Thursday Doors – April 2, 2020

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). 

Italian Leftovers

As the world continues to hunker down in place I did a little digging through my archives to see what I had left in the way of unused doors. For some reason I seem to have overlooked a few real beauties from our visit to the old ruins of San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany.

You can see my original post of our visit there with our wonderful hosts Manja, Marco, and Fonsie right here and you can also see Manja’s original take on that same visit here.

In the meantime here are the shots that for various reasons didn’t make the cut and were not included in my original post:

Oh that warm glow of the late day Tuscan sun…sigh 🙂

To share your own Thursday Doors post this week just paste your link in the comments section below so that others can visit and have a look at your discoveries. Remember: you have until noon eastern North American time on Saturday to add your link.

While you’re here please do take the time to visit some of the Thursday Doors posts shared by our other contributors by clicking on the links you’ll find below.

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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86 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 2, 2020

  1. Flavia Vinci says:

    Great captures! Good job, Norm 💪😍

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  2. Beauties for sure!

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  3. Lovely pics Norm. 🙂

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  4. slfinnell says:

    Fulfilling my door fix this week with viewing only 😉 & a comment or 2

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  5. joey says:

    Door porn alert! A tower! Really good light. Love the tower. Love! What a beauty!

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Your doors Norm never cease to amaze me. My favorite door this week is your second photo. Love the bricks and lines 😀
    Here is my entry for this week. Enjoy
    https://ceenphotography.com/2020/04/03/thursday-doors-april-2-on-the-hunt-for-joy-glass-doors/

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  7. Sherry Felix says:

    I love the warm brick colors.
    My NYC doors for this week: https://port4u.net/2020/04/02/bank-w-16-more-doors/

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  8. Linda Schaub says:

    Italy and its beautiful architecture. Interesting photo, third one down, how the bricks are horizontal, like a slash. Do you think it was some type of repair Norm?

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  9. Marla says:

    What a special place. You’ve really captured the warmth of the sun. I have added it to my ever growing list of places to visit!

    This week I’m back in Paris with a feline twist: https://marlaonthemove.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-paris-5/

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  10. restlessjo says:

    Magical, wonderful Italy! So sad for where they are today.

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  11. Ahh, Norm, thank you for the memories and these photos with the best light of all the hours of all the days. I wish to be that cat.

    I had to write a poem about a house. I immediately knew which house it would be but then I remembered I had no idea what kind of doors it had. This is how I solved it:

    https://mexcessive.photo.blog/2020/04/02/day-two-dream-house/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Manja. You know I didn’t even notice that cat until I started selecting my images and working on this post a few days ago 😀
      He/she certainly seems to be enjoying the warm light as much as we did – smart cat.

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  12. That very last photo with the soft glow of the setting sun makes me feel comfort and subtle joy. seeing the bricks matching that polished wooden door gives it a homey yet sophisticated air to the facade.

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  13. All wonderful shots, I don’t know which one I like the most.. fascinating steel doors! https://thankfulbylily.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/vintage-store-door/

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  14. It’s lovely to see more doors from your trip to Italy, Norm. Challenging times we are in for door hunting but thankfully I have a hoard to dip into. Thanks for hosting. https://jeanreinhardt.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-cavan-county-museum-7/

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  15. JT Twissel says:

    I actually found some old slides of Italy – from Luca and the Cinque Terre. But I have no idea how to transfer slides to digital. You got some great lighting on a few of these pics – particularly the last one! So pretty. Makes me feel calm.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Assuming there’ll be a chance to go back one day, Cinque Terre is on the bucket list for sure. That must have been a wonderful trip 🙂

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  16. A grand set of doors Norm. Love the round building.
    Here are my doors for this week
    https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-2nd-april/

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  17. DrJunieper says:

    If I don’t forget to leave my link, it must be my imposter, lol! https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1QM

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  18. DrJunieper says:

    Tuscany – love the intimate, small town views, and the doors of course. Your images tell it all, I can feel the atmosphere there:):)

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  19. Ally Bean says:

    The brick and stonework in that third photo is something else. The door is nice, but the rest of the building is remarkable.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Ally. As the hour advanced into early evening I remember being fascinated by the way the warm glow of light kept deepening on that building. There were at least few dozen other people there but it was so quiet and so peaceful 🙂

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  20. Wow, Norm you have high standards to leave these photos on the cutting room floor! Great shots to share!

