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,…

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…

Thursday Doors, March 23 2017

Again some Roma’s doors at night. Add your own colours, texture and focus. The night before last Christmas I had a brilliant idea to take some photos of doors at night. We were strolling along Viale di Trastevere in Rome on our way back from dinner and they were just there. Since your reactions to the…

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…

Roma, Firenze, Siena

I’m putting together a post of top ten Italian towns for The Road Taken challenge, and I’ve realised that these three are out of bounds, in their own ball park, and I’m sure there is another sports metaphor that I can butcher. If you don’t enjoy these three, there is another land for you somewhere else. No…

WPC: A good match these days is hard to find

STILL, WHAT FOLLOWS ARE ENOUGH MATCHES TO LIGHT TWENTY FIRES. AND ONE SCARY GRAPH. First, as usually, here is the past week on my blog in bullet-points, which is better than bullets. There were: A photo story of my transfer from Slovenia to Italy with no regard to odds; an almost 360 degree view of Ljubljana from the Skyscraper and…

WPC: Against all odds, evenly

Not that there were any odds to begin with, and yet I’ve come a long way. Geographically speaking. We shall have a look at how it all began in a minute, but first the previous week on my blog. There were: Twelve photos from last April as part of my 2016 Calendar; full moon, if…

April

According to my calendar, it’s time for April. But first the last week on my blog lest we forget: For last week’s solitude challenge I describe five times when I felt most alone in the past and give you present photo evidence of how pretty solitude can be; I show you Piran on the Slovenian…

Carlin says curse

They say that instead of cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. Nothing is mentioned, though, about cursing a lack of candles. ~ George Carlin (quote reblogged from The Off Key Of Life) Photo: © signature mmm

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…

Goodbye

Four years ago I was at the Roma Film Festival. We saw “Her” with Phoenix in the house and “Belle & Sebastian” and then came the last film for us, “Snowpiercer”. I didn’t know in advance who the actors were, apart from Tilda Swinton. We approached the red carpet section before the screening. There were…

Thursday Doors, January 19 2017

Let’s try to not see too much symbolism in these dark doors before us, va bene? These atmospheric photos were all taken in one night in one street, Viale di Trastevere in Rome. They make us all colour-blind, not able to see clearly and feel complicit. Do you want more? There is the second part…

Monday Piazza Navona Window

Today I shall obey for a change. Here it’s really just one window, on four different occasions. Before my first visit to Roma back in 2012, mom had only one thing to say: “Go to Piazza Navona!” So I went, and at least three more times after that, once together with her. There is one…

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…

Happy birthmas!

Some people get Christmas presents, others get Christmas babies. You were such a baby. Another friend is due right about now – and Christmas will never be the same… How it must have been for your mother to have the first child today on all days? Yesterday we had a lovely evening in Trastevere and most…