Thursday Doors, 25/3/21: Torre Alfina 2.

Today we reach the top of the castle and capture its one but mighty door.

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This week happened so much, considering!

Two days ago I found the first poppy of the year and today I saw that it was already gone. Was it the wind or the hand, I wonder. I captured poppies #2, yet to unfurl, and #3, both of which are yet to be posted. The poppy post includes a special photo that my father sent me from Slovenia, of a table and benches that he repainted. How inviting.

I found an unlikely beach scene and used it for my first Wordless Wednesday. Only later I connected it to the blindfolded woman being led to the beach by a friend. I spotted this duo as I was leaving. Come to think of it, there were a number of people on the beach, as if waiting… Is somebody getting married?

And now to the doors. Last week we started the tour of the castle town Torre Alfina in Lazio and today we reach the top of the castle with a single but rather particular door.

You shall see how this photographer cautiously approaches a door in the wild from several directions before she pounces.

And then the only thing to do was to go down again, seeing that the castle was shut tightly. A wide road for the cars was leading down, which I previously didn’t see at all. As I descended I was able to choose which door to buy. Then I reached the castle gate and returned to the town, which is what awaits us next Thursday.

Let’s go then, there is nobody around and I could really use some human company.


For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

64 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 25/3/21: Torre Alfina 2.

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  1. Wow, Manja – the first -what a door! Also love the cute dark blue doors. Yeah, it looks like a coat of arms. Smiled at your glasses in that image, smiling because that is what spectacle wearers do – their glasses are everywhere, haha. Love this intimate post, Jesh

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    1. Thank you, Jesh. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it’s because I only had my dog with me and wanted to converse with someone and so I did it through my camera. The glasses are not mine, though – I found them there and nobody was around to alert them.

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  2. Manja, these are so interesting! I love that big door with the circles and I love the little door and the roof on the mailbox. You know how much I like the stone, and those 1/3 – 2/3 split double doors. All around wonderful today !

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    1. This word caused quite a debate with amore before I decided to look it up. Porto culo? I’m sure that in Portuguese there is a similar word for culo. ๐Ÿ˜€ And then I learned that it means that spiky drawing gate. Thanks for the lesson!

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  3. Manja you are so funny, I am looking at the man on the roof and saying out loud.. there’s a man on the roof.. I look down to your words & and you’re saying…”yes, yes there is a man on the roof” . I am still laughing. Love this post!!!

    Pat

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  4. I would definitely be looking for a purple postbox! Manja, these doors are getting more interesting, more intense, the details are very delicate and raw.That door with small details—very unique.if I would see that, I would definitely taking photos of the details as well.
    I love going through your walks and seeing your discoveries…keep on!

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    1. I’m so happy to hear this, Blue. It’s lovely to have you with me to talk to as I’m making my post ready. I guess this is why I’m blogging – as a way of communication. This visit on October 30th 2020 was my last trip to a new town. I miss it so.

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  5. These are all so good, Manja. It’s a wonder there are any circles left on that castle door. You found so much to capture, from the man on the roof, lol, to a ghost window. Even the little arched door that was trying to hide from you.

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