Completing this post for Thursday Doors has been nothing short of a miracle. When my technology goes rogue, I tend to fall apart without grace or dignity and I’ve been fighting this battle for much too long.
My laptop is now in the Geek Hospital for emergency surgery, and my external hard drive is holding all my photos hostage. It resolutely refuses to talk to my old – very, very old – backup computer, which takes an inordinate amount of time to *think* about whether or not it can, or will, respond to my increasingly agitated requests.
The miracle part comes from the fact I was able to forceably extract, with cunning and persistence, some door photos.
In 2013, Gilles and I went to Rome to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. This was my first visit to the iconic Italian city and I wished I had had a better camera to capture even a little of its beauty.
Rome is full of magnificent old architecture, interesting door, and intriguing hardware.
These scowling gargoyles as door handles didn’t exactly scream “Welcome” to me. I had assumed the sign meant No Trespassing and so was surprised to discover it actually means Driveway.
Now I’m left wondering whether the sign implies this ISN’T a driveway, or whether it means don’t park here because it IS a driveway. Anyone have any clues?
Visiting the Vatican is just something that must be done when in Rome.
I was completely overwhelmed by its size and magnificence. There was just simply TOO MUCH! … and I’m not just talking about the crowds of loud and pushy people.
I was particularly fascinated by the Vatican Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica which is opened only once every 25 years. Surrounded by smooth marble, the door was stunning.
Jubilee years were first introduced in the 1300s and represent a special time for universal forgiveness of sins. The last Jubilee Year coincided with the new millennium.
Apparently I’m a very poor Catholic because I didn’t know this until I actually went to the Vatican. I’m left wondering what other interesting things I might have missed while I was constantly hunting for Gilles who tended to wander off away from our guide.
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