Sunset cocktail

A sunset last week and its African cocktail colours. Photo: © signature mmm

Fiction is a whale

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale. ― Gabriel García Márquez (quote reblogged from Logical Quotes) I seem to have a problem with fiction – writing it, that is, far from reading it. That’s why here are some…

WPC: Top ten roads taken

I love this week’s Photo Challenge theme: The Road Taken. So that it’s not always just her wicked stepsister. We can moan all we want, imagine what could have happened to the moon and back, and yet there is nothing more useless than wondering about the road not taken. As if we could ever go back and…

Roma, Firenze, Siena

I’m putting together a post of top ten Italian towns for The Road Taken challenge, and I’ve realised that these three are out of bounds, in their own ball park, and I’m sure there is another sports metaphor that I can butcher. If you don’t enjoy these three, there is another land for you somewhere else. No…

Thursday Doors, March 2 2017

Šmartno is about to take over the race for the town with the most posted doors per capita. This is only the first post of three with doors from this tiny but magnificently restored village in Goriška Brda region, called “Slovenian Tuscany”. By all means visit-worthy, also but not only because this is wine-growing territory. Since we…

Street smart

My Grandma said: “Steven, here is 5 dollars and don’t tell your mother I’m getting this to you.” I said: “It will cost you more than that.” —Steven Wright Some signs of street smarts from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: © signature mmm

Duba for Nika

I don’t know if all people have a village where they did all the required growing up. My first friend and I – we do. My friend Nika called Nicky, who celebrates today, was my companion as we did our growing up every August in the tiny village Duba on the Pelješac peninsula in Croatia, the all-night…

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…

Tanti auguri, Anima

Today celebrates mom’s cousin who comes closest to an aunt I never had. Let’s have a look at a few fun facts: Her name translates as Soul or Anima. She paints and makes jewellery and then gifts her art. She has been learning Italian and was fascinated with Italian hand gestures when amore was showing…

Thursday Doors, February 23 2017

Pitigliano is a fascinating town, but its doors have a secret: they are out to get you. It is called “Little Jerusalem” since it has a well-preserved Jewish section with a synagogue. Like some other towns in vicinity, such as Sovana and Sorano, it is built from volcanic ash (“tufo”). A while back I showed you some…

Not for a man

The title is part of a joke which I shall post at the end so that you’ll have to read it all. I have never been a huge fan of comics, that is stand-up comedians, but whenever I encounter one I tend to give it a shot. The one I remember the most is Tim…

Five windows of my soul

All these five windows must reflect some of my soul, or why else would they, out of all windows, draw my camera’s attention? Let’s have a closer look. These photos were all taken along Slovenian coast on the same day. Have a good Monday! Photo: © signature mmm

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…

Stop that train

These photos were taken right next to the train station so the title is more than apt. First, that moment when you realise that the tree under which you pass daily is one giant mimosa. And then comes the playground. It’s the site of “Chi entra muore” and “It’s a traaap” graffiti which I’ve posted…

Thursday Doors, February 16 2017

Here is the first crop of the doors from our lovely end-of-the-year trip to the region of Goriška Brda, called “Slovenian Tuscany”. This was one well-researched trip thanks to my knowledgeable relatives. We drove from the Slovenian coast northwards, past Trieste through Italy toward Gorizia which is a city on the border with Slovenia where its name changes…