Thursday Doors, December 14 2017

Not only doors today, also windows and walls, but freshly baked. LJ woman reports. Apart from the last door, which you saw in my previous post yet, all of these were taken yesterday after my dentist’s appointment which cost me one tooth, with my mouth numb, wrangling my umbrella, wiping snowflakes off the lens and…

Thursday Doors, December 7 2017

To set the scene: It’s a hot July day in Rome, you take a shortcut to a newly discovered gelato place and they just keep coming. The place is my usual location when in Rome, Monteverde. I posted several shutters from around here already, but they seem to be never-ending. And when I took a…

Thursday Doors, November 30 2017

Today we return to Piran in Slovenia to have a look at some doors that may or may not come with people attached. First, one image with no people. Not yet. Imagine all the various doors in these tight little streets. And now a slow progression through pairs of doors with and without human company…

To begin, begin.

A quick post to mark the date when I submitted my first anything to anything. To begin, begin. — William Wordsworth It has been on my mind for a while, to research all the millions of competitions, contests and the like, be it word or image-related. I’ve been saving links too. But I never did…

Thursday Doors, November 23 2017

The Tuscany-Slovenia-Rome rotation of Thursday Doors brings us back to Monteverde, my hood whenever I’m in Rome. Since I have to walk the dog anyway, I might have my camera with me at all times, I say and I do it. I’ve gotten to know all the doors in a neat little circle. The emphasis…

Thursday Doors, November 16 2017

I love my doors. I love my sister. I love my gelato. I love my dog. I love Siena. Sometimes it all comes together. I love Thursday Doors, and yet I am so behind in going through yours. I have months worth of door links saved. I know that you don’t but don’t worry. Eventually…

WPC: My cloud

Once there was a friendly temporary mass of vapours (my definition of a cloud). It crossed my path the other day, or I did its. It seemed to follow me around. Or I did it. We had a nice walk. lt made me pay attention to the sky more because I never knew where it…

Thursday Doors, November 9 2017

It’s August and we are back in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the city where all was happening to me until almost five years ago when I just had to move to Tuscany. I’m almost certain that Ljubljana understands. Unless, of course, it doesn’t and decided to punish me. This is where we stopped a few Thursdays ago,…

WPC: A pick of peeks

The Garden is calling again and on Saturday I answered. Here are twenty Niki’s Tarot Garden peeks. Il giardino dei tarocchi (The Tarot Garden) is a sculpture park designed by late French artist Niki de Saint Phalle who lived in the middle of this park in the south of Tuscany and created the world around…

Thursday Doors, November 2 2017

Today a walk through Tuscania from the day after my birthday. Only May and it was already so hot. It clearly foretold what the summer would be like and yet I couldn’t quite believe it. I was very happy to have my parents over, not only because they give good perspective, door size-wise. Tuscania is…

Who took my green?

Some weeks flow by faster than others, especially if you have work to do. Work, of course, is a relative term but making and posting one black&white photo a day for the Seven Days challenge qualified. I say making instead of taking because I don’t take photos in b&w, I only make them such later…

Thursday Doors, October 26 2017

The doors today are as fresh and as local as can be. And yet I’ve never seen them before. Not all: some of them – the first four – I pass on a daily basis. But then I took the turn I normally don’t and found a church. I’ve been living here for almost five…

WPC: Well rounded

I might have had this post almost ready before I even saw this week’s WPC theme, but there is something rounded on every photo so it more than fits. After having missed out on the challenge twice for no good reason, I had a glance at this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme that has been…

Seven black and white days

You might have seen it around, especially on Facebook, the black and white photo challenge. I have, half hoping I don’t get nominated because I don’t quite trust my b&w skills, but now that my bird-, Italy- and doorloving friend Liz from Fetching the World kindly invited me, I’m willing and ready to take part. You are…

Thursday Doors, October 19 2017

Admit it, I could be showing you just a handful of doors and towns in a loop and you wouldn’t even know it. True, they start to blend one into the other after a while but this only allows you to notice little differences. This is Castagnetto Carducci, another small town on the top of…

Thursday Doors, October 12 2107

After an entire week without a single blog post we are back to Maribor and its doors. I don’t have any excuse, really. I’ve been blogging regularly for 3+ years and this is the longest I’ve been without a post. For the last few days I’ve been feeling flu-ely but it’s not just that. Blogging…