June 2021

Before this June gets out of hand and out of sight, here are twenty photos from last year’s in memory of the early hot post-pandemic joys. There were two especially memorable days: when I drove north towards Castiglione della Pescaia to visit a new-to-me artistic garden “Viaggio di Ritorno”, the home and playground of scrapContinue reading “June 2021”

PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 3.

Good to see Marsha back in the PPAC saddle. Here is more art from the botanical garden Corsini. After April when two art pieces from the exhibition “Endgame” inspired two poems (Boy with Deer and Hanging Tree), today I show you more artistic interventions in the Botanical Garden Corsini in Porto Ercole as viewed lastContinue reading “PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 3.”

Happy birthday Thursday Doors

Today mom’s cousin Duša celebrates her grand 70 (wrong number, clearly). In your honour, here are your husband and some of your doors. Yes, Duša means Soul and this is what you are. First I’ll let Gianni sing us a song from this year’s Sanremo Festival about opening all the doors. It’s high time. He’sContinue reading “Happy birthday Thursday Doors”

PPAC: Piran 7 – Art mix

When I was gathering photos for this series, I already knew which photo will be the last in the final post. I’ll let nature win the art contest. But before the last one let’s have a look at all the little and big art pieces in Piran which are not murals, not church art, notContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 7 – Art mix”

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”

PPAC: Piran 4. – Safet Zec

I would like to apologize for the sadness of today’s post, but sadness can be beautifully portrayed as well. Especially if you are from Bosnia, a country with its fair share of sadness but also joy. This summer Bosnian painter Safet Zec displayed 50 works from his cycles Exodus and Embraces in eight locations inContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 4. – Safet Zec”

PPAC: San Gimignano

After eight years in Tuscany maybe it’s time to visit San Gimignano, I said to myself, packed uncle and bestia on Thursday and off we went, after a lovely stroll by the Elsa river. As everything in Italy it was full of art and surprisingly full of people. San Gimignano, two hours NW from me,Continue reading “PPAC: San Gimignano”

Found for Friendly Friday 2

Four days ago I posted part 1, here is the second part of objects that could or could not be art, depending on who you ask. For a variety of reasons I like taking photos of discarded objects by the road here in Italy, which some would call trash, and have been doing it allContinue reading “Found for Friendly Friday 2”

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