Don’t you love it when you find some money where you have forgotten you put it?
No? Does it only happen to Bukowski and me? Well, this felt quite a bit similar. I found about 60 door photos in a folder from my May birthday visit to Torri and its Romanesque abbey cloister, which I completely forgot about.
Torri is a little town about 15 km southwest of Siena and yet it gave my parents, bestia and me a nice day out and lots of photo material. And it was all due to one photo I found online, taken from the same corner where I stood when taking the featured photo. I was relieved to find the reality even better.
All of these photos were taken in one space, the cloister of the Abbey of Santa Mustiola which is only open on rare occasions so make sure you learn about opening hours before you depart.
The Abbey was first mentioned in 1070, whereas the cloister is from 13-14 Century. I read now that it “is unique in Tuscany in having preserved its Romanesque character despite subsequent restorations. The beautiful polychromatic cloister has loggias on three levels. The lowest arches are decorated with black and white marble and supported by columns, the middle loggia is decorated with bricks and the upper loggia has wood columns. The village was founded by Vallombrosan monks.”
Watch me quote historic data, out of sheer gratitude. Three Thursdays saved!
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves this time. One could argue that every arch is a door. That would be even more Thursdays. 😀 But there are also other kinds of doors to be spotted.
Happy Thursday, especially to all Thursday Doors posters and viewers, my parents for the company, and the lady who chose that particular blue stripey dress that day and sparked up my photos.