Thursday Doors – January 24, 2019

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 Bolsena – Part #1 (and a new word for your Doorcabulary)

Warning: I’m sooo not finished with doors from our time in Italy this past fall 😀

After we left Amalfi, we took the train north to Orvieto to meet up and spend a few days with the unofficial Queen of Italian Doors – Manja over at Manja Mexi Moving – (psst, if you’re not already following her new blog, you probably should be).

After meeting us at the train station and showing us around the lovely old hilltop town of Orvieto,

I’ll do at least a post or two on Orvieto at a later date

we then headed about 1/2 hour east to the lovely lakeside resort village and commune of Bolsena.

From the moment we got there I found so many gorgeous doors that at one point I was afraid of giving myself whiplash from snapping my head in various directions to admire yet another beauty.

If some of these look at all familiar I’ll apologize in advance, it’s just that Manja may well have already photographed and posted some of them herself on her blog as well.

Being that this was only our first afternoon with her, and knowing that we were on the way to but had not yet even arrived at her place in Tuscany, I was quickly coming to the conclusion that these next few days were going to be quite special for door discoveries.

Not that I had any doubts beforehand of course, it’s just that being there live and in-person and soaking it all in, it really hit me: I was truly in door heaven!

In fact at some point during the trip I invented a new word that we all adopted, to describe that overwhelming feeling of joy stemming from too much door pleasure.

The Doorgasm!

Phew, it’s a good thing I quit smoking years ago ’cause right about now I could go for a cigarette 😉

With so much historic architecture and so many unique doors found in all the little towns and villages in this part of Italy you really can’t go wrong. Oh yeah, the food and the vino are pretty good too.

As always, thank you so much for looking 🙂

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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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70 Responses to Thursday Doors – January 24, 2019

  1. Jennie says:

    Wood doors with stone surrounds and intricate fan lights are just beautiful. Thank you, Norm.

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  2. I do love train travel. The landscape of Orvieto is breathtaking and the doors are incredible. I can understand your smile!

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  3. Love the doors. I really like the rope columns too.

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  4. Once you photograph anything in Italy you are truly hooked! Beautiful doors, but my favorite is the greyish one fourth from the bottom. It looked so nonchalant and gorgeous at the same time, just daring one to ignore it! I have a question about the LinkedIn. Am I the only one that gets advertising now (for a minimum of five seconds) before I am linked to another site when I try to look at all the other posts? It is SOOOOOOOOO annoying! And today I was linked to 3 blogs that stated no post found at that site! It never used to be this way, but it is now! This would deter me from ever using LinkedIn. Please let me know what’s going on!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes Inlinkz has started showing 5 second ads before taking you to the requested site. Yes it’s annoying. I’m trying to find another link-up generator that’s also easy to use, but it seems that pickins are pretty slim out there. Depending on the cost I may just upgrade to the paid version in order to avoid the ads..
      As for broken or non-functioning links, that is totally on the user. Some people mistakenly copy their URL link while their post is still a draft, not realizing that the URL changes when the post goes live.
      Others invert the Name field with the URL Link field. I try to fix them when I can (fixed 2 earlier) but sometimes I can’t find the original post. In those cases I advise the user and give them some time to fix it before I delete the link.
      It’s a PITA and very time-consuming, but overall it’s lots of fun so I put up with the few annoyances 😉
      Thanks for reaching out on this. Concrete suggestions for improvements are always welcome.

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      • Could you ask us to link to your site and use ping-backs? I look at everyone’s site that way! Look at https//the propagatorblog.wordpress.com in the comments section. He gets lots of comments and I look at every blog at the same time

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        • Norm 2.0 says:

          Frankly even though many others use ping-backs this way it is not my favorite option. I prefer to keep links and ping-backs out of the comments section. It’s easier for me to manage and it keeps it clean and less time-consuming for me to follow. At least with a link-up list all the links are easy to find and in one place.
          I started it without the link-up list originally and it was a mess. Some people would put their links in with their comments, others used ping-backs, and others did both, meaning I’d waste time inadvertently visiting the same post twice.
          We have a lot of newbies lately who are not sure how it all works so I’ll probably do a refresher How-To post soon. Hopefully that will help.

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      • PS last week there were 334 comments on his SOS site with ping backs! Yikes!

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  5. Aimer Boyz says:

    The doors are wonderful, but right now, the sun shining on them looks pretty damn good too 🙂

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  6. amoralegria says:

    Doorgasm! That really gave me a laugh! Lovely doors this week.

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    Oh Norm – you are so funny! 😆

    The sad part is that when you come back home you realize how boring our doors are in comparison. I love the 2nd last one with the cannonballs out front. I love the little round features added to the door.

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  8. All that glorious warm light!!!!

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  9. Such a nice variety of doors! Italy is indeed an endless source of beautiful doors.

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  10. Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Leah says:

    The head snappin’ whiplash and doorgasm… your body had a workout!

    Beautiful doors and architectural detail.

