Thursday Doors – April 4, 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 your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

An Afternoon Stroll with Friends in Massa Marittima, Tuscany – Part #1

I showed a bit of Massa Marittima in my post from last week. This time I’ll take you exploring around some of the streets of this lovely historic old community in southern Tuscany.

But first, how about a long lingering look at the gorgeous Tuscan countryside from behind the cathedral…sigh…so pretty.

This shot gets me excited with anticipation for all of the awesome doors we’re about to discover. I stopped to capture just about every one of these because each one is unique, or because I’m a total door nut…probably a bit of both.

It’s all good though, especially when you’re in the company of several others who either share in or fully understand your door fetish 😉

Some of these may look familiar and if they do it’s because Manja has put some them in her previous posts from this magical town.

Sometimes it’s the door knockers that catch the eye even more than the doors.

I loved the vertical brass handles on this one.

More vertical handles plus an overall fairy-tale vibe to this one.

The slow steady climb on a relatively hot day was starting to wear me down though…

and I think this is around the spot where I had to stop for a few minutes.

So let’s take a break while I catch my breath and we’ll pick it up from here next week as we continue the tour.

As always I thank you for stopping in 🙂

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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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104 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 4, 2019

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  8. Amy says:

    Sigh! That view is gorgeous! I love this collection of doors Norm. Definitely magical. 🙂

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  9. joey says:

    FAIRY TALE DOORS! 😀 Love, love, love!

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  10. So much beauty in one place! I get warm just by looking at those colors and shades, Italians know how to paint their houses!

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  11. Sherry Felix says:

    Can’t miss with this set.

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  12. Love the doors. The first doorknocker looks mean. The lion looks scared.

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  13. TCast says:

    You always find such interesting doors Norm! I am excited to see the batch of doors next week. Here is mine

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  14. lindasschaub says:

    The doors, like the cuisine … fabulous!

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  15. LucciaGray says:

    Hi again, Norm. This week mine comes with a short poem, as I’m taking part in #NoPoWriMo Thanks for hosting the challenge!

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  16. You always find the most interesting doors. I look forward to seeing them. 🙂

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  17. Judith says:

    Her are a few more ordinary doors from Newcastle upon Tyne:

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  18. jazzytower says:

    Wonder what that is on the front of the first building. Looks like it belongs on a ship. You got some nice shots in a place with a cool name.


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  19. jazzytower says:

    Love that 4th door, and love the door knockers. Wonder if they still work.


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  20. Aimer Boyz says:

    That last door, the one just before your break, basking in the sun with the leaves hanging over it? Wonderful…makes our Canadian doors look unimaginative and sad…

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  21. Lovely Tuscan doors, Norm. I love the warmth of the golden yellow and terracotta buildings and rich brown wooden doors. It looks like you got some good exercise going up those hills.
    On another note, I miss the Frog. I was also not a fan of the changes they made to its usability, but that link made it so much easier to look at everyone’s wonderful door submissions. Now when I link to someone’s blog post from the comment section, when I hit the arrow back, I get kicked back to the beginning of your post. Then I have to scroll through the post to the bottom, hit see more comments… Picture a sad-faced emoji here.
    Despite my whining about the missing frog, I do greatly appreciate you hosting this fun weekly feature. 🙂

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    • I agree. It’s much more of a pain now, but what can we do? I was wondering how much it cost to have the regular frog link and if we could all chip in a bit to get it back.


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for your feedback about the link-up tool. I have not found a replacement that I’m satisfied with. None are as easy to use as the old InLinkz, and the new InLinkz (even the paid version) is clunky and not very user friendly. I will keep looking though because I too preferred being able to have all of the links on one nice neat list. In the meantime one suggestion: when opening a link from the comments, open it in a new window or new tab. Then just close it when you’re done. That way you don’t have to back-arrow and end up losing your place. It may depend on the device you’re using too.
      Thanks for being a regular part of our door family 🙂

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      • Hi Norm, Thanks for sharing why the link-up tool is no longer an option. It’s a shame when companies “improve” things and make things worse rather than better. For some reason, on my PC, I wasn’t able to open a new window. I’m not sure if it’s because I was looking at your post within WordPress or directly on your site. I’ll try different things next time, including my iPad. My pleasure to be part of the door family. Many thanks again for hosting Thursday Doors.


