Thursday Doors, June 22 2017

Amore’s coworker said: “You must go to Castagneto Carducci. There are some doors there waiting for you.” And so we went. As we were going in that direction as it was, in search of the castle that didn’t want us from yesterday’s post, I rooted for this hilltop town. My friend obliged. Then we went…

Thursday Doors, June 15 2017

Without further ado, I give you the Duomo on the hill. On the right, do you see it? The Cathedral of Orvieto in Umbria, from all angles, mostly with doors, including the neighbour’s. No wonder Orvieto is one of my top ten smaller middle Italian towns. It was a pleasure and privilege to visit it…

Thursday Doors, June 8 2017

Another funky Thursday. Listening to funk, feeling the funk. Have some funky doors from Montemerano. This is a tiny village close to Terme Saturnia, a wild bathing spot with a warm waterfall and all. For some reason it often makes the top ten list of must-see Italian villages. I mean, not that it’s not especially…

Thursday Doors, June 1 2017

Today is the day to reminisce and look at the doors through which we shall all pass one day. There will not be as many doors as is the Norm (;) unless you think of each grave as a door, and probably we should. This cemetery of Talamone is another example of how serene, almost…

Thursday Doors, May 25 2017

Today used to be Day of Youth in Yugoslavia. Now it’s only the Towel Day. Have some crazy heads and shutters from Rome, and if you behave, you might be hitched off before the world is torn down for that hyperspace bypass. All of these were taken merely a few blocks apart in Rome’s Monteverde district. Usually it’s…

Thursday Doors, May 18 2017

What a fly-by week this has been! Before we return back to the basic pack, here is the first part of yesterday’s doors. They were found in the town of Tuscania which is not in Tuscany but in Lazio, to make guessing harder. The last few days have been HOT. Bestia says concrete, or even worse, hot sand,…

Thursday Doors, May 11 2017

Here is the second part of Ljubljana Graffiti Tour doors. Since I posted the first part of Slovenia’s capital doors with the now famous “Submarine Door”, I was notified (with a reward “for believing in us when we were smaller”) that the tour operators have changed their name to Ljubljana Alternative Tours, diversified and started to…

Thursday Doors, May 4 2017

May the 4th be with you and welcome to the weirdest edition of Thursday Doors. A collection of Talamone doors for those who see and seek them. I blame it on “Holy Motors” which I saw yesterday. Are you SURE you want to proceed? Photo: © signature mmm For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Thursday Doors, April 27 2017

Today will always stay in my memory as “The OF Day”, no matter how they call it now. The “OF” or “Osvobodilna fronta” was “The Liberation Front”, Slovenian anti-Fascist organisation that formed in 1941. As the Wikipedia says, “The Slovene Partisans were the armed wing of the Liberation Front, which fought in the beginning as a…

Thursday Doors, April 20 2017

For today’s Thursday Doors we go back to the town of my birth, Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a cold winter’s day when I took part in the free Ljubljana Graffiti Tour. I told Sandi, the organiser, that I’d got dressed as if I was going skiing and he concurred. At first it was just the two…

Thursday Doors, April 13 2017

In the ocean of photos that I’ve taken in the past week, let’s begin with yesterday’s. They just happen to include Siena and its Cathedral. We shall return to Siena on several more Thursdays, but today let’s have a look at the Cathedral, first from the outside and then on the inside where I was for the…

Thursday Doors, April 6, 2017

If you go off the train at the Ostiense station in Rome, you will find all kinds of things going on. The newly hipsterised area called Testaccio has plenty of attractions. “The old cemetery for non Catholic foreigners,” says the plaque by the door. It is also knows as Protestant cemetery or Cimitero degli Inglesi,…

Thursday Doors, March 30 2017

A bit of anniversary and another instalment of doors from “Slovenian Tuscany” which impressed even us who live at the source. On this day three years ago, for some not quite determined reason (but mostly to show my photos and tell stuff to more than my immediate people), I posted my first ever blog post….

Thursday Doors, March 23 2017

Again some Roma’s doors at night. Add your own colours, texture and focus. The night before last Christmas I had a brilliant idea to take some photos of doors at night. We were strolling along Viale di Trastevere in Rome on our way back from dinner and they were just there. Since your reactions to the…

Thursday Doors, March 16 2017

Today’s special: the second part of ancient Pitigliano doors. You never know where Thursday Doors may lead: The first part of Pitigliano doors, which is here, inspired my Russian friend raynotbradbury to write a short play. And she promises several more, all based on my doors. Imagine if behind one of those really lived a guy named…

Thursday Doors, March 9 2017

Today I’ll let the doors speak for themselves. But if you’re there you hear better. This is Metelkova City in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a proof what people might do if we’d let them. I won’t pretend I know about shooting street art, it was also a late January afternoon, not the best time to do it. I’m just grateful they…