Montalto di Castro

Thursday Doors, October 15

You might remember the building above, it was featured in Thursday Doors already. I returned to the town in question, Montalto di Castro, and realised that so many other doors were waiting for me. And windows. And arches. And dogs. Bienvenuti!

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

WPC: The Doors are for afterwards

… when your mind is already gone, said a critic. I must say that I love both The Doors as in the band, and taking photos of various doors, especially here in Italy.

Every Thursday I post a few for Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge (here are all my entries and the featured photo is from one of them) but I liked posting doors (and windows) even before I’d learnt of it.

And before having this blog, I assembled so many Pinterest doors that I had to put them onto a dedicated board, together with arches, windows and stairs (none of these are my photos).

I embrace this opportunity to post all my recently taken doors photos for this week’s WPC so that I’ll take new ones even more gladly.

And since it’s today that Jim Morrison died in Paris 44 years ago, I will sprinkle my favourite Morrison lyrics abundantly around like you wouldn’t believe. You did ask for it. 🙂

Words dissemble
Words be quick
Words resemble walking sticks

Plant them
They will grow
Watch them waver so

I’ll always be
a word-man
Better than a birdman

Roma

I see you live on Love Street
There’s this store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday and a year
I guess I like it fine, so far

Bomarzo, Monster Park, the Leaning House

We’re perched headlong on the edge of boredom
We’re reaching for death on the end of a candle
We’re trying for something
That’s already found us

Give us a creed
To believe
A night of Lust
Give us trust in
The Night

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The music and voices are all around us
Choose they croon the Ancient Ones
The time has come again
Choose now, they croon beneath the moon
Beside an ancient lake
Enter again the sweet forest
Enter the hot dream come with us
Everything is broken up and dances

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Wow, I’m sick of doubt
Live in the light of certain
South
I’m sick of dour faces
Staring at me from the T.V.
Tower. I want roses in
my garden bower; dig?
Royal babies, rubies
must now replace aborted
Strangers in the mud

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Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughing sea
When summer’s gone
Where will we be

Isola del Giglio

I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft

I will not go
Prefer a Feast of Friends
To the Giant family

Photo: MM
Lyrics: Jim Morrison / The Doors

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door.”

Thursday doors, June 18

I think I got it now: every Thursday ONE door, rather than all the beautiful doors that I’ve photographed this week. One door. And so this is the return of the most magnificent door from the previous week’s post, the one in Montalto di Castro.
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The photo above was shot towards the end of April, whereas the ones below were taken yesterday.

First it’s just a door.

And then you step back.

And then you step back.

And move the camera.

And move the camera.

And step back some more.

And step back some more.

And turn the corner.

And turn the corner.

And the entire  amazing building. It all seems that there are actually people living inside.

And the entire amazing building. It all seems that there are actually people living inside.

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Thursday doors, June 11

First let’s take four from Isola del Giglio.

And here there are four in one. And these two are heading towards each other. We should tell them.

Then let’s take three from Roma.

Add a few single ones.

And after that we can return home.

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

No vivid filters were harmed in the making of these images.

Prague

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Ferry to Isola del Giglio

I dived in! Isola del Giglio

Roma garden

Trilateral tarok tournament in Tournament Street in Ljubljana, flags, from left: of Slovenia, Ljubljana city, Italia.

Capalbio sunset

Winter at home

Photo: MM

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”