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…

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…

You kiss me into life

I don’t celebrate today in any special way like most of you: instead I just love all the people all the time. And yet the heart symbol will never grow old. And nobody does hearts quite like Niki de Saint Phalle. Her Tarot Garden, Il giardino dei tarocchi, in immediate vicinity tends to see much…

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…

March

Lest we forget: I’m putting together a calendar for last year with twelve photos for each month. Today it’s March madness time. I had the first visitors of the year then and we had plenty of lovely views and good time. Photo: © signature mmm January is here. February is here. April is here. May is here. June is…

February

If I go on with this pace, we shall reach December some time next summer. Still, here is my February. As I tried to compile a calendar post with a photo for each month, I got terribly sad for all those who’d be left behind. Here there are, twelve images from February. All were taken 15…

WPC: MMMagic

Magic, just like chaos a couple of weeks ago, is where you find it. And if you don’t see the little one, you’re not worthy of the big. But first, the past week on my blog, seeing that this has become a regular weekend feature: I showed you my birthtown Ljubljana in Slovenia; I found a…

WPC: Cha-cha-chaos

Another one of those challenges where I had to smack my fingers in order not to exceed my self-imposed limit of twenty images per post. Chaos is all around us, but is it really? Since it’s Sunday, I’ll give you a quick run-down through my last week’s posts first. This week I: gave you an example…

Dear Niki

I visited you ten times already. Tomorrow may be 11th. Il giardino dei tarocchi, the Tarot Garden, is where French artist Niki de Saint Phalle was living for a while, creating the world around her. Her accommodation most resembled living in a disco ball, that’s why I’m not surprised to learn that she only lasted…

WPC: Shiny crazy diamonds

For this challenge I’ve been enjoying collecting images with a certain shine to them. It can come from different sources. And yet, does it really? But first a short recap of the past week: I gave you our local beach.  I showed you our slightly pink flamingos from not so very close up.  I alerted you to…

SL-WEEK 2-01: Selffully

Sylvain Landry is back with his second season of challenges. Considering that his first is a “Selfie”, only one image today. Cannot promise the same for the future though. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK 2-01: Selfie

WPC: Mirrorised

First, a favourite sentence from a favourite recently read book that happens to mention a mirror (and a portly woman). It’s a joke. She was convinced that she was anorexic, because every time she looked in the mirror she did indeed see a fat person. —“Good Omens”, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman And now several photos of…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stepstairladders

Stairs are pretty much like doors, or arches, or windows: they follow my glance wherever I go. As for ladders, I didn’t need to go far. Work was in progress, and I got three in one (first photo). From then the tour continues by way of usual suspects: Roma, some Toscana, the Tarot Garden with some wicked…

Almost forty is a new orange

Today celebrates my zen & funloving sister. I found a fitting card and thought of leaving it at that. Nah, cute but not true. First I’ve gathered together some of my favourite photos that you took while visiting me. I like your views, they are similar to mine but more stressless. Photo: KLU Featured photo: Vatican…

MM 3-14: Monochrome Niki Madness

The reason why I chose this particular photograph from the Garden to be black&whited lies in what became apparent once I did it. Considering how many photographs I have taken in Il giardino dei tarocchi, Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden which lies in my vicinity, one would think that there are many better ones and one…

WPC: Details make the world go round

Those who are doing nothing but waiting for the big thing are missing out. It’s details that make our lives worth living. Blessed be all those who know what they want, who have desires and ideas. Just like every day they will fill today with something, no matter how little, modest, barely visible. —Duško Radović I’ve always been taking…