Thursday Doors, November 9 2017

It’s August and we are back in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the city where all was happening to me until almost five years ago when I just had to move to Tuscany. I’m almost certain that Ljubljana understands.

Unless, of course, it doesn’t and decided to punish me.

This is where we stopped a few Thursdays ago, next to the tunnel under the Castle hill where Gornji trg (or Upper Square) and Old Ljubljana begin. It is one of the prettiest parts of the city and yet lies just outside the regular tourist route. Or maybe that’s why. I did it all on that hot August day and still suffer for it. My Achilles tendons were severely challenged in flat leather sandals.

And don’t you know it, today I saw that Norm of Thursday Doors fame has encountered a similar setback. Forget sex and drugs and rock’n’roll, doorscursions will get us in the end!

Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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    1. Thanks you, Dan! All good with your heels? 😉

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        All good. I’m running today, on the road for work.

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  1. joey says:

    Coffee house doors are so pretty!
    I loved that sorry old thing, and also back in time, down the street with absent dormer windows. Things of beauty down toward the river and the center, too.
    Great post, thanks for taking us again 🙂

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    1. You’re very welcome, Joey, any time. “Absent dormer windows” got me thinking. Then I checked. Dormer is a new word for me, thanks! And take care of your heels!

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      1. joey says:

        I will do my very best!

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    I love the photo of the black door and the bike. It looks like it should be in a travel brochure. Great pics.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ally! 🙂

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  3. mexploring says:

    Such a nice centre! Lovely streets full of life, it feels very nice to be there. And the pink and blue pic is my favorite! Pastels are always pretty 😉

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    1. Thank you, Mex. It’s interesting that you say that. There’s not much life on my photos as such, I mean people. Even though they were there. I like to work around them, can you tell? 🙂

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      1. mexploring says:

        True, there are not many people. But that pic had a lively energy, I could feel that 🙂 do you prefer not having people in your photos?

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      2. I prefer not having people. 😀 I told you I was an introvert. Hordes of tourists depress me. I bumped into them just down that street… I don’t mind if somebody walks into my frame as I’m taking a photo but I don’t search people out for it except if I know them.

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      3. mexploring says:

        There are so many different types if introverts though. I consider myself an introvert too, but I like meeting people and would like to get better at taking more pictures of them 🙂

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Sorry doors also have their stories to tell! As usual, what an assortment.

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    1. Oh, yes, Jan, indeed, that’s why I love to take photos of them just as much. And thank you kindly!

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    The light in those last two sots is just golden hour gorgeous. That time of day when I just stand there and admire with a silly grin until someone gives me a nudge and reminds me to hurry up and take the picture before the beautiful light is gone 😀
    Great post Manja!

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    1. Thanks, Norm. Yes, the light was slowly going for the day. I had to reach my family quite a way away for dinner and stepped up not to be late and in the morning I was unable to use either of my feet. 😦 I see that you’re much better already. I wish you full recovery. I’m still reminded of this day every time I take a step.

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  6. Vicky says:

    So nice, I am totally under the impression you deliberately live in places that have fantabulous doors!

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    1. Hihih, Vicky, might be… I just find them wherever I go. But so do you. 🙂 Thank you!

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    The light in the last 2 photos does look soft and gentle. I’m guessing it was early morning? The last photo with the triple doors bathed in the soft light should be the winner, but it got nudged out of top stop by the teal “Osem” door with the reflection of the bicycle. It looks like an authoritarian door, but still manages to look welcoming. Nice.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. It was not morning but rather 6.40 pm, I’ve checked. The light was slowly going. That Osem door tricked me into thinking this was some fancy clothing boutique or something like that. After learning only today that it was a very good bakery, I’m truly sorry that I didn’t enter. It’s also possible that it was closed. I’m also sure that for you and Norm the third time will be lucky. 🙂

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        I would have guessed sunset, except the tables were all empty and the area neat. I’m surprised.

        … and yes, I’m hoping for #3. After 2 postponements, I’m sure it will be memorable when it finally happens. Maybe we’ll get arrested for trespassing 😉

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  8. Old Ljubljana is my kind of place filled with lots of old world charm and plenty of lovely doors. You made the place even better when you said it lies just outside the tourist route. Perfection. Sorry to hear about your Achilles tendon. I hope it heals quickly!
    Donna

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    1. Oh, Donna, thanks, but I was not being very clear. This street is just a few steps away from the tourists. When I reached the promenade after such a peaceful walk, I was taken aback by the multitudes and ugly, generic shops.

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      1. Oh no, tourists and ugly, generic shops, not what you’d want to see after a peaceful walk.
        Donna

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  9. Lignum Draco says:

    Lovely selection. The bicycle in the 2nd last one is a perfect addition.

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    1. Thank you so much, Dragon! 🙂

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  10. lexklein says:

    Beautiful selections from that city with a new castle – haha! I particularly love the one with the tree trunk and the red door (with all the cobblestones) as well as the leafy red door. (I don’t even like the color red, so you know you made these look good!)

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    1. Hihi, Lexi, thanks. I see and click, doesn’t make anything, I bet you’d love it in person as well. 😉

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      1. I should say *don’t make anything.

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  11. that “sorry” thing-door was too beautiful!!! the next is more…nicely-painted lol

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    1. Yes, RayNot, I didn’t choose the good word. I often find beauty in not-as-nicely-painted stuff. Nothing to be sorry for if you are a has-been.

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      1. yes, more doors like this!!! :))

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