Tame your dragon

Here is first a little tour of Ljubljana from a boat, to calm you down. And then something completely different. Ljubljana is often called the city of dragons. This boat ride we took on our first summer joint visit to my birth-town four years ago. It calms me down, those greens. Click on the first…

To spring, poetry and donkeys

Today, in order to celebrate a few things, a donkey and a man. Not only did spring decide we were worthy of it once again, today is also World Poetry Day. If you are lucky, you are able to pay your coffee with a poem in certain places in Slovenia, courtesy of a shrewd sponsor…

WPC: Wishful

When an atheist reaches out to a church on the prompt of “wish”, then you know we are in trouble. Since recently, the WPC theme is announced on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. I think Friday is the earliest I’d manage to post though. I like to add my weekly recap to my WPC posts, in case…

WPC: A good match these days is hard to find

STILL, WHAT FOLLOWS ARE ENOUGH MATCHES TO LIGHT TWENTY FIRES. AND ONE SCARY GRAPH. First, as usually, here is the past week on my blog in bullet-points, which is better than bullets. There were: A photo story of my transfer from Slovenia to Italy with no regard to odds; an almost 360 degree view of Ljubljana from the Skyscraper and…

Little terrazza

Hello, people! I’m waving from the top of the “Skyscraper” building. Here are some dear views of Ljubljana. The terrazza, from where I took these photos in early January, has its own evergreen song: “Little terrazza, underneath Ljubljana. We went to the top of the Nebotičnik (=Skyscraper) to forget the sad room we live in, too small…

WPC: Against all odds, evenly

Not that there were any odds to begin with, and yet I’ve come a long way. Geographically speaking. We shall have a look at how it all began in a minute, but first the previous week on my blog. There were: Twelve photos from last April as part of my 2016 Calendar; full moon, if…

You kiss me into life

I don’t celebrate today in any special way like most of you: instead I just love all the people all the time. And yet the heart symbol will never grow old. And nobody does hearts quite like Niki de Saint Phalle. Her Tarot Garden, Il giardino dei tarocchi, in immediate vicinity tends to see much…

WPC: Shadowlands

The true history hides in the shadows, they say. A quick dash through my pack members and their shadows, plus some other Slovenian shadows for you. And now I better rush out since it’s almost 1.45 am for when the full moon, lunar eclipse and a passing of a green comet with the violet tail…

Thursday Doors, January 26 2017

Today it’s time for the second part of Izola doors with two Piran doors sneaking in. Izola is one of the few yet pretty towns on the short Slovenian coast. We had a short but eventful stroll during which we met some people, got invited to a concert and bestia got a pig’s ear. As…

Happy birthday, stric Matic!

Today celebrates my uncle Matic who is always ready for new adventures. Your name rhymes nicely with ‘stric’, meaning ‘uncle’ in Slovenian (pronounced roughly:  stritz Matitz). Let’s see what is waiting for you in the year to come: Cin cin and always benvenuto to your spare branco (meaning pack)! Photo: © signature mmm

WPC: Graceful staircase

The Ljubljana “Skyscraper” staircase was the most graceful thing I’ve photographed recently. But first the last week on my blog. There were: Italian ambience in Ljubljana, Slovenia; two quotes on trees and some scenes from a favourite garden featuring bestia; January 16th will always be the birthday of my two friends, and this year MLK…

WPC: Ummm-beyonce?

Ambience sounds like one of those words with a simpler synonym evoking too expensive restaurants, and something without which there is no photo. But first let’s jump around the last week on my blog. I came from my New Year’s visit to Slovenia but haven’t resettled yet. There were: plenty of names that I found around me…

Thursday Doors, January 12 2017

I’ve got so many Slovenian doors on stock now. Goodie! You will be getting them in instalments. Today the first 13 Ljubljana doors. Who thinks this number brings bad luck, has not lived on number 13 most of their happy lives. Ljubljana was cold and full of unknown people from all over the world but…

WPC: Nomen est omen

The name is a sign, they say. No wonder then that my name means “eat” in Roman dialect. An overview of my blog in the last week shows that I posted six times even though I’ve been visiting my country of origin, and that pleases me. Let’s see what there was: resilient mountains and hillocks as…

Thursday Doors, December 29

These doors are fresh from the oven (as my Christmas biscuits from Siracusa will be soon – they were so popular that I’m having my second go at them). Today was lovely: first we went to the nature reserve Škocjanski zatok – first three photos – and then we visited Izola, another town on (short)…

WPC: Have a path

As you go through life, bear this in mind: Nobody has yet walked from your direction and on your path. This means that it doesn’t matter where you start. This means that it doesn’t matter where you go. This means that it’s only possible to do it your way, no turn should be considered a…