Thursday Doors – May 2, 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). 

Shabby Chic in Rome – Part #1

Hey, we can’t all be beauty pageant winners right?

Here’s a series of neglected and abused, or perhaps worn and weathered doors, all in need of love and affection, that were found on a couple of doorscursions in Rome.

They may not be the prettiest but as with most people, you’ll find that charm, character, and personality more than makes up for a less than perfect appearance.

Don’t you just wish you could give them all a big hug?

As always, thanks 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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81 Responses to Thursday Doors – May 2, 2019

  1. I see great architecture, rich history, and a lot of stories behind each one of them. 🙂

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  2. Amy says:

    I love a good weathered door. So much character. I love this round-up! 🙂

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  3. joey says:

    I would like to hug them figuratively, they look a lil pokey and hard for literal hugs 😉 They’re fabulous. I was very impressed with 11 and 12 but then 3, ah 3, that one has it all. Do you suppose Rome has THE best doors of any city, ever? It seems so. It really does. Guess you should keep traveling and find out!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. From what I have seen here Paris, Prague, Lisbon and Tallinn all seem to give Rome some solid competition when it comes to doors. You’re right though, I’d love to keep travelling to find out for myself. Like many, time and money are the biggest obstacles for me.

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  4. Sue says:

    What a fabulous set of old and weathered! Here are my ornate:

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  5. slfinnell says:

    Returning with a little hole-in-the-wall door from Missouri. A long,long way from Italy!!

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  6. nice doors. I like the third door.

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  7. Jennie says:

    They all have the bones of beautiful doors.

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  8. Dymoon says:

    you are a wonder, you keep finding such interesting doors,

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  9. I love this set, Norm. They are weathered and worn, maybe a bit neglected, but still beautiful.

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  10. Aimer Boyz says:

    A little wear and tear never hurt anything or, at least, that’s what I tell myself 🙂

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  11. anitashope says:

    Such wonderful doors. There use, age or neglect just adds character.

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  12. Rome is such a lovely place for shabby chic. I specially like the second photo, of the man passing in front of the door, between two parked cars, deep in thought.

    Here is mine for the week:

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  13. Colline says:

    Those doors have had a lot of history go through them.

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  14. Older are better, nice display again this week. I hope these have not been posted but I am traveling and will definetly try and have something interesting for you next week:

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  15. Junieper2 says:

    To me, most of them are still ritzy compared to the plain and simple I see around me! Love My favorites are the first two and the next to last one:) Thanks for hosting

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  16. dennyho says:
    And once again forgot my link with my comment. Sorta missing that little blue frog…

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  17. dennyho says:

    I like your third door, Norm, it has two numbers associated with it. Wondering which the owner uses but I vote for the house number in the arch above the door. I like the funky font!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Denise. I’ve have no way knowing for sure but I was under the impression that the number above the door might be the year of construction…which would make this a really really old building.


  18. Great doors, Norm. I am now in Nepal, without a laptop so all the editing on my contribution was done on my smart(ish) phone. I can’t add the url here unfortunately. Perhaps you could?

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  19. JT Twissel says:

    I’m sure most of them were true beauties at one time. Just neglected.

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  20. Joanne Sisco says:

    oooo – I love that 3rd door. It definitely exudes a don’t-mess-with-me vibe 🙂

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  21. Prior... says:

    Hey Norm – lovely Rome doors and I really liked this quote from you (omg is it encouraging)

    “we may not be the prettiest but as with most people, you’ll find that charm, character, and personality more than makes up for a less than perfect appearance.”

    and the first two photos are my fav for the bit of extras with the doors.
    The first one – the elegant black dress – the dash of graffiti, and the radiating door top – nice comp.
    then the second one has the man – giving nice street photography flavor – but his presence gives us scale for the door – and wow – in between two gray cars like that – with bent leg – jacket and bag matched the cars – this is a money shot.
    happy thursday and my post pingback should be coming soon – I have doors from Charlottesville Virginia this week

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  22. Here it is, my and a friend’s door party for the 4th anniversary of my first Thursday Doors post! And I’ve barely missed a Thursday since. That’s a LOT of doors. Thank you, Norm, for keeping us busy all these years.

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  23. jazzytower says:

    Wow! Such history. Love that last one, and it looks to be still operational with that lock on it. Wonderful!!

    Here is my entry link for this week


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  24. For me, the older and shabbier, the better, Norm. I loved all those characterful doors. Mine’s a spring door this week

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  25. seaangel4444 says:

    I will never view doors the same again, Norm! You have such a great collection each week, and these are no exception! The door where the gentleman is walking past looks large and intimidating! I wonder what’s behind it? Here is my recent ‘door find’; it’s at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles: Thank you, Norm! Cher xo

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  26. I promised Manja a door, and she suggested I’d put it in a blog and share it with you. A fun idea I thought, because for years I’ve been loving her door posts that appeared in my wordpress reader.

    Here’s a Danish door in Ribe, an old Viking town:

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  27. scooj says:

    Another fine selection of Italian doors (did you lie again? I can’t remember) Some Bristol doors from me:

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  28. Dan Antion says:

    Some of these have a substantial amount of character. The only one I don’t like, is the one where it appears they cut smaller doors out of the larger ones. I hate to see doors cut.

    I have a different take today –

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  29. Naturally I love them all, Norm, especially the one with the little doors within the larger ones. Shabby chic works so well in Europe. That first one must have something going for it, as it apparently has a rather chic girlfriend, albeit a headless one. 🙂

    Here’s the link to mine and then I’m off for a shower (the personal indoor sort, although we may have more of the heavy outdoor sort today again) and a day filled with much to do, including watching Stanley Cup playoff action tonight. 🙂 Happy Thursday!


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  30. TCast says:

    Great doors from you Norm. Here are my Venice doors

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  31. Oh yes, a big hug and click to every last one of them. 🙂 I’ve got some Roman doors to post too today, but not only from there, and not quite ready yet. These are all gorgeous and exactly what Rome is all about. They are summoning you to return, they miss your hugs. 🙂

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  32. Sheree says:

    Great selection, Norm.

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