WPC: Atop of the morning to ya

The title goes well with yesterday’s Fiesta, whereas the photos are two apiece from different tops I have climbed in my two countries. But first the last week on my blog lest I forget. There were quite a few topics: Last week’s subject of “wish” had me running for a pretty little church; I told you…

WPC: Top ten roads taken

I love this week’s Photo Challenge theme: The Road Taken. So that it’s not always just her wicked stepsister. We can moan all we want, imagine what could have happened to the moon and back, and yet there is nothing more useless than wondering about the road not taken. As if we could ever go back and…

WPC: Relax, don’t (over)do it

No matter how people predominantly use them for work, to me boats spell relax. But first, a short weekend review of the last week on my blog. To be found: A walk around my immediate vicinity to show you the vineyard colours, green grass and all that occurs this time of year; a selection of windows from our Tuscany 4-town…

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…

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…

WPC: My local beach

One of the grandest luxuries of my new home (well, fourth year running) is our local sandy beach. It is 12 km long and less than 2 km away from home. Since it is a part of WWF Nature Reserve, it is wild and in the off-season mostly deserted, if you don’t count optimistic off-shore fishermen….

Thursday Doors, September 22

Castiglioncello is a coastal town about half way from here to Cinque terre in the north, far enough from me that I went there for the first time with my uncle only now. I don’t think we did the usual scenic walk but rather found a graffiti-lined passage to a hidden beach. There is something about the sea…

Return of the Uncle

The return of the Uncle is happening tomorrow. On this occasion I’m posting some of his Nokia phone photos from his most recent visit in May. He is the one who brought you amazing images of Morocco. This is what he saw around here. (Photos enlarge considerably upon clicking.) Photo: © mtc Benvenuto!

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…

Thursday Doors, June 30

Today I’ve got another door dash for you. The town in question is a beauty called Porto Ercole. Not that I think it’s cool to just run through towns snapping wildly and pointing blindly at every door you see in record time, I’m just amazed when I look at the times on the photos after. That said,…

WPC: Partners, and very rarely panthers

All partnerships are sometimes pantherships, that is to say – beastly. Let’s see who they can consist of: Photo: a © signature mmm production (unless otherwise indicated in the caption) In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Partners

WPC: Ju-balance

For the first Weekly Photo Challenge on my new blog I’ve selected several images displaying a wide range of jubilance. Many of these are also forecasts of future posts. Coming up, for example: uncle’s visit to Morocco, a selection of boat photos, a visit to a shell cemetery in Slovenia, a visit to an ordinary, surprisingly uplifting cemetery…

Green house

Settled in yet? Have an eye rest. Location: Porto Ercole Photo: a © signature mmm production

SL-WEEK 44: Not nearly clearly

Welcome to my new blog! For now, until the current one fills up, there will be a transition stage and I will be slowly introducing this blog to my readers and followers. We have to take the power back is the main motto, even though apparently I intend to achieve this posting dog images. Since there…