Thursday Doors, 18/3/21: Torre Alfina 1.

Today we revisit the last time I saw something new and the date was October 30th 2020. Four months and a half without a new door. For how much longer?

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This new doors series, which begins today, was born on a glorious autumn Friday which was the last day that I packed my dog and drove to a new place. The culprit was a photo of a fairy-tale castle that I saw online and my eyebrows wiggled.

The first four photos in the gallery are from the road between Montalto di Castro and Lake Bolsena, since I was taking advantage of travelling alone and stopped just wherever I wished, and then we arrive to Torre Alfina which I hadn’t even heard mentioned before that one photo. It happens in Italy all the time. They have so much stuff.

In this little town around the castle near Aquapendente in the province of Viterbo we will spend a few following Thursdays. Welcome on a stroll with me.

I know that there are worse things that being without a new door for almost five months. I shall make it out alive. Thank you for your concern.


For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

49 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 18/3/21: Torre Alfina 1.

  1. The first thing on my mind? You are too young to be thinking about aspirations for when you are old! And Manja, OF COURSE YOU are coming out alive – just erase that from your mind!! A delightful trip on the borders of this castle. This is the first one I’ve seen actually someone living in it! A lovely post! Jesh

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    1. Ahh, Jesh, so sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel like my own grandmother (actually, a mix of both) recently and amore is in agreement that I look the part as well. ๐Ÿ˜€ The bit about surviving without new doors was a joke, no worries. Thank you, I’m glad you like the start of my trip. I’m not sure if the castle is only the structure at the very top or the entire hill is considered one.

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  2. So many great doors, Manja, but I LOVE the last one at the top of the stairs. Om my goodness, that is such a great photo! There are so many other wonderful doors, and a castle that people live it, well, I can’t wrap my head around that.

    I hope you are able to get out gathering new doors soon.

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  3. Its the first time I seen ( in a picture, cause of course I’ve yet to see one in person), a clothes line outside a castle window. That’s great, they should all be brought back to life by regular folks living in them๐Ÿ™‚.
    That open door reminds me of my childhood. Everybody threw their door open and kept it that way untill bed time๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice post.

    Pat

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  4. Yha.nk you for an enjoyable tour of Torre Alfina. You’ve shown us some stunning doors and I couldn’t pick a favourite. They’re all so full of character. What I like most is the variety of colours and textures in the door surrounds, the walls and the stone sets on the road.

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  5. Beautiful selection, Manja. It’s amazing how any of us are managing to find doors with all the restrictions in place. I’m having to stretch my creativity to the limit, lol, which isn’t a bad thing, I suppose.

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  6. First thing on my mind? Well, it’s the fact that you’re the first person I’ve ever read who has mentioned Aquapendente! I love that place and I’ve blogged about it a couple of times. Not far behind this is my fascination with the amount of doors you found in this place. How amazing, and how great they all are.

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    1. Thank you, Mari, and welcome to my blog! I never really stopped in Aquapendente, just passed it by. The town of these doors and the castle, Torre Alfina, is a bit removed from it, 20 min or so. Next time I’ll stop there for sure. I had a quick look around your blog and will do so a bit more. Thanks for the follow! This is only the first door post from here, there was one other this Thursday. And tomorrow will be another. I must warn you that you join me just before I embark on writing a poem every day throughout April. I hope you like attempts at poetry. ๐Ÿ˜€

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