Thursday Doors, September 21 2017

This week we are back to normal. Norm is here, Slovenia is the basketball champion of Europe, and here are some normal doors from Rome.

All of these were taken in the same territory, the Monteverde district of Rome around the street Via Folco Portinari which is my base camp when I’m in Rome: the first seven around Christmas, the last seven this weekend after The Snow Melts Somewhere said she would like some, and those in between in the summer.

Most of these are normal houses of normal Romans (with a shop, a restaurant and an ass thrown in). The featured one always makes my heart sing when I pass it. It’s green and flowery at the same time. Just as we like them. And the last one screams Italy. Benvenuti!

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Judith says:

    Those set a pretty high standard for ‘normal’ doors!

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    1. Thanks, Judith. You know yourself how it is in Paris – similar, I suppose, at least in some parts.

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      1. Judith says:

        Yes, in Paris it’s easy to get blasé about carved stone doorways and ancient carriage doors ten feet tall!

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  2. What a great collection of beautiful doors. They had such charm and character!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnn. Rome has all that and great light too. And welcome to my blog! I like to think there is all this here as well. 😉

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      1. Yes, Rome is another stunning city!

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    What a collection! If those are the doors where the regular folk live I’m not sure I could handle the really fancy stuff – wow!
    Any of the ones with natural unpainted wood had me drooling – gorgeous stuff 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Norm. Most of these are not protected from the street, is what I meant. They belong to no villas. True – Italy has a high standard, it’s obvious.

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  4. fkasara says:

    YAY, so happy Slovenia won! Congrats! 💕

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Regular doors? Wow – these are very pretty and I like the iron gates too.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Yes, they attack you left and right. 😉

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  6. joey says:

    Beautiful! Wooden double doors with transom and green shutters ❤

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  7. I like the metal work, too. The green doors gest my vote as well, although I wouldn’t scorn any of them.

    janet

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    Beautiful doors and a pizza shaped like Italy. You score again – just like those champions…

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    1. Hihi, Jan, thank youuu! 🙂

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  9. They’re all pretty great doors! My favorites are the featured green door, and the rich wooden doors with green shutters and trim. Yum!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. Oh yes, how spoiled I am as a door photographer!

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  10. Such a beautiful place with doors to die for. I wish these were the “normal” doors in my neck of the woods. California doors for the most part have little character unless you go to a mission, a church, or maybe a winery. So, I always look forward to seeing your selections. Congrats to Slovenia!!
    Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna, from Slovenia, Roman doors and me. 😉 Always welcome!

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  11. You made my heart sing, too 💜 So lovely!!! Love the orangey and yellow tones combined with green. And what Xmas sunshine weather you had! Even bestia’s tail made a cameo appearance 😋

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    1. Hihi, well spotted, SMSW! Yes, in Rome is hard to pinpoint the season…

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    1. You’re always welcome! ❤

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  12. A wonderful collection. Especially love the colors and shadows on the feature photo. Glad to see your normal is so lovely 😊

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, it’s spoiling me rotten. 😉

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  13. slfinnell says:

    Love your doors as always! I must ask if your European rules of basketball are the same as the states? My daughter attends KU where the rules of basketball originate and are quite the “Item on Display”. Must make note to capture that pic 😉

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    1. Ohh, you mean to say that the original rules still apply? 😮 Surely not, at least the 3-pointer was invented in the meantime. At least in Europe it didn’t exist when I played in school in the 70’s. There are some differences how they play here and there: each quarter is only 10 minutes long over here (there 12, right?), and each player can only make 5 personal fouls (there 6?). Anyway, we can and do play against each other. 🙂 For this winning Slovenian team they say they play like an NBA team: fast, strong and furious. And thanks!

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      1. slfinnell says:

        Good to know the differences! Here’s a link that was pretty big news around here not that long ago. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/university-kansas-grad-david-booth-scores-original-basketball-rules-4-3m-memorabilia-sale-article-1.472723 Let me know if there’s ever an international game featuring your champions. The family and I would love to watch!

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      2. Wow! That was an expensive score but good for him and the University. Here is the link of the semi-final game against Spain that I’ve just watched again, in peace this time. 🙂 Now that the championship is over, the team will not compete any more until the next qualifications. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVSMQQ23b60

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      3. slfinnell says:

        Thank you very much. Will have to use this lazy Sunday afternoon to watch it😊

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  14. Found this such a satisfying post to scroll through!

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    1. I’m glad to hear it, Little Mayfly. If you stick around, there might be more. 😉 Welcome to my blog!

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    1. Hihi, in Rome? Probably in mortadella…

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  15. Joanne Sisco says:

    Always so many great doors to choose from – but the last one made me smile. How could anyone ignore a door with a giant Italy-shaped pizza on it? Now that one is NOT *normal*! 🙂

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    1. Hehe, right, Joanne! A door is already a door – and then there’s pizza, and Italy! 😮

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