Thursday Doors, 28/1/21: Viterbo 1.

Today a new door series begins from the last ordinary day that we had in the ordinary world. After that day nothing would ever be the same again.

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The day was Sunday, February 22nd 2020, and Flavia and I were on the move again. Here is the first hour and a half from our visit of Viterbo, a city in Lazio between Rome and me. This is not your regular Italian small town but quite a large city. I had driven through it before but this was the first time that I peeked through its walls and entered the old town.

I posted doors from one tiny street in Viterbo before. It is called Via Larga and I even wrote a poem for it. This street came just after the last door in this post which is an introductory post of Viterbo. There will be others.

We found the old town rather deserted but noticed that the Carnival participants were starting to gather, and later chose a parallel street to the noise they were making, preferring to concentrate on doors and windows. As I returned home I learned that the Venice Carnival was cancelled that day and this was the first sign of the things to come. And they weren’t pretty.

But we didn’t know any of this yet and had the last serene sunny sightseeing day for quite a while. As always, you are welcome to stroll along.

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

31 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 28/1/21: Viterbo 1.

  1. Wow – I’m getting used to saying wow – these are so beautiful, Manja. I love this new tour. So many different doors. Wooden doors in stone arches – you know that’s my favorite. I also love the gates and the balconies. It’s so sad to think about how life changed after this and how we are still waiting for it to change back. Tiffany is shut up rather tight, but I do like the wooden door to the right.

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  2. Italian doors are hard to beat, especially for this little Australian. You look back on this time last year, and we were blissfully ignorant of what was waiting just around the corner. In the blink of an eye, everything had changed. It could well be the same with climate change. That one minute we’re seemingly okay, and the next, it’s too late. I’m not sure why your post made me think of that, but I hope it’s not prophetic.
    I am very grateful to be living here in Australia. There’s barely been any virus here, and yet most of us are being very careful. We’re prepared to make the necessary personal sacrifices and have also had good leadership and geographical distance has definitely helped. However, many people here have close family in the thick of it so we’re not immune in that way. I hope you and yours are keeping well and safe.
    Meanwhile, here’s a link to my post: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2021/01/29/thursday-doors-back-to-dance-2021/ I’ve posted a photo of the door at the dance studio my daughter attends. She’s just gone back for another year.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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      1. Most of us a really working hard to contain covid and keep it out. However, there’s always the anti crowd…anti mask, antivax. There’s no such thing as covid. Fortunately\, they’re largely in the minority.
        It’s been good to catch up with you and a few of the others as well. Doors are such a great topic and can have so much scope.
        Best wishes,
        Rowena

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    1. Thank you, Leya! How are you doing? Here absolutely nothing is happening and I’m not motivated to play tourist with bestia even though now I can go all over Tuscany. A little later when the new greens come up. Gelato is always the best icing!

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      1. I am OK, Manja – and since the snow arrived, I am very grateful to this winter. I must agree with you though – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is really happening. Glad you can go all over Tuscany! We can go about in Sweden as well, but we stay within 100 kilometers. I have become a very catious person, and the vaccine has been delayed… Hugs to you and your family!

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