Thursday Doors, November 2 2017

Today a walk through Tuscania from the day after my birthday.

Only May and it was already so hot. It clearly foretold what the summer would be like and yet I couldn’t quite believe it.

I was very happy to have my parents over, not only because they give good perspective, door size-wise.

Tuscania is not even in Tuscany, to make guessing harder, but in Lazio. Here you can see the first part of the doors from this visit.

And if “Rainman”, for example, or “Kramer Vs. Kramer“, is your favourite film and you didn’t do what I said in my previous post, no turning back now, is it. It’s never too late, no matter how long overdue, to change what happens within an industry, corporation, church, family. Eyes are opening and the elephant in the room is getting jittery.

I wish you a good Movember, especially to those who are writing this month.

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    You can’t have too many arches. Stone, wood, metal, arches and arched doors are the best. However, that said, I still like the top photo the best. It’s such an interesting mix of buildings. I’m trying to imagine what it must be like on the inside. Great collection of photos – thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Dan, I knew you’d understand. 🙂

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  2. Mama Cormier says:

    You have such beautiful doors in Italy. I can’t wait to go back for another visit.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I’m sure you will be back. 🙂 I’m behind on your blog but sooner or later I’ll catch up. I hope you enjoy your retirement fully and immensely.

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  3. conspicari says:

    Great set of doors again, really like the arch and the stylish award. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Conspicari. Whole lot of arches here, do you mean the arch in the wall with the clock on top?

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      1. conspicari says:

        Yes, that’s the one. 🙂

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  4. Susanne says:

    I like that you’re the kind of person who doesn’t remove the bucket. Keeping it real.

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    1. Oh, yes, Susanne, this is very important to me. Only now I realise I should write that I’m the kind of person that doesn’t kick the bucket! 😀

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  5. Vicky says:

    What a gorgeous place, yet another, there is a huge chunk of Europe I have missed to date according to your travels! Arches, love them and the doors are stunning too….

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    1. Ohh, Vicky, thank you so much. Europe is full of chunks of various sizes and characteristics. 😀 I don’t think anybody can ever see them all. That’s why our planet is so great.

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  6. awtytravels says:

    Indeed, the last photo (with the “perline”) is SO Italy. My granny used to take me to a charcuterie – damn, the name is so pretentious! -, Mr Driusso, in her village. He had the red perline which I played with, on the entrance, free during the summer when the door was open, and bundled in winter when the main door was kept closed.
    Last year I discovered that Mr Driusso – well, partner in crime, Mazzia, the guy who screamed whispering (yes it’s possible) – sold freshly-baked pizza in the night, when they made bread. I got there after the pub, with friends. Got in via a side entrance, the shop is closed at night, got our pizzas and croissants and I couldn’t fail but check: the perline are still there. I remember them from when I was 4, and there they were, 26 years later. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for this little slice of life, Fabrizio. Charcuterie is a new word for me. I’m glad the perline are still there. 🙂

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  7. dennyho says:

    Your final comment sums it up perfectly…

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    1. Thank you, Denny. 🙂

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    Your pictures are always a delight for the eyes. Your mother has a lovely smile!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I’ll tell her you said that. 🙂

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  9. Leya says:

    Colourful and inspiring as always! Thank you for cheering us up here in the greeeeyyyyyy

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    1. You’re always welcome, Leya! 🙂 And thanks!

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  10. joey says:

    That last one is interesting to me — are those beads or fabric strips or drapes? Do you recall?
    I loved the arch with clock!

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    1. Thanks, Joey. If you look at a comment above, Fabrizio calls them “perline”, as in little pearls. But I just had another look at the close up and it seems fabric!

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      1. joey says:

        Groovy. It’s unique 🙂

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  11. Sigh. Italy doors. I do miss them! (And you!)

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I can imagine! But you’ll be back. 🙂

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  12. As always, lots of great doors. I like the one with the promise of frescoes and the one after it best. And can’t we almost always count on our parents to provide perspective, whether in a photo or in life? 🙂

    janet

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Yes, I had something like this in mind regarding parents. 🙂

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  13. Another great collection! I loved the arches and the framing you did with those images. The Grandest Arch of All was pretty cool too.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. Arches are natural frames, aren’t they?

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  14. The light in Italy is PERFECT for photography and the subjects are always spot on!

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    1. Thank you, Cady. It also helps if subjects are doors which cannot move or protest. 😀 (Sometimes a door opens just as I’m taking photo of it. Then we both blush.)

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  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    Another wonderful collection. Nice to see your mom was a good sport about posing for perspective. Her presence in the shot with that tiny green door makes all the difference in that shot – and you can tell her I said so 😉

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    1. Hahha, Norm, I will. High praise indeed. 😉 And thanks!

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  16. I forgot that I reviewed your first post of Tuscania, but this follow up door post is just as awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Gordon. It was a while back. 🙂

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  17. prior.. says:

    final two were my fav and laughed at the bucket – nice to leave it

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    1. Thanks, Prior, I’m glad we share favourites. It’s how it is – some kick the bucket and some don’t even touch it. 😉

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  18. Joanne Sisco says:

    I did a bit of a double-take when you referred to *Movember*. Here, Movember refers to the entire month of November when men grow their moustache as a charity fund raiser for projects in support of men’s health – particularly prostate and testicular cancer. It took me a while to realize you were actually referring to Nanowrimo 🙂

    Oh, and the doors? The feature photo, of course. It has an arch AND a turret!!

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    1. Ohh, right, Joanne, thanks for the explanation. I liked the word the first time I heard it, last year, I believe, and used it now as a reminder to all of us that we should move. 🙂 So I was not referring to Nanowrimo at first, but then I remembered that this is also going on in November and joined the two. It’s important to move, even if it’s fingers on the keyboard. 🙂 And yes, the featured scene is over the top Italian style, which means not really. 😀

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Ahhh – I didn’t make that connection with ‘moving’. Good one – I like it even more 🙂

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  19. Manja, Wonderful photos of Tuscania. Lots of great doors! Your mom is a beautiful lady and a good sport for posing for the photos.
    Donna

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much, Donna. 🙂 I’ll make sure she sees this.

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  20. lexklein says:

    I laughed out loud at your comment that your parents made for good perspective on door size! It’s always nice to see a human or beast with the doors from time to time also!

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    1. Hihi, Lexi, I love to entertain. 😀 Thanks! And I agree, good to have some human models.

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