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Thursday Doors 30/9/21: Ghost town Celleno

I’m glad to be able to bring you the freshest doors from Tuesday when uncle, bestia and I made our wonderful three-stop trip of great variety. This was stop number two. Let’s hear you sing: “This toooown is coming like a ghoooost toooown.” ♫

Celleno in Lazio between Viterbo and Orvieto was abandoned in 1951 on account of earthquakes, landslides and epidemics (yes, that too). The inhabitants didn’t move far, only 1.5 km away, and kept returning to the old town to mind the animals. One animal remains and you will meet her below.

The houses might be abandoned but the castle is alive with memories and objects. In its many rooms and spaces a free open-air museum is maintained with love and precision, and it is the venue of various cultural events. One of the best things about it is that many doors are still in place.

Here is our half an hour spent in the castle of Celleno, the ghost town, as seen through the remaining doors in its tufa walls. Yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday post was from here as well and we start with the same door in the wall. More of the town will appear on my blog sooner or later.

Be well and from tomorrow – happy October!

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

34 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 30/9/21: Ghost town Celleno

  1. Great doors and photos, Manja. I always enjoy the scenes you capture outside the windows. I try to imagine those views changing over time. Perhaps this one hasn’t changed much.

    I would have wanted to touch that fine panel door, as well. It’s interesting to see the panels shaped all the way to the center.

    The buildings appear strong, but I’m not sure I’d want to be in one during an earthquake. I’m picturing lots of rubble.

    I’m not sure I would step into that cave. Gina is a cutie!

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