Thursday Doors – April 25, 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). 

Assorted Italian Doors

I lied.

Last week I promised I was going to take a break from the glut of Italian doors still in my archives from our trip last fall. However, the Easter holiday weekend kept me busy with family and friends, which was awesome by the way, but it left me with no time for a local doorscursion.

So with no apologies this time, I offer you another fun assortment of Italian beauties with the unofficial and unplanned themes of transportation and churches.

Squatters at the Vietri sul Mare train station.

Also in Vietri sul Mare

Pitigliano I believe

Sleeping cats guarding doors

Pretty small town church in San Martino sul Fiora (thanks Manja!)

Classic simplicity

In need of TLC

Chiesa Nuova – Rome

Church in Piazza Navona – Rome

Transportation simplified

Transportation perfected – Italian style

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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88 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 25, 2019

  1. Love the churches and the guard cats.

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  2. Amy says:

    Great collection Norm! I’m glad that your Easter holiday was wonderful! I love a good mural and that one on the RV is definitely full of life. 🙂 And those guarding cats seem to be taking their job very seriously. 😉

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  3. Glad to hear you had such a nice holiday weekend. And, you covered all your bases here – architecture, color, classy, small but practical, and the well painted Class B trailer. Have a good weekend, Norm.

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  4. Jennie says:

    I loved these doors, Norm. No need to apologize. The door within a door was my favorite. And the cars, from a Twizy (is that a real car?) to a Ferrari was really fun.

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  5. You certainly have an eye for doors. It must come with practice. 😉 I love that simple one, with a knob in the center.

    I was thinking of you while in Ireland. Here’s my post:

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  6. Love your eclectic collection, Norm, especially the RV!

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  7. Pistachios says:

    Haha definitely no need to apologise for showing us more Italian doors! Italy seems to have an abundance of stone buildings with timber doors, which look beautiful regardless of how aged they might be. The cats seem to be sleeping on a panel for a door-in-the-making, so I suppose that’s a bonus door!

    Here’s my post this week:

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  8. Danny James says:

    Having trouble with pingbacks so here is the link:

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  9. You are forgiven! These great Italian doors and those wonderful lazy cats had to be seen!

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  10. joey says:

    Dang, that was some good stuff! I love how you added vehicles, especially — no no, all of them, but a Ferrari in Italy? Perfetto!
    Loved door within door in stone under artist’s arch!
    Also loved cats 🙂

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  11. TCast says:

    Loving that striking red camper van. And that small country church…but all doors look lovely! Here is mine.

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  12. I’m definitely more Twizy than Ferrari!

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  13. No need to apologize for these doors. The cats are so adorable! Here are mine for the week:

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  14. Tara says:

    I like the one where it’s from the inside with the light coming through the bestest. Not that you asked. 🙂


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  15. jazzytower says:

    Lovely collection as always. But I love that RV and that twizy. Awesome.


    Here is my link for this week

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  16. JT Twissel says:

    My goodness – does that Twizy roll around the streets? Tell me Norm – did you take time to eat and sleep while in Italy or were there just too many doors to snap?

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes that Twizy is street legal for urban roads there. Max speed is around 31 mph. The bigger 2-seater does a bit over 50 mph and is highway drivable there. Not sure if there approved yet here in North America though.
      Yes we ate and slept very well over there, but literally every day was in part a doorscursion 😉


  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    When doors are accompanied by cats, they are always going to get my vote! The Twizy is pretty cute though. I can imagine zipping around in one 🙂

    My doors for this week are at

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  18. Let me keep doing Slovenia while you do Italy. It’s great to see it from your point of view. 🙂 Here is another post with a story and a couple of poems, beside doors. (Last Thursday in April, phew.)

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  19. Is that tiny thing an electric? Great car doors this time.

    I give you really shifty doors today:

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  20. Almost Iowa says:

    You outdid yourself today, Norm. Especially the vehicles.

