Thursday Doors – January 31, 2019

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The Doors of Bolsena – Part #2 

Picking up where we left off last week in Bolsena here are some more beauties that are pretty typical for small towns throughout the Italian countryside.

Triple Treat


This Place is Nuts!

Weird Planter #357

This adorable little lady walked past us on her way to the church. She had to be in her eighties. She wasn’t breaking any speed records but she did make it to her destination 🙂

Nun in a Hurry

Door to…?

Ghost Door

Access Door to a Valve or Meter, Perhaps?

No door in this shot, but how about some more of that gorgeous golden-hour light?

Weathered Beauty

One of my favourite quintessential shots in a small Italian village: old stone buildings, hanging laundry, and a long narrow set of worn stone steps that lead up to a lovely door.

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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66 Responses to Thursday Doors – January 31, 2019

  1. sami veloso says:

    Great doors Norm. Had to laugh at ghost door 🙂 That last photo of the narrow lane is beautiful.

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  2. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Hopefully I’ll get to go to Italy someday too. 🙂


  3. Amazing collection here, Norm! But that shot of unusual planter is extraordinary. I love it!


  4. Amy says:

    Your photos make Italy climb higher and higher on my bucket list! I love golden hour light. The narrow stairway has so much character. I love it. Don’t know if I’d want to climb it every day, but it does have a romantic notion to it. 🙂 You seem to be great at finding “ghost doors”. I need to start looking harder for some of those!

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  5. Jennie says:

    Gorgeous, Norm! There’s nothing quite so beautiful as that golden light.

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  6. I love the doors and the added bits are amazing; the cobbled stone streets, the knocker, the planter, the hole beside the “Door to…?” door! My favorite shot is the one taken up the stairs to the door at the end.

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  7. joey says:

    The steps get me every time. For the record, Weird Planter #357 is one of my favorites here. The odd little door over the pipe, too. These are just so charming. Like a lil vacation today.

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  8. Lynn says:

    The fracture in the wall over the nut door looks like it is ready to give way! Fabulous collection Norm!

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  9. That knocker looks Egyptian and that planter looks Greek. Love the doors and dislike that narrow steps.

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  10. Sherry Felix says:

    Wonderful. Love the last one, it reminds me that my door to a new page is a long way off.

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  11. So many interesting details and wonderful doors! All the shots are great, but that last one, with the stone buildings, stone steps and that door at the very top is divine! The whole post is such a treat!

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  12. I haven’t been active on Thursday Doors for at least a month and I see that I missed a lot and have to check your archives. Just seeing your beautiful door finds makes me want to visit Italy again. Your trip with Manja must have been fun and exciting and it shows in your photos!

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  13. TCast says:

    Lovely doors and knockers. Here are my doors.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome to #ThursdayDoors
      For future reference there’s no need to put the link in the comments. As long as it’s on the link-up list others will be able to find it there. Cheers!

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  14. anitashope says:

    Wonderful doors, and knocker, as usual. I am always amazed of the condition of the doors with the wear of the stone steps and yet they are still very sound.

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  15. Lovely doors all! That last shot calls to me, though. I want to be right there, right now.

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    I like Weird Planter #357. It’s unique. I like your doors, too. But that planter calls to me.

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    Oh, I really love that door knocker! What a great shot. Hope you’re staying warm.

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  18. Th sculpted green flower pot makes me smile! Too bad they made the door part of the wall, where the round steps are! Still you found enough noteworthy doors:)

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  19. marianallen says:

    That last shot was priceless! Oh, and that LIGHT! That GOLDEN LIGHT! ~sigh~ That ghost door just might be the best ghost door ever.

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  20. Some lovely quirky photos, Norm. I love the curved steps with no door and the shirt hanging in the alleyway.

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  21. Almost Iowa says:

    Norm, you do the little details on the doors so well, have you considered a couple of Thursdays devoted to door knockers and hinges?

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  22. Jackie says:

    I have a fascination with laundry hanging on lines when we travel.
    The golden light shots are gorgeous.

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  23. Oh that green man! and also the gorgeous light. I love this set.

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  24. dennyho says:

    Sorry to stray, but I LOVE that planter!!!

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  25. Bonjour from frigid Chicagoland, Norm. What a great gallery again today, transporting me at least mentally to somewhere warm and sunny. We had sun yesterday and today, but temperatures stayed resolutely well below zero and well below those with wind chill I like the details you shared as well as the doors and love the planter. 🙂


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  26. Great finds and beautiful captures! Mr Green Planthead draws my eye

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  27. Colline says:

    That planter may be weird – but I like it.
    Lovely collection of doors Norm. And it looks so sunny. Not at all what we are experiencing at the moment 🙂

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  28. jazzytower says:

    Love these! The last shot is all about history. That place looks like a great place to just meander through and absorb.

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  29. scooj says:

    Once again, so much to enjoy here. The door with the little oval window above it is particularly noteworthy.

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  30. Oh yes, it’s great to see it all again through your lens. Even though I don’t remember seeing all these when we were there! I love so many of your shots, but especially the nuts door!! And the planter, and the light, and the access door, and the ghost door! Plus all the rest, actually. You can’t do wrong, particularly in Italy. I hope memories are keeping you warm.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Manja. Those memories are just about the only thing keeping us warm right now. Winter has been brutally cold and snow filled here this year. The neighbour’s dog still needs to jump to get over the fence but not much. I should try to get out and take a few pics. Now we’re just praying for an early spring 🙂
      The fun thing about the nuts door was seeing the pic you took of me taking that pic – it came up when I was selecting which shots to use for the post.

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  31. Joanne Sisco says:

    That last shot is quintessential Italy for me too 💕 … but also the photo of the “nun in a hurry”. The golden church seems to be part of the landscape and that’s so typical of Italian architecture.
    Love them all, Norm.

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