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Thursday Doors 24/3/22: Castello Poggiarello 2.

But first, it was seven years ago that Thursday Doors were born. Happy birthday and hurrah to us all!

I noticed it since I have the first anniversary Thursday Doors post in my blogging memories today. I checked and indeed, our previous host Norm Frampton started the Thursday Doors as a link-up challenge seven years ago. The first words in his first post with a pretty red door were:

Want to join in on the fun? Well now you can!

And so we are, still joining in seven years later. I wish to thank Norm and Dan, our current host, for starting and continuing my favourite blogging challenge and for all your doors. You are my tribe.

Today I continue my tour of the middle garden of the three which I visited on the IDSI open-door day last May south of Siena. One week ago we had a look around the garden and today we enter the pretty courtyard of the Castello Poggiarello property near Sovicille.

Imagine that all these doors are yours. It’s not on sale but you can rent your stay.

One other thing: In the memories you will notice a dog that is not bestia. He is Žak, our first dog. It was this time 23 years ago (gulp!) that we found him with the entire litter of ten new-borns in the trash container in front of my parents’ house, and raised three by the bottle while NATO planes were flying overhead on their way to bomb Serbia.

No matter where, terrorising civilians for the sins of their leaders, or for oil, is not acceptable.

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.

62 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 24/3/22: Castello Poggiarello 2.

  1. I love, love, love these captures, Manja! So much where I would like to spend time. Congrats with the 7 year celebration – did not know Thurs. Doors was this old:):) Have an enjoyable weekend! Emille

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  2. The first dog story is a sweet one. I grew up without pets, also. Goldfish do not count. Making up for it now… I like how you photograph the places we visit. Step by step, very methodical, very lovely. We stop and smell the roses (so to speak).

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  3. I love these doors and I am impressed with your memory. I knew I’ve been posting these for a long time, but I am surprised to see that it’s seven years. Your photos, you pups, your family, your poetry – I have been enjoying that for a long time as well. I love the photo with the big and little door (although the little door looks big enough).

    I hope you have a great rest of this week.

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    1. Thank you, Dan! I would never guess it’s been so long or remember if I didn’t look back to put up my blogging memories daily. But I’m glad I noticed it. It’s so great to see we keep doing it because you keep running it so smoothly. I truly appreciate it. I hope my pup and family and Italy will be here for a long time, as for poems… they are coming. April starts on Friday. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. I have a new photo, yes, I had the old one for so long that a change feels right. Doors are everywhere, as you know, and here in Italy they really stand out. It’s not hard to collect that many.


  4. Hi Manja, I love your post this week for so more than one reason. First,I had no idea that ‘Thursday doors’ was born 7 years ago!And it’s still going strong. That’s truly amazing. Second, the picture of your dog, Zak and the memory it brings you, albeit unpleasant, shows we have learn nothing. We are where we are- again,a country is being bombed, again, innocents are dying or suffering. And third, the ‘open-door’ day in Sienna. It’s interesting. I love these old,wooden doors.
    Happy Birthday to ‘Thursday Doors’🙂

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  5. I have yet again caught up, ha ha!! You may have underestimated my ability to do this, Manja, so I set out to prove you wrong. You put one of my favourite-of-your-book-cover-shots at the end, the sofa by the sea.

    And congratulations to portaphiles everywhere! 🙂

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  6. My how time flies, and to think I posted weekly doors for at least 6 months prior to that. What a fun ride 🙂
    Boy there sure are some beautiful doors in Siena.
    Thanks for reaching out and letting me know about this great post!

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    1. Norm, I found your comment in spam. :p WordPress doesn’t recognise you any more! Says it all! 😉 I didn’t know you had been posting doors for so long before turning it into a challenge. This property is some 12 km south of Siena. But you know how it is over here, lovely doors wherever you turn. Thanks for coming to have a look. All well to you!

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  7. Such beautiful doors and courtyards. I very much appreciate your slow approach, with your eye opened to all possibilities. (Like nursing puppies from an abandoned litter.) You assembled a rich, contemplative, quiet gallery of doors and doors within doors. I’ll ponder the metaphors there.


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