Welcome to the first Thursday on my new blog. We shall celebrate this occasion with a Rome’s basilica and its particular couple of doors.
Thursday has spelled doors for so long now that I must resume blogging for this reason alone, if not for any other. I’m in the habit of showing you my doors on this day and the force is strong.
On Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day or whatever you call it, amore took me to the city. In this case, the city was Rome and we had a stroll around the Termini station, the main train station in Rome. I suppose that’s why this basilica right next to it, called The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, is a popular tourist spot.
It is a fascinating place, built in the 16th Century in the swimming pool of the Baths of Diocletian following the designs of Michaelangelo Buonarotti. Its entrance is particular and since 2006 guarded by bronze doors designed by Polish-born sculptor Igor Mitoraj.
However, when our Norm the Door Inspector visited his overseas provinces, it was closed for reconstruction. Somebody wishes him to return.
And don’t get me started on the grand beauty once you enter. It will have to wait for another post.