Thursday Doors – April 18, 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 #3

With this post I finally wrap up a wonderful visit to the ancient town of Massa Marittima in southwestern Tuscany. You can see the previous posts here and here and here.

Like how I stretched out a visit to a town that lasted a few hours into four quality doors posts?

Yeah, I thought so 😉

Don’t worry I’ll have something different for next week, I promise.

I was almost tempted to move the scooter for my shot, but hey, who wants to get arrested in another country right?

No handle – an exit only perhaps?

I guess they only use half of this one.

Classic Tuscany…

…with ornate hardware.

A door on the left, and front and center an entrance through the old town walls.

Another elaborate beauty with no handle.

A trio spotted while leaving – Ciao!

I want to thank our wonderful hosts for their incredible hospitality and for sharing their magical corner of Italy with us so enthusiastically. Making friends online through blogging is a wonderful gift. Finding out how well you get along and how much your online impressions were right because you enjoy each others’ company even more in-person? Well, that is simply priceless.

Grazie to Manja, Marco, and yes you too Fonsie. I hope that one day we’ll have the opportunity to return the favour here in Canada.

As always I thank you for stopping in 🙂

Want to join in on the fun and share your own Thursday Doors post with other door lovers? Then simply add the link to your Thursday Doors post in the comments section below.

Don’t forget that if you share your blog posts on social media, use the #ThursdayDoors hashtag to help others find you, and please do take a few minutes to visit some of the Thursday Door posts shared by others.

About Norm 3.0

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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90 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 18, 2019

  1. Beautiful doors. Love the first one.

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  2. Amy says:

    These are fabulous doors Norm! How great that the town offered up so many amazing finds! I love towns like that. 😉

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  3. Another great doorscursion post; thanks for sharing, Norm and thanks to Manja for guiding you to these great towns and villages. By the way, that scooter was perfectly placed for that shot so I’m glad you worked it into the composition (I would have done that).

    My post doesn’t do justice to your post but here is a small contribution to the other TD writers and door photographers:

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  4. joey says:

    It doesn’t seem right that you should apologize for your fine Italian door posts! These are all warm and wonderful, the hardware is swoon-worthy!

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  5. TCast says:

    Another week of beautiful doors from you, Norm. This is mine.

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  6. Nice doors in Italy. This has been a very rich trip for you! I have some doors and music together in Ireland:

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  7. nwatkins23 says:

    Here is my contribution to Thursday Doors for this week. Looks like arched entrances are a sub-theme for this week.

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  8. Sherry Felix says:

    Magnificent doors Norm.

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  9. AtticSister says:

    Not a consistent contributor to Thursday Doors but these doors struck my fancy today. Enjoy!

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  10. Jennie says:

    The wood, the hardware, the iron, the door fans, and more, are beauties. This Tuscany doors series has been fabulous. Thank you, Norm.

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  11. Junieper2 says:

    The scooter – very cute door by the way -you may not have been arrested – but more chance to be laying in a bloodied heap on the cobble stones – Italians are warm-blooded:) 🙂

    By the way, I had to change my title because I couldn’t get through on the blogspot linkys. So my NEW LINK for the same post is

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  12. LucciaGray says:

    Such a pity that your trip has come to its end. No doubt you’ll be back for more! Your wonderful Italian doors remind me so much of the doors I see in Spain. I’ve posted a photo of an ancient, yet solid, full of character and useful! I’ve posted a short poem too as I’m taking part in #NaPoWriMo
    Thank you for the prompt and hosting:)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Tank you Luccia. Oh I have more Italian doors to share but I’m going to try mixing in some more local stuff now that the weather is bearable 😀


  13. These are so lovely, Norm!!

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  14. anitashope says:

    Loved the trio doors who all have the top door at the same height but the bottom was different due to the street. Makes me wonder what it like in side. Great pictures.

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  15. Here there are, my doors by the Isonzo river in Slovenia, and a chapel, and a bridge, and some windows, and a lost shoe. So good to hear nice words from you and so many people. Greetings to all!

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  16. Nothing better than finding Old World Doors and meeting with one of my favorite bloggers, Manja. Lucky you!

    Here’s a few more doors from Filoli Gardens:

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    All great but that knocker – wow! I took a few doorish snappies on my trip to Reno – not much but here goes:

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  18. Suvi says:

    Wow, I somehow missed that you met up with Manja! How cool – I love meeting people through my blog 🙂 Out of these doors, my fave is the one behind the scooter, it has some nice details. Here’s my entry:

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  19. dennyho says:
    Seems like you spent a month with Manja! How lucky you both are to have had this time together.

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  20. Joanne Sisco says:

    It does say a lot when you can get 4 posts out of a visit that lasted only a few hours. I always marvel at the wonderful golden light of Manja’s posts and there it is in your posts as well. You have to love Italy!!

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  21. LearaWrites says:

    Those are some really nice doors, Norm!

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  22. Something strange about wordpress, now and then pingbacks don’t seem to work. So here is my entry for the week:

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  23. Prior... says:

    I also LOVE that door with the scooter – and it was fun to see your online friends
    also – here is my entry for Thursday Doors this week:

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  24. Ahh! 🙂 I’m glad that you say what you say about your – and my – impressions holding water. Of course, I moved countries already based on online impressions so I’m not surprised any more. 😉

    I’d say see you in Canada but maybe you’ll return here before we are able to cross over.

    As far as doors are concerned, the one with the scooter is the prettiest. But also the next one. And the next one. And the one with the barrel, and and…

    Also, it is so funny to see bestia on another blog. 😀

    All in all, we did pretty well, didn’t we? 🙂 No reason why we shouldn’t repeat it. All well to you both and a happy spring! (My post coming a bit later.)

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  25. marianallen says:

    Oh, how unutterably lovely! As far as I’m concerned, you could share posts from Italy all year. “A Year In Italy” …. ~sigh~ Here’s my much closer-to-home post, direct from my own vestibule.

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  26. Debbie Smyth says:

    Great trip. Great doors.

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  27. I’m glad you didn’t move that scooter. What’s Italy without a scooter in front of a door?

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  28. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    I am quite amazed at the variety of doors you got clicked in one post. I love these old style doors. I have always been a fan of Thursday Doors but I’m new to the Thursday Doors family. After a really long time, I wrote my first Thursday Doors post. The link is here:

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    As long as you have doors like these, Norm, don’t feel bad about keeping us in one place too long. Something different is not required.

    I love the arched stone entrances with the wooden doors and the fan transom windows. So much work. It’s like the stone masons and the woodworkers were inspiring each other.

    My doors are here –

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan. With the milder weather I have a few local doorscursions planned for the next while so I’ll hopefully take a break from my Italian doors for a little bit.

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  30. These are all great doors and wonderful hardware to boot, but I absolutely love the second door #9. 🙂 My doors this week are from Sandy Island

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  31. scooj says:

    I too like the scooter… street furniture, a way of life for street photography. Once again some lovely doors, and what kind hosts.
    My contribution for this week:

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  32. Sheree says:

    That town has a wealth of wonderful doors and how lovely that you got to link up with one of your friends from the blogosphere!

    Here’s my contribution. You’ll note that I’m eeking them out one by one…………..

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  33. I love the old town walls, Norm, that’s a fab photo, and of course those doors are superb. The scooter even looks good in the shot.
    Here’s my offering this week

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  34. willowdot21 says:

    It is always wonderful to meet blogging friends in person and to find that they are just as lovely as their on line persona. Set the meeting in Tuscany and it will be a win win senario. 💜💜

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  35. Junieper2 says:

    So true, it’s wonderful to make new friends by way of blogging:)

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