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  12. joey says:

    Door heaven indeed! 😀
    There’s seemingly no end to the beautiful wooden doors of Italy, and then there are the others, not wooden, still beautiful!

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  13. And here I thought this was a family-friendly blog… But, I have to admit, I enjoyed the multiple doorgasms in this post! Looking forward to Part 2!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Hey, if you’re gonna have one then you may as well have multiples, right?
      Kidding aside, I’ve never experiences so many great original doors in such a relatively small area as I did visiting the small towns and villages in Italy.

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  14. Amy says:

    Love the new word Norm!! So many wonderful doors! It makes it hard to pick a favorite. I love the arched stone entry of the Teatro Comunale and the door of the Piazza Matteotti. And they all have amazing transoms! Great collection. 🙂

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  15. JT Twissel says:

    Lol! Too many of those doorgasms and we’ll have to make up a new term: nyphodooriac. Looks like you got some wonderful lighting.

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  16. Ha ha ha. . . . doorgasm. Brilliant new word but I can see why the place had that effect on you – gorgeous doors. Love the shot of the rolled up newspaper tucked into the knocker.

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  17. Thank you for sharing this wealth of beautiful workmanship on these doors! Enjoyed all of them:) It’s not fair that some countries have all of the, eh?

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  18. marianallen says:

    Oh, me, oh, my, what wonderful doors! What wonderful arches! Oh, how I miss that killer golden sunlight of Italy, and I was only there for a few days. Thanks for the memories….

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  19. Jackie says:

    You made me laugh! At first I thought the sign beside the theatre (crown) was a bag of popcorn!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      *Tips hat to the lady with the fun sense of humour*
      By the way, your link on the link-up list is not working and I couldn’t find the post on your blog to fix it. Care to try again and I’ll just delete the first one?

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  20. sami veloso says:

    I came over from Jackie’s “Junk boat Travels”. Great collection of doors. I too love doors and have lots of photos. Will join you sometime once I’m done with my Philippine trip posts.

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  21. Ally Bean says:

    The metal grillwork on that arch above the 3rd door is amazing. I love all your photos, of course… but that one is the best, I do believe.

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  22. Almost Iowa says:

    I loved the little details, especially the newspaper threaded into the door knocker.

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  23. Great finds there. Thank you for putting all that in one row to save us from whiplash 🙂

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  24. Rowena says:

    Hi Norm,
    What a stunning series of beautiful, historic doors. The Italians certainly have a sense of style! Speaking of which, I bought an old Alfa Romeo 159 last week after our car was written off and it is so stylish and has these little details like the wheels, which make owning and driving it a joy.
    I didn’t go on a doorscrusion this week. Rather, we went to see our dance teacher star in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – the Musical in Sydney and a really special moment was seeing her afterwards at Stage Door. I’ve never done that before but it was a lot of fun. I ended up doing a bit of research about the theatre which was interesting too. Had no idea about any of it.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  25. scooj says:

    Doorgasm – a great word! Seeing these makes me more determined to get back to Italy ASAP. Wonderful.

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  26. tgeriatrix says:

    Wonderful doors! I like the ones with arches above.

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  27. Sheree says:

    Norm, those are some great doors!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Sheree and welcome :-). Glad you were able to join us this week and last. Feel free to join in any week that you have doors to share.
      By the way I went over and commented on your post today and last but I think my comments were eaten by the WordPress spam filter.
      You may need to go to the comments section in your WP admin dashboard and release me from spam prison. Sorry, I don’t know why this keeps happening to me.

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  28. slfinnell says:

    That photo with the blue bike! American Italian restaurantuers strive for that look. Must’ve been so intense in person.

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    That weathered, slightly crooked wooden door at the top is very hard to beat. I knew there were going to be a lot of good ones, but that was a great start.

    And, there it is, just after the introduction of the word of the day, the arched door, topped by an matching arched transom light – done!

    I don’t think there’s any penalty for showing doors that other’s have posted. We clearly inspire each other, and who says you can only see a door once?

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  30. Love the newspaper rolled up and left in the door knocker!

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  31. Hihihi, what a fun post! You tell it and show it just how it is over here, a doorgasming door heaven! Good that I finished smoking 12 years ago too! 😉 Thank you for recommending my blog and all the nice words. I haven’t done a door post from Bolsena yet but I might have showed some of its doors in that Normie post.

    I specifically remember that you took a photo of one door beauty for me, do you remember that? It was a bit higher up from where we parked and I didn’t reach that place later but you said you got that door. I wonder which one it was. One of these perhaps? As I look at your photos, all doors are beauties and they just keep on coming, exactly how it is over here for real. I’m so glad that you got to experience it for yourself, together with your beloved Honey. And vino!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Honestly I’m not sure which one it was that I took for you..I have about a dozen more to post in Part #2 next week. Perhaps one of those will ring a bell for you once you see them, but none of them do for me…sorry 😦
      Yes we had such a wonderful time in Italy and the days we spent exploring with you, Marco, and Bestia were easily the highlight of the trip.

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