Thursday Doors, October 12 2107

After an entire week without a single blog post we are back to Maribor and its doors.

I don’t have any excuse, really. I’ve been blogging regularly for 3+ years and this is the longest I’ve been without a post. For the last few days I’ve been feeling flu-ely but it’s not just that.

Blogging is quite a piece of work, but you knew that. And I was born lazy. Actually, it’s amazing what kind of quantity I’ve been producing. I dare say quality too, as in not fluff, stupid lists, click-bait kind of posting we tend to get.

It’s not that I don’t have material or ideas. They are omnipresent. I go for a walk, in my empty, warm, quiet post-season corner of Tuscany, and I write heaps of posts in my head. Birds pick them up and take them to you. Did you hear that chirping just earlier? That was an unsung post right there.

Be as it may, Thursdays and doors always move me into action. This is the second part of doors from Maribor, the second largest Slovenian city where my father was born. He took us there this summer and showed us his birth house (which I included in my first Maribor door post). We had čevapčići, and then a nice stroll with lots of doors, cats and ice-cream at Illich, the best ice-cream place in Maribor.

Some of the doors need a bit of TLC but don’t we all. The most magnificent ones that come at the end belong to Maribor Cathedral.

I hope to see you sooner than in a week.

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A drive-by. First Maribor door I saw.
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In the same courtyard as dad’s birthhouse. Either is that a really small door or a giant lives here.

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Illich. And nobody is eating ice-cream!
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At Grajski trg.

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You can have a pedicure here. Gosposka St.
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Vetrinjska St.
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Home of a society for “the development of creativity and potentials”. Maybe I need to apply.

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“The Embassy of Health.” I want to be that woman below.
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On sale. Imagine – in the right hands…

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They have rooms to let. Exactly 4. Poštna St.
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At Slomškov trg.

And here is the cathedral. Not as huge and imposing as the Italian ones, but still lovely.

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Click on this photo to view the gallery in my flickr account.

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    Great doors as usual, Manja. Look at the hardware on that last door!
    However, what struck me the most was the inverted arch at the top of the blue doors at #16. I don’t think I’ve ever seen doors with that scooped top before. Cool.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Must be a rare type. We are growing into quite door specialists. 🙂

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  2. Well, having to wait a full week was very worth it! Jeez, so many great ones here! Love the courtyard of your dad’s birthhouse, I personally think you should knock on that door. Giant or hobbit? Who knows until you knock!

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    1. Hihi, Liz, I vote for a giant. I say the door is the normal size but look at the size of those clothes! 😉 And thank you! Not knocking though!

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Fun post. Glad to see you came out to join us despite the slowdown in momentum. I get you 100% on the regular blogging thing. A break is essential from time to time, but a break also reminds us how much fun life is like without a blogging commitment.
    My love of doors is what keeps me going. I guess that as long as it’s fun and not a chore, I’ll keep at it.
    As for this week’s doors I too love the hardware in the last few but my fave shot is the really small/giant door – the laundry makes the shot.

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    1. Thank you, Norm. It’s not so much that I view blogging as a chore or commitment… I love doing it, it’s how I reach out. I guess at some times I need to do it more than at others. Anyway, I’m not going anywhere. And I was grateful to that laundry too! 🙂

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  4. I love the orange gate. And the pedicure door. And your beautiful writing ❤ Didn't hear the birds coz I've been indoors all week: it's raining! But you're allowed to take a break 🙂 I write posts in my mind all the time, too 🙂

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    1. Thank you, girl. ❤ It comes as no surprise, this last. 🙂 I can just picture you: walking your rock stars, gazing around and doing mental (and actual too, I hope) clicks.

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  5. Tu as bien le droit au repos. J’en prends beaucoup ces temps-ci. Nous ne sommes pas des esclaves. 🙂 On déguste ce qu’il y a à déguster.

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    1. Oh, Mamie, do you know you are the only person who speaks French with me? I approve of your optimism. 😀 Let me see… I’m translating by feeling: “You are right to have a rest. I take such time off often. We are not slaves.” But the last sentence… hm… “deguste” sounds bad! 😀 Help?


      1. Hummm déguster… Google say taste. But it is more… refind? Can I use savor? See? it pushes me to work too… So: We savor what you offer to savor. not so good but I think now you can guess.

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      2. Oh, thank you for making us both work a little. 😉 Savor is a fine word. I’m glad that I feed you well. And I think I confused ‘déguster’ with ‘disgust’. 😀

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      3. OH I see… those two verbs… a luck you asked me… déguster is a fine word…

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  6. joey says:

    Ooh! Orange and iron gate, please! So striking!
    I hope you get to feeling better, and not just so you’ll blog more 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Joey. I’m not going anywhere, not for long, anyway. Stay tuned…

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  7. I hope you are feeling better and I have missed you.

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    1. Oh, Claudia, thank you. I miss your words and images too. Will delve in soon.

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    So many arched doors today 🙂 – I love arched doors, even the old ones covered in graffiti. High peaked arches, low wide arches, you brought a littl eof everything here. Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Dan, I’m glad you found something for your taste. 🙂

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  9. prior.. says:

    O M-cubed – I love door three the most – the handle especially – and that shape. then the last pci – with the two sitters – another top pic.
    but you were tight about the TLC (and us needing it too) and these photos are not ever what we’d see in a brochure and have “wonderful human life” written all over them….

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    1. Thank you, Prior. Well, some of them are a remnant of some other times, I suppose. They always catch my eye too. Who knows, they might have provided wonderful life once upon a time. And thank you for your good wishes.

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      1. prior.. says:

        yes – and I love how wrote about posts and the bird chirps – ha

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  10. prior.. says:

    and hope you feel 100% soon

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