Other ages

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ― Madeleine L’Engle I took these in a matter of two minutes while descending some stairs in Ansedonia, at the end of our 12 km beach. They walked into my frame, so to speak, and my camera wouldn’t look…

Letting the sun go down

All colours in four minutes. Not a fire, just the sun saying goodbye for now. This was about ten days ago on the road, as I was taking my parents home from Orvieto where they had gotten off the train. The colour depended on how much I zoomed in and how far from the sun I pointed. As…

WPC: Her heritage

Today marks one year since I posted my first post on this blog because my first blog was getting full. A good day to view one’s heritage. In one year I managed to fill it up with less than 40% of space remaining. Serves me right for always cramming my posts with too many photos. Can’t help…

No country for dieting

Visitors come here and say they are dieting. At first glance it seems healthy. But actually Italy wishes to seduce you at every step. These are the first things you see. Photo: © signature mmm

Thursday Doors, May 18 2017

What a fly-by week this has been! Before we return back to the basic pack, here is the first part of yesterday’s doors. They were found in the town of Tuscania which is not in Tuscany but in Lazio, to make guessing harder. The last few days have been HOT. Bestia says concrete, or even worse, hot sand,…

Holy Movie Motors

After the day of birth, back to normal-ish. When do I not like a film? When it takes me for more stupid than I am. When do I like a film? When it makes me feel, wonder, when it opens my eyes or is ahead of me in some way. When it is worth my while, as…

Have mercy, Pereta

This was yesterday. We had a go at all-you-can-eat Tuscan-style in beautiful Pereta. Just don’t believe Google Maps. For if you do, mercy on your soul. Via Roma, 10, Pereta, is the official address of Trattoria da Maria Moretti, but do NOT enter this into your satellite dish, or it will lead you into an unnecessary…

Thursday Doors, May 11 2017

Here is the second part of Ljubljana Graffiti Tour doors. Since I posted the first part of Slovenia’s capital doors with the now famous “Submarine Door”, I was notified (with a reward “for believing in us when we were smaller”) that the tour operators have changed their name to Ljubljana Alternative Tours, diversified and started to…

WPC: Reflecthings

Here are some recent reflections: of Rome, of Bestia, of me, of me on Bestia, of trees. Most were taken with the help of the car – which reminds me that for photographic reasons I need to wash the roof too – except the last two are reflections in a puddle. We don’t have many…

V-Day for Ljubljana and Maya

Today my birthtown Ljubljana in Slovenia celebrates victory. Every year there is a walk around the city along the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship where the barbed wire used to run. Rome, on the other hand, didn’t even have a wall. Unlike some, the Roman Empire was always too huge and too powerful to need one. When amore…

Here and now

Keep passing the open windows. ― John Irving (Quote reblogged from Logical Quotes) Or take them with you. These photos were taken just earlier on my way from the vet where Bestia got his regular maintenance. I stopped the car, opened the windows and clicked first left and then right. I think there might be…

Middle Age

The impending birthday makes the poem below even more real. When I don’t blog, hop around, eat chocolate or annoy the dog, I translate. I have just translated several poems by my Slovenian poet friend who last summer wrote a lovely poem after we spent a day together with our packs at Lake Bled. The translated poem…

WPC: A smoking hot danger!

One of the biggest dangers since it’s so addictive. Imagine the billions this industry is (still) hoarding. And then admit to yourself that you are a non-smoker. Before we look at a very few photos on the subject since it doesn’t deserve more, some other things first. As you may have heard, I have a…

New baby blog

It’s got so easy: you want a new baby, you start a new blog. In the past there were only real babies or at least real book babies. Not saying that now it’s better, just less hassle with the placenta. After feeling the urge for a new blog and playing around with themes – so…

Thursday Doors, May 4 2017

May the 4th be with you and welcome to the weirdest edition of Thursday Doors. A collection of Talamone doors for those who see and seek them. I blame it on “Holy Motors” which I saw yesterday. Are you SURE you want to proceed? Photo: © signature mmm For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Lily Island

This morning I woke up and thought of lilies and islands. The first time he took me there was during my first visit of him and Italy. No talk of the future (and barely any talk at all since his English was still in the making and my Italian was only theoretical), no worries and no dog….