Hi, I’m Manja Mexcessive, this is my blog An Embarrassment of Riches and here are my 15 special places.
As you can imagine I could come up with more than 15 places that are dear and near to my heart, but you are lucky that I already covered 20 of them two years ago in my Lens-Artists post for Leya when she asked about our Special spot shots.
I’m especially happy that I discovered the first four of today’s 15 only last year here in Italy, either with my uncle or with my visitors from Oregon. Two getaway destinations with Flavia follow, even though I could include more.
After a stop in Trastevere, my favourite part of Rome, we cross into Slovenia and revisit some of my favourite places in my country of origin, such as the view from grandma’s apartment in Maribor, the spot by Lake Bohinj where we used to spend happy family holidays, magical Kranjska Gora, and my parents’ garden in Piran which I hope to see again soon.
I finish with two beach scenes which are no longer accessible: first one because the path is off limits now, second because it’s too far and I can’t climb rocks any more.
It just so happens that additional three locations, which I first thought of including, appear in my blogging memories at the end of the post. They are fabulous Massa Marittima, zen Lake Bolsena, and thirsty Torri, a town without a bar but with a lovely abbey.
What’s with the dog in the featured photo, you ask? No, this is not Bestia. It’s Žak, our first dog, and he gets two photos today. This month will be 23 years since we found a whole new-born litter in the garbage container and raised three by the bottle. I loved walking him in the wooded hill in the centre of Ljubljana which was also the location for my mother’s #60 surprise party.
Welcome to my life and thank you for the gift of your time which is more precious than any jewels.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, guest-hosted by Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow: A Special Place
This day in my blogging history
2016, February 29: Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself. —Astrid Lindgren
My Grandma said: “Steven, here is 5 dollars and don’t tell your mother I’m getting this to you.” I said: “It will cost you more than that.” —Steven Wright
2020: Massa Marittima (Photo: Norm)