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”

On this day two years ago

On this day in 2019 Flavia and I met for the first time in Rome. We had no idea what the future held and that we would have much fun together, see plenty of Italy, eat lots of goodies, but then the pandemic would arrive and she would move to Iraq where she is now.Continue reading “On this day two years ago”

PPAC: Piran 3. – Let’s read this place

I am a firm believer in really getting to know a place by reading its walls and other surfaces. Sometimes you won’t like all you learn but at least you’ll know. Not all scribbles that follow are artistic but all have merit in adding soul to the city, no matter what kind this soul turnsContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 3. – Let’s read this place”

Pic and a Word #289 & PPAC: The wave of irony

The photos are from Orbetello for Marsha’s PPAC. The poem is a double fib, named after the Fibonacci sequence, for Patrick’s Pic and a Word challenge. That it doesn’t make much sense is a sign of the times. And the waves are for waving. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 0 I runContinue reading “Pic and a Word #289 & PPAC: The wave of irony”

Lens-Artists PC: London calling

I choose a place that many of you know and show it through my first digital camera’s eye as seen in 2010 because a Londoner said it was always interesting to see your home city through the eyes of a visitor. It was Sarah, and she picked some extraordinary architecture from North Korea for thisContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: London calling”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 6

Here it is, the final part of my fairy-tale town series. It is a special place, especially if you have kids but adults will be entertained as well. Thank you for all the joy, Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce! This is a town that clearly knows what it is doing. In 2017 they started with the firstContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 6”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 5

I’m so glad to see all the support for this series and the joy it brings. And it is not over yet. The series started with this post and today it’s already part five of fix. In this part: plenty of fun and beauty and known and unknown characters, including an encounter with a ladyContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 5”

CFFC: Twisty or squiggly

Another mighty fun gallery put together for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, ending with my favourite twisty image of all times. I clearly remember posting several twists of fate already, including the last shot of today. It was the post Simple twists of May 2017 when I lost my front tooth to chicken. Today I addContinue reading “CFFC: Twisty or squiggly”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 4

Our stroll around the little but picturesque town Sant’Angelo in the Province of Viterbo moves into its second half with this post where we again meet some familiar faces, tails and tales. For a town which I imagined would end around post 2, Sant’Angelo kept spreading in a fully unpredictable manner. Even us grown-ups, thatContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 4”

Lens-Artists PC: Street treats

Oh, how I love this theme. Here is a selection of most memorable or quirkiest pieces from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia. Art in the street – how marvellous. I’ve always loved it when streets talk and I know the language, but art without words is even more universal and accessible. That said, some wordsContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Street treats”

October 2020, part 2

Here is the second part of my last October as promised. Today’s photos are from two mega trips as a reminder that I must just go. To think about it, October was the last month when we could have any amount of fun out of our municipality for more or less half a year! SoContinue reading “October 2020, part 2”

PPAC: Sant’Agnelo 3

Today’s public art post, the third with fairy-tale murals from Sant’Angelo, comes with a little reality check. As I write this (Friday, 5 pm), we have had no internet connection in home for the last twenty-four hours. And on Wednesday we were again without water most of the day. These problems are not related, neitherContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Agnelo 3”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 2

As promised, here is the continuation of our visit to a town of which I only learned because Facebook assumed correctly that I’d like it. I hope you do too as there will be four more posts from here. Fairy-tales forever! The only thing I regretted was that I was not carrying a child orContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 2”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 1

Today a new series begins from the town in Lazio called Sant’Angelo. Here are the first 15 minutes of our Tuesday visit when uncle, bestia and I went fairy-tale hopping. For Tuesday I had planned three stops in places from my list that were new to me: first Montefiascone above Lake Bolsena (check, the viewContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 1”

Thursday Doors 23/9/21: Maribor

Two days before I returned to Tuscany from this year’s summer holidays in Slovenia, I took dad to his hometown Maribor for some maintenance. A certain bridge and swans looked so familiar. This day provided material for three posts already: first there were Thursday Doors from the Betnava Castle where we also found Miss TreeContinue reading “Thursday Doors 23/9/21: Maribor”

Getaways with Flavia

She has this category on her blog and it’s the best it could be: Getaway with Manja. We had twelve such since December 2019 when we first met for real in Rome. Then first pandemic got in the way and now she is moving far away for a year. I often say that blogging bringsContinue reading “Getaways with Flavia”

PPAC: Stožice street art 3

Here is the last part of the mysterious series of photos that I didn’t take. As you will see, the photographer felt increasingly uneasy and got the hell out of there, no matter that there were two more levels to explore. As I explained in part 1 of this series, it is all a resultContinue reading “PPAC: Stožice street art 3”

PPAC: Stožice street art 2

As promised, here is the second part of the photos that I didn’t take from the newly-built ruin between the Stožice Arena and the stadium in Ljubljana where graffiti artists have their picnic. While I’m enjoying Piran with my visitors, let’s look back to mid-August when a series of (non)coincidences brought me in possession ofContinue reading “PPAC: Stožice street art 2”

PPAC: Stožice street art 1

Today starts a series of three street art posts from Ljubljana with photos that were mysteriously left under my doormat. Really. It starts with the sign that would make happy a certain demographic. As it is, in Slovenian pot means path and such signs are all along the 30 km (20 miles) circle around Ljubljana,Continue reading “PPAC: Stožice street art 1”

Thursday Doors 26/8/21: Ljubljana Stožice

Even for Slovenians, “Stožice” is not the easiest word and then they put it in the name of the newly built Arena (well, from 2010). Ž is pronounced like the second g in garage and the stress is on o. Try it: sto-ži-tze. It is what this part of Ljubljana, a 15 minutes’ walk fromContinue reading “Thursday Doors 26/8/21: Ljubljana Stožice”

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