Thursday Doors – June 18, 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). 

Recycling Again – Italy 2013

Unfortunately there were no opportunities to get out since my last post so you’re stuck with some more recycled doors from me this week.

I thought I’d pull up some of my favourites from our first visit to Italy in 2013 for a second look.

Most of out time was spent in Tuscany, in and around Florence…

A reflection of the countryside near the small town of Certaldo.

 

This was the outer door to our home for the week. The inside was spacious and comfortable.

Non-door Bonus shot: Florence from above.

A side entrance to the Duomo.

Second non-noor bonus shot – if hanging laundry to dry out a window doesn’t scream YOU’RE IN ITALY! then nothing does 😀

San Gimignano.

As always your input, comments, and links to your own doors, are always welcome.

Don’t forget to share the link to your Thursday Doors post in the comments section below.

You have until noon eastern North American time on Saturday to add your link.

While you’re here please take a few minutes to visit some of the other Thursday Doors posts shared by our contributors. Just click on a few (or all) of the links you’ll find in the comments below.

Thanks for looking and please stay safe 🙂 

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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113 Responses to Thursday Doors – June 18, 2020

  1. Beautifully recycled, Norm. Hope you can get out soon!

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  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    You had me at ‘Italy’. No further explanation was required 🙂

    My favourite shot is the arched door with the vines growing around it. I’ve been taking for granted the clay pots we see in so many Italian door photos … until I decided I wanted to buy some. Holy Heart Attack! I found a website with beautiful Italian clay pots and they were hideously expensive!!! If I ever make it back to Italy again, I will be looking at those spots of greenery around the doors with more respect.

    … and yes, laundry hanging out of a window shouts ‘Italian’. It makes me smile 🙂

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  3. HELEN BUSHE says:

    You can’t beat Mediterranean doors! These are fabulous.

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  4. johnlmalone says:

    wow! great photos, great concept: I’m a convert 🙂

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  5. Linda Schaub says:

    Well they are all new pics for me to see. Italy is so rustic looking and beautiful – you’ve captured that here. I love that bike with the baskets of flowers. I have seen that done here, but the bike looks vintage which makes it more special.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Linda. I’m pretty sure someone put out that bike with the flowers specifically for tourists to stop and take pictures. Not that I’m complaining of course. It works and it made for a memorable shot 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It sure did Norm. A fellow blogger lives in Wisconsin and the small town where she lives has bicycles with flower-filled baskets as art work through the City, whether parked in front of a store or just resting against a street sign. It’s very picturesque.

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  6. Aimer Boyz says:

    When this Covid insanity is over, I’m heading back to Italy 🙂
    Great blue door you had for your week!

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  7. Gorgeous view of all of Florence. The clouds and the duomo are magnificent! I like the door with the climbing vine and the crumbling bricks.

    I’m back with something completely different!
    https://klallendoerfer.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-the-garage/

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  8. .lily says:

    I love those doors! Especially the one with the bicycle. So nice! Here’s mine, https://thankfulbylily.ca/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-garage-door/

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  9. DrJunieper says:

    Had the same thought, but this may be the last door of Tuscany i have left! Happy trails for the coming month, because I’m going to move and packing like crazy:) https://wp.me/p9EWyp-25f

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  10. tinahomeblog says:

    Beautiful😍😍

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  11. The bonus shots brought a smile, Norm! Also liked how the side entrance to the Duomo hid the door by continuing the details into a much larger space; or could the top open too? Here’s my doors this week: https://wheatsaltwineoil.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/seeing-red-thursday-doors/

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  12. Timelesslady says:
  13. Hardly “stuck”! These are beautiful. My favorite is the window with the laundry.

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  14. Even though I’m in Slovenia now, it’s so good to see your Italian doors. I love that side entrance, and the view from your home for a week. And the last one as well. I have a very similar photo of Florence so I’m thinking that you must have taken it from Piazzale Michelangelo. Did you walk from there? It’s lovely.

    With today’s, sixth, post I’m concluding my Vitorchiano series. And it’s true what I say in my post: I’m only posting today because it’s Thursday, since I’m about to switch to a chill mode for about a week. Be well!

    https://mexcessive.photo.blog/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-18-6-20-vitorchiano-part-6/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Manja. Going through these shots brought back a lot of good memories. No we didn’t walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo, it was one of the stops on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour we took.
      Hope you’re enjoying your time back home with the family. Stay safe 🙂

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  15. Love the bicycle photo — but all are good. And I’m a sucker for taking pictures of laundry hanging outside — I love yours as well.

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  16. Photographias says:

    The first one is just the perfect postcard for Tuscany. I love it.
    Here is mine, a bit further away:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-kyoto-imperial-palace/

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  17. slfinnell says:

    I’m with them, keep up the Italian shares! Love the blue shade on the slate doors. And to have a growing season that lasts nearly all year must be pretty great 🙂
    My link: https://katytrailcreations.com/2020/06/18/gottschalk-road-thursday-doors/

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  18. No doubts of favorites for me today. The first two intimate shots and the second to the last with the vines are shoo-in’s for me. Just wonderful. I’m headed back to Philly (virtually, of course) and I may be a bit late with visits as one of our daughters and her husband are our first official visitors at the new house. Exciting!

    https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-doors-of-brotherly-love/

    janet

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  19. scooj says:

    Oh Norm, you’ve got to stop this torture. The way things are going in the UK at the moment, I’m not sure I’ll ever make it back to Italy again! Beautiful doors and thanks for the bonus pics too – love the window and washing.

