Thursday Doors – October 11, 2018

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

The Doors of Vietri sul Mare – Amalfi Coast

I’m baaaaack!

After a 3-week blogging break it feels awesome to be back for more door fun.

In my upcoming posts you can expect to see tons of doors found during our time in Italy. Just a brief warning: We covered a fair amount of territory and I took well over 1800 pics on this trip, many of them doors, so you’ll be seeing Italian doors from me for a while.

But before I start I want to take a minute to thank the three guest hosts who kept our ship on course during my absence.

For Week 1, in anticipation of our meet-up the following week Manja from Mexi Movie The Third showed us some of my own favourite Italian doors from her past posts in this collection More Norm’s Doors.

In week 2 Joey over at Joeyfully Stated reminded us that weird is wonderful with this post: Moody Blue.

For week 3 Dan from No Facilities shared some of the beauty found within Heinz Chapel. Folks, the stained glass alone will have you swooning.

My sincere thanks to all three for doing a great job of guest hosting!

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And now to my Italian Doors 🙂

Hugging the rugged cliffs right next to the Port of Salerno on the eastern end of the Amalfi Coast is the lovely town of Vietri sul Mare.

Ceramics has been a tradition in this part of the world since the 15th century.

An afternoon stroll wandering the narrow streets of the old town netted us some amazing examples of both ceramics and wonderful doors.

Here’s a sampling of what we found:

The new train station

The old train station

Aged beauty

Ceramic art everywhere!

Door to some sort of electrical box?

I don’t even want to know what’s behind this one.

As always, thanks so much for visiting 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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98 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 11, 2018

  1. irinadim says:

    Awesome doors! Wonderful photography!

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  2. Amy says:

    I hope that you had an amazing excursion, but I’m certain that you did. Italy is very high on my bucket. I’m so excited to live vicariously through your photos. The views are stunning. I didn’t realize that there was so much ceramic work there. It’s quite spectacular. I’m not surprised that you found a plethora of interesting doors there. 🙂

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  3. Glad you are back. Love the ceramic art. Love the doors too.

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  4. Jennie says:

    Stunning! Every single one. And welcome back! On our one trip to Europe decades ago, our single purchase for ourselves was the same lion’s head door knocker. Your door collection this week is terrific.

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  5. joey says:

    Thank you for thanking me for the thing I would thank you for 🙂
    Welcome back!
    The warmth is amazing and most of it is just ridiculous in beauty. #19 with the spindles in the panels, though. Ooh, me likey! That’s a new one.

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  6. Oh my goodness, beautiful photos and awesome doors. I want to go there! So glad you’re back and that you enjoyed your travels. =)

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  7. Oh my, oh my, even I who am here can only sigh. Not only doors, the first two photos are glorious. ❤ And that old train station! And all the ceramics! Thank you for these, who knows where I'll reach below Rome. Viva L'Italia!

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  8. Welcome back. Norm! I’m sure you had a fabulous break in Italy and I look forward to seeing great Italian doors in the weeks to come.

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  9. I love Italy and I’m looking forward to all the Italian doors! These are gorgeous!

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  10. Irene says:

    Welcome back, Norm. Can’t wait to see even more of your beautiful Italian doors.

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  11. I do adore doors! 🙂 Your photos are stunning! I’ve added my contribution to the link-a-think

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Glad you enjoyed my post and thank you so much for joining us this week.:-)
      For future reference there’s no need to put your link in the comments section here, simply click on the blue frog button and add your link to our list – just as you did. That way all the links are in the same place much easier for everyone to find.
      If you get the chance check out some of the other contributions too – you’ll find that we have a very friendly bunch of door lovers here.
      Cheers 🙂

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      • Thanks, Norm. Yes, I know about the link-a-think blue froggy — I just like to add a copy of my link at the comment section, for redundancy sake. Call it a quirk … 😉 Of course, if you prefer I do not, I won’t do so. Have checked some of the other doors already, and will check more–it is fun! Na’ama

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  12. Aimer Boyz says:

    Some great doors there, Norm. I especially like the one with the Lion’s head knocker.
    Looking forward to the rest of your finds 🙂
    I love Italy. Haven’t got to the Amalfi Coast yet, but I will 🙂

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  13. smkelly8 says:

    Italy has so many gorgeous old doors.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for joining us this week. I just left a word on your blog, not sure if you got it…
      For future reference there’s no need to put your link in the comments section here, simply click on the blue frog button in my post and add your link to our list. That way all the links are in the same place – much easier to find.
      Cheers 🙂

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  14. Beauties! Every one!! But I love, love the little red door. I’m a little (ok! A lot) jealous of this trip – but in the nicest possible way. So glad you are sharing with us.

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  15. chava61 says:

    Here is my contribution.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for joining us this week. I just left a word on your blog, not sure if you got it…
      For future reference there’s no need to put your link in the comments section here, simply click on the blue frog button in my post and add your link to our list. That way all the links are in the same place – much easier to find.
      Cheers 🙂

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  16. Welcome back, Norm. Like you, I was traveling for the past few weeks but in very different geographic regions; back home to Hawaii and then to Shanghai to visit my mom and mother-in-law and staying ahead of hurricanes and typhoons on each leg of my trip. I remember the Amalfi Coast well as we travelled there a few years ago and your post brings back memories and yearnings to return. We didn’t get to your town but we stayed in Praiano and lived among the locals and met some very nice residents of that town and traveled to nearby towns by bus or walked the curvy roads shared by pedestrians, cars, trucks and buses. We also saw mini, backyard vineyards, lemon trees, ceramic shops, restaurants and a multitude of doors, like you did but I certainly would like to go back there to do a door shoot like your beautiful door shots. I hope you captured some places that we visited so I’m anxious to see what you have in future posts.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Gordon. We didn’t stop in Praiano but we saw it from the water. The whole region is just lovely, isn’t it?
      Lots more to share in the weeks to come so stay tuned 🙂

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  17. slfinnell says:

    Swooning for sure! And that blue sea. Lovely!

