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Thursday Doors 2/12/21: Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce

Many of you will remember this town with fairy-tale murals from my recent public art series. And if you don’t, this is an invitation. There are some doors that I’ve got saved.

This is a small but surprisingly vibrant town in Lazio north of Rome between Viterbo and Orvieto.

As I was choosing which photos of murals to post, I paid special attention to the doors – as I do – and saved several in a special folder. Here they are now. Most of these haven’t been posted yet.

There are six parts in this series, posted for PPAC, Photographing Public Art Challenge, run by Cee – who is hosting the next one tomorrow – and Marsha.

If you haven’t seen any posts from here yet and wish to see more murals, and they are quite wonderful, here is post #1 and here post #6 with the list of all the fairy-tales depicted on the walls of Sant’Angelo.

The initiative to create a fairy-tale town started in 2017 with the first 12 murals. They have crossed number 40 by now and new ones are being added all the time. But frankly, the doors are quite fascinating even on their own.

I was here at the end of September for the first time with my uncle and bestia and was only sorry (for the first time) that I didn’t have a bunch of kids. Welcome!

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

This day in my blogging history

  • 2015: Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
    —George Bernard Shaw

  • 2018: Nostalgia


    For all the hands
    little and big
    that ran out of time.


    For the fingers
    that pressed all the right buttons
    and wrapped around
    the loved ones
    when the tune started,
    or got wrapped around
    the little one
    and the music was over.


    For the times
    that got out of hand.


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.

41 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 2/12/21: Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce

  1. This reminds me on one of your loooong posts in previous years … you got a door-attack again! Some are very cute, the chocolate factory, and the fox, and the the train by the stairs…. my sense is that with the very first one, it’s done on purpose that the bricks are shown, eh? Excellent must be your second name:) Have a lovely weekend, Manja!

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  2. Great doors and wonderful murals, Manja. When better when they are combined like when the fox is standing on the door. I do love the stone and the brick buildings. I also like the poem. You’re treating us to quite a collection today.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 🙂 I’m glad you like it all. I’m sure you noticed some of these doors already as I was posting my mural series from this town but I’m glad that I saved some doors especially for this post. That fox is really great.

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    1. This is so weird because when I first scrolled through, all the photos were on the far left and the right side was all blank. When I went back, they were set up completely differently and much more attractively. Weird.

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      1. This is indeed weird, since I thought this only happens over here sometimes when our connection is weak. 😮 If it happens again, reload the page and it should be okay. Thanks for telling me! And I’m glad that it got fixed later.


  3. WOW. Portaphile alert! Love peering through the portal into your world. A gorgeous array of doors, so much contrast and character. Love the image of the “walls that make the door”, the tired one, and the one with the fox perched on it. And the poem too: “For the times that got out of hand.” Indeed, and absolutely 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Sunra Nina! I love to make you burst out in capital letters. 😉 Always welcome to my world of images and words. I forgot all about having written this poem. When I found it again it was like reading someone else.

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