Thursday Doors, October 19 2017

Admit it, I could be showing you just a handful of doors and towns in a loop and you wouldn’t even know it. True, they start to blend one into the other after a while but this only allows you to notice little differences.

This is Castagnetto Carducci, another small town on the top of the hill in Maremma. True, we were here before on a Thursday, since amore’s coworker had told me they had doors for me (the first part is here).

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It was an early afternoon in mid June and it was already so hot that tourism was hardly a leisure. The light was piercing and the heat was scorching.

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A danger of keeping plants outside. I was busy taking photos and didn’t notice him do that or I’d intervent.
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Not strictly a door. I wonder if this car must park here at all times for stylistic reasons.

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This eatery was left untried.

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Wider view. Do you know how hard it is to pass a door without taking it with me?
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This door was see-through all the way to the sea.

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True, all towns are similar but not all have a view quite like this. Click on the photo below to view the doors again in my flickr gallery.

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Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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54 Comments Add yours

  1. Beat Company says:

    Being not sure, whether you meant to photograph the mini-cooper’s door or the frame (Isn’t it like a door to just another world ?) – I still would have tried the eatery. (Seated facing it’s door, of course.)

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    1. Matthias, it was too hot to eat. Also too late. Italians are very particular and don’t cook between 2 and 7 pm, or so. And you’re right, doors to other worlds and words are all around us.

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      1. Beat Company says:

        There you go. I forgot about the siesta. Definitely got to get used to that ! (on me way to Catalunya).

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      2. Oh yeah, most excellent! Never been! Take photos. 🙂

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      3. Beat Company says:

        Ma si – naturalmente !

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  2. Vanessa says:

    Haha, I wouldn’t even care if your doors WERE in a loop. I’d keep admiring them all the same!

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa, for the confidence. 🙂

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  3. dweezer19 says:

    While they are indeed simlarly beautiful, each is very unique. You see the history in the wood and glass. I just love all the vibrant colors!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. Plenty of history and enough pecularities indeed.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    You coil show me these doors next week, change the text a bit, have the pup eat some different flowers and I’d be fine. You always find such beautiful doors. I could look at them over and over.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. But please, look again, he is not eating flowers! 😮 Worse!

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  5. joey says:

    I’m sure you could slip a few repeats in, some well-worn wood, many of those are similar, but there are always those who really stand out. Like the colored glass that looks like tile today.
    Loved the car commentary 😛

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    1. Thanks, Joey. The one with the glass squares I actually did post already in full, that time when I was hosting and had doorfies. 😀 But it’s the only repeat among these, promise!

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      1. joey says:

        Mmhmm, it’s memorable 🙂

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Oh to wander around all day in a place where doors actually matter 🙂
    Second pic, #23 near the beginning is my fave. Great shots!

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    1. Thank you, Norm. Yes, I love that one too. It came out this way already, I didn’t use any filters to make it look like a painting. I guess in that heat everything looked like drawn by hand.

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  7. Lovely textures. I like that glass door where you get the texture through the reflections.

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    1. Thank you, I. J., and welcome to my blog!

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  8. As usual, there are too many doors for me to pick out a favorite, but I do love the view in that last shot. I could see sitting there in the heat, having something small (and cold) to eat while sipping some cold wine. 🙂

    janet

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    1. Oh yes, Janet, it was just the spot for it. It was too hot even for that though. Thanks!

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  9. Leya says:

    Oh these are gorgeous…but it looks indeed TOO hot for me. Kind of your bestia to water the flowers!

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    1. Thank you, Leya. It was too hot for everybody but my friend was visiting for a week and we had to take it as it was. After the second hilltop town she said Stop. 😀

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  10. So you are the one who’s responsible for the dead plant! LOL

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    1. Hihih, Sunny Days, no! It was the drought! 😉

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  11. LOL! I love that Amore’s co-worker is showing you/ telling you about wonderful doors! You can convert him/her to posting their own blog to share doors! That person is a Kindred Spirit! 🙂

    I LOVE #23, and #14. I hope I live long enough to get to Italy to see just a 10th of the doors you’ve shared.

