Future on the wall

Today Awa on the Road reminded me of my first visit to Roma and Vatican four years ago. On the wall of the Vatican Museum I took a photo of the map of my future neighbourhood, I just didn’t know it yet. After all, it was only the first time I met my internet friend. We…

Five drabbles

A drabble, as I do it, is an exactly 100-word story, not counting the title. Five follow. Most of them were already posted on my first blog but I wish to have them on this one as well. There is something about this limitation that fulfils my need. Set limits to your child, or she…

WPC: I’ve got a Quest-ion

The question of quest is an intriguing one. Let’s see what my random access memory escalator can bring to the topic. Marko Pavliha, Slovenian expert in maritime law, recently posted an article with the following paragraph (which I’ve translated myself from Slovenian, so help me dog if he doesn’t like it): “Homeland is, just like love or…

It’s a hard life

Nothing any good isn’t hard. —F. Scott Fitzgerald Photo: a © signature mmm production

Thursday Doors, September 22

Castiglioncello is a coastal town about half way from here to Cinque terre in the north, far enough from me that I went there for the first time with my uncle only now. I don’t think we did the usual scenic walk but rather found a graffiti-lined passage to a hidden beach. There is something about the sea…

My life

My life today in five images: two from the very beginning of the 200+ photos and three from the very end taken in Pomarance, a town we visited exclusively for its name: in my language it means “Oranges”. In between there were two firsts: Castiglioncello on the coast just under Livorno and impressive Volterra inland. More…

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

I don’t like to post stuff that is not mine but in this case there are several reasons why I can’t do it. This garden is in Scotland. There is only one day every year when it is open to the public. This year the day was May 1st. The official site is here. Charles…

Maja the Bee

Today I have three anecdotes for you starring the Slovenian designer with whom I used to work. She once called me the best Slovenian editor, so I could be biased, but unlike me she really is the best. She was on the designing team when Slovenian Euro coins were about to be manufactured. Before her meeting in Finland…

Oh Siena

In a crowded place like Siena, one cannot not capture strangers in photographs. I wonder, together with The Snow Melts Somewhere (else, luckily), if they had all put make-up on, knowing they would end up in my photo. As we were sitting on the steps of Siena Cathedral yesterday, right in the middle, in front…

Thursday Doors, September 15

Isn’t it nice that you can always count on Norm and Thursdays and doors? Just in time too, so that I can go in search of new ones. These are from the last roaming with uncle in May. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Roman flowers

So many bloggers post so many flowers so much of the time. Here is my uninformed pay-back: a collection of blossoms growing in Roma this weekend. The first two plants have already been “smuggled” from this garden in Roma to Piran, Slovenia. In both, flowers are surrounded by the same orangey-pinky paint job. Photo: a © signature…

A brave another world

Who’d guess that mountains (ok, and a bathtub) would be the most missed objects if one moves to Tuscany? There is one mountain queen in Tuscany called Monte Amiata, and when we wished to visit it in late April, it snowed. And then it snowed up the road leading to the top again, in July! Drama! To take amore to Slovenian mountains…

How much more stupid can everything get?

Stupid is what stupid gets. I think I first shed television. Did that feel good! No more browsing the channels trying hard to land the least stupid content, in the rare moments when I didn’t wish to be stupefied. I think the commercials did it. They were getting too annoying, loud and stupid for their own good….

Return of the Uncle

The return of the Uncle is happening tomorrow. On this occasion I’m posting some of his Nokia phone photos from his most recent visit in May. He is the one who brought you amazing images of Morocco. This is what he saw around here. (Photos enlarge considerably upon clicking.) Photo: © mtc Benvenuto!

SL-WEEK 2-01: Selffully

Sylvain Landry is back with his second season of challenges. Considering that his first is a “Selfie”, only one image today. Cannot promise the same for the future though. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK 2-01: Selfie

WPC: Edgy, Slovenian-style

About a month ago we spent a day on the edge. Of civilisation, normalcy, unmountainness, unsnow, if you ask a Roman native. Ten minutes higher up another world begins. But today only the edge. Welcome to Logarska dolina, Slovenia. First, a promotional ad, shot in this valley among other locations, which came out with the slogan “Slovenia,…