magnificent doors, Manja, and I love the blue. We never got to see this when we were in Rome, so thanks for posting it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jean. It seems to me that this is not a part of Rome that tourists would flock to.

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      1. If we had been there for more than a weekend I think we might have seen it, but there is so much to see in Rome that a few days is not enough.

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  15. Lovely – only in Rome (one of my favourite cities) could you find such a fine door!

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    1. Thank you, Marje, I can clearly imagine that you are right!

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  16. The doors and carvings are wonderful. I love how you captured the light across them!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! 🙂 Sometimes all one needs to do is show up.

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  17. dweezer19 says:

    I love, love the fish carving…

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