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  21. Italy has so many beautiful doors, I’m not surprised you found more (and probably have yet more stashed away). They are really beautiful and I’m glad you showed some car/truck/van doors, too. My contribution this week is more Greek doors:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Debi. Yes I do have more stashed away. The milder weather is upon us now, so I hope to mix it up a bit and get out and find some nice local ones soon too 🙂


  22. I love the doors, Norm, but my favourite photos have to be that colourful camper and the sleeping cats. Here’s my contribution this week;

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  23. John Hric says:

    Neat doors. You leave me wondering about the pair of trucks. They almost look like three wheeled vehicles. A scooter that morphed into a truck.

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  24. Love this mix of doors, and I’m especially drawn to the vehicles. What a great post that offers a little old, and a little new! Rusha Sams

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  25. Judith says:

    Another great collection. Here’s my modest sample of three doors in Edinburgh’s Botanic Garden:

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  26. Great collection as ever, Norm. I particularly likes the one taken from inside, with the chink of light at the bottom. Here’s another of my sporadic contributions:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you. The inside of the church is stunning. No other great doors shots so not ideal for a doors post but the artwork and the gilded gold-leaf decor are stunning.


  27. marianallen says:

    Ooooooo! I want that tiny car! But not in Rome. In Rome, we saw a couple of guys PICK UP AND MOVE somebody else’s tiny car to an illegal space so they could park in the legal one. We were on a bus, so we couldn’t stop them if we’d had the courage. LOVE all your doors, from the first to the last! My doors are from LaGrange, Kentucky.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      You had me laughing with this reply. It reminds me how in my younger days picking up and moving smaller vehicles would be the exact kind of mischief my friends and I would get into 😀

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  28. Aimer Boyz says:

    Twizzy car is too cute 🙂

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  29. I enjoyed the classical Italian doors, but the whimsical inclusions this week made the browse even more fun. The cats seem to be doing a great job of guarding the doors and the two cars at opposite ends of the spectrum made me smile. I find the door knobs in the middle of the door rather than at the edges interesting, too.

    Here are a few from my recent trip to Philadelphia, beginning with some rather non-traditional doors.


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  30. Sherry Felix says:

    Sleeping cats guarding doors is my favorite. Some Greenwich Village doors –

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  31. Dymoon says:

    the unusual door with the knob placed in the middle, that one actually had me stop and ponder. My doors today

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      The doorknob in the middle is actually a fairly common style there, I don’t know why though. They’re not in the majority but there’s enough doors like this that you pretty much see them everywhere.


  32. Dan Antion says:

    This is a fine collection of doors, doors within doors, doors behind doors and ready-to-roll doors. I love it, Norm. I also love how the cats are suitably unimpressed byt the beautiful doors surrounding them and the photographer at work. I love that small town church. I think any town would be happy to have that.

    My doors are at –

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  33. scooj says:

    Sleeping cats and doors… you just can’t go wrong. I think I still have one set of doors to do from Italy last year…I’ll have to see if I can find them. For today I offer part 2 of Fournier Street in London:

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  34. Hehe, this is a fun and pretty post. Perfected indeed! Italians perfect many things. And I’m glad you had a lovely Easter holidays. Doors will wait.

    I can offer you the name of the small town with the pretty church with the blue painting above the door: San Martino sul Fiora. I’m glad you liked it as much as I do. Chieva Nuova church door is wonderful, especially your photos from the inside. (Where in Rome is this church? I don’t remember it.) And all the rides are fun too.

    I’m glad you lied and I have a feeling there are many who think the same. 😀 Never enough of Italy!

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  35. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great mix, Norm. I loved the sprinkling of vehicles, and even a cat.
    I’ve gone with my street art fallback:

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  36. Junieper2 says:

    All-right, am supposed to forgive you, haha. Only because it was Easter:) I like Blue Twizy!

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  37. Colline says:

    No apologies needed Norm! I enjoyed browsing through your Italian doors

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