Thursday Doors – November 21 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). 

Capalbio, Tuscany Part #1

This week I’m dipping into some of the final reserves from last years’ time in Italy.

Our favourite leg of the trip was the four days with spent with fellow blogging door fan Manja and her amore Marco in southwestern Tuscany.

We covered a lot of ground and saw a lot of doors in a such a short time and I discovered that the lovely old hilltop town of Capalbio is an absolute feast for door lovers.

A number of these may have been posted on Manja’s blog at some point so they may look familiar.

Even so, they’re pretty enough to deserve a second look from a slightly different perspective.

The amazing thing is that as you stroll the walkway around the outside of the town walls, you’re treated to breathtaking views in all directions.

Couldn’t you get used to views like this?

Old stone walls…

Streets and lane-ways that are much too narrow for cars…

Stairs…everywhere, stairs 😉

and those amazing views…

With almost 6″ (15 cms) of snow already on our lawn, I miss you Capalbio!

As always thanks for looking 🙂

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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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97 Responses to Thursday Doors – November 21 2019

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  2. Beautiful views and interesting doors.

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  3. Jennie says:

    Great doors and beautiful views. Thank you, Norm.


  4. joey says:

    Everything from grand to gauche. Love it all, great samples! I feel like I know door #8. I wonder if Manja got that one before. I love that door, that sweet little alcove, whitewashed brick, love, love love!
    As for the vistas, I’d rather see your photos, because oh it looks hot! 😀

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  5. Hi Norm. That battered door with the satellite dish above made me smile – the old juxtaposed with new! And the patchwork wooden doors studded with nails are great. Here’s my contribution for this week:

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  6. Wow! Capalbio is a name I should remember.

    Here are views of an ultramodern door:

    Happy to be back from behind the great firewall.

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  7. You have got such a great variety of doors!! I am battling to find any like that here where I live!
    Here is my entry:

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  8. Wow, an amazing collection of doors. Now, I want to visit Italy and especially Capalbio for the doors! Have a wonderful weekend, Norm, and stay warm!

    Here’s a link to my post this week ~

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  9. scooj says:

    Oh my, thanks for the ray of sunshine. Not sure about the satellite door…, but the old doors/gates are magnificent.

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  10. A great collection! Italian doors never disappoint!

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  11. slfinnell says:

    Really enjoy these views of Tuscany! You can’t get too much.
    My link:

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  12. Ally Bean says:

    I’m not so sure I like those doors made of horizontal pieces of wood. They look uninviting to me, but your photos of them are great. Also, what lovely vistas. Relaxing.

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  13. I’m so happy to have some doors to share this week! From St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona:

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  14. Stairs make the view worth it! The first door (and several following) reminded me of a dresser with stacked drawers. Might be kind of fun to have one open for a mail drop. Thanks for sharing some sun with us. Here is my TDoors post for today:

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  15. Junieper2 says:

    Once again I forgot to give you the url!

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  16. Beautiful doors and lots of warm tones, Norm. Is this the first post where all your doors are the same colour? Here’s my collection for this week, thanks.

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  17. Really nice, that is a region I would love to visit, thanks so much

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  18. Excellent, I especially like the contrast between wood and brick.
    I have always meant to ask, where is the Header picture taken?
    I have gone for a bit of a variation on the door theme this week…

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  19. Junieper2 says:

    Love these old rich doors! You can see at one time they must have cost a bundle! The tope down landscape view is gorgeous. It looks so much like where we live – hills and vineyards – no wonder we felt so much at home there! Your captures must have been taken from different angles than Manja’s!

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  20. I’m a sucker for old bricks! Thanks Norm, it looks as if they continued straight from Roman times with their brick handling. Mine for today is brickless and takes you back to Ljubljana some twenty years ago:

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  21. JT Twissel says:

    Such a beautiful area – I do love the doors with hinges. Beautiful.

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  22. Corina says:

    These are beautiful doors, all of them. I think my favorite is the very first one. I don’t know why but I really like that one the most.

