WPC: Wonder lust – Wander list

Yes, I have my wander lust and list too. These are just some of the spots I have crossed out. My list is getting additions on an hourly basis, as soon as I see something appealing on blogs or Tweeter or Facebook. Normally I only include a destination if it’s under 3 hours’ drive from…

Happy 4th birthday, Bestia!

Again a year went by and today celebrates my friend here. It came as a bit of a surprise amid running around, eating healthy with the visitor (still!) and editing too many photos, but today is Bestia’s birthday! He is older, wiser, calmer and more obedient. He has learnt that it pays off to do what…

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…

CFFC: Laundry from my windows

For a while now I’ve been threatening with my laundry folder. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on the theme of windows lets it all hang out. First come Italian windows, followed by Slovenian from Piran – so that you can be the judge of whether Italians truly do it better. I’d say it’s a tie. Photo: a ©…

Thursday Doors, November 17

Whereas my first Volterra door post was all about one street opposite the prison, today I wish to show you some other doors in this scenic town, of various churches and of the library. On top of one of them we even discovered uncle. And instead of my uncle you can picture Alan Rickman here. I’ve just…

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…

Thursday Doors, October 20

I posted images from Volterra before, but as it often happens, doors were saved from that post. Here is only the first part of them, all from the same street opposite the Castle which actually hosts the State Prison. I had to keep my camera turned away from that, no photography allowed, no matter what…

Promised Volterra

I have many eclectic lists, dear to my heart – of books to read, of films to watch, of articles to study, of places to go – and I’ll have to live much over 100 to do it all. But one thing is certain: I’ve got Volterra down, and I’m grateful I’d caught the whiff on the net…

Who you are

Favourite lines from the favourite band. …trampled moss on your souls changes all you’re a part seen it all, not at all can’t defend fucked up man take me for a ride before we leave… circumstance, clapping hands driving winds, happenstance off the track, in the mud that’s the moss in the aforementioned verse… Pearl Jam,…

It’s a hard life

Nothing any good isn’t hard. —F. Scott Fitzgerald Photo: a © signature mmm production

My life

My life today in five images: two from the very beginning of the 200+ photos and three from the very end taken in Pomarance, a town we visited exclusively for its name: in my language it means “Oranges”. In between there were two firsts: Castiglioncello on the coast just under Livorno and impressive Volterra inland. More…