Thursday Doors, 12/12/19: Rome

Here is another small portion of Rome’s endless doors from last December, while American impeachment hearings are blasting through my speakers for some reason and here in Tuscany another storm is on the horizon.

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As I was going through my last December photos for my last calendar post, I realised that certain doors haven’t been posted yet.

These photos are from our trip to town on the day after last Christmas which we always spend in Rome. All that sea food won’t eat itself. Since we had to go to the Termini train station, we had a look around.

The doors of the marvellous Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyr I have showed yet, and you have seen the mysterious Alchemical Door as well, but now here are some other doors and views from the neighbourhood.


For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

49 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 12/12/19: Rome

      1. I will tell you something that you might appreciate then, Rome is an endless source of surprise and discover to me. It is impossible to retain every detail, it’s too big, too complex, too beautiful. With the city center it is easy to remember because I know it well but there is so much to discover in the outskirts! For example the picture of the two statues and the door that you took in the park of Esquilino has such a great angle, you made me discover it under a new perspective, that it has been like seeing it for the first time! To make it short, thank you Manja☺️👏

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      2. Ahh, thank you for telling me this. ❤ But do you mean to say that you were inside this park? To me it seemed closed with no chance of going inside. No other way of taking this photo seemed possible. I believe you what you say about Rome though, surprises everywhere. And for me is a surprise the nice sun outside instead of forecast storm. 🙂 I hope in Rome it's the same.

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      3. No, here we just had some hailstorm with a strong wind 😫 for once they were right, the weather alert was justified! And no, I did not entered the park and took a photo from behind the bars, like you did.

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  1. The statue of the pope looks huge! I can see where it might frighten more than comfort. The statues guarding the Alchemy are peculiar looking, aren’t they? Chinese warriors? Slip through the rails and check it out! ; )

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    1. Hahha, that might be possible if I didn’t swear on pasta chic for my look. 😀 Thanks, Jan. Yes, this is quite a big and bulky statue. If I understood correctly, the body was first entire and was hollowed out only after the complaints. These guardians look like they’ve been here forever.

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      1. I was going to ask why the pope statue was not well received… I like the hollow. Filled with spirit.
        Beautiful doors — especially the featured, and the portal door, which I’m off to read about.

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  2. Rest assured, you had enough doors, gates, pillars of Rome in this post (still, I would like to see that building you started showing us:)) Love these kind of fences, and what was the resistance of this pope? Sorry you have to hear those impeachment hearings – it’s all fluffy fake news – there is too much good Trump already has done, so he’ll be in it for the next 4 years! Have a great December month Manja!

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    1. Thanks, Dr. Junieper. Fluffy next 4 years as well, you say. 😀 I was watching to see how they must act to pretend they were earning their pay-checks, on both sides. It’s all useless. As for the Pope, he is much beloved but people feel this statue doesn’t do him justice.

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      1. Agreed, when I was looking at it, I loved the head, but the robe had the impression of being hollow instead that of a person. Don’t know if the artist liked minimalism, but this was “too much” of that. It had no definition of that of a Pope.

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  3. So my favourites of this batch are the tall dark brown ones with the panels with circles in them. I just love that repeating pattern. I also really like that very original statue of Pope Pierogi 😉
    I remember the park where the Alchemist’s door is, was full of stray cats lying all over the ruins and in the taller grass behind the fence.
    And you’re right, you’ll never run out of interesting doors in Rome.

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  4. You put a great and varied selection of doors together, Manja. I know how difficult it must be trying to choose which doors to capture in place so full of historical buildings. Drive by shots are fun because you sometimes capture something amazing that could easily be missed close up on a walkabout.

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  5. haha – it is good to have that approach – about letting some go – ha
    and get what you can…
    and here, I liked the ones with the unique handles – thanks for a taste of Rome with doors this week M-cubed

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