Thursday Doors, December 15

Here is the second part of Caldana doors, comune of Gavorrano, province of Grosseto. This town must hold the record for the highest percentage of doors posted per capita.

They might not be glamorous but they are well lived. And ultimately that’s what you want to be, as a door, opened and closed, kicked and slammed, knocked on and peeked through. Which reminds me of something Duško Radović, Serbian literate, said in his “Belgrade, good morning” radio talk show (paraphrasing since I can’t find the exact quote):

When you leave your apartment today, knock on your own door before you open it, it’s only proper: you never know who might be on the other side and what they might doing.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

The first part of Caldana doors is here.

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Colline says:

    They certainly have a large variety of doors.

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    1. Indeed they have. Thank you, Colline!

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  2. conspicari says:

    Great set of doors, really like image 14. :>)

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    1. Thank you, Conspicari! 🙂 It’s the only door that’s not brown, that’s the one you mean?

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      1. conspicari says:

        Yes, the Greenish one, it’s the texture and faded paint. :>)

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  3. slfinnell says:

    Very robust wooden doors. Great post!

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  4. Vicky says:

    Lovely doors! What fun to find them all too…

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    1. Thank you, Vicky! Always fun and never a chore, they are everywhere! 🙂

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  5. Amy says:

    A very unique and beautiful series!

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    So many beauties in this post it’s impossible to pick a favorite. I have always loved those door handles in the middle of the door; it just strikes me as so old fashioned European.
    But I have never been able to find out the logic of why they were designed this way.

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    1. Thank you, Norm, always a pleasure! I’ll tell you if I ever come across an explanation for it. 🙂

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    2. Judith says:

      The central door knobs certainly aren’t designed for practicality so it must just be for symmetrical good looks. They are common in Paris too. Fine for narrow entrances but with big courtyard doors getting enough swing to pivot the door on its hinges takes some oomph!

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      1. Thanks, Judith. With Italians I bet it’s a case of good looks over practicality. 🙂

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  7. Loved the intro text! 🤗 The photos are great too – poor little nameless donkey!

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    1. Thanks, SMSW, but it’s not nameless! He has a common Italian name, like Francesco. 😀 I just forgot it!

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      1. That’s what I meant! Nameless to us readers! 😄

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  8. joey says:

    Another great series of doors! I notice sometimes I am seeing the same TYPE of door, the same KIND of door, which makes me realize other places also have traditional/popular styles, but I also notice that so many of yours are wooden, double, and beautiful, which is not what the case in the states. Your common(er) doors are our rare ones. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Joey. Yes, I’m curious how I would feel about photographing doors in a completely other country…

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  9. jesh stg says:

    All beautiful doors, but my favorite is the one in the third capture.The more doors I see the more I notice I really like the combination of wood and wrought metal! A great collection.

    My afterthought is that in Holland most doors are a cookie cutter style, and the more South in Europe the more variety there is.

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    1. Thanks, Jesh. I think you mean photo #4 (the #3 is a narrow one). Haven’t been to Holland yet, I’d be curious to have a look at its doors, among other things.

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      1. jesh stg says:

        You are right! Don’t go to Holland for the doors, you’ll be disappointed (unless it’s Amsterdam or the cathedrals):)

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      2. 😀 Thanks for the warning. I’m sure all the rest will make me forget about them.

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  10. Great doors and great pixs.

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    1. Thank you very much, That Little Voice.

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    What a nice variety of doors, today. I like the deeply worn (grayish) wooden door. I also like the one with the Letter-Slot above the door. You need a tall postman.

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    1. Hehe, Dan, I didn’t notice that letter slot! Good eye! You like the only non-brown and the most weathered door the most too? Need to take more photos of such then… And thank you!

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  12. prior.. says:

    I also like the variety and cool quote ….
    😉

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    1. Thank you, Prior! 🙂

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  13. Another lovely selection, Manja, including a cute little donkey. I really like shuttered windows. Think I’ll have to put them on my own house.

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    1. Yeah, Jean, I’m glad you’re getting ideas over here. 😉 I wonder what kind of doors you’ll decide on!

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      1. For the front of the house I want a red half-door, in keeping with its cottagey look. Red shutters would go very well with it. 🙂

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  14. Joanne Sisco says:

    I can always count on you to have an interesting and unique selection of doors – all of them wonderful.
    The green door #20 stands out this week with the small mesh windows and the little peek-a-boo door at the bottom. I’m so curious as to what is behind this door! Reminds me of a prison cell door.

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    1. I find it very interesting that so many mention this door. I almost didn’t post it since the bottom half was in pitch dark and I had to rescue it. I don’t suppose they hide anything peculiar though, just lots of junk.

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        ha! I’ve given up trying to predict which door people will like most. I’m usually wrong 🙂

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  15. Very nice, Manja! Well worn doors signify life behind them. Even the donkey had its own door/gate.

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    1. Thank you, Gordon! Yes, the donkey photo was buried in darkness but the gate made me save it. 🙂

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  16. Cris says:

    Nice selection of doors. You must live in Europe or something. No doors like that out here in the US Midwest. LOL Good exposure, too. Nice job. And thanks for dropping by my place.

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    1. Thank you, Cris. Correct, I live in southern Tuscany in Italy. Lots of history around here and old doors.

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