Welcome, all the good regular and irregular door people, and see the doors that most pleased our top door expert over the years. And #8!!!!! That’s it, I’m getting on a plane NOW and heading straight there. I’m going to knock on that door and … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 20/9/18: More Norm’s doors
It’s September and I’ve got a couple of things to discuss: 1. What photo is deemed photo worthy? 2. Why suffer if you can enjoy it? “It’s interesting what is considered photo worthy, especially in terms of being posted online.” This was a comment under … Continue reading September 2017
Today a special door selection from my first blog, of doors that caught the eye of our Thursday Doorman. “The day I set foot in Rome and start exploring for doors… well I don’t know if I’ll ever leave the place.” This was the comment … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 13/9/18: Norm mix I.
This summer, for no particular reason, I found myself graveyard-hopping. It must be because cemeteries are full of poetic details. Or “little touches of humanity that you find”, according to Emma Cownie. Isn’t that the loveliest way to put it? Thank you! All these were … Continue reading Pic and a Word #151: Grave details
Another Thursday Doors edition that is more about the experience than doors themselves. It takes place in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where everybody comes lately. Savc is the term of endearment for Savsko naselje where certain rappers stem from, including my mother. Here are … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 6/9/18: Ljubljana Savc
A bunch of almost forgotten one-year-old door photos plead to be seen by you all, so I said yes. As I was going through my August 2017 folders for yesterday’s colourful Lens-Artists photo challenge, I found a multitude of doors that haven’t yet seen the light … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 30/8/18: Lokev & Co.
Today please join me for some tea and cakes. And we have reached the final week of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on the subject of photo components. Each week we were to find one photo or more and mirror Cee’s offering. This was her final … Continue reading CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 5
The end of the world, the ocean, the countries, the history. Or the beginning, you be the judge. Doors don’t mind, they lead into both directions. Trieste in Italy next to Slovenia at the end of the Adriatic Sea is a rather peculiar destination. Some … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 23/8/18: Trieste
This is the day for which I owe an apology for my severe lack of preparedness to amore, my two patient friends and almost all the kind people of Velenje who helped me search for a wrongly memorised address. Still, all’s well that ends well, … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 16/8/18: Velenje
I had several internal giggles observing this summer’s advertising campaign of Slovenian second city. Took some guts to pitch it and win. So for this week’s Pic and a Word challenge I choose glimpses of it from two locations, with an explanation in a sort … Continue reading Pic and a Word #149: Epic Maribor
Just in time I remembered that I’ve got a poem to write for the A and I Poetry Challenge. Luckily I was in Trieste yesterday where poetry tops the daily news. The challenge tells us to “turn on the radio to any channel. Write a poem … Continue reading To Trieste
For the second week of the new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Leya is asking for something to cool us. As long as our friends in the southern hemisphere won’t get too cold. 😉 First a quotation that made my mind reel. The work you do while … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cool cooling
Well, I cheat. It’s not all that silent. We’re much too close to Croatia for that. 😉 A few hours before Croatia wins the world title in soccer (but of course!), here are just five photos from 400-ish I took yesterday. First I went to the Festival … Continue reading Silentish Sunday
Let’s forget about Slovenia for a moment and return to my Costa d’Argento (Silver Coast) in the south of Tuscany. Cosa might mean What? in Italian but it’s also an ancient historic site and that’s where I was headed a month ago on an open-door day. How … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 12/7/18: Ansedonia
I’ve changed the capital for the coast. Let’s follow the woman with the straw hat. In Piran on the Slovenian coast by the Adriatic they put up several boards with vintage photographs showing Piran how it used to be, and set them on the locations … Continue reading Piran then and now
Greetings from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The sky is changing all the time, which is how we like it. This way it is neither too hot nor too gloomy. First the poem of how I knew I was no longer in Tuscany. Clouds in my … Continue reading Pic and a Word #146: Clouds in my city
Today celebrates my father, in many ways my role-model. One of the things I love the most is how you will always caress a dog. This year I’m here for your birthday, for a change. Last year I came a bit later and yet all … Continue reading Na zdravje, Dad!
Here are some of the last views of Slovenia before you leave it for Italy. I have just driven from the other direction and will spend the summer here. I wonder how many – if any – I will climb. I’ve got the shoes with … Continue reading Pic and a Word #145: Peaks
Today, a collection of Roman doors without much ado or words. I’ve been driving almost for seven hours today, the last part on the curvy road up in the Slovenian hills in an attempt to circumvent a road block. The air was fresh. I’m almost … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 28/6/18: Rome
Before June is over, here is a look at last year’s as is my habit. As you will see, it had a girly feel. With all their visitors and views and vibrations, spring and summer months are so hard to pin down in twelve images, … Continue reading June 2017