Thursday Doors, June 22 2017

Amore’s coworker said: “You must go to Castagneto Carducci. There are some doors there waiting for you.” And so we went. As we were going in that direction as it was, in search of the castle that didn’t want us from yesterday’s post, I rooted for this hilltop town. My friend obliged. Then we went…

Thursday Doors, June 15 2017

Without further ado, I give you the Duomo on the hill. On the right, do you see it? The Cathedral of Orvieto in Umbria, from all angles, mostly with doors, including the neighbour’s. No wonder Orvieto is one of my top ten smaller middle Italian towns. It was a pleasure and privilege to visit it…

Nothing a T-word won’t fix

Whine-and-wine Wednesday coming up. And I can even leave out the wine. For now. The idea goes to Joanne who is “Following a Bold Plan” and her slightly more severe reason to get upset. Imagine: you (no, not you, she and her friend) decide to cross the entire length of your country – which happens…

To Orvieto

To Orvieto or not to Orvieto is not a question. I WISH EVERYBODY COULD GET A DOSE OF ITALY WHEN NEEDED. My new friends are about to cruise into it right about now but before we see what they will encounter, let’s see what all went on on my blog in the past week or…

Cincincincilla, mom!

A year has passed since your big party, which is still the talk of the town, and now you’re deep into the 80’s, as your friend friendlily noted. Not an easy thing to believe, right? No wonder the waiter at your party last year thought we were all joking. Just look at you! Below are…

The Spying Reserve

Welcome again to the nature reserve on the Slovenian coast where you can spy on wildlife and find ready-made frames for your images. In this heated, dry weather here in the south of Tuscany, as we are waiting for some rain to green back the landscape after it has gone apocalyptically yellow, I thought a memory from cooler…

WPC: Buddies and friends

In the last few months these were my friends. Thank you all, bloggers and other onliners, for adding humanity to my daily existence. As you can see, I sorely need it. Even though Bestia performs a variety of roles, as you will see. Photo: © signature mmm (except the one of me and my friend)…

Ex-cat-ibur

We’ve been here before but we had to return for the Sword. For me, the Abbey of San Galgano is easily the most impressive monument of Italy so far. The pull is strong and it takes me back to certain paintings and old photographs, probably off postcards. It’s as if I was there yet, and…

Four rights

Sunday is finishing and I’ve got the weekly recap, two truths and three photos for you. Both quotations will be by Roald Dahl. Here is the first: You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of. ― Roald Dahl I’ll leave this here to sink in, and in the meantime have a look…

CFFC: Garden party

I’m not a regular contributor to Cee’s challenges, but sometimes she says just the right word. So when I saw her beautiful gardens for her Fun Foto Challenge, I knew I wished to link photos from this particular Roman garden to her challenge. Photos are from today, lunch too. Buon appetito! Same goes for my new writer’s…

WPC: Eva and Adam nescent

I don’t like words that I don’t know how to pronounce and don’t know what they mean. “Fleeting” makes more sense. Until I learn them, that is. So thank you for the lesson. Still, I had to break it down: into “Eva” (and Adam) and “nescent”. I like the definition of the latter: “just coming…

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…

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,…

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…

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.