Thursday Doors – May 16, 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 #2

Note: Just a quick reminder to include your links to your Thursday Doors posts in the comments section at the end of this post. Pingbacks are not working properly so if you want folks (including yours truly) to find your post you need to put the link in the comments.

More used and abused beauty from our time in Rome last fall. In case you missed it a few weeks ago you’ll find Part #1 in this post here.

Psst…your sign is NOT working

I can only wonder as to why the knockers don’t match :-/

A novel way to preserve an old door, plus it makes for a cool doorfie, or is it a Normfie?

And last but not least: with a good sanding and a fresh coat of varnish this one is probably still salvageable.

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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92 Responses to Thursday Doors – May 16, 2019

  1. joey says:

    Good and interesting doors. I loved the, dare I say, bondage door. Well that’s what came to mind. It’s got an attitude, like some punk hipster with a wallet chain.

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  2. Definitely a Normfie. 🙂 Lots of character and potential in this post of historic doors. The fans behind the wrought iron arch is interesting for sure.

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  3. I love the way you approach these old beauties, with concern and respect. Just how you say above: They have seen A LOT of days. 🙂 Beautiful! Oh, and I don’t know about you, but I call them Normies. 😀

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks my friend. “Normie” is what one of my aunts still calls me. She and her husband had moved away when I was about 10, we only see each other every few years and now decades later she still sees me as a little boy 😀

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  4. Finally! But I had a good reason for being late. Haven’t even had time to look at your doors in peace and they seem such beauties. All in its sweet time.

    https://manjameximoving.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/thursday-doors-16-5-70-ljubljana/

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  5. scooj says:

    Some real beauties in there, particularly the first four. Brilliant.

    Rather later than I had planned, here is the link to some Bristol doors: https://scooj.org/2019/05/16/thursday-doors-16-may-2019/

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  6. I like “Normfie!” Love the doors with an arch on the top. Some wonderful finds in Rome.

    Here’s the way to some doors in the Philippines! =) https://brendasrandomthoughts.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/thursday-doors-gubat-market/

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  7. Love the door knockers. Nice doors.

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  8. marianallen says:

    Love the “Normfie”. 😀 Those abused doors in Rome are still gorgeous. Hard to believe anyone would spray graffiti on doors that probably saw gladiators strutting by! ~sigh~ I’m doing Story A Day May, but I managed to work a door picture (kindasorta) into today’s story: http://marianallen.com/2019/05/life-a-chronology-thursdaydoors-storyadaymay/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Marian. We found the amount of graffiti in Rome to be difficult to understand. How/why anyone would want to vandalize some of these ancient treasures is beyond my comprehension 😦

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  9. TCast says:

    I am wondering too why the doorknockers aren’t the same? But it still looks great. Always amazing doors from you Norm. Here are my haunting doors for this week. Hope you like it!
    https://travel-with-tech.blog/2019/05/17/behind-the-haunted-doors-of-the-tulloch-castle-in-scotland/

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  10. lifelessons says:

    What a travesty to graffiti these gorgeous old doors.

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  11. Prior... says:

    Love the doorfie/Norfie
    And the glass really will preserve that old door, eh? Nice shabby chic Italian collection

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  12. I just remembered you said something about the links to my posts never working so I’m posting it here. Let’s see what happens: https://angelafurtadophotography.com/2019/05/16/thursday-doors-may-16-2019/

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  13. They may be old and beat up, but they are full of character! I like them!

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  14. Joanne Sisco says:

    Those poor battered doors are valiantly hanging in there even though they’ve seen better times. My favourite is the 4th one in with the chain. My first impression when I saw it was that it looked like a chain attached to a nose ring. It still does 🙂

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  15. lindasschaub says:

    What a shame there is graffiti there! It still doesn’t take away from the doors, brick structures or the cobblestone street.

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  16. slfinnell says:

    So many doors from Italy! Even the rough ones are photoworthy.
    My link this week: https://katytrailcreations.com/2019/05/16/calaboose-thursday-doors/

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    In your doorfie it looks like you’re wearing a kilt! The different knockers – one’s the children’s entrance and the other’s the adults?

