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Thursday Doors 2/3/23: Last of 2022 doors

With this post all my last year’s doors worth showing have been showed. Now I’ll really need to go somewhere new.

I had a quick look through all my last year’s folders (there are not as many any more) and rescued the last doors that I haven’t showed yet. They are all from around here and I pass them regularly. The last one comes with a drabble, i.e. 100-word story (not counting the title).

The first gallery shows the same gate, freshly painted last March, in four stages. As you can see, by October it was already ready for a fresh coat of paint. Did you know that a red bench symbolises fight against violence towards women? Or is this campaign only in Italy?

Next, some door finds at an abandoned train station.

The next gallery shows a newly-built commercial structure in nearby Borgo Carige. It is still empty and on sale, if you’re interested. It doesn’t look all that bad… I like the arches and the greenery.

And finally, let me conclude with various gates which I pass daily on my dog walks.

Federico and Paola

Signorina, actually, but I turn. 
She of the only other couple living in our condominium permanently is looking at me expectantly. 
“Lei è russa, no? You are Russian?” (English is here just for you.)
Nope, no, really not. I’ve only been living here for 10 years. No reason to know such a detail.
“But do you understand it?”
“No, I can read Cyrillic though!”
“Excellent, come with me.”
I follow her and she proudly shows me her gate.
“Federico e Paola,” I read in neat Cyrillic. 
This is how I learn their names. And how they lean in war.

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.

18 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 2/3/23: Last of 2022 doors

  1. These are lovely gates and doors, Manja. I like seeing the paint job over time. I didn’t know about the red benches. I think it might be an Italian thing, but it seems like a good idea to export.

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