Thursday Doors – July 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). 

Pitigliano, Mi Amore – Part #2

Note: I’m travelling for the next few days so it may take me even longer than usual to get around to everyone’s post this week.

Picking up where we left off last week, from what I had seen and heard about the place, I was expecting a lot from Pitigliano long before we got there. All the same the beauty of this village far surpassed my expectations.

Of all the places I’d revisit if were to go back to this part of the of the world again, this town would be near the top of the list.

Yes there is a door in there

As I mentioned last week, the town is perched on the top of a hill. For the more adventurous there’s a walkway, with a sturdy guardrail, that goes around the outside walls of the town.

It gives visitors a unique look at hilltop life and the potential dangers of sleepwalking 😉

That’s a long way down…

Once you’re inside the town however, it just gets prettier and prettier.

All the narrow street and alleyways make for close quarters and lots of play for photography buffs who like messing about with light and shadows.

If some of these look familiar to any of you door regulars, it may be because some of these beauties have shown up on Manja’s blog at various times as well.

But it is always fun and fascinating to take a look at the same subject seen through someone else’s eyes: different angle, different lighting, different perspective. It’s what makes life all the much more interesting, no?

I’ve got one more batch of Pitigliano doors for left to share in an upcoming post but in the meantime, 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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82 Responses to Thursday Doors – July 25, 2019

  1. Pretty doors. If I lived on that hilltop, I wouldn’t have a balcony. Balconies can get rusty and one slip can be deadly,

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  2. lindasschaub says:

    That’s quite a range of doors here Norm – and yikes to the sleepwalking!

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  3. Great doors, Norm, but they evoke even better memories of our trip to Italy. Beautiful country. 🙂

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  4. Amazing collection of doors! Pitigliano is definitely on the list. A wonderful variety of doors and the different angles and shades of light are incredible. Safe travels! =)

    Here’s my post for this week!

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  5. Jennie says:

    You found some beauties!

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  6. Sherry Felix says:

    A lot of character and patina in these lovely old doors. Great set Norm

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  7. Aimer Boyz says:

    That last door is great. The stone surround makes it majestic 🙂

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  8. Beautiful photos, Norm. I definitely wouldn’t want to be a sleepwalker in some of those places. Here’s my contribution for this week, thanks.

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  9. TCast says:

    Fantastic collection of doors, Norm. here is mine for this week.

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  10. Wow, what great doors, Norm! You’re traveling, again? Wish I could go where you’re traveling because you’re finding some great doors, buildings and cities and towns!

    This my post for this week:

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  11. joey says:

    Very pretty. Of course. Golden sun and sloping streets, old, old, old.

    Mine is here —

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  12. Colline says:

    The place really has an old world feel to it.

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  13. Junieper2 says:

    Was already wondering if there would be more Italian doors to come:)
    The houses on top of the hill (about your 5th image) are “it” for me if choosing where to live. Your images give a good idea about the ambience in town – great job!
    On second thought I would also have to climb ALL the stairs when going anywhere – it’s a toss up …
    Hope you have a great few days traveling:)

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    That angle on Number 20 is incredible – but it did give me a little vertigo. I thought Doors folks weren’t supposed to take too many risks to get a shot!!! Happy travels.

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  15. Almost Iowa says:

    What a beautiful place! I was amazed and disheartened to see those doors right up against the roads. Given the way they drive over there, I’d be a little nervous getting in and out. 🙂

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  16. amoralegria says:

    What a charming town! Yet I think my favorite is the first one!

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  17. dennyho says:

    Too many of your doors to favorite a single one, but if I must…perhaps the last one and the similar door three above with the lion pulls. Yes, this is two favorites, but when in Italy…and I hope you are something equally beautiful causing you to be away at the moment!!! Ciao.

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  18. Rowena says:

    too many for me to like here i’m afraid, Here’s a link to mine;

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  19. seaangel4444 says:

    Oh and Norm here’s how to switch back to the old Twitter layout (I’m with you, I don’t like the new format at all): Cher xo

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  20. Sheree says:

    Wow, great selection of doors. I particularly like the really, really old ones.


  21. seaangel4444 says:

    These are awesome doors, Norm! I love the door knockers, especially the lions! There’s something so special about them, and I wonder why the lion motif has always been so popular. Today I have one of the most unique doors I’ve ever seen (it’s inlaid with old books). Thank you so much as always, Norm! Cher xo

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  22. I love the one where you’re looking down at it, and the two with light and shadow. The lion head door knockers are wonderful too.

    Here’s the link to my post today.

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  23. Perfect sunlight. Even little blemishes look so beautiful.

    Here’s my door of the week:

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  24. marianallen says:

    I love seeing the same subject through different eyes. It reminds me of an expression my family used: Same thing only different. I’ll be homesick for Pitigliano when you finish your collection, and I’ve never been there. ~sigh~ Here’s my post, from right here in my little town:

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  25. slfinnell says:

    Waking up to that hilltop view! So spectacular!
    My link this week:

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  26. Oh yes, plenty of old familiars. 🙂 I’m so glad that you were pleasantly surprised even with high expectations. Always welcome to return!

    Here are some doors and non-doors from extremely pleasant three hours in a Slovenian arboretum:

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  27. The first half dozen doors look like they are “lock ups” for storing stuff. Very basic, but with a certain charm, such as the archway carved above the first door. For me, I am still posting Nepali doors. Here you go

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  28. Judith says:

    There’s lovely light and shade in these photos. Not always easy to catch under southern sun. Here are a few more northerly doors from Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders.

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  29. Ally Bean says:

    These are all interesting photos. I like the wood doors, of course– and I like your charming way of photographing each of them. Impossible for me to pick just one that I like best this time. They’re all cool beans.

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  30. Dan Antion says:

    I’m glad you’re the kind of photography buff that likes playing with light and shadows, because I like looking at the results, Norm. It’s not every day you see an entrance where it appears the stone has been worn away by the weather over time. I love the old wooden doors. I’m trying to imagine building houses and buildings on such steep slopes. I particularly like the shadows on the last doors (211). Aren’t you glad you weren’t shooting film.

    I have an odd collection today –

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      We simply couldn’t afford to shoot with film the way we do now-a-days with digital. I swear Dan, we are so spoiled to be able to take so many shots and not have to even think about it.

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  31. Joanne Sisco says:

    I think the expression Old World charm may have originated for places like this. I love the shot of the courtyard with the stairs on the right and the building with the green balcony and windows. For me this says Italy! Climbing – always climbing!

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