Five years ago something happened that completely changed my life here in Italy. Nothing would ever be the same again. I started to mind the doors.
I still know exactly how it felt when I realised that there was a challenge tempting us to post door photos on Thursdays. It felt like what finding your tribe feels like.
I posted my first Thursday Doors post on May the 1st 2015 and this was the first door in that post:
Altogether I have posted 249 door posts on my five (consecutive) blogs (51+80+48+35+34 + this post). Yes, I counted them manually just now. That should make at least 2000 door photos in total. And no, I have no plans to stop.
I had been minding doors to a small degree before joining up, as today’s post will prove, but not nearly as much as I do now. Admittedly, as the trips with Flavia have showed, I don’t notice many other things since my eyes are drawn to doors so much.
Just days before finding out about Thursday Doors, I posted this post with four windows and four doors from Lucca. It may have been the first with the type of captions I sometimes write.
Obviously at that moment I could still have gone either way: windows or doors. And then I found Thursday Doors.
Doors add an extra dimension to my life, spotting them is good fun and games, and most importantly, they bring friends over.
Thank you for being a friend, Norm, Dan, Joey, and all other regular and irregular door posters. And a big gift of gratitude to Norm for hosting the challenge all this time! I wish you all well and to many more doors and friends.
And now let’s see my door beginnings before I got accustomed and conditioned to door-spotting. All these doors have been posted on my first blog prior to May 2015.
Click on a photo and see them in the colourful horizontal gallery, now with captions!