    My Bristol coronavirus walkabout doors are here: https://scooj.org/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-17-june-2020/

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  20. lolaWi says:

    hi Norm, i think my entry last week got lost. so here it is: https://lolawi.blog/2020/06/12/wood-doors/

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  21. lolaWi says:

    i will never get tired of Italy! your doors are beautiful! here is mine: https://lolawi.blog/2020/06/18/doors-in-carmel/

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  22. anitashope says:

    Amazing as always. The architecture from Europe is amazing.

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  23. Thank you for giving us some more great photos, Norm. Here are some garage doors that I saw while on one of my daily walks around the neighbourhood. http://snowbirdofparadise.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-distressed-garage-doors/

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  24. marianallen says:

    Oh, them arches! Them brickwork! Them ironwork! I totally, utterly LOVE that blue door to #1, with the little side bit, in case you need the door a little wider. Florence was probably my favorite place I’ve ever been. My doors this week are from one block in Corydon, Indiana. https://marianallen.com/2020/06/door-enough-fer-ye-thursdaydoors/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I hear you about Florence. Before we went it wasn’t very high on my list of priorities and yet I was so amazed when we visited that while we were there I kept scratching my head and asking myself, “why weren’t you more excited about this place?”
      Now I only hope I can get back there one day *fingers crossed*

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  25. Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog says:

    I hope you will be able to get out soon. I love Italian architecture. Here is mine: https://www.theplatinumline.blog/st-nicholas-market-bristol/

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  26. Loved the bike in front of the door……So for you all today a little IR From Mission Santa Ines, California:

    https://myvintagecamerasblog.com/2020/06/18/retrospective-mission-santa-ines/

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  27. travtrails says:

    A real pleasure to see such artisitic doors. Sharing from my collection, plain simple ones.
    http://travtrails.com/2020/06/18/doors-to-market/

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  28. All these photos make me want to go there, my Italian grandma always said hanging the wash in the sunshine sanitized the clothes

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  29. Wonderful recycling. I so want to travel to Italy again. So hoping for healing in the world!

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  30. Great doors Norm, well worth recycling.
    I too have been to Italy this week, to Bari in the South…
    https://apetcher.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-bari-in-southern-italy/

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  31. Lynn says:

    They may be recycled but they still just as fabulous!

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  32. Sheree says:

    Bikes and doors – winning combination

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  33. tgeriatrix says:

    Recycled doors are fine with me, they are all nice. Whenever I find one in my archive which I haven’t posted, I will take it. Here are mine for the week: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/doors-with-roofs/

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  34. Dan Antion says:

    These are all great, Norm but those first two are wonderful. The first one because it’s such a nice composition. The second one because, arched glass door set inside a rectangular frame. I love that big tombstone panel in the center.

    My mishmash is over at – https://nofacilities.com/2020/06/18/suffield-old-new-and-blue-thursdaydoors/

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  35. You can recycle Italian doors all you want, Norm, I love them. That shot of where you stayed is lovely. Such a beautiful traditional looking room. Here’s mine for this week, thanks.
    https://jeanreinhardt.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-all-in-one/

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  36. Wonderful selection. I love that door with the reflection of the sea.

    Here is my contribution this week: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/my-first-walk-with-a-digital-camera/

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  37. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful doors, beautiful photos . San Gimignano our favourite place we used to go there often 💜

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Siena was wonderful too but we enjoyed San Gimignano even more. I’d love to go back again some day/

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      • willowdot21 says:

        It’s a wonderful place I can recommend a agro tourism place to stay where they do fabulous cookery courses, …. If this world ever returns to normal 💜🌹

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        • Norm 2.0 says:

          I like having a resource list of places to consider so if you don’t mind yes, please email me that info to keep on file for an ‘eventual’ visit. My email is: normanf64 at gmail.com
          Obviously not a rush – whenever you have a few minutes is fine. Thanks!

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  38. So fabulous! Why are beautiful doors so fascinating?

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  39. Some good stuff there Norm. I guess the people who live behind the last door take their security pretty seriously!

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  40. Italian doors are gorgeous no matter when the shot was made. But, I must admit the bicycle and the wash really made me smile. Have a great week, Norm. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Judy. I’m hanging in there and staying in the shade through the current heat wave. My tomatoes have gone gangbusters 😀
      I hope all is well with you too.

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  41. Well there’s an automatic sliding door to the left and standard double entry doors to the right and then there’s the absolutely stunning piece of landscape street art that incorporates the frames of both. In fact anything not made of glass forms the canvas of this superb vista, the centre-piece of which, is Mount Warning (the plug of long extinct volcano that blew its’ top about 20 million years ago) located in northern New South Wales, not far from the Queensland border. https://theartblogger54.wordpress.com/2020/03/06/street-art-by-len-hend-1/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for the explanation. Just a suggestion here but you could put that description in the text of your post. I’m sure your other visitors would like to know the story behind the shot as well 😉
      Cheers!

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      • Hi Norm. I hear ya but my blog is a purely a photo blog and I want to keep the format simple and consistent. It’s actually posting on your blog that gives me the opportunity to add some extra added-interest type info.

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  42. These are all crackers, Norm. Dare I say it, I prefer these 2013 shots to your more recent photographs. My last set of photographs from the North Norfolk Coastal town of Cromer. https://drprunesquallor279704606.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-in-cromer-town/

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  43. Beautiful… I’ve fallen in love with the door with the bike leaning up against… great capture. Here is my contribution to the challenge. https://brashley.photography/2020/06/18/thursday-doors-june-18-2020/

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  44. Teresa says:

    That’s so beautiful, Norm…I never get tired of all your doors. Though it is recycled, it doesn’t matter. Will post later.

    Thanks, Teresa

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