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      LOL! There’s something in the reflection that makes my shorts look longer and wider than they actually are; I assure you I DO NOT own a kilt.
      I like your thinking on the different sized knockers too 🙂

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  18. Golden photos! All tinged with an appropriate patina. I, too, had to look twice at the second and third photos.

    https://rosebayletters.wordpress.com/Cosby-doors/

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  19. Timelesslady says:

    Great doors Norm. Here’s mine with a morning visitor on the screen.
    https://threepsandq.com/2019/05/16/pheathers-moth/

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  20. Junieper2 says:

    All these doors I consider still great and only need is some sanding and paint! About the door knockers. orders do not come in as quickly as on this side of the pond. Or, The bigger one is the main door .. Thanks for hosting!
    Here are mine https://thejeshstudio.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/across-the-pond/

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  21. Great crusty old doors.

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  22. dimlamp says:

    Here’s my final entry of the photos I took around this time last year in Paris of Notre Dame Cathedral: https://gwhphotos.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/thursday-doors-may-16-2019/

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  23. Great photos, nice phrase: shabby chic. Try saying it fast 5 times!

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  24. jazzytower says:

    You got some really ole doors in this one:) Nice!

    Pat

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  25. Ruth says:

    The doorfie is so cool – it helps show the external glass protecting the wood underneath, which I’d probably have completely missed otherwise… 🙂
    https://wp.me/p9N6dZ-uR

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  26. tgeriatrix says:

    Quite amaziong, all doors are different!
    Here are mind for this week: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/doors-with-metal-decoration-2/
    The next few weeks I am travelling. Let’s see what I bring back.

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  27. seaangel4444 says:

    Now how can anyone top a “Normfie” or “Doorfie”, Norm? LOL These are great as always! I do wonder as well about the door knockers and why they aren’t the same. Must be a story behind it for sure! Today I have a photo of one of the entrances into the stunning Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Thank you so much, Norm! https://wp.me/p4doQv-1ZM

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  28. Italy has the best doors. That is actually where I started my own collection of pictures of doors… nice set of images. (Suzanne)

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  29. Dymoon says:

    these doors have character , great captures…
    https://dymoonblog.com/2019/05/16/thursday-doors-19/

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  30. Sheree says:

    A fabulous selection of doors Norm!

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  31. You got some aging beauties, Norm. I had to look twice at the second and third photos, as they’re very similar at first scroll, although the second has two fans. A Normie sighting as well makes this a special day. 🙂 Happy Thursday!

    I’m in France this week (virtually, not in reality).
    https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/thursday-doors-plus-de-portes-de-colmar/

    janet

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  32. spanishwoods says:

    I love these doors. Beautiful images.

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  33. Colline says:

    These doors seem to have a lot of history behind them Norm.

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  34. Fascinating detail – blending ancient with the modern. Interesting security mechanism at #3.
    Even though I am “doorless” you can read my contribution here: https://mcwilson1956.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/squatters-on-nipissing-hill/
    Thanks, Norm!

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  35. Dan Antion says:

    Those are sad doors, Norm. You can easily see how they served well and for a long time. They deserve better. Some are still very pretty, if you can look past the damage. I noticed the photographer in one of those 🙂

    My contribution is at: https://nofacilities.com/2019/05/16/the-old-manse-thursdaydoors/

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  36. Debbie Smyth says:

    There’s quite a bit of age in this post (and I don’t mean the Normfie!) and some great doors. I love all that wood, Norm
    I’ve gone colourful and Scottish: https://travelwithintent.com/2019/05/16/colourful-doors-at-north-berwick/

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  37. That’s why I like doors! Great pictures.

    I love how today the doors invited me to go outside and have small adventure. The biggest surprise was behind the least promising doors. Thank you Norm! https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/thursday-door-3/

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  38. Aimer Boyz says:

    The first picture with the garbage, the door with the chain… so many great pictures, but the Normfie one is my favourite. The combination of modern with ancient, excellent.

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  39. tallulahbass says:

    I like all that beaten up wood in the second and third photos, they have seen a lot of use in their lives. My submission for this week here: https://pictureswithoutfilm.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/shapes-thursdaydoors-may-16-2019/

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