Thursday Doors – June 6, 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 #3

This is the last of my neglected and abused series from Rome. If you want you can go back and check out part #1 here and part #2 here.

This batch may be the worst of the bunch, in that they’re the most abused.

Even the knockers have seen better days…

but at least they didn’t get mistreated like their doors did.

You gotta feel for these ones because not only are they worn and neglected but in some cases they’ve been vandalized (there, I said it) beyond saving 😦

Personally I love well-done artistic street-art, but this crap on building and doors that are probably hundreds of years old…I just don’t get it.

It kinda feels like kicking someone when they’re already down.

Now, I mean seriously: who seriously thinks tagging an already beaten-up ragged old door serves any useful purpose?

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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77 Responses to Thursday Doors – June 6, 2019

  1. joey says:

    When the tagging is offensive… Shouldn’t it always be? Ponder, ponder.
    Tagging seems appropriate on brick edifices and trash cans in alleys, but it looks so… crude… on these magnificent doors. The conflict and contrast IS a veritable point of interest, though. That can’t be denied. They are interesting.

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  2. Shabby chic indeed! I’d want to hang pictures of the first and last doors on my walls …if I had them.


  3. Amy says:

    I do love some great street art, but tagging is not attractive by any means!

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  4. I like the door knocker. Yeah, I don’t understand tagging either.

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  5. JohnRH says:

    Speaking of doors, not of perception, Jim Morrison, et al, they are fascinating. Do they keep things out, in, partitioned, what? Nice photos.

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  6. TCast says:

    Abused doors but there’s so much character in these doors. Here is mine for this week.

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  7. scooj says:

    Once more, some exceptional Italian doors. Tagging can be a real pain in the arse, and I have little love for it. It is however part of the modern urban landscape.

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  8. I love, love old doors and the knockers are so incredible. I’m sad this is the last of the Rome doors. I’m with you, why tag a worn and neglected door?! So sad.

    As usual, I’m late to the party. Here’s the link to my door post …

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  9. Great, some doors with real character here, Norm.
    Here is my continuing selection of doors from South Street in Durham, NE England.

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  10. Great selection, Norm. Some of these have seen quite a lot of use and abuse, but they are still standing and that makes them great!

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  11. Imagine the stories these doors could tell! And you have to wonder about all the folks who have passed through them…..
    Another amazing collection, Norm.
    Here’s my contribution;

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  12. slfinnell says:

    Glad you ‘said it’. Needs to be said more often. My link this week:

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  13. Sherry Felix says:

    Still pulling nice doors from your Rome trip I see. I wonder how many door pictures you took in Rome.
    I have a few

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    It is a sad thing to see once elegant doors attacked with graffiti.

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  15. Ostendnomad says:

    Lovely set of doors Norm! The knocker is truly amazing!
    My entry:

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  16. Dymoon says:

    Once a door chaser, always a door nut

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for joining this week.
      By the way my comments on your blog posts still seem to be going to spam again. You may need to go into your admin panel in the comments section and release me from spam prison 😉


  17. When in Rome you realize that nothing is as chic as shabby chic. Lovely examples.

    Mine this week is way past shabby:

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  18. worn but still standing

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  19. Junieper2 says:

    In every big city are neighborhoods like these. Love the second door with that door knocker. Actually when looking beyond the graffiti I think most doors could have a 2nd life with some repair (the repair, of course I would leave up to hubby:):)

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  20. anitashope says:

    Thought the first door was the most interesting. Chair facing inward and heavy electric looking cables coming through the top of the door.

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  21. Some of the doors are really old and hsve a lot of stories to tell.
    Here is my entry :

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  22. Mary C says:

    Lovely set of doors! Old European doors always seem to have character and a sense of history.

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  23. Interesting debate about the pros and cons of graffiti. Personally, I’m just happy to find doors as they really are and if that includes tags, so be it. It seems unrealistic to expect them to be maintained in a pristine (yet aged and/or neglected) condition – if that makes any sense. Anyway, no graffiti on my instalment for this week

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for chiming in on this. I agree it`s not realistic to expect them all to be pristinely maintained. I just wish that the people who do this had more respect for other people`s property…


  24. They might be abused and neglected but they are full of character and must harbour many an interesting tale, if only they could talk, Norm. Lovely photos. Here’s my somewhat colourful post this week;

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  25. seaangel4444 says:

    Despite old doors in weather condition, I cannot stand tagging of any kind. Old doors have their own charm, in my opinion. I like the door with the floral work at the top! Today my door post is that of the Churchill Suite aboard the RMS Queen Mary. I felt it fitting today as it is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, and Churchill planned part of the invasion while aboard the ship. Thank you for hosting Thursday Doors, Norm!

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  26. I’m with you on the tagging, but there are still some lovely details on these neglected a/o abused doors. I’ve enjoyed seeing the doors from Rome, even those that are down-and-out. Today I’m sharing some doors I think you and Dan will especially love. Happy Thursday!


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  27. nwatkins23 says:

    Hi Norm. I am now an infrequent contributor to Thursday Doors, but here is my post for this week. Cheers.

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  28. marianallen says:

    Those doors were probably also tagged when they were new. Rome was famous for it. That doesn’t make it any easier to see now. Beautiful doors, all of them, if you can imagine them fresh. Even as they are, they have a lived-in beauty of their own. I’m featuring doors from our local Artisan Center.

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  29. I don’t know… Somehow I don’t get angry any more at the scribbles. As I see it, dying doors are reused by the living. It happens only in Rome and other bigger cities. The countryside is left as it always was. Here is my new town, part one.

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  30. Debbie Smyth says:

    I like this shabby chic. I especially like the first shot with the chair.
    I’ve gone street art again:

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  31. Dan Antion says:

    I don’t understand the graffiti on these doors and buildings. Maybe being surrounded by what we would consider ancient doors makes them lose their meaning.

    The two doors under the fan transom and the panels that are curved around the knockers, look like they could be repaired and would clean up nicely. The four doors that are chained shut make me sad. I don’t know what tho think of the one with the rebar window covering.

    I see the pingback, but just in case, my doors are over here –

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  32. Joanne Sisco says:

    Well said, Norm. This is ugly vandalism. I find that the older I get, the more respect I have for ‘old things’ and no tolerance for mindless vandalism.

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  33. Sheree says:

    Wow, great doors! Shame about the graffiti.

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  34. Yup, street art is one (beautiful) thing but tagging is the equivalent of dogs marking their territory. Such a shame on those beautiful old doors!


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  35. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    These old doors look great and have a character of their own. This week I might not have some really good door pictures, but I have a great story to tell. Here is the link:

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