Thursday Doors, 7/3/19: Nova vas II.

Today we return to the village in Istria above the Dragonja river on the border between Slovenia and Croatia for its annual Garlic and Wine Festival and the second half of its doors, some again with wheels.

In the first post from here on my previous blog we had a look into the church and the museum, and today we continue our stroll around the village, taste some (not only garlic) goodies at the stalls and finish with a reunion of the man and the car from the featured photo, as it fits July 14th – which that day happened to be.

It’s clear that this is not Italy any more, even though it begins just 20 km to the north from here. It’s much too haphazard for it. Still, this is one lively, happy, welcoming village with winds, doors and cars from all directions and the mix of old and new. Let’s have a look.

In other news, over at Thursday Doors Norm’s we mourn the death of Gaston la Grenouille. (You’ll be pleased to learn it was only a link-gathering frog button and not some famous cyclist as the name suggests.) Now the only way to add your door post is by leaving the link in the comments. Never mind – do add! We want your doors!

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.


  1. I am trying to get to bed as it’s now 1.30 but it’s my son’s birthday tomorrow and I had to clean up, wrap presents etc and popped by to read on Thursday Doors with my cup of decaf tea before bed. So, here I am. Is the blue 2CV yours? When I was living in Germany in 1992, they called them hessliche Entes or ugly ducklings. My husband who comes from Tasmania calls them Lurching Lysaghts. Lysaghts was a subsiduary of BHP and they made galvanised steel roofing sheets. Clearly, he’s not a fan but I love them.
    Getting back to doors, my favourite was the photo titled Lively scene with added garlic.I love that really bright blue.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Thank you, Rowena. 🙂 I’m glad to have provided pre-sleep company. No, the car is not mine, it was found in this village. I never owned a Citroen, only a couple of old Peugeots. But I knew some people who were crazy about Citroens, especially 2CV. I don’t suppose it was the safest car around but neither it could go very fast. I wish your son and all of you a lovely celebration!


  2. 4 kgs of garlic?!! What does he do with so much? I use a lot of garlic but I can’t imagine what I’d do with so much.

    Your poor Dad looks so pooped … and that door looks so tiny. I half-imagine him wondering where he’s going to get the energy to crawl inside 😉

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    1. Hihi, Joanne, thanks. Well, in our family we really use a lot of garlic, the most after onion probably. But we had to stock up too! The next festival is only next July! 😉 This garlic is supposed to be the very best in the wider region. Immediately after this photo shoot father was allowed to sit down and refresh. It was VERY hot.

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  3. Gaston the famous cyclist…good one 😀
    Love the paint job on that 2CV! Louise’s cousin in Switzerland has one. She offered to let us drive it when we were there in 2013. I just smiled and shook my head politely #deathtrap
    You found some awesome doors even if one of them is too small for grown adults 😉
    I’m wondering though with 4 kgs of garlic if perhaps your dad has a problem with vampires that he hasn’t told you about.

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    1. Thanks, Joey, I’m glad I got that across. I would say this festival is the day when the village sees most tourists. It’s a bit out of the way, in the hills, I don’t believe that many tourists find their way up there generally.

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    1. Well, now we are talking! I’ve been posting door photos from Italy and Slovenia mostly, together with fellow doors enthusiasts, every Thursday for almost four years now, and you are the first doormaker that comes to view them. 🙂 Welcome! If you stick around, you might get an idea or two. Even though I understand how there are hours and out of hours. Still, might be worth it.


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