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Doors in Roma – Part 1
After admiring the many Roman doors posted over the years by blog buddy Manja from her frequent visits to the eternal city, I knew that on my first visit to Rome I’d be in for a treat.
We arrived on an overcast afternoon but the brief intermittent showers certainly didn’t deter us from wanting to drop off our luggage and get out to explore on foot.
Looking at these images now I have to say that the even light from the overcast conditions actually made for some pretty shots.
The most impressive thing I found about Rome was how well it all works together:
The old and the new,
the modern and the ancient,
the shiny and the rundown
The variety alone is enough to keep a door lover smiling for days.
The magical thing is that each one is unique, and plain ordinary doors are a rarity except on commercial buildings.
It did make it hard to get anywhere on foot especially at first, because I was stopping so often to capture each one.
One danger that I must admit to though is that eventually even an enthusiastic door lover can get jaded.
By the second day I was finding myself shrugging an unimpressed “meh” at doors my wife was pointing out to me; doors that less than 24 hours prior I had been hopping up and down snapping shots of, like an over-excited kid on a sugar high.
Perhaps instead of becoming jaded, I could say that thanks to Rome I was gaining experience and learning to become more selective.
All the same, however you define it, too much beauty is a wonderful problem to have.
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