La voglia di vivere

Lust for life. Italy needs a shout-out today after a scary, devastating earthquake tonight in Lazio and Umbria. inspiring Orvieto was spared this time but this year it shook already, as is its habit. We live on the other shore of Italy, therefore we were able to sleep through it. These are some of my…

Children of the Corn playground

Since it made Joey laugh, here are a few more shots of one innocent-looking playground by a gas station near Mozirje, Slovenia. But is it? Photo: a © signature mmm production

A beginner in Ender

That’s what I am, someone who has just read Ender’s Game for the first time. Do not tell me how it continues. Do not tell me why the writer, Orson Scott Card, managed to upset all the women in this world, if internet is to be trusted. I’ve just and only finished book 1 in…

Suvi’s Statues: Rome’s Eur

Do you know that there is a portion of Roma that was left unfinished because the war prevented the world’s fair in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Fascism in Italy? Do you know that Roma’s patron saints are Peter and Paul? And most strikingly: do you know that Roma has a square Colosseum too,…

WPC: Rare Slovenian sigh(t)s

I’ve collected some images from my recent Slovenian two weeks that made my eyebrows shoot up for a variety of reasons. Let’s see what they are. Photo: a © signature mmm production In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Rare

MM 3-18: Monochrome mountain madness

After a two-week break I’m glad to be back in Leanne’s Monochrome Madness collection. My stubborn way of choosing images according to my heart, not quality, might make some pros’ ears wiggle, but I really wished to see the skiing mountain from my youth a little bit better. Strolling the dog I encountered the familiar sights:…

Thursday Doors, August 18

Eight more doors (and one window) from Slovenian coast. In the meantime I’ve returned home so things should go back to the usual post-per-day pace soon. The window is included because windows are like eyes on a beautiful face, but then we only stare at its door of a mouth. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Norm Frampton’s…

WPC: Olympic tarock tournament

First Slovenian rapper Ali En used to say with Kraftwerk: “Fun fun fun, sam da ni u Lublan” – “Fun fun fun, as long as it’s not in Ljubljana”. We prove yearly that he was only partially right when we set up the greenest card tournament in my uncle’s garden. This year saw its 14th edition. The game…

Thursday Doors, August 11

Today three Savinja valley doors and three photos of each. First, a lovely little mountain hut almost in the end of the Logarska valley where we had a snack with a magnificent view of the mountains. More photos from here coming up in future posts. As I was admiring the little house, I had to…

Ten easy pieces from here

Finally it’s raining and I can put up some photos as an illustration of my stay in the country of origin. Petra, don’t stop reading! The cake is coming up! I’ve been all over the place and it’s hard to organise thoughts and images. We have been treated so well by my family and friends…

Suvi’s Statues: Piran aquarium shark

This shark is on display in front of the tiny but cute Piran aquarium. I didn’t go inside this time but I remember the experience as short but sweet. I’m not even sure if this statue is connected with the Aquarium but it must be. Immediate Google search has yielded no sculptor’s name. Photo: a ©…

Photos under the stairs

Sometimes some things end up even better than imagined. Photo: a © signature mmm production

WPC: Top of their morning

This was 8.30 in Piran, Slovenia. Not my typical morning, but a favourite. Just that I’d prefer to be the model. Photo: a © signature mmm production In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Morning

Thursday Doors, August 4

I’m quite surprised that I only posted three posts between two Thursday Doors this week. But I’m not surprised that I took 22 door shots in two days since I’m in Slovenia. Here they are, vaguely colour-coded. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Glass house

“Did you see those glass shards?” Dad asked. I hadn’t. Can’t decide if it’s passive aggressive or sensible protection. It any case, it’s shiny. And it beats barbed wire. Photo: a © signature mmm production

WPC: Narrowing down to Piran

How fitting, narrow is the middle name of the town I’m heading to tomorrow first thing, seven hours or so away. I already used Piran in Slovenia for a “narrow” challenge in my first blog. I don’t think I’ll ever stop taking photos of it though. No matter what the sign says. Photo: a ©…