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PPAC: The beloved space

In my mind I’m getting ready to return to Tuscany, to my beloved and his spazio which can mean place or space. This is what I found there when I returned from Slovenia last August.

I first noticed the letters when I passed Lake Burano, a few minutes from our home, at 10 in the morning. The first three photos are from then, including one of the flotilla relaxing at the lake, flamingos among them.

I returned the next day at 8 pm and was surprised by a line of cars in front of me, all there to see the letters lit up, spelling Spazio amato, The Beloved Space. All the next photos but the last capture this half an hour.

When uncle came over in September, I took him there at night and it made for a nice surprise. The last photo shows this moment. Little did I know that this would be the last time and three days later the sign would be removed.

That this installation by Massimo Uberti was just temporary I discovered later in the year when I returned there to find it gone. But this place remains just as beloved as always. And I will be back there tomorrow.

Good luck to all of you, especially Marsha, our host, with her healing.

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

19 thoughts on “PPAC: The beloved space

  1. Those turned out beautifully, didn’t they? I like the one framed in the car window, Manja. I love going on rides – always have since I was a little girl and so many things I’ve seen from my car window, but never SPAZIO AMATO. I’m sad that they did not leave the sign. I wonder why they took it away. It added so much joy. The water pictures are so beautiful. I’m glad you had fun that day with your uncle.

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    1. Thank you, Marsha! I’m quite certain it had been planned like this, for this display to be temporary. It is beautiful but it also changes the nature reserve into more of an attraction for humans. These photos were taken over three different days, only the last was taken at night with my uncle. I’m back now and it’s HOT.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I believe you have joined two of my posts. 🙂 The bunker was in my yesterday’s post. Yes, it was from WWII. when Italian military built a ring around Ljubljana with barb wire and bunkers. In 1991 Slovenia had only a 10-day independence war with some casualties but not that many, and then they let us go. We were lucky.


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