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…

Thursday Doors, March 2 2017

Šmartno is about to take over the race for the town with the most posted doors per capita. This is only the first post of three with doors from this tiny but magnificently restored village in Goriška Brda region, called “Slovenian Tuscany”. By all means visit-worthy, also but not only because this is wine-growing territory. Since we…

Thursday Doors, February 23 2017

Pitigliano is a fascinating town, but its doors have a secret: they are out to get you. It is called “Little Jerusalem” since it has a well-preserved Jewish section with a synagogue. Like some other towns in vicinity, such as Sovana and Sorano, it is built from volcanic ash (“tufo”). A while back I showed you some…

Thursday Doors, February 16 2017

Here is the first crop of the doors from our lovely end-of-the-year trip to the region of Goriška Brda, called “Slovenian Tuscany”. This was one well-researched trip thanks to my knowledgeable relatives. We drove from the Slovenian coast northwards, past Trieste through Italy toward Gorizia which is a city on the border with Slovenia where its name changes…

Thursday Doors, February 9 2017

We are back to Siena for another doorfest. Which reminds me: my sister, who did the guest Asian Thursday Doors post on here last week, said, reading all your encouraging comments: “You all are so cute! Such enthusiasm! As if they were puppies and not doors.” Here they are then, almost twenty Siena door puppies. Included…

Thursday Doors, February 2 2017

…Or Klu in Asia 4. Sister went to Thailand and Laos, and kept an eye on the doors for me and all Thursday Doors lovers around the world. Here is the fourth and last part of sister’s photos from her first Asian travel which she graciously let me handle. Sometimes it’s not a door as such but…

Thursday Doors, January 26 2017

Today it’s time for the second part of Izola doors with two Piran doors sneaking in. Izola is one of the few yet pretty towns on the short Slovenian coast. We had a short but eventful stroll during which we met some people, got invited to a concert and bestia got a pig’s ear. As…

Thursday Doors, January 19 2017

Let’s try to not see too much symbolism in these dark doors before us, va bene? These atmospheric photos were all taken in one night in one street, Viale di Trastevere in Rome. They make us all colour-blind, not able to see clearly and feel complicit. Do you want more? There is the second part…

Thursday Doors, January 12 2017

I’ve got so many Slovenian doors on stock now. Goodie! You will be getting them in instalments. Today the first 13 Ljubljana doors. Who thinks this number brings bad luck, has not lived on number 13 most of their happy lives. Ljubljana was cold and full of unknown people from all over the world but…

Thursday Doors, January 5 2017

I’m glad to present the first 2017 edition of Thursday Doors. The featured door is the most like me: broad, dishevelled, of uncertain age, unclear what it wants to be, most certainly not parallel, and yet charming and instantly win-me-overable (hehe). If you are a door and you need a review – be my guest. And…

Thursday Doors, December 29

These doors are fresh from the oven (as my Christmas biscuits from Siracusa will be soon – they were so popular that I’m having my second go at them). Today was lovely: first we went to the nature reserve Škocjanski zatok – first three photos – and then we visited Izola, another town on (short)…

Thursday Doors, December 22

Today is not so much about doors as specimens but more about a town, its streets, arches and apertures. Orbetello is about 15 minutes away, so it has been featured before, also doorwise, but there is something about it that makes me happy. I think it’s its colours. None of the photos below were taken…

Thursday Doors, December 15

Here is the second part of Caldana doors, comune of Gavorrano, province of Grosseto. This town must hold the record for the highest percentage of doors posted per capita. They might not be glamorous but they are well lived. And ultimately that’s what you want to be, as a door, opened and closed, kicked and slammed,…

Thursday Doors, December 8

One thinks that one has seen them all, the doors of Tuscany. And then one comes to Siena. This is the first part of Siena doors. And here it is again, the day when my friend D. and Jim Morrison were born and when John Lennon died and when it’s the surprising holiday in Italy –…