Thursday Doors, June 29 2017

Today’s edition of Thursday Doors is a little bit special: it was the first time that I went on a doorscursion with another photographer, and today we both wish to share our Trastevere doors with you. Not that we called it that: that day amore and I met Liz and two other Americans for the…

June

As long as it’s still June – have a double dose of last year’s. I can’t believe how long it took me to get a new month ready for my last year’s calendar. Here it’s June finally, 24 photos instead of 12 – trust me, you won’t even notice – and we are half way…

Overgrown

Here are some instances of plants on Italian houses. Better overgrown than overblown. These were taken in the last month on our visits to Trastevere in Rome (doors from there coming on Thursday), Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio (all these three locations done with my American friends), Porto Ercole, Sassetta, and Ansedonia (all these three done with my…

Last Sunday

This was last Sunday: Monte Argentario monastery laid out the view and the flowers for us. Well, for everybody who chose to drive those few kilometres half way to the top of Monte Argentario, the hill on the peninsula of the same name next to the Orbetello lagoon, right here on the Silver Coast (our…

WPC: Transient state of love and trust

I thought of celebrating the birthday of my country of origin by giving you some of its capital’s street art since it might not be here any more when you arrive. While the man who sings the song in the title, Eddie Vedder, is about to hit the stage in Florence and I am not…

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…