Choose to invent

Some musings on photography and life in the aftermath of the strongest earthquake in Italy since 1980. Recently Joey from Joeyfully Stated wrote a kind comment to my post. I mean, she does that often but this one made me think more than usual. She wrote: “I can’t tell if you only go to beautiful places or…

WPC: Transmogrify this!

What I love most about having a blog is that nobody can tell me what to do, because nobody is paying me for doing it. Weekly challenge? I can come up with whatever I wish and nobody can call it silly or off the point. But first, as it’s become a custom, a short walk…

Etruscan mysteries

A visit to Vetulonia, an Etruscan metropolis, and its museum happened since father found a family discount online for that day. I’m sure they didn’t mean bestia by it but welcomed him anyway. And the kid was a bit grown. I’m really bad at history. Really really bad. So bad that when I had to…

Waiting room

“Take Your Time”, sing Slovenian band Elvis Jackson, but this post is about the times I was waiting for the time to begin, as inspired by this post from A Faraway Home. First the song. The drummer is a bit removed but still cousin, which makes me very proud. In Slovenia, with its zero degrees of…

Five drabbles

A drabble, as I do it, is an exactly 100-word story, not counting the title. Five follow. Most of them were already posted on my first blog but I wish to have them on this one as well. There is something about this limitation that fulfils my need. Set limits to your child, or she…

WPC: I’ve got a Quest-ion

The question of quest is an intriguing one. Let’s see what my random access memory escalator can bring to the topic. Marko Pavliha, Slovenian expert in maritime law, recently posted an article with the following paragraph (which I’ve translated myself from Slovenian, so help me dog if he doesn’t like it): “Homeland is, just like love or…

Maja the Bee

Today I have three anecdotes for you starring the Slovenian designer with whom I used to work. She once called me the best Slovenian editor, so I could be biased, but unlike me she really is the best. She was on the designing team when Slovenian Euro coins were about to be manufactured. Before her meeting in Finland…

A brave another world

Who’d guess that mountains (ok, and a bathtub) would be the most missed objects if one moves to Tuscany? There is one mountain queen in Tuscany called Monte Amiata, and when we wished to visit it in late April, it snowed. And then it snowed up the road leading to the top again, in July! Drama! To take amore to Slovenian mountains…

Kamnikfolija

I continue just where I left you, at the last door in my last post. These photos cannot wait any longer, it was just so beautiful, and I need an eye rest. Around me everything is yellow. It reminds me of this puzzle: why do we call Greenland green when it’s icy and Iceland an ice land if it’s…

WPC: Ljubljana – a bowl of cherries

Mmmm, I love my cherries. Left, right, top, bottom, in between. I love them so much that while not the only one, they are my favourite fruit. I love them so much that Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson is my favourite book, but not just because of the title. I love them so much…

Thursday Doors, July 14

I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes doors find me where I’d expect anything but. To set the scene. It’s April, my hiking – not to say mountaineering – friends are visiting, so I choose an easy, two-hour walk between Pitigliano and Sovana, two exceptional towns that I’ve visited often, just never walked from one to…

Suvi’s Saturday Statues: Ljubljana Castle funny-cular

Today’s post won’t be so much about the statues themselves but rather about the whole deal: the Ljubljana Castle and the funicular to get up there. Unless I make you walk. When amore visited my city for the first time, it was January. There was no snow on the ground, but it was nicely cold,…

My Prague post

Recently Prague posts abound. Here is mine. Good memories from an unexpected concert trip four years ago. Indeed I’ve been seeing many Prague posts lately, but the incentive to make my own came from a FB comment under another ten best European cities list. Let’s see if I can remember them all: Paris, London, Rome, Firenze, Venezia,…

Thursday Doors, July 7

Since we were in the hood, as it were, strolling around my birth town last month, I just had to capture this set of doors. Sis said she couldn’t believe that I hadn’t done it yet. They are indeed a bit on a special side. The hood is Old Ljubljana, and when we started seeing sights…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: (Not Jeff) Bridges

Not done with Roma yet, as if it was possible to be done with Roma. Today one bridge for Cee, leading to the island with a special function. When I announced to my family that I was going to Roma on my first visit, there could have been a vast misunderstanding if left at that. In…

Happy birthday, dad!

After having looked at my mother’s side of the family, today is the time for my father’s. After all, today celebrates the missing link between this couple and me – my father. You are responsible for all these lovely childhood images, and pretty much for the fact that I write and take photos. The sound of…