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  18. marianallen says:

    Beautiful and/or interesting batch! And that lion-head knocker is the best! Naturally, I favor that door with the squashed arch. Never saw an arch with that configuration, that I recall. Great to have you back!

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  19. Ah, gorgeous Italian doors 😊

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  20. Happy you’re back Norm! Missed your usual plethora of doors:):) Didn’t know where you were going, but serendipitous-ly while you were away I posted about the Mediterranean coast when we were there!

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  21. Welcome back, Norm! Your first set of doors makes me want to book a trip to Italy today! I look forward to seeing more of these beauties in future posts.

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  22. scooj says:

    Fantastic to have you back, and your stand-ins did a terrific job while you were away. I don’t know where to begin. First…envy…three weeks in Italy. Second…impressed…1800 pictures, that is a lot. Third…excited…to see all those Italian doors.

    This week you have started off in excellent form, and including those beautiful ceramics is a generous bonus. Each of your doors is a winner and I’m already looking forward to next week’s report.

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  23. tinahomeblog says:

    I love your pictures of Italy🌸

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  24. Cee Neuner says:

    You got a lot of real nice old doors. My doors are pretty plain as far as doors goes, but there is a twist. 😀

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  25. anitashope says:

    Amazing pictures. Doors – the entrance into a rooms own individual world.

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  26. bikerchick57 says:

    Norm, all that I can say is lovely, lovely, lovely doors. It appears you had a great time in Italy, but I don’t envy you sorting through the 1800 photos. You need another week’s vacation for door photo organization and selection.

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  27. JT Twissel says:

    Wow Norm – any of your pictures would make excellent postcards! You really knocked it out of the park. I just returned from Canada and have a few doors shots to share but I am completely out of gas – no energy and fighting off a cold. Maybe next week – and congrats! A stunning collection.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Jan. If I remember correctly you were in Nova Scotia, yes?
      Looking forward to hearing all about it. In the meantime I hope you can rest up and feel better soon.

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  28. Nothing like Italian doors: what with the sun and the beautiful textures of the walls around them.

    Nice to have you back, although I enjoyed the work of the temporary hosts.

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  29. What a rich and varied selection of doors and ceramics! I’m looking forward to seeing more. I have had one brief trip to Italy and that is where I seriously fell in love with doors. Welcome back

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you so much. The only issue with visiting a place with so many beautiful doors is that we can get a little jaded – it got to the point where doors I’d normally consider impressive back home were starting to look rather ordinary in Italy 😀

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  30. Welcome back. Italy is such a beautiful country to go on a doorscursion, Norm. You captured some great shots, I love the tiles as much as the doors. Keep them coming!

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  31. Rowena says:

    Wow, Norm. Now, I’m not only fighting off waves of door envy but am also trying to dampen my desires to revisit Italy. My attention was drawn to the dastardly looking mystery door and know nothing good could be behind it. I used to paint ceramics and so that element of your visit to Vietri sul Mare also fascinated me.
    Looking forward to seeing your adventure unfold in what must be coming months.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  32. Almost Iowa says:

    Norm, you have outdone yourself. These photos are spectacular.

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  33. Judith says:

    A great collection of Italian doors. Here’s to many more to come!

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  34. dimlamp says:

    Quite a collection of doors, sounds like you enjoyed your trip.

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  35. The first ceramic mural with the ship looked a bit like a page from “Where’s Wally?” (I think the name may be different on the other side of the pond). Golden, honey-coloured light on many of the doors makes them look good enough to lick.

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  36. If this post is any indication of things to come, I say, “Bring it on!” These are remarkable doors, alleys, scenes, etc. Just lovely.

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  37. Tara says:

    Very cool. I like the ceramic with the big ol’ sun the best (so far).

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  38. Twinkle says:

    All your photos are amazing love the colours.

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  39. Joanne Sisco says:

    Sigh. What’s not to love? … your photos put us in Italy 💕

    I love the second photo with the 2 domes against that intense blue sky and although there are so many wonderful sights, my favourite door is the one with the 3 ceramic tiles of increasing size from top to bottom.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your collection of doors unfold! Welcome back, Norm!

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  40. Jackie says:

    Looking forward to your Italian photos!

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  41. Beautiful scenery and photos, and great doors too!

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  42. Ally Bean says:

    All your photos are amazing, but that lion knocker on the arched wood door is my favorite. Wonder if it’d be too showy for our front door… 😃

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  43. Dan Antion says:

    So much beauty! It probably won’t come as a surprise, but I am thrilled that you found an old – stone/brick – train station! I love that door. The ceramics are equally as beautiful (and fun) as the doors. I’m glad you had a great trip, and I look forward to many more such doors. Thanks for the mention.

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  44. One of my favorite parts of Italy was the Amalfi Coast. These doors are all handsome, and the ceramic art is truly beautiful. If only a person on the ground could capture a photo of the roads because that’s almost another form of art for sure.. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      We used passenger ferries and water taxis to get around from town to town. That coastal road and the way people drive on it scared the living daylights out of me. And to think at one point before we were actually there, we’d been considering renting Vespas to get around 😀

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  45. tgeriatrix says:

    Doors from Italy – mine are all from the Czech Republic.

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  46. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great Italian wander, wonderful doors and I loved the colours.
    I’m very much looking forward to your continued Italian posts.

    Ive got something more northern – from iceland.

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