Thursday Doors, May 25 2017

Today used to be Day of Youth in Yugoslavia. Now it’s only the Towel Day. Have some crazy heads and shutters from Rome, and if you behave, you might be hitched off before the world is torn down for that hyperspace bypass.

All of these were taken merely a few blocks apart in Rome’s Monteverde district.

Usually it’s easy to guess what these shops are selling, even, or especially, when they are closed and the shutters come down (or is it roll-ups?). In any case, in order to enter they must be opened first, which classifies them as doors.

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. nice pieces of street art:)

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    1. Thanks, Nomad. As street art they are quite basic but cute. 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    What a great way to dress up some otherwise dreary doors. I love the one with Goofy 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Dan. They are really happy-making.

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  3. joey says:

    Goofy and Route 66 for sure! I really like the Australian Kangaroo motif as well 🙂 Great doors!

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    1. Thanks, Joey. “No kangaroos in Austria” is a common shirt motif around here.

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      1. joey says:

        Good to know, lest people get confused about where they are. I suppose.

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  4. Vanessa says:

    Love those. So creative.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa.

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  5. Such amazing artists out there. My husband’s a cyclist, so I have to go with the door to the bike shop, but the others are all wonderful. Towel day?

    janet

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    1. Oh, Janet, yesterday your comment went to spam for some reason. Thank you! As art there are certainly grandest pieces in this world, but I like the combination of usefulness and decoration. Towel Day is celebrated to honour Douglas Adams and his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” trilogy in five books. In there there is a supposition that if you pack a towel, which you always should, people might assume you have everything else with you as well. (Heavily paraphrased. Really, you’ve never read it? I bet you’d love it.)

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  6. Vicky says:

    Lovely, what fun you found! Great shots too…

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! 🙂

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  7. This is something that we lack in North America. Many Canadian cities have strict guidelines on what constitutes graffiti, and so having something like this on a door would actually result in the property owner being fined if they did not scrub it off. It’s a well meaning law, but it is very misguided in what it considers “graffiti” and so unfortunately, it results in our cities being a little less colourful than those around the world. Thanks 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Eric. Happy Towel Day! 🙂

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  8. msgt3227 says:

    Great collection of doors… I also thought of it as sort of a bucket list – I have biked in Austria, in Australia, on Route 66, but never in space… 😀 And Happy Towel Day!

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    1. Thank you, Kevin, and same to you! 🙂

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  9. Suvi says:

    Wow I’ve never seen such cool shutters before!

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    1. Thanks, Suvi, they are cute to see indeed.

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    Hum, Route 66 in Rome? How intriguing.

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    1. Oh yes, Jan, the whole world was getting their kicks there, if only in dreams.

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  11. Des portes qui roulent… même la Route 66… 😉

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    1. Oh yes, the rock’n’rolling doors, Mamie. 🙂

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  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    I missed towel day again 😦
    No matter, I always know where my towel is 😉
    What a fun and colourful collection. I have a soft spot for the bicycle door as well since it’s one of my favourite low-impact activities that I can still do.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. Yes, hang on to your towel. 😉

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  13. Joanne Sisco says:

    Even though I’ve read your comment about Towel Day, I still don’t get it.
    Oh well, at least I really liked the door art. Let’s face it, without the door art, they would all look the same and make it harder for someone to find you 😉

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    1. Oh, Joanne, nothing else to do but open the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and start reading. 🙂 So many things will come together just right. In the words of my mom after she did that: “This guy is nuts!”

      As for the doors, I have a feeling there is some sort of coordinated action going on with these, but have no proof of it. To me they seem to be drawn by the same hand, no?

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        I can see why you’d say that. There is clearly a *style* at work here.

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  14. Way cool, Manja! Loved all of the murals and doors. BTW, did you mean travel to Austria or Australia? Roos live in the latter place and not sure about Austria (I’ve been to Austria and didn’t any animals there).

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    1. Thank you, Gordon. This is a joke! I think Austrians are bored with people from far away who come there in search of kangaroos, that’s why “No Kangaroos in Austria” shirts are so popular there.

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  15. Thanks for the info! Wish I got my T-shirt when I was there 🙂

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  16. Ishita says:

    Next time I must get to this district and meet up with you 🙂

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    1. Va bene, Ishita! 🙂 As Rome’s districts go, this one is not very special, but I’m sure amore’s father will be happy to show you his garden. 😉

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      1. Ishita says:

        aww how sweet cara. Definitely will ping you next time.

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