47 Up

Today something a bit different: a musing on life, humanity and ageing, spurred by the “Seven Up” series. I don’t know how many of you have seen the films or heard of the Seven Up project. Just a week ago I knew nothing about it but then I watched “Life Itself”, the biopic on film…

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…

Something fishy

Since it was 4 degrees C this morning (39.2 F) here in Tuscany and amore found ice on the windshield (*gasp*), here are some summery fishy motifs from Piran in Slovenia. I knew they would come handy in the deepest winter (khmmm). It’s surprising (not really – it’s a coastal town) how many fish and…

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…

Destination everywhere

I’m letting you in on another of my lists to let you see the level of my crazy preparedness. And then I don’t go anywhere. I like to think that my as-I-go painstakingly compiled lists – of books to read (which is here), of movies to see (which I haven’t shared yet), and this one,…

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…

Are you watching?

Every new day is a reason for celebration. Here are my last ten days or so with a photo for each. New days should be greeted like new lovers and babies toddling along a table looking back to make sure we’re watching. ― Darnell Lamont Walker (quotation reblogged from Circadianreflections Blog) Go ahead, day, I say….

November

Now that we have crossed over into November, here are twelve images from last year’s. Not bad as Novembers go. I will never forget the righteous anger at not being able to see the sun for weeks in my former hometown. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies in the basin. In the winter months the…

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…

Side by side

If I’d thought it through, I would have done it in my yesterday’s post already: a side-by-side comparison of black&white vs. original photos. Not giving up on the green that easily. Once more, with feeling, I mean colours. There are some interesting points to it. Original photos have not been touched at all, apart from…

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…

Miss&Fit

Yesterday I got a message on Twitter. No matter that it must have been generic and not composed with me in mind, something in me stirred. I think it was my misfit bone singing. It brought to mind the TED talk that I saw a while ago (thanks to the fellow misfit Charlotte at Zouxzoux who…