Thursday Doors, 27/9/18: Norm’s Doors 3

“Life’s too short for boring doors” could be the official slogan of our jolly little group. Let’s have more of the other kind.

Small wonder that it was Norm, our chief, who wrote this in a comment to one of my Thursday Doors post on my second blog. I had quite a bit of fun looking back in search of Norm’s favourite doors on the occasion of his arrival. Under a post full of doors from Pitigliano he wrote:

Just gorgeous, every single one. I have to visit this place.

Noted, chief! Under the post with doors from Orvieto and its cathedral, in which I probably complained of the heat, he stated:

Overall it looks like I have another place to add to my Italian bucket list, but I’ll make sure to go in September and not June or July.

To which I agreed and suggested late September. And now as he is practically on my door step and I’ll pick him up exactly in Orvieto of all places, I’ve just finished painting the (small outside cabinet) door red in his honour. (But it really had to be done.)

So you see, be careful what you wrote in comments because you never know when it comes true. Here’s to bloggers’ meetings!

This concludes the trio of Thursday Doors posts for Norm. (Two previous ones are here and here.) Now I’m ready to take new door shots and make new memories. Welcome!

As for you, when you are finished here, head to Joey’s because she is hosting Thursday Doors this week, and leave a door or twenty with her. After all, she woke up at 5.30 for it. 😉 Thank you! (ADD-IT: She didn’t! She admits in her post that she is still sleeping! Good call, Joey!)

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Joey this week

63 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 27/9/18: Norm’s Doors 3

  1. A lovely selection of doors. The 2 levels of doors at the cemetery are beautiful. I agree, who needs boring doors?
    Enjoy your meeting. I hope the camera batteries are fully charged and the memory cards are empty in readiness.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much, Draco. 🙂 I’ve only owned ONE memory card for the last five years. (Knock on wood.) In two years I’ll be fifty and I suggested gently to my parents that I’d maybe like a new camera. That’s why your post if you do it on cameras would be most appreciated. Even though in two years things change in photography, I’m sure.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Generally I stick to one brand so I don’t have to buy new lenses any time I buy a new camera. In all honesty, any camera made in the last 2 years is going to give you what you want. Try them out and see which feels best in hand and easier to use. Mirrorless is catching up to and possibly beating dslr these days.

        Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Marina. This is exactly what amore is telling me all the time: that the only difference between a Peugeot (which I love, the old ones) and a Ferrari is in the details. 😀 And you’re right about how their love of details is passing on.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. A friend of mine was in Italy earlier this year, and she said she has lots of door photos to share. I wonder if she found any of the ones you have here…
    Marvellous doors as always, and impossible to choose a favourite!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ohh, she does? Does she have a blog or will she let you handle them? 😉 It depends which parts of Italy she visited, but chances are slim. Even in towns I’ve been often I still find a new door or ten every time I go. 🙂 Thank you, Pistachios!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. With the cornucopia of amazing doors you have every single week I’m starting to suspect that even your boring doors would be considered ‘wows’ in Canada!

    I do love them all but the 2-for-1 in Talamone cemetery gets top billing this week. #23 in Castagneto Carducci gets a special nod for that wrap-around metal hand railing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Joanne. I’ve seen this word around but wouldn’t know how to use it in a sentence: cornucopia. Chances are your doors would not look boring at all because they’d be new to me. 🙂 But it’s true: we are door-spoilt here like you wouldn’t believe.

      Like

  4. I can’t help wondering if our esteemed leader will fall head over heels in love with all these Italian doors and close the door on a return to USA and set up residence in your basement where he an feed on pasta and doors for the term of his natural life. You might be needing to drive him to the airport to make sure he gets on that plane and goes home.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hihih, Rowena, your line of thinking is not wrong. Especially since he’ll be staying in Rome for a few days before returning home. Who knows what can happen there without supervision?

      Like

  5. Hi Manja! Sorry that I’ve been out of touch but now I’m seeing and remembering what I’ve missed from your doors. You’re getting me inspired to post some new doors when I get home from traveling.

    And you’re meeting the Wiz of Doors in person! Lucky you or maybe it’s lucky Norm; I’m sure you will find some great doors on your doorscursion.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, great, Gordon, I like to inspire. 🙂 You’re always welcome to look back and see what you’ve missed. As for this last, I’m sure it’s entirely mutual. The only hard part really is decide where to go. Tuscany is teeming with worthy locations.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hihihi, it is? Did you ask me specifically? Now this is a very broad, philosophical question even. My personal view is that the door is most often singular, therefore the mouth, while the windows are more often than not at least two, therefore the eyes. There are the mouth people and the eyes people. Mouths speak, people enter = therefore, QED, door it is. Now go to the window people and ask them why not doors. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Nice houses incl. doors and windows in the style of “Art Nouveau” at the Baltic city of Riga. If I get there sometimes, I shall think of your words about the speaking doors. Listening to them should be pleasant. Good night!

          Liked by 1 person

  6. I am impressed with all these amazing doors! A Fantastic collection! I found five favorites 😀
    Exiting the Siena Cathedral is one of them and the last one. There are three more but I have to scroll so much that I get lost. Yes, the bicycle shop! Two left… I have to come back 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hihi, thank you, Anita. I love giving the problem of too many favourites. 😉 These were all posted yet on my second blog (this now is the third). I still have many others to post and to photograph. Italy is very giving this way.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. I am presently eating my beloved goat cheese pizza, but I still wanna visit Pasta Mia and the house with the orange trees! Great shares! — Every week, great shares! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Lovely collection of doors, Manja. As the others said, hard to pick a favourite but if I had to go with one, it would have to be the dogs socialising. All three of them look so cute talking together, looking as if they are sharing secrets with each other 🙂 I also like the Siena Cathedral one…looks like a bit of a mytserious figure leaving for the day 🙂 Excellent shots all round.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, hi Eric, good to hear this! My doors like to be missed. 🙂 I’ve got your last couple of posts open in my browser yet. The title of one sounds like you had some tough times. I’ll read it soon. Welcome back.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yea, that latest one isn’t a nice story at all. I wrote it last summer after coming home from my cycling trip and I had been on the fence about posting it for about a year. Eventually I got tired of people asking me where the fourth and final part was to that travelogue, so I posted it. And thanks, it’s good to be back. There are a few blogs that I really miss reading when I’m busy with exams or travel and yours is the cherry on top. Nice to hear from you 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

Your first thought here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.