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CFFC: Ordinary buildings of Italy

First I planned to do a compilation of various interesting buildings from my two countries, but then I realised that I wish to show Rome as I saw it three weeks ago after almost two years without a single visit.

Monteverde in Rome is where amore’s father lives and when we go there, this is where I walk bestia.

As I was choosing these photos, I was reminded of a post that I did for Cee a long time ago. I searched it out and it was this one from six years ago, entitled Roman candy architecture. I bet some of the houses are the same.

Apparently nothing much has changed, except one restaurant which always looked so happening and welcoming seemed to have closed its doors for good. (It’s the one with the grey gate.)

The last four photos are not from Rome but from Tuscany, also taken last month. These houses I can see in the town nearest me, Capalbio Scalo, ending with our cute little church which I see so rarely that I decided to set it up as the featured photo.

All this to make you see that in Italy even the most ordinary houses are cheerful, colourful, stylish and happy-making. And the blue sky certainly helps.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

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.

34 thoughts on “CFFC: Ordinary buildings of Italy

  1. That proverb at the end has boggled my mind. What does it mean? “Necessity teaches a naked woman how to spin.” I feel as if I’ve missed something. Perhaps it’ll dawn on me in the early hours.


    1. Hihi, you’re the second one who has a problem with this proverb, Sunra Nina. Let me tell you how I see it: Suddenly a woman is naked and cold (possibly due to climate change. She used to be naked and cool with it.) So she thinks what to do to improve her situation and she invents the spinning wheel. 😉 (No actual spinning around her axle involved. No male gaze.) Better now?

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      1. Well, now that’s made my mind boggle even more, Manja! I think I sort of get it but why on earth create a wheel (of course, I know it’s one of the greatest inventions of mankind, etc etc), when you could fashion a lovely dress made from all manner of nature’s offerings. To avoid chafing if nothing else. Thanks for trying though! 🙂

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      2. Ha ha! I believe that is true! But the daughter in Rumpelstiltskin also used a spindle to spin hay into gold because he was a greedy little bugger. So women and wheels do go back a long way! Sleeping Beauty was clearly quite posh and rich and didn’t know how to use a spindle. SB is really a very problematic tale from start to finish! 😀 😀

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