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Thursday Doors 15/9/22: Maribor 1

This post is one day late. For the first time in ages, I had nothing yesterday. Not doors, I always have those, I didn’t have the spirit.

It’s my last two days in Slovenia. I think it’s been raining for 48 hours. In the night non-stop thunder, which had bestia climbing all over the room, knocking down stuff, clawing me in despair, searching for the way out of the noise.

In Italy, near Ancona, ten people died in flash floods.

In Berlin, it will be four other basketball teams fighting for the medals tonight. The semi-finals are France (they eliminated Italy which had beaten Serbia) vs. Poland (they beat Slovenia), and Spain (they beat Finland) vs. Germany (they beat Greece). All three top NBA stars – Giannis, Jokić, Luka – are out. Imagine all the bets ruined. The first semi has finished by now. France thrashed Poland by 41 points. No comment.

It is always a pain to discover that your heroes aren’t all that heroic. I’d love to know the reasons for their subpar performance against Poland (down 19 after the first half, up 5, only to lose by 3 with Luka getting a painkiller shot midway and later claiming it was all his fault, which of course it wasn’t), just so to stay away from them myself. I wish to stay the hero of my life.

Today it’s better, still raining but the thunder happens more rarely, bestia is sleeping calmly next to me, I saw some friends, and I’m ready to share some doors again.

They are from our daytrip to Maribor, the second Slovenian city, where sister took me on Monday and we strolled around with our (other) uncle. It was a most excellent day but as you can see in the second half of the gallery, my camera is still in some sort of error. The trouble is worst when it has to face bright white surfaces or the sky. The effect it creates is of a science fiction movie. Who knows, it may be where we are headed.

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities


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.

15 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 15/9/22: Maribor 1

  1. I was wondering if you were taking a week off. This is a wonderful collection. I like the one you say is in the shadows – the light brown one with the iron work – the best.


  2. I’ve read about your hero’s dispute with his mom. My, my, what a mess.
    Sorry you lost, Italy too, but my motto is, like with Serbia, you didn’t do well (enough), you didn’t deserve to win, simple as that. Then again, it was such pleasure watching Spain and Germany play. What great teams they are. Honestly, both deserved to win, it’s just that Germany didn’t know how to handle pressure.


    1. You don’t just lose a game like this to an opponent like this. It must have been a statement of some sort. Something is rotten. Better be out than watch (or play) more of that crap. And frankly, I couldn’t give a rat’s ass about who wins this now.

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      1. That’s how I see it too. Besides, one man doesn’t make a team.
        I’m a huge tennis fan, but I stopped freaking out a long time ago if ‘my man’ doesn’t win. After all, it’s just a game, so let the best one hold that trophy high. I’m still enjoying watching…


  3. Sorry to hear you had a rough day, and night, but it’s good to see you bouncing back with these lovely doors. Heroes aren’t 100% perfect, they are human after all. Their occasional slip-ups only go to highlight their usual heroic deeds and performances!


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