Thursday Doors, April 20 2017

For today’s Thursday Doors we go back to the town of my birth, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It was a cold winter’s day when I took part in the free Ljubljana Graffiti Tour. I told Sandi, the organiser, that I’d got dressed as if I was going skiing and he concurred. At first it was just the two of us but later we were joined by an Italian family and a Chinese girl.

As it was, I often lagged behind and had to catch up with them since this was not a Thursday Doors Tour (MAJOR BUSINESS IDEA!), and while graffiti was surely intriguing, my wandering eye spotted many interesting doors too. And you can never let those drift by.

More graffiti doors will appear in the second part on a Thursday to come, but today the first part of the walk through Old Ljubljana streets. We started at Stari trg, crossed the Ljubljanica river at the Cobbler’s Bridge, continued along Hribarjevo nabrežje, and reached the funky Trubarjeva Street where the second part will begin.

If you click on a photo, you’ll see it better.

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful doors. I love the 1/3 -2/3 split door at the “University Professors’ Society” and the fact that they split the transom window in the same asynchronous fashion.

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    1. Count on Dan to notice what I haven’t. 😉 Always thank you!

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  2. conspicari says:

    Great set of doors, really like the one in photo 6 and 9 and 10. :>)

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    1. Thank you, Conspicari. 🙂 A lovely gelato place on the left of the featured ones.

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  3. joey says:

    Ooh! These are all winners! I love the featured set, with the patina and texture, but also the ones marked “University Professors’ Society” and that one with the holey design. Nice!

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    1. Did you see the gelato on the left, Joey? I’ve had a conversation with father on FB on this house. In his opinion it’s a has-been who now looks like a once-beautiful lady without makeup on. I replied that the those were laugh lines that the cheeks were still rosy and there was some gelato on the left one.

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      1. joey says:

        I did. I always notice the frosty treats 😛

        Father is definitely not a door people 😉

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  4. nivs24 says:

    Nice collections.

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    1. Thank you, Nivs! 🙂

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  5. Really lovely selection of doors!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanette. They tend to be where I am. 😉

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  6. J Walters says:

    It’s impossible to pick a favourite (not that it’s necessary, they’re all great) but the one with the holes is pretty unique.

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    1. Thank you, J. The holey one is truly peculiar. Not sure how I stand on it.

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Wonderful collection but too many beauties to choose a favorite.
    For some reason the one with the multi portholes makes me think of Jules Verne or Jacques Cousteau, or The Beatles; because is would fit right in on a submarine 😀

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    1. Haha, Norm, interesting suggestions. I’m not sure where exactly I spotted this one. If I find it again, I’ll investigate, I’m curious what it is. Possibly just a house.

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  8. You come from a town with the most amazing doors, Manja.

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    1. Oh Jean, thanks! But really? Even more amazing than Italian? 😉

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      1. Hmmm. Hard to beat Italian architecture – and doors!

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  9. ianbcross says:

    Some real crackers here, Manja

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    1. Oh, Ian, this is great to hear. Cheers!

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  10. I was cruising along enjoying the older doors when up popped the (as Norm says) Yellow Submarine door. That looks as bit odd with all the other, more classic doors. Enjoyable gallery once again.

    janet

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    1. Hehe, thanks, Janet. Now I wish to knock on this door and inform the owners of the nickname.

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  11. jesh stg says:

    The door with the circles made me laugh – how ingenious! Love how your showed in your first capture the different colors behind the windows.Your birthplace Ljubljana would be a place worth to go back through – lots of nice doors to see! And … a fur coat, that has been ages ago I saw someone wear it. It must still be cool weather! My favorite is the green weathered door you featured – interesting design!

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    1. Thank you, Jesh. This was a truly cold day in early January. They are still worn around here. I was offered the fur cold of my amore’s deceased mother by his father. What an honour, and yet still had to say no. (Not just because the winters in Tuscany are nowhere near those in Slovenia.) I like that photo because of the reciprocity (dichotomy?) of the two women and the two doors behind them.

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      1. jesh stg says:

        Yes, the dichotomy between the two women is hard to overlook! I feel the difference in generations more and more with the passing of the years (even though they commonly guess I’m 15 years younger than I really am, so nothing to complain about).
        You told you studied English 2 weeks ago – hope you can you use it in your job?

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      2. I’m a translator so the answer is yes. 🙂 Well done for -15 years on sight!

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      3. jesh stg says:

        All right! that’s a cool job;)

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  12. Great doors! So interesting!

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    1. Thanks, Farmgirl. You see how I was unable to pay full attention to otherwise highly informative and entertaining graffiti tour.

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      1. The graffiti tour sounds fantastic! However, I can under your distraction. These doors are beautiful—so architecturally interesting!

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  13. msgt3227 says:

    I do like ALL the doors you showcased this week, but if I HAD to pick a favorite… The Submarine Door because it is so danged unique! What an incredibly lovely place you came from!

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    1. Thank you, Kevin. 🙂 Ljubljana is happy to hear that.

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  14. Really great series, but #30 was my favorite. Really beautiful doors with the oval glass windows on top with the lovely flower pattern.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. Unsurprisingly, “odvetnik” off the plaque means “lawyer”…

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  15. Judith says:

    There are some great and quirky doors in this collection but my favourite photo has to be the one with the two women passing by – so many contrasts in one image.

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    1. Oh yes, I’m so glad you love this one, Judith, I do too. Thank you!

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  16. Going back home and discovering things that were there before you ever paid attention to them is enlightening. Thanks for sharing this collection; like Norm, the multi-portholed door caught my eye (and I noticed your signature on the ledge above the door). 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gordon. 🙂 Oh yes, always great to go back with fresh eyes.

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  17. What’s there for the holes in the door on the pic? :/ for post? Or just “modernization”? Lol

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    1. Do you mean: why are the holes there? I have a feeling it’s just design… If I pass again, I might leave a note with a link to my blog. 😀

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      1. Yes, why…sorry texting on the go lol
        Haha you MUST!!! put there a letter – old fashioned way :))

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