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    1. Hihih, Deborah, yes, he is a darling. And thank you! Here he is as we were strolling along Appia Antica road and he had to wait for me due to my door habit. This is how you remember… 😉

      https://manjameximovie.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/happy-4th-birthday-bestia/#jp-carousel-15769

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  12. fkasara says:

    “we were here before on a Thursday, since amore’s coworker had told me they had doors for me” HAHA, they know you well enough 😁

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    1. Hahha, I like to ripple like that. Soon everybody who knows me will start looking for doors. 😉

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  13. love all the different ways of creating an arch. And very uplifting to see such sunshine and light when all I see out of the window is dull, dark and grey – autumn in Britain.

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    1. Hello, Radical Rambler, good to see you around. Sunshine and light there was, even too much of it. It was June then and already much too hot for tourism.

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      1. Yes, I’ve neglected my blog recently, need to find time to get back to it and all the lovely people I follow

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  14. How lovely ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you very much, Susan! 🙂

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  15. Judith says:

    I’d missed your June post so now have enjoyed both tours. So much beautiful varnished wood. With the colour-washed walls no one needs a coloured door as well.

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    1. Thank you, Judith. I’m glad you got two in one. I love the colours of the walls so much. A stylish nation, no doubt.

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      1. Judith says:

        I’m sadly conscious that in an equivalent British town half the doors would have been replaced with white plastic ones!

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  16. Beautiful finds, Manja! I don’t mind if I’m seeing your re-posted doors if they look like #23 and any of the other ones!

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    1. Thanks, Gordon. I don’t need to repost door photos, with exceptions, since I’ve got so many and new and new ones keep rolling in. #23 is a favourite of mine too.

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  17. prior.. says:

    nice collection this week (as usual m-cubed) and my fav photo of the post is the one with the doggie in the flowers – well I like ti for the door down the alley like that – so cool.
    and it does not seem like your pup made a big mess – did they?

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    1. Thank you, Prior. He just sprayed them a little as he does. 😀 I hope they don’t have herbs in there…

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      1. prior.. says:

        hee – I hope no herbs are in there too – and if so – hopefully they wash their produce… lol (and woof)

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  18. Castagnetto Carducci – fantastic!!! These doors do remind me of a blend of places I have visited! (note to self, add this to my list!)

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    1. Yes, Liz, do that, but there are SO many. I wonder if it’s possible to do them all in a lifetime. 😀 And thanks!

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  19. That first shot gives a glimpse to fact that we were in for a door treat. And they definitely did not disappoint! I don’t often get to see arched entries like #32 here, so it’s so much of a treat when others share. Even arches created by transoms are infrequent. I think #14 was my favorite… but they were all amazing! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Amy! 🙂 This is Italy for you… So much beauty in so many ways.

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  20. awtytravels says:

    Maremma maiala! 😀

    Toscana’s tourism board should put you on their payroll for services to the region’s tourism.

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    1. Hihi, there are many here indeed. Mostly on souvenirs and in food. I think Toscana does not need to spend a single euro on advertising. (But yes, everybody should pay me just because. :D)

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  21. dennyho says:

    Although a hot day, the sun allowed for brilliant, crisp, colorful photos. The door @ # 23 is my fav….

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    1. Thank you, Denny! Mine too!

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  22. Joanne Sisco says:

    You live in a corner of the world where there is so much architectural interest going on that the doors are just an exclamation mark 😃There is one door that really impressed me for that very reason – the one with the yield and arrow sign.
    The overall composition of this photo with the overhanging plants is just gorgeous, with the arched studded door completing the perfection!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Joanne. I’m really glad you mention this one. I love it too. Imagine the loss if I only took a photo of the doors, not caring about the rest.

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Exactly. Sometimes it’s just the door. Sometimes it’s the entire surroundings!

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