  22. dimlamp says:

    Impressive collection, here’s a few more of mine from our visit to Paris:

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  23. What a lovely town! The doors are beautiful, but the town is spectacular. I think you used the pause pretty well; I like that photo.

    Here is mine:

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  24. Dan Antion says:

    Please continue being a total door nut, Norm. These are wonderful. I feel like I was walking along with you hearing “hang on” “hold up” “just a sec” – the sounds of doors being captured.

    Here’s my link –

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  25. Almost Iowa says:

    It is door heaven.

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  26. marianallen says:

    How wonderful! All arched, all stone-encased. I don’t envy you that incline,though. If I lived in that town, I would open a tavern about where you stopped. My post is about Storybook Style:

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  27. Your post just makes me anxious for my next vacation! My favorite door this week was the fairy tale door with all the plants! Here are my doors from Sevoca, Sicily!

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  29. Lynn says:

    Wow, wow, wow! Italy provides us with such beauty in so many respects. Sigh, time to pour a glass of wine & seek a little vista for the eyes to enjoy!

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  30. seaangel4444 says:

    Holy moly, Norm! Those are gorgeous photos!! I’ve got an Egyptian Art-Deco door to share: Thank you, Norm! Cher xo

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  31. LucciaGray says:

    Fabulous doors, Norm.They remind me of the doors in Spain, where I live. I’m off to write my #ThursdayDoors post now!

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  32. Norm, this week you have surpassed yourself. An excellent selection of doors. My contribution is

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  33. You must have enough doors from that beautiful town to last a lifetime, Norm. Here’s my link for this week.

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  34. Here are my carnival Orbetello doors with a sonnet, asking Who are you asking to be sad?

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  35. slfinnell says:

    Had to stop in for my door ‘fix’ with my coffee. That view! Simply breathtaking!!

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  36. All the doors are wonderful, Norm, and I love the details. I’d say “Great knockers”, but that might get the PC police after me, so I won’t. 🙂 My favorite shots are the first one from the cathedral and the door with the fairy vibe and the ivy. I know all about taking photos of almost every door. The problem for me in France is that we often revisit places, so I’m never sure I’m not taking photos of the same doors. I’ll be in Philly in a few weeks and plan to subject my daughter to my door addiction. She already told me she has some good ones for me. 🙂

    I’m in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with my doors today. Happy Doorday!


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I think the “great knockers” line has been used around here more than once or twice so I wouldn’t worry too much about the PC police 😉
      Looking forward to seeing what you find in Philly

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  37. Colline says:

    What a beautiful place. I love the different shades and hues of the browns.

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  38. willowdot21 says:

    Tuscany again how I wish I was there. Beautiful photos 💜

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  39. Great to see another reminder of all the fun times we had. Yes, rest a bit, no schedule to be on and rush along.

    It’s so interesting so see your photos, similar to mine and yet not mine. I was there twice, first in May and then with you in the end of September. The countryside around town looks completely different: green then and much more yellow now, as your first lovely photos shows. The light was great on both occasions though. And the doors will be doors – always ready to pose pretty. 🙂

    Extra happy to see my favourite – the green Ceramica door. And this incline doesn’t seem innocent at all!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes I’m almost regretting not going in there to take a look at their ceramics, but then again I was kind of distracted by everything else. And with good reason: it is sooooo pretty there 🙂

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  40. scooj says:

    Once again, filled with envy for your trip to Italy. Those street views are so beautiful. Spot the stark contrast with my post today:

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  42. Joanne Sisco says:

    This post demonstrates why the expression ‘Old World charm’ is so appropriate. When you love doors and old architecture, it’s slow going to get anywhere 🙂

    The ‘fairy-tale’ door is hands-down my favourite. I like the upper curved windows and the general welcoming atmosphere of this entrance.

    The one common feature that seems to exist in all of them though is the slant of the ground. It’s evidence that you are always either climbing or descending. I particularly like the last photo highlighting the small burpees along the road to give traction. I can imagine that without them climbing and descending would be even more challenging … especially when wet.

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  43. Junieper2 says:

    When I see this, I wanna go back! The atmosphere, the architecture…not to forget the doors:)
    Here is mine …. – thanks for hosting!

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