Yes, I know, there is a cat above, but this post is still the beginning of a new door series from a small town that is not even in Tuscany but in Lazio.
Ischia di Castro saw me for the first time almost exactly one month ago, when uncle, bestia and I stopped there for a quick door tour after a waterfall and a thirsty search for ruins. The nearest I had been before was Farnese, from where I also did a Thursday Doors series in ten posts on my previous blog. The series started with this post which also featured a cat.
As we drove through the town, I kept ooohing an aaaahing over the variety of doors but there was no good spot to stop. The town finished before I could swerve and once I did, it was already behind us. This curious cat asked us without speaking what we were up to and why we packed the dog. Don’t mind us, cat, we are about to turn around and drive through that town again and maybe even stop for doors, I mentally replied.
And so we did. At first my plan was to take a few photos while driving (bad idea, even though there was no traffic), but then I settled on clicking in all directions while waiting at the (only but long) traffic light.
I realised that the town was hiding its doors behind parked cars, which is no fun for a photographer. So I parked in a nice square and we walked among the tiny streets where (almost) no cars can pass. This is how it began.