Thursday Doors 2017

Even though this and next week there are no official Thursday Doors, right now I shall put together a gallery of door favourites from this year. The idea came from Judith at Beyond the Window Box as it did once before, for my Calendar. Even though this time I promised her only one post, I…

Surrounded by story

This post is an exercise in trying something new, technically speaking. The content is old, pretty and uplifting, even though it’s from a cemetery. Italy is alive in death too. If you click on the photo below, you will see the difference. Alert! Come back here! There are only photos there, no text. As Sara…

CFFC: Rome’s Non-Catholic Cemetery

Cee calls and I deliver: twenty images from the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, a surprisingly cheerful spot, for her Fun Foto Challenge. Not just due to all the flowers. It was April after all. And I know Cee loves flowers too, especially bearded iris, that’s why there are some in all of these photos, or…

What a happy day!

Even though Fonzie was left in good care, we spent a particularly happy day in Rome with three new friends, with both East and West Coast represented. Just as I was complaining about lack of human company. But first, as usually on the weekend, a recap of the past week on my blog. There were:…

Thursday Doors, April 6, 2017

If you go off the train at the Ostiense station in Rome, you will find all kinds of things going on. The newly hipsterised area called Testaccio has plenty of attractions. “The old cemetery for non Catholic foreigners,” says the plaque by the door. It is also knows as Protestant cemetery or Cimitero degli Inglesi,…

WPC: Oppo-sites

Rome is one big bag of opposites: itself vs. its lawlessness, its history vs. hordes of tourists, the ancient vs. the new. Since very recently it’s got a new mayor, Ms Raggi of the promising Five Star Movement. Big hopes that Virginia can bring about necessary changes, no matter that many call her task mission impossible. But this is not a collection…