After an eventful and pleasant birthday visit from my parents, we are back to basics. And I’ve been left with doors aplenty.
We visited some towns that were especially rich door-wise, but this will come later. Today a mix of churches, restaurants, elephant doors, animal gates and an update on the beach house situation.
And a rainbow. It all started with a rainbow that was following me as I was driving towards Orvieto to pick up my parents at the train station. I’ll make a special post about it soon, today just one door with it.
My state of mind: if it’s a door or a gate – even if in the rear-view mirror – I need to click.
From right: A lion, a basset, a fish, a black rooster on the bell, a couple of swans, a Dalmatian dog, a tiger, a Siamese cat and I think a duck hiding in the tree.
A fish?? A fish. (Grosseto)
Lido di Tarquinia.
First elephant door.
Second elephant door. They are neighbours in Tarquinia.
This Beat 75 restaurant on Via Pakistan where Via Slovenia starts remained untested. We came between working hours. Grosseto likes its streets named after countries.
Father went in and witnessed quirky decoration. I’m sorry I stayed out.
We did try out this gelateria in Grosseto. We found it solely due to modern electronics. It’s not all bad. (Photo: BM)
Mmmm, did we try out this place! Il Miravalle in Manciano. We shall return. If I remembered who recommended it to me, I’d say one big thank you. (Photo: BM)
And here is the renovated beach house which I showed already some weeks ago. Quite pretty with the vines and all.
To end with a couple of modern churches. This one is on the marine side of Tarquinia.
Impressed more with the red carpet cycling lane.
I took this photo five years ago in Grosseto. It was a random find. Looking almost like a mosque.
Father took this one now. We went to find it on purpose. Not far from Via Slovenia.
This was on the first day and it was pouring.
Balkan looking door with two missing plates.
Excellent for waiting out (some of) the rain.
The Church of the Holy Family. Only then we noticed the address: Not Via Jugoslavia any more but rather The Soviet Union Street…
Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.