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Thursday Doors 6/10/22: Maribor 3

As a tribute to my father who returned from the hospital yesterday after Covid pneumonia, here is the third part of the doors from his Maribor as visited about a month ago.

In my Thursday Doors post two weeks ago we reached the end of Koroška St., but now before reaching my grandma’s building we turn left into Poštna St. This is where soccer fans meet before a game, I was told, and yet I kept yelling “Olimpija!”, which is the wrong team.

You see, in Slovenia – as elsewhere – the biggest rivalry exists between cities #1 and #2, Ljubljana and Maribor, and so also their soccer teams. “Our” colour is green. “Their” colour is violet (the fans call themselves Viole). And so it was the funniest thing when we passed the official FC Maribor shop “Violet Shack” and I noticed that my uncle – father’s brother, Maribor born and bred – was wearing a fully inappropriate shirt. 😀

So you see, my parents stem from two rival cities. I’m a mixture of two opposing tribes. The best way to be.

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.

13 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 6/10/22: Maribor 3

  1. I am so glad to hear that your father has come home. I hope he continues to improve. Your doors are lovely. I particularly like the features one. The color is very interesting, and the context in the photo makes me wish I could walk through and see what’s in there.

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  2. A mixture of two opposing tribes. That is splendid! I am so relieved that Branko is home. Sad that he is still weak, but I know that being with your mom and in their garden is going to provide so much healing. If only it was still summer and you could be there too. But the peace of familiarity will do him so much good. I send my hugs to all of your family, Meta and Nina and you, and especially your wonderful father. I love the iron door with opening times etched in metal – FOREVER!! ha ha ha. so bold.

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  3. I love the story about the green and violet — and your loyal and brave uncle! The photos are terrific. Most important, I’m relieved your dad is out of the hospital. I hope he continues to recover. Your love (and photos from home) are good medicine.

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  4. You massive portaphile, you!! Love that peach one towards the end and also that lovely intricate gate – if a stag beetle metamorphosed into a gate, that’s basically what it would look like. It could be the sequel to Kafka’s? Love the violet green rivalry 🙂

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