Thursday Doors, October 26 2017

The doors today are as fresh and as local as can be. And yet I’ve never seen them before.

Not all: some of them – the first four – I pass on a daily basis. But then I took the turn I normally don’t and found a church.

I’ve been living here for almost five years. I’ve heard the church toll – gently – from the station, but I never came close to look. Not that I have anything against them – I’ve shared many churches on my blog already – but it’s not that I search them out for religious purposes. They are just everywhere and you cannot not keep bumping into them. I have so many photos from and of churches that I’ll never post them all.

When I lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and they built a new church in the vicinity once they came back in fashion, we could not be more devastated. On Sundays, instead of letting us rest, they chimed and bonged and banged and tolled those bells so much, so loudly and for so long that one time I called in. “Some of us are trying to rest,” I said into the voice mail. Nothing changed but I did my part.

So you can understand that I was somehow relieved that after moving to Italy I don’t have a church in immediate vicinity. Bells chiming from afar are just fine. I never explored where the chiming comes from, though, probably since I expected something modern and little for our rather new part of town where nothing ever happens, except trains arrive and dogs sneeze.

Now that I’m doing the black&white “Seven Days” photo challenge, I’m deviating from my usual path and then such things happen. This was three days ago. Gentle deviation: warmly recommended.

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. What a lovely rubble wall to set that window in!

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Your photos are beautiful. I especially like the soccer field gate… with the green grass behind it. Such sunny pics.

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    1. Thank you, Ally, and welcome to my blog. 🙂 Nothing if not sunny around here.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are great photos. I do like the stone church, but I also really like the letter box.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. The stonework reminded me of some buildings you have found.

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        I love it 🙂

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      2. I corrected above to ‘buildings’ because I have more posts than one by you in mind.

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      3. Dan Antion says:

        Ha ha. Thank you 🙂

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  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    I agree with you about the whole b&w thing. I just love colour too much. When the snow starts to fly here, there will be plenty of natural grey and white palate. I don’t need to artificially create more.

    Your photos always hint at more than just the doors. Today I see cactus! … and then there is the mention of olive groves! It’s a reminder that not only is the history and architecture different in your corner of the world, but so is the climate!!

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    1. Ah, Joanne and her flying snow. I hear you: plenty of black and white when that happens. Colours are what guides my view, I see now, forget about patterns or shapes or whatever. I’m a bling-bling colour magpie. Yes, yes, we have cactuses, pomegranates and olive trees, to name but a few. But it’s to be expected: I’m almost in Africa! Corsica is just in front. That’s why desertification is a real threat around here. Amore says we will simply move to Scandinavia when that happens. :O

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        You’re on the west side of Italy? For some reason, I had you on the east side … closer to Slovenia.

        We are 2 peas in a pod. I’m a “bling-bling colour magpie” too. Colour and sparkle are the first things I notice and it often dictate whether or not I like something 🙂

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      2. Oh, yes, I’m a westie, always gravitating towards the west. I remember the impact of Los Angeles, the first time I saw the Pacific. I thought I’d never return but had to, Italy was calling, I just couldn’t hear yet. Might be because I prefer sunsets to sunrises. 😀

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      3. Joanne Sisco says:

        How wonderful to know exactly who you are!! I say that with a certain amount of awe, because I’m still trying to figure it out.

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  5. joey says:

    Great letterbox, and those gates to the soccer field 🙂 Nice doors post.
    I like black and white, but I tend only to use it when the colors are distracting, like there’s too much goin on. Otherwise, I like color. I’ll be doing the 7 Day B & W thing on IG this week.

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    1. Thanks, Joey. Oh, great that you’re doing it too! I’m not on IG, I hope you post here as well when the week is done. I’ll do it too. I obviously adore too much going on. :p

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      1. joey says:

        Maybe, like round them all up at the end, perhaps. I’m not going to forgo all the regular writing and I don’t want to post twice a day… Maybe.

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    The windows with the green shutters is a wonderful shot; it has soothing colours, horizontal lines, nice shadows…there’s a lot to like about that image.
    The mail box one is a close second – the coat-of-arms in the casting is way cool 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Norm. I had a fun walk indeed. You know how it sometimes happens that you can’t stop taking pictures? I know not all are of doors as such but I wish them to stay together.

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  7. Helen Bushe says:

    Thank you for this tour of your neighbourhood. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it! I especially love the green shutters. Church bells are fine midday, but not too early in the morning. (And I agree. The church door does look cheap. They must have run out of funds!)

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    1. Thank you so much, Helen! 🙂 I had a truly fun walk and I didn’t wish it to end. I was reminded that I need to take paths not taken yet. It’s so EASY! And yet I rarely do it. Silly.

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  8. mexploring says:

    And I love those usual entrances 🙂 and so much light and southern air in your pictures! ❤️❤️

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    1. Yes, Mex, good to see you around! True, there is much sunlight over here. And you love even the ordinary doors like these? 🙂 Thanks!

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      1. mexploring says:

        Good to see you too! I love those doors because they are not ordinary to me 🙂 Maybe, you would like some ordinary doors over here too 😉

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    I’ve said this before but what an eye you have. Always stuns me.

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    1. Oh, Jan, it feels good hearing this. 🙂 Thank you!

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  10. I’ll take the mailbox door, please. 🙂 Even though the church doors aren’t special, I do like what’s above them. Maybe that’s to get people to “lift up your eyes.”

    janet

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Yes, I like the whole package too, the stonework and the blue patch above the door. Sometimes the door itself is of not much importance.

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  11. I have lots of shutter shots coming up from Greece 🙂

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    1. Hey, Kelvin, welcome to my blog. Will keep my eyes open. I hope you do another post on Slovenia and Lovely-Ana. 🙂

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  12. I am having a ‘moment’ where I dream of being in a place where nothing ever happens, except trains arrive and dogs sneeze. Sounds very inviting right now 🤗.

    Your feature photo for this post is another work of art worthy of hanging on a wall 💕.

    I share your addiction to color and am typically challenged to create BW. The only time I do is when I have a composition that I Iove but the light and color are just so ‘off’ I have no choice but to explore BW if I want to save the image

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    1. Right, Lisa, I agree with the last. It can help. And thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂 Art is a relative term but what you hang, you hang. 😉 I hope you find some calm soon.

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