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  23. LucciaGray says:

    Fabulous doors, Norm! I love everything Italian, a stunningly beautiful country. I live in Spain, which has a very similar culture. Today I’m posting doors seen in Jerez, Spain, taken on a recent trip. Thanks for hosting 🙂

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  24. susurrus says:

    After seeing the view, I felt sure no door could be as glorious, but then I saw the old, rustic one and had to concede I was wrong.

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  25. lolaWi says:

    beautiful wood doors from Tuscany! thank you. here’s my contribution this week:

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  26. jazzytower says:

    Wow! I have now started a list of places to visit. Capalbio, Tuscany is on it! Such lovely doors, especially the really old one. Nice finds Norm.

    Here is mine for this week. Again, the surrounds do the talking.


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  27. Almost Iowa says:

    For some reason my favorite was the door with the satellite dish, especially the dish.

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  28. Oh, Norm, when I saw your post today and the first few doors, I might have uttered an audible awwww. Only bestia can tell. 😀 Really good to see your take on “my” doors. I’m sure you missed some and will have to return. 🙂 No snow here but some other nuisances. We shall prevail.

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  29. msgt3227 says:

    Well, although not as exotic as Tuscany, and none of my doors are as rustic & old as some of yours, my doors ARE on a hillside! My contribution is here…

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  30. Sheree says:

    Cracking selection of Tuscan doors. I love the really old ones.

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  31. I especially like the ones right next to modern doors or the one with the satellite dish right above it. Perfect for Italy–a mix of modern and ancient. I’m showing more doors from my visit to France, where the same often holds true:


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  32. marianallen says:

    I love those ancient-looking ones that look like they were salvaged from Pompeii or something! Wouldn’t keep out the mice, but packed with time and experiences. My doors are colorful, but modern:

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  33. Jackie says:

    Snow was way too early this year, but luckily ours has melted.
    Those are amazing doors.

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  34. Aha, I thought you couldn’t resist returning (not literally) to Tuscany with the weather in Montreal at present. Why do they make doors with horizontal planks of wood? Not aesthetically pleasing to me.
    I am finally leaving Chicago this week. Odds and ends only

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  35. A beautiful set of rustic doors. I’ve never been to Italy but after seeing the wonderful architecture and photographic opportunities Italy has to offer.. it is definitely on my list of places to visit. Many thanks for sharing and hosting the challenge. Here is my entry

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  36. Beautiful doors – Italy certainly knows how to do doors. 🙂 I really like the third to the last one with the lovely wrought iron over the glass.

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  37. Joanne Sisco says:

    What I found most interesting was how deeply inset many of these doors were. I’m sure there are a couple of different reasons for it, but it creates this natural protection from the elements.

    There is a unique golden colour to Italy and each of these photos captures some of it.

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  38. Colline says:

    Those doors lead onto some stunning views!

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  39. tgeriatrix says:

    Doors hidden between thick stone walls, I love it.
    Here are mine:

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  40. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful photos, Norm. Old wooden doors and stone buildings. It just doesn’t get any better. The two photos (nest the end) of doors at the top of the stairs are my favorites. I love the composition (as well as everything in them) of those images.

    My doors are at

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  41. TCast says:

    That would have been a lot of fun searching doors in Italy with Manja. Italy’s doors are just magnificent. Here is mine for this week, Norm.

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  42. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Norman, Tuscany is such a beautiful place and as you say Capalbio like all the hilltop villages are full of love interesting doors, amazing views. Thanks to the zona limitada hardly any traffic. 💜

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  43. That’s a great selection of doors, Norm 😁 Love the metalwork on some of the older ones. Here’s mine:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you. Yes the combination of old wood and metal gets my attention every time.
      BTW I went over and commented on your post earlier but it’s not showing up. I suspect WordPress is still sending my comments into spam. You made need to go into your pending/spam comments admin file and release from spam jail 😉

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