WPC: Reflecthings

Here are some recent reflections: of Rome, of Bestia, of me, of me on Bestia, of trees. Most were taken with the help of the car – which reminds me that for photographic reasons I need to wash the roof too – except the last two are reflections in a puddle. We don’t have many…

2,770 candles for Rome

Eternity just got a bit longer: Rome celebrates its 2,770th birthday today. I want to say thank you to Sara from The Rover in Leather Jacket who alerted me to it. Have a look at her most recent post and give us your favourite words in any language in a comment. She will appreciate it…

Signs of spring in Rome

Here you have it, twenty signs of spring from this weekend in Rome. When in Rome I often don’t visit the usual tourist spots but instead wander around residential areas. Here are twenty views of plants, windows and balconies of Rome’s Monteverde district. On Saturday it was almost summer (first nine photos), on Sunday it was…

WPC: Have a path

As you go through life, bear this in mind: Nobody has yet walked from your direction and on your path. This means that it doesn’t matter where you start. This means that it doesn’t matter where you go. This means that it’s only possible to do it your way, no turn should be considered a…

MM 3-35: Monochrome staircase madness

“Take the elevator,” he said but I had a hidden agenda. Seeing that the photos were taken in these lovely pastel hues, why would I need to invent these monochromes at all, as if I was some sort of mad photographer? Oh well, just a bit of fun. Anyway, this building in Monteverde, Roma is…

CFFC: My Entrances and Doors

Since I take photos of doors all the time for Norm’s Thursday Doors (and for myself) as it is, here is a selection of favourite previously published ones for Cee and her fun challenge. Since this is a special occasion, here are more then twenty photos which is my usual limit. I think I’ll make…

Thursday Doors, October 27

Various doors from Monteverde, the part of Roma that hosts me on a regular basis. Let me introduce you to the community. It’s closest to New York that I’ve ever seen, and I haven’t even seen that. Very much lived in, various ethnicities, restaurants, small shops, bakery – the city as it once was, before shopping…

Ti amo

You see them everywhere, declarations of love. Where somewhere else you’d see expressions of hatred, bigotry, intolerance, Italians scream their devotion. Reason number 213849 to love Italy. It’s true, the fans of city rivals, “Roma” and “Lazio” calcio clubs, don’t like each other very much. They call the opponent “rabbit”. Auch! Other than this they love…

Thursday Doors, September 8

This is the scariest house in Roma, more precisely in Monteverde district. Or just the most remarkable one? I’ll let you be the judge. Since it’s got only one door, I add a couple more from the neighbourhood. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

MM 3-20: Monochrome Road Madness

Sometimes the roads of Roma can get a little mad, but it’s nothing a bit of protection, spilled cherry tomatoes, a cleansing fire or a good sunset flare won’t fix. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Leanne Cole’s MM 3-20: Monochrome Madness, Road theme

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: It takes a train to cry

Bob Dylan says that “it takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry”. The train is our daily feature but I’d say we are done with crying for this lifetime. About crying on and off the train I’ve written here. It was necessary to bring us together, but then the train stopped being the symbol…

WPC: Curve, fattorie and other false friends

This post has so many images that it doesn’t need many words. You can find some in the captions, though. Photo: a © signature mmm production In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Curve

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roman Candy Architecture

I love it when someone spurs me to do something. (Frankly, I think that’s why I’m on here). Cee and her architecture challenge managed it last. It doesn’t need to be ancient Rome all the time. Finally I put together some examples of “ordinary” Roman architecture. These images were taken in Monteverde district of Roma on several…