WPC: A smoking hot danger!

One of the biggest dangers since it’s so addictive. Imagine the billions this industry is (still) hoarding. And then admit to yourself that you are a non-smoker. Before we look at a very few photos on the subject since it doesn’t deserve more, some other things first. As you may have heard, I have a…

Thursday Doors, May 4 2017

May the 4th be with you and welcome to the weirdest edition of Thursday Doors. A collection of Talamone doors for those who see and seek them. I blame it on “Holy Motors” which I saw yesterday. Are you SURE you want to proceed? Photo: © signature mmm For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Vision 20/20

And it’s not over yet. This is my sister’s visit in twenty images. Even with a single photo from each location (okay, and a bit more from home) I had to stop myself at 20. It begins and ends with colourful bits to bite with plenty in between, including the first use of bikini this year. Click…


May I interest you in twelve images from last May for my calendar 2016? It is my birthday month, that’s why it’s probably my favourite. And the nature plays along too. ADD-IT: I’ve just realised that I only posted ten photos, rather than my usual 12 as I did for other months. Fixing that with…

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…

Happy birthday, stric Matic!

Today celebrates my uncle Matic who is always ready for new adventures. Your name rhymes nicely with ‘stric’, meaning ‘uncle’ in Slovenian (pronounced roughly:  stritz Matitz). Let’s see what is waiting for you in the year to come: Cin cin and always benvenuto to your spare branco (meaning pack)! Photo: © signature mmm

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…

WPC: H2O, as above so below

Sometimes you almost finish preparing a post when you realise that it fits into the Weekly Photo Challenge rather splendidly. Not quite yet, but very soon the water from above will merge with the one below, just that about three weeks ago uncle and I didn’t stick around Talamone, a town about 25 km from our home,…

Know your swan costume

Get my Swan costume ready. —Last words of Anna Pavlova, quote reblogged from Almost Italian Photo: a © signature mmm production

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!

WPC: Up there in my tree

What all I would have missed if I didn’t look up right then? Photo: a © signature mmm production In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Look Up

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: Photographer in my spare time

This is how I view the world around me in my time to spare. Which is all the time. The first photo is from Talamone, but all the rest are from the same day in Roma and Vatican about a month ago when Roma was celebrating its birthday and security was heightened. Photo: a © signature mmm production…