Thursday Doors, October 27

Various doors from Monteverde, the part of Roma that hosts me on a regular basis.

Let me introduce you to the community. It’s closest to New York that I’ve ever seen, and I haven’t even seen that. Very much lived in, various ethnicities, restaurants, small shops, bakery – the city as it once was, before shopping malls took over. With an occasional robbery, burning car, fly-by of green parrots, inquisitive seagull in the middle of the road, alarms, shouting – things like that. An Italian city. All photos in this post were taken this Sunday. Right down to the last fun batch with Aristocani, possibly a favourite.

Here are some of the doors that I observe on a monthly basis. I’ve posted the first one already but this is a better photo.

The ones below (not really doors and yet they do open!) I can only observe on Sundays when the shops are closed. And they always make me smile.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Pistachios says:

    The artwork on those roller doors made me smile too 🙂 This looks like a lovely neighbourhood. Not sure about the “occasional burning car” though…

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      1. Pistachios says:

        Oh jeez, that looks pretty severe! Would be interesting (but also unfortunate, I suppose) to see one actually burning away

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      2. There were at least three of them in this state, in the middle of blocks of residential buildings. I don’t like fire from so close up at all, I prefer not to have experienced it. Once I passed a car burning on the highway near Roma, there was nobody around. Eeeeery.

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      3. Pistachios says:

        The whole thing just seems so bizarre to me. I had no idea this was something that just happens

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  2. I love the art on the roll-up doors, a great way to make them more interesting. Of course the rest of the doors are lovely and I like the shot you took through the gate.

    janet

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  3. joey says:

    Great descriptions in your opening.
    I love the one taken through the metal screen 🙂
    It’s nice the roll downs provide some art on Sundays, I think that’s marvelous.

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    1. Thanks, Joey. I constantly have a feeling that out of all neighbourhoods in the world, all the potential, parallel worlds, I walked into this one. What were the odds?

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      1. joey says:

        I don’t Manja, but I don’t believe in coincidences 🙂
        Besides, I can’t tell if you only go to beautiful places or if you only photograph them beautifully!

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      2. Hehhe. Mighty kind. Beautiful is in the eye, I’m certain of that. And it also depends to where I turn my camera. I tested it on my messy apartment but even that looked kinda nice! 😀

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      3. joey says:

        LOL Well yeah, we all like our own messes 😛

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      4. Some don’t! They go to all kinds of therapists to change their patterns and messes. 🙂 OR THEY CLEAN! 😉

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      5. joey says:

        Okay, okay, I clean, I can’t abide a mess, BUT, when I’m in my mess, making it, I’m always pleased 🙂

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice collection. I especially like the artwork on those roll-up garage doors.
    Are you sure this was from an Italian city? All these street scenes and I only see one Vespa 😉

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    1. Thanks, Norm! Oh, they are the winners, the vespas, no mistake there. 🙂 Not a huge fan myself.

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  5. Vicky says:

    Neat! I’d walk around those streets every day, love the roller door artwork! Great post…

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  6. BeckyB says:

    Fab artwork on those doors 😊

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  7. Some of your photos remind me of when we lived in Spain, Manja, especially the apartment blocks. I love the artwork on those roller doors, fabulous.

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    1. Thank you, Jean! I haven’t been to Spain but judging from some photos I’ve seen, much is truly similar. Also, this comment of yours went to spam for some reason, but I’ve rescued it. 🙂 Sometimes I’m really glad I look in there.

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      1. Janet said my comment on her blog went to spam too. It must have been something I said, lol 🙂 Thanks for rescuing me, Manja. I must check my own spam folder in case someone I know is trapped in there. 🙂

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  8. jesh stg says:

    You found a treasure! The art on the roll up doors is tastefully done, and love the doors you captured. It all exudes people taking care of and loving their dwellings:)

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    1. Thank you, Jesh, I’m glad you got this impression from my photos!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! 🙂 They are happy-making.

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  9. Cool post! Great photos of the unusual shaped buildings and very nice collection of doors and murals on the roll-up doors.

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    1. Thank you, Gordon! They seem to really enjoy painting them over.

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  10. Candy says:

    The art work on those roll-up doors was super but I loved the balconies! Great collection!

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    1. Thank you, Candy. Roma is very photogenic all over. 🙂

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  11. Joanne Sisco says:

    A great collection of photos, MMM. I really liked the 2nd and 3rd photo of that corner building. The photos seem to have a different ‘texture’ to them. I like! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! Mom said that these do not count because they are balconies. 😀

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        They count for me 🙂

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  12. Manja, I liked Door 8! Was that a door to get to another street?

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    1. Oh, Cady, I didn’t find any with number 8! Do you mean the 8th from top, with the banana leaf? There is a reflection of the street in it. It’s a door to an apartment building.

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      1. Yes that’s the one! I couldn’t tell if it was a reflection or what but I liked it!

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