Vasja, live long and prosper!

Today our friend Vasja celebrates his 40th birthday. Here are some of his moments that I wish to share with you. On the morning when I turned 40 (a bit ago), my mother’s friend, who I didn’t even know very well, called me on the phone and invited me to their Group 40+, which in…

WPC: Easy peasy being green

Green is easily my favourite colour. Ask anybody. And dogs are my favourite animals. Something happened on this day in 1999, and some green things happened ten years ago. Let’s start with these. First of all, ten years ago I stopped smoking after twenty years and two packs a day, which is still the biggest…

Tame your dragon

Here is first a little tour of Ljubljana from a boat, to calm you down. And then something completely different. Ljubljana is often called the city of dragons. This boat ride we took on our first summer joint visit to my birth-town four years ago. It calms me down, those greens. Click on the first…

Thursday Doors, March 9 2017

Today I’ll let the doors speak for themselves. But if you’re there you hear better. This is Metelkova City in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a proof what people might do if we’d let them. I won’t pretend I know about shooting street art, it was also a late January afternoon, not the best time to do it. I’m just grateful they…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Be patient but do something about it

Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand. ~ Author inconclusive Photo: © signature mmm

This is history

Today is Slovenian Cultural Holiday and on this occasion here is a little tribute to the greatest Slovenian poet. I was lucky enough to witness the greatest Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun read in Ljubljana’s club “KUD France Prešeren” a long time ago. The biggest stir, poorly concealed rapture and what can only be called poetic high…

Window of plenty

Monday Window challenge may be gone but I’ll always have plenty of windows to show, and might as well keep posting them on Mondays. This is St. Peter’s Parish Church in Ljubljana with its own lovely windows and ornaments, and in a building to the left of it I found this beauty of a window. It…

WPC: The story of repurposing

This subject has again made me giddy and it was hard to stick to twenty images. There is just so much repurposing going on all around me. Before the photo story unrevels, I wish to draw your attention to the last week on my blog. It was quite busy. I’ve even managed to more or…

Who’s the real monster?

Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: “Here are our monsters,” without immediately turning the monsters into pets. ~ Jacques Derrida (quote reblogged from raynotbradbury) Click on the first photo to enter the gallery. Location: Autonomous cultural zone “Metelkova City”, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: © signature mmm

WPC: Graceful staircase

The Ljubljana “Skyscraper” staircase was the most graceful thing I’ve photographed recently. But first the last week on my blog. There were: Italian ambience in Ljubljana, Slovenia; two quotes on trees and some scenes from a favourite garden featuring bestia; January 16th will always be the birthday of my two friends, and this year MLK…

When in doubt, paddle

It’s not the water that flows but the river. It’s not time that passes but us. -Hervé Bazin Ljubljana, Slovenia, two weeks ago. Uplifting. Serene. Green. Photo: © signature mmm