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Thursday Doors 27/10/22: Ischia di Castro 1.

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.

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.

12 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 27/10/22: Ischia di Castro 1.

  1. First off, I love cats, so your friend is awelcome sight. I love the unevenly divided double door in “the look left.” The well guarded door and the nice knockers are very nice.#15 is pretty, and the last door with its mailbox is also nice to see. All in all, you’re off to a great start.

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  2. This quest for doors that are beautiful, surprising, or engaging (babies!) is such a wonderful way of seeing. I chuckled over this: “As we drove through the town, I kept ooohing an aaaahing over the variety of doors but there was no good spot to stop.” I think that’s not only ok but it’s so true to life. You noticed the ephemera and kept moving, with new gratitude.

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