    Here’s my short post for the week: https://undiscoverdimagesamongstus2.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/old-world/

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  21. Photographias says:

    So inspired by your photos. Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-4/

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  22. Beautiful images… so glad you decided to carry on with the challenge. Here is my entry https://brashley.photography/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-st-josephs-chapel/

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  23. analogphotobug says:

    Wish I had real castles to photograph. I need to look back at my archived Scottish Photos. But in any case here is my door for today from the Yuma Territorial Prison (AZ): https://myvintagecamerasblog.com/2020/04/02/yuma-territorial-prison/

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  24. Lovely photos, and must be wonderful memories for you.

    I did a dive into my archive and came back up with a small number of photos of Mumbai: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/yeh-hai-bambai-meri-jaan/

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  25. Between the stone and the light, these buildings and doors shine in all ways. Here’s a set of doors from a recent and properly socially-distanced outing here in Arizona.

    https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-doors-in-good-taste/

    janet

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  26. these are great photos, the sunshine is our hope for better days coming

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  27. marianallen says:

    Gorgeous buildings in that golden sunlight! What’s the deal with the parallel diagonal brickwork? Whatever the story, I’m utterly charmed by the old stone and brick. My doors this week are not so grand. https://marianallen.com/2020/04/socially-distanced-doors-thursdaydoors/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Marian. I think diagonal bricks may be filling in an opening left in the wall from an old stone ledge or perhaps some sort of an awning. Whatever the case, it sure does stand out.

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  28. These are marvelous photos, appealing to me because I love old masonry and stonework. Your third photo from the top is my favorite — color, structure, curve, etc. Thanks for posting. I’d love to visit Tuscany someday . . . but until then I can enjoy your pictures and dream.

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  29. John Hric says:

    Love the monastery doors Norm !

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  30. Good doors Norm. So glad you left them over for another post.
    This week I am still in Cyprus…
    https://apetcher.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-the-village-of-omodos-in-cyprus/

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  31. Great to do some armchair travelling to Italy from the confines om my house!

    National Poetry Month has started. We’re on day 2. Today I combined a door photo and the #NaPoWriMo prompt and created a poem from there. Here it is: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/she-of-next-door/

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  32. Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog says:
  33. Dan Antion says:

    Oh Norm, these are beauties. Those narrow tall panel doors are magnificent. The wood looks like cherry, not common for doors, but beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to share. I can imagine making those doors.

    My doors are here – https://nofacilities.com/2020/04/02/tools-to-farm-park-thursdaydoors/

    I hope you’re all doing well. Take care.

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  34. Sheree says:

    You’re teasing us with that title but you managed to deliver some tasty door-morsels.

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  35. Joanne Sisco says:

    I agree with you, Norm, about the warm golden Italian light. I never seem to tire of it. The second photo with the bell tower is my favourite. Bellissima!!

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  36. scooj says:

    Thank you, thank you… sunshine, Italy, doors… the stuff of dreams. The tower door, window and brickwork are wonderful.

    Some local Bristol doors from me this week: https://scooj.org/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-2-april-2020/

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  37. TiongHan says:

    You make me yearn to go back to Tuscany Norm! Fabulous doors, particularly the tower door (#3 from the top).
    https://studiotionghan.com/2020/04/02/a-fairy-tale-door-thursday-doors/

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  38. I love the brick and stone, glowing in the evening light. Golden Tuscany!
    Here is my second installment of Venetian doors photographed just as the country was locking down. https://drprunesquallor279704606.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/thursday-doors-love-in-the-time-of-corona-2/

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