Thursday doors

Doors 44 – Citta di Castello – part 2

This is the second instalment of doors from Citta di Castello in Umbria and a nice reminder for me of our recent summer break  – I must try to hang on to that holiday feeling for as long as possible to see me through the winter. Some nice ones here, I hope you enjoy them.

OK, so it's a window pretending to be a door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
OK, so it’s a window pretending to be a door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Graffiti and tags door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Graffiti and tags door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Door with plenty of character, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Door with plenty of character, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Main door of the Cathedral of St Florido and Amanzio, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Main door of the Cathedral of St Florido and Amanzio, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

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Thursday doors

Doors 44 – Citta di Castello – part 1

I hadn’t realised that I had taken so many pictures of doors in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy during a recent holiday there, so I have had to break down this post into manageable chunks. This is chunk 1. Enjoy.

Entrance to the Commune di Citta di Castello
Entrance to the Commune di Citta di Castello
Steps and door inside the Commune di Citta di Castello
Steps and door inside the Commune di Citta di Castello
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Hosta in a pot and Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Hosta in a pot and Double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Another green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Another green double door, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Doors and door at the end of the street, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Doors and door at the end of the street, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
Wall, Door. That's about it. Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy.
Wall, Door. That’s about it. Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy.

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

 

Thursday doors

Doors 43

This week I offer you another little gallery of doors from a recent trip to Umbria Italy. This set of doors are from a small hilltop town called Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, nestled between Arezzo to the west and Citta di Castello to the east.

We used to visit this area quite frequently in the 1980s and 1990s and I recall the town forever playing host to a couple of large cranes. These were lovingly (and slowly) restoring the whole town and some of its buildings. The cranes have gone now, thank goodness.

Some doors are the originals, but you might notice that the feature image, for example, is a faithful reproduction. I love the way this little town has retained its heritage without giving in to the trappings of modern urbanisation (apart from the rather unnecessarily ugly interpretation board below).

Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Palazzo Marchesi Bourbon del Monte, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018
Door, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, August 2018

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

Thursday doors

Doors 42

This week I have a rare treat for you…doors from Cortona. I spent last week on a family holiday to Umbria in Italy and this first set of doors is from a day trip we took to this Tuscan town set on a hill top in the province of Arezzo. Close your eyes and imagine the heat, sounds and the smells of this medieval town. Perfect.

Passageway off Via Nazionale, Cortona, Umbria, Italy
Passageway off Via Nazionale, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Door at the end of a passageway off Via Nazionale, Cortona, Umbria, Italy
Door at the end of a passageway off Via Nazionale, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Door in Cortona, Umbria, Italy
Door in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Door in Cortona, Umbria, Italy
Door in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Porta Colonia, Cortona, Umbria, Italy
Porta Colonia, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Interesting door, Via Dardano, Cortona, Umbria, Italy
Interesting door, Via Dardano, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

by Scooj

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

1672. Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

It is an extraordinary thing to travel to a foreign land and enjoy all that feels exotic and different, to bathe in a culture and history so different from your own. More extraordinary still is to stumble upon the familiar in such a context, but that is exactly what I did on a recent visit to Cortona in Tuscany.

qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018
qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018

Of course, while walking through the streets of the town I needed no encouragement to take a peek down the side streets to see what surprises might lurk. I have to say that wheatpastes by qWeRT were not exactly what I had in mind, but that is precisely what I found.

qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018
qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018

Altogether I think I discovered five pasteups by this ‘Natural Adventures’ regular, each in a different stage of decay. I would guess that these had been up for a few years, and I find it all rather touching that the civic authorities haver chosen not to take them down.

qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018
qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018

What also interests me is that there are copies of the same wheatpastes, but they appear each to have been hand painted separately rather than printed. I admire qWeRT’s choice of destination for these wheatpastes and am thrilled to have inadvertantly found them.

qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018
qWeRT, Cortona, Italy, August 2018

It also looks like qWeRT has dropped the Y from the signature since pasting these up.