Originally posted on Manja Mexi Moving (closed): Leya is asking us for the year 2018 in review and following my blog change I wish to reflect on my last year’s blog and choose some of my favourite moments, because what else are photos if not…
So this one can close. This is the last post on this blog. Let me kindly and gently direct you to my next one. But first, my New Year’s greeting to you as I sent it around this year. The photo was taken in Rome … Continue reading A new door is open
This will be one long last post. But the Movie part of my blog has got to go and this is its farewell. There has been only ONE post with flash film reviews on this blog, which is a shame (this one in late March). And … Continue reading See you at the movies
In the spirit of drawing things to a close on this blog, here is the final selection of images for my Calendar 2017. Okay, two. As you could see and take a peek at my new blog yesterday, with the new year this one is about … Continue reading Complete Calendar 2017
Here is a collection of the last two months’ worth of Roman car window reflections and an invitation to my new blog. Happy in between days, days between this and that, days that nobody is celebrating or congratulating you for. This blog, my third, is … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Car reflections and new blog
Yesterday and today celebrate a couple of people but I only have eyes for one. (The other is Ed Vedder.) Every year I try to imagine how little Marco growing up in Rome had to fight for his birthday with that other guy. But he … Continue reading Ti piace Manja
This is my family’s garden in Ljubljana in as many seasons as I have witnessed since moving away. It’s been five years since and even though I return as much as I can, it’s usually only summer or winter. This year I’ve added October and … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Garden through seasons
Ston, Croatia. Photo: Klu
Bernardin, Slovenia. Photo: Klu
Marrakesh train station, Morocco. Photo: MK
A most excellent door and photo! Ostuni, Apulia. Photo: Ditka Bagon
Im-posing in Orvieto.
It was here that I got busted. See the door opening? Torri.
The Abbey of Santa Mustiola, Torri.
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome.
When I spotted these even before I went there, I knew what I’d be posting this Thursday. By My Dog Sighs, Trastevere, Rome.
The prettiest police precinct in the world. Rome.
Friends. Saline di Tarquinia.
Socerb Castle, Slovenia. Sorry, father, no grandkids. She was borrowed.
Mom is deep in memories. The house where she grew up. Ljubljana.
Stove doors! Nova vas above Dragonja.
Stylish. Velenje Castle.
A lovely old fountain with some doors. Škofja Loka.
Look at that road! Kamnik.
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana. But Slovenia gives less and less money for culture!
The beauty of a friend.
Was this view planned to be as perfect or did it get thus by chance? San Galgano Abbey.
The prettiest one for the end. It was open so I sneaked in. Trieste.
Norm says to do a recap of this year doorwise, and so I have. I like recaps. They help you see. It felt good going through my year in doors especially since this blog is about to close. Yes, again. I guess I’m eating up … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 20/12/18: 2018 Recap
Step right in. Or better not. Hotstepper Steps taken steps missed steps landed step-sis steps wanted steps stopped steps welcome steps not. Step wisely step well look closely beware forget not: you’re hot heavy clumsy destructive mess. Written to hiphop-dub-old school beats that I’m testing. … Continue reading Pic and a Word Challenge #165: Hotstepper
Capalbio is the town on the hill in Maremma closest to me and these are some of its doors. I often bring visitors here because it’s a charming old town, so it’s small wonder that during our a bit more than just a bloggers’ meeting … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 13/12/18: Capalbio 2
December: The Kamnik-Savinja Alps from my parents’ front door in Bežigrad, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
December: The future in the shape of nutria. Orbetello lagoon.
Last month of the year means my last Calendar 2017 post, until I select the top 12, one from each month. Here are twenty photos from last December. One half of it I spent at home in the south of Tuscany and the other half … Continue reading December 2017
While spying on the spies and evading landing spaces, here is Nietzsche’s take on heights with a little bonus from me. “Before my highest mountain I stand, and before my longest wandering: to that end I must first go down deeper than ever I descended: … Continue reading Pic and a Word #164: Sunk to new heights
My travelling uncles strikes again. This is the third Thursday Doors post with his Morocco door photos, with special thanks since I’ve never been. I don’t have him here to explain things so I won’t include any facts and locations. Suffice to say, it’s Morocco, … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 6/12/18: Morocco 2
Happiness is a choice. “Thought is like a little boat upon the sea,” and you are the storm. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. First, thank you to Norm of Thursday Doors fame for the featured photo and one more in today’s gallery. Amore showing … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Happiness is a choice
If not made by hand, then surely hand operated and without a doubt hand taken. Nostalgia For all the hands little and big that ran out of time. For the fingers that pressed all the right buttons and wrapped around the loved ones when the … Continue reading Pic and a Word #163: Out of hand
In a somehow typical fashion, I post last year’s November photos on the last day of this year’s. Just in time. My ex liked calling things he did “just in time”, but that meant watering the plants on the brink of dying. Sometimes I felt … Continue reading November 2017
This is where we entered but the oldest door comes later.
Stylish. Velenje Castle.
Ready-made for a movie setting.
Hi, Velenje. Can you see another castle ruin?
A door for those who don’t like doors (there are some!).
Pretty and well thought out.
Here it is, my door keeper. Amore is unsure whether we can enter to have a peek since it’s a museum. But we could.
500-year-old door. I think. The man at the door told us more, for example that they opened the little door to pour out the boiling oil. (Nahh… improvising.)
A performance was getting ready.
Well kept, all of it.
An example of going into the light. Can you see it?
There it is, the best light of the castle. The man followed me, curious what I was looking for there. Probably private premises.
This door is plugged in and ready to speak.
Goodbye, Velenje. You have many similar streets.
I might have sneaked in through the open door to get this shot.
My travelling companions. We practised these poses for 20 minutes. (Nahhh.)
Then we went for some icecream and a stroll around town, but as we were leaving, the castle came into view as if to say goodbye. All good to you, red city, keep your people happy.
Today’s doorhopping comes from the castle above Velenje, the city in Slovenia known for its socialist tradition and values. Not a bad legacy. I’m sure not everything is rosy there but the joy of the people at the recent re-election of its mayor that I … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 29/11/18: Velenje Castle