Lens-Artists PC: Interesting finds

This is what I do, more or less. My camera is always on the lookout for objects of interest, be it in nature or culture. That’s why I’m suffering when nothing new comes along, even though same old means rural Tuscany. I could do many galleries like this one, and I have, and I will.Continue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Interesting finds”

Thursday Doors 6/1/22: Maribor

Since today is my grandma’s birthday, I’m taking you on a door tour through Maribor, her city, where my father was born. It is also Slovenia’s city number 2. We visited her often and I spent many happy times with her, but she died two years before I moved to Tuscany almost nine years ago.Continue reading “Thursday Doors 6/1/22: Maribor”

PPAC: Piran 6. – Murals

I was glad to see that Marsha put her post up despite the holidays and that she included my last week’s PPAC post among the featured ones. We are not done with Piran yet. Today: street art in four locations. The first two photos I took in 2017 at the Piran primary school’s playground. QuiteContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 6. – Murals”

PPAC: Piran 5. – Lighthouse and rocks

Who would think that Piran is such an arty town? This is the fifth post from it for our beloved public art challenge and two more are waiting to be posted. Today we look into and around the tiny lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula. It’s true that you need to a pay aContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 5. – Lighthouse and rocks”

Best of Thursday Doors 2021

Since this is the last Thursday Doors post of the year, let’s have 30 of my favourite doors posted in 2021. This year has been spread over two blogs, so the first half and a bit of my Thursday Doors can be found on my previous blog Mexcessive. With August we have all moved toContinue reading “Best of Thursday Doors 2021”

Friendly Friday Festivus

For our Festivus party I have gathered our holiday treats and one tradition, unless you count eating sea food on Christmas Eve among traditions and you should. In Italy they are serious about it. Do you know what Festivus means? If not, you weren’t watching Seinfeld or forgot all about it as I must have.Continue reading “Friendly Friday Festivus”

Lens-Artists PC: Celebrating good times

I will privatise this post and show you happy moments with my family and with amore and his family, as we celebrated birthdays, Christmases, New Year’s Eves, victories, weddings, marriages and farewells. Except this year and the last there was nothing except one major online party for my 50th. We start with some of myContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Celebrating good times”

Lens-Artists PC: 18 images/18 stories

I smiled a little when I saw what Leya envisioned for her One Image/One Story challenge: “Pick one or two, maybe three?” Ahh, how cute. Three is a lonely number. How about other 15. This is how I do it every time. If a little story unfolds when I look at a photo, I know:Continue reading “Lens-Artists PC: 18 images/18 stories”

Dear parents, well done!

As another year is being added to your union, let’s celebrate you and the fortune that is to be born near you. Luckily, I don’t need to study this question too hard, because you two indeed met and took care of my face and all the rest. Here are some of the loveliest photos thatContinue reading “Dear parents, well done!”

Lens-Artists PC: Seven times bliss

For today’s post, which answers to two challenges with similar themes, I gather seven times when I felt blissful. I wouldn’t mind revelling in repetition of such times, but most of them were unique. I have a good friend who has just come out of the hospital after almost three weeks of Covid-19 pneumonia andContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Seven times bliss”

Pic and a Word #290: Bound out

Today a doomy poem and glimpses from the waterfront of Trieste, a city bound in nostalgia and history. But first, three times that I was by the sea in Trieste: Bound out Bound to find out it’s easier to go out with a whisper than a flame, bound to think it only happens to otherContinue reading “Pic and a Word #290: Bound out”

Lens-Artists PC: Shapeshifting in style

This is my favourite kind of posts: a compilation of shapes and styles from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia. No wonder I couldn’t stop before I hit 30 photos. I did my best to pair my photos in a way to create some sort of structure, while marvelling at Patti who was able to selectContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Shapeshifting in style”

My Friendly Friday airports

First of all, this post for Amanda turned out a bit long. Thank you for reading, really. As I told Snow Melts Somewhere recently, it takes a certain effort to be swept in anything these days. I truly appreciate it. The runway ends in a hillock, then there’s the fence, and then there’s us. TheContinue reading “My Friendly Friday airports”

Thursday Doors 11/11/21: Ljubljana Bežigrad

Because sometimes you need doors that come with mom. These are the doors and more of Bežigrad in the north of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. All today’s photos were taken this summer five minutes or less from my parents’ house which was my home too for 20+ years. Even when I left, my newContinue reading “Thursday Doors 11/11/21: Ljubljana Bežigrad”

CFFC: Sandy and shelly

I focused on sand out of Cee’s offered theme Sand or Dirt because I found just the quote to go with something that I can always find on the 12 kilometres of sand right here, the last beach in Tuscany. And I don’t mean dog. The other reason for choosing sand over dirt? I mustContinue reading “CFFC: Sandy and shelly”

Thursday Doors 4/11/21: San Gimignano

San JimmyJano, JohnRH called it in a comment to my Tuesday’s post, and I find it hilarious. Here it is, my first time in this small but highly touristy Tuscan town this September. When uncle and bestia and I went on our first autumn daytrip, I chose this famous multi-tower town on purpose as ourContinue reading “Thursday Doors 4/11/21: San Gimignano”

CFFC: I (can)did it again

I have to search for people in my photos with a torch if you don’t count my tribe. Animals are better represented. Here is a careful selection of 25 times I shot both since my last candid post. It was this one, my Can? Did! post from 2019, and looking at it now I’m amazedContinue reading “CFFC: I (can)did it again”

Friendly Friday weather

Today’s forecast: A compilation of weathers from here and there for Friendly Friday Sandy. Our most usual weather – clear sky with a rare cloud – is represented the least. So spoiled am I that I notice it only when it’s gone. Two quotations come to mind immediately regarding the weather. Here is the first:Continue reading “Friendly Friday weather”

Thursday Doors 28/10/21: Rocca dei Papi 2.

This is the second post with the doors around the summer residence of many Popes called Rocca dei Pappi in Montefiascone, as seen on my first visit one month ago. In my first post two weeks ago uncle, bestia and I reached the highest point of Montefiascone above Lake Bolsena in the province of Viterbo,Continue reading “Thursday Doors 28/10/21: Rocca dei Papi 2.”

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