Thursday Doors, December 7 2017

To set the scene: It’s a hot July day in Rome, you take a shortcut to a newly discovered gelato place and they just keep coming. The place is my usual location when in Rome, Monteverde. I posted several shutters from around here already, but they seem to be never-ending. And when I took a…

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…

Thursday Doors, September 21 2017

This week we are back to normal. Norm is here, Slovenia is the basketball champion of Europe, and here are some normal doors from Rome. All of these were taken in the same territory, the Monteverde district of Rome around the street Via Folco Portinari which is my base camp when I’m in Rome: the…

Thursday Doors, September 7 2017

After Joey it’s Dan to the rescue, guest-hosting Norm’s Thursday Doors. For Dan, and all of you, a bunch of green doors. I remember posting a lovely green door once and Dan commented that he doesn’t see green colour all that well. Here are doors in different shades of greenness for him to test his…

CFFC: Garden party

I’m not a regular contributor to Cee’s challenges, but sometimes she says just the right word. So when I saw her beautiful gardens for her Fun Foto Challenge, I knew I wished to link photos from this particular Roman garden to her challenge. Photos are from today, lunch too. Buon appetito! Same goes for my new writer’s…

Thursday Doors, May 25 2017

Today used to be Day of Youth in Yugoslavia. Now it’s only the Towel Day. Have some crazy heads and shutters from Rome, and if you behave, you might be hitched off before the world is torn down for that hyperspace bypass. All of these were taken merely a few blocks apart in Rome’s Monteverde district. Usually it’s…

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