My fifth Thursday Doors anniversary

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.

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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:

Orvieto Cathedral

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!

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For Norm Framptonโ€™s Thursday Doors challenge

49 thoughts on “My fifth Thursday Doors anniversary

  1. Dorfi and your mama are my favourites. A close third is you modelling. I wish I had interesting doors to share. These posts I see produced by you, Dan, and Joey are always so artful and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you, Susanne, from my mama too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad that you find inspiration in our posts. They are good to make you keep your eyes open. You never know when you will come upon a worthy specimen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Your Smart car is cuter than my Smart car and that door mat at the end is precious ๐Ÿ˜€
    As for the doors, fabulous as usual. I don’t remember how we found each other but I sure am glad that we did.

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    1. Heheh, we all need this doormat. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks, Norm! No Smart car is all that cute, if you ask me, but they sure get around. I much prefer the 2CV. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t remember the specifics but I found the link to you in another blog, and I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to just simply join or what. And I did and the rest is history…

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  3. An impressive history, Manja! Hope I’ll be as wild and good as you are when I grow up (in door posts, that is):) Love the one, or rather the frame from Ljubliana. Interesting and inspiring and happy anniversary! Jesh.

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    1. “Hope Iโ€™ll be as wild and good as you are when I grow up!” Hahhaha! This is the best line I’ve heard in a month. Thank you so much, Junieper. Wild and good is the way to be. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That part of Ljubljana is extremely artistic. I hope you get to see it one day.

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  4. Not only have you been entertaining us for several years with your colorful, eye-catching, Thursday Door contributions, you also got to meet Norm! Iโ€™d say that meeting was the icing on the cake and a cherry on top! Or to use the analogy of the door, the one with several windows and a transom. May there be many doors in your future and may the doors open soon.

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    1. โค Thank you so much, Lisa! Oh yes, that was definitely the highlight, having the Door Master over and show him some of the door splendours of Italy. He and his wife were here for four days, and yet it was only a beginning. The days just whizzed by. And you visited Equinoxio! Blogging is so rewarding.

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  5. You and the doors… This endless love๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ I always think of you when I see a peculiar one and the hours that you would keep me in front of it. But I don’t mean to complain about it, it’s part of you, but I like to mock you from times to times! Especially when you ignore the rest of the city for them ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ hopefully this winter we could take back some of the wasted timeโค๏ธ

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    1. Hhahah, ignore the rest of the city!! For sure not gelatos! Did you see, a few days before finding out about Thursday Doors I posted “4 doors and 4 windows from Lucca”. I could still go either way, doors or windows! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Thanks, Flavia, you can mock me for this all you wish. ๐Ÿ˜€ One day we will go somewhere again… And again and again.

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      1. My dear, you know that it’s to joke! To tell you the truth you made me remark that when you told me that in Viterbo you had missed the dog that I took into picture. What is for sure is that there will be other getaways, more photos and more fun together I cannot wait for that!

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  6. Happy Doorversary! Your collections are by far the most beautiful in #ThursdayDoors! It’s not fair how blessed your doorvironment is! Not to mention, how well you photograph everything! I feel terrible guilt for not having any doors to share in so long. I do have them, some, but not the dedication I used to. I appreciate being mentioned, Manja! Door on!

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