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…

A trip example that wasn’t

A few days ago we went to see the castle. What we found was something completely different. Here is an example of how sometimes you don’t get exactly what you expected. Here is a photo of the lovely Castello del Boccale just before Livorno, seen on Facebook (the first photo in a large folder with…

WPC: Fok-us

“Fok” is something I might say when my super auto point-and-shoot decides to focus on something else than I would. Still, it makes for interesting pairings. I’m quacking from the heat as I’m touristing around new locations with my visitor and my dog who has seen it all and yet gives me the “ARE YOU…

Rotating suns

“Girasoli” in Italian. The suns that rotate. Amore tells me that this is only true when they are young. Once old they become too stiff to turn with the sun. I think these are quite new, the season is starting. This is the first field I find this year. And my friend decided to become…

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…

WPC: This Order

You are used to it by now, my (dis)order. Unlike in my living arrangements, closets, drawers, yard and things like that, I keep substantial and surprising order in my head. I swear. It’s not an easy job but it’s the least I can do. 😀 My blog is a reflection of that. To a pro…

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…

Thursday Doors, June 8 2017

Another funky Thursday. Listening to funk, feeling the funk. Have some funky doors from Montemerano. This is a tiny village close to Terme Saturnia, a wild bathing spot with a warm waterfall and all. For some reason it often makes the top ten list of must-see Italian villages. I mean, not that it’s not especially…

Apocalyptically yellow

Never one to count ill omens or signs of the beast or whatever, but this yellow and that Qatar bode no well. And now those bees in Rome too. To explain and depict what I meant yesterday by our landscape having gone apocalyptically yellow, here is my environment and what is happening to it after…

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…

Eyes of a church

Monday windows from three churches I’ve visited recently – one in Siena and two in Rome. Here are two windows from each church: the first two from the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the middle two from the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, both in Rome, and the last colourful two from…

What a happy day!

Even though Fonzie was left in good care, we spent a particularly happy day in Rome with three new friends, with both East and West Coast represented. Just as I was complaining about lack of human company. But first, as usually on the weekend, a recap of the past week on my blog. There were:…

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)…

Thursday Doors, June 1 2017

Today is the day to reminisce and look at the doors through which we shall all pass one day. There will not be as many doors as is the Norm (;) unless you think of each grave as a door, and probably we should. This cemetery of Talamone is another example of how serene, almost…