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Thursday Doors 23/3/23: Capalbio Scalo primary school 1.

When I returned from my summer vacation in Slovenia last September, the primary school in our little town held not one but three surprises. One of them concerns a certain door that used to make me mad.

A convenient shortcut to the train station, which passes through the school courtyard, I have often taken in my almost ten years living here. A little house, which turned out to be facilities, had an eyesore on the door that always made me cringe. I included it in my rare shit post in which I gathered the bad things around me. Rare, since usually I zero in on the good. That door features heavily.

How happy it made me to discover that finally, FINALLY, it has been painted over!! And I didn’t have to do it myself!

Surprises number two and three are even more surprising: there is a new skateboard ramp, even though I have never seen a skateboard around here, and there is a new exercise track/fitness course (choose the better expression in English) around the school with descriptions in four (4!!) languages.

I mean… I just don’t get it. Who is the target audience? I don’t think it is the pupils. But Italians do nothing of the three: exercise, read, or learn languages. 😀 Foreign tourists are few and far between and they certainly would not find their way to the schoolyard. Not surprisingly, I have yet to see anybody on this course.

Two weeks ago, on a weekend so as not to disturb school activities, I went there, not to exercise (haha!) but to take photos of all these novelties. This is part one of the report.

To understand the haha part: I used to do it regularly, you see. Back in Slovenia I used to go to just such an exercise track above Ljubljana, and I did them all, and I ran between the stops with our first dog, and most importantly: I organised a surprise party for my mom’s 60th birthday there. Ahh, memories.

So to see such a track grow right here over the summer for no reason at all, I take it a little personally.

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.

24 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 23/3/23: Capalbio Scalo primary school 1.

  1. These was a nice tour. At your comment about (didn’t have to paint the doors yourself) I feel the need to remind you that I’m continuing Norm’s policy on No Bail.

    I like the doors and gates. I also like taking shortcuts.

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    1. Haha, Dan. I understand. It’s a sound policy. In this case I’d plead common sense though. So glad I don’t need to act. I’ll be happier whenever I take this shortcut now, even though I’ll still feel that there is candid camera following my attempts to do these exercises.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. This was my daily question for all these years as well. I was so tempted to just paint it over. Or write to the city council or something. It made me SO happy to see it gone. That fitness course… my guess is it will be overgrown by the end of the year.

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