Let me invite you to another memory photo walk where the point is more on entrances as part of architecture and doors are more or less accessories. But there are other signs that life is good there. My sister and friend took me on this walk … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 19/7/18: Ljubljana Bežigrad
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
For Cee’s new photo challenge today each of my proverbial 20 photos will be graded and you’ll be able to guess which were taken in Italy and which in Slovenia. First, here is Cee’s original photo and I hope she doesn’t mind me reposting it. Our … Continue reading CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 1
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
Every time I return to this garden that my parents tend in Piran, Slovenia, where their surprising second home has grown, I wonder what we have done to deserve it. The Garden of Eden and Druga* Permaculture, they call it. It’s been explained as live … Continue reading Pic and a Word #147: Organic
There is a new photo challenge with four different hosts and this is its first week. How full of wonder. I don’t know how regular I will be but I certainly appreciate the attempt to fill the void left by the abolition of WordPress’ WPC. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder
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
All this happened on the way to the cemetery. Doors are where you see them, just don’t look too closely: those of Italy are closed yet and now Slovenia is about to close its doors as well. We used to do it on November 1st, The Day … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 5/7/18: Ljubljana
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!
Today I paid a visit to about one half of my ancestors. They are conveniently gathered at the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a good day for it since today celebrates the man who took care of my grandmother so well that he … Continue reading Happy birthday, dedek!
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
Weekly Photo Challenge may be over but not on my blog. Here is another part of my WPC retrospective. As I’m waiting for my travelling uncle to come and take me to Slovenia for the summer, I’ve been enjoying a look back at my previous … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 2/2
This is my second post for the last WPC challenge ever, which challenged us to post our favourite photos. Who follows me will know that it won’t end here. In my last week’s post my favourite WPC posts from my first blog were gathered. Today I … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 2/1
Three times when I was wrong about water in three states. 1. Romania It’s post-New Year’s Eve morning in the country that doesn’t recommend drinking tap water. Maybe you could but you shouldn’t. The natives don’t. They are Orthodox too. We have just had a … Continue reading Three water mistakes
Going back to Bežigrad, the part of Ljubljana where I lived for 40+ years before Tuscany. How many times have I taken this same path to the bus station in all weather, past the four apartment buildings? With 10 floors, or were there 12? For … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 10/5/18: Ljubljana Bežigrad
Deep as the sea, deep as the mind. Thank you to Leya from To See a World in a Grain of Sand… for thinking of me on Day 1 of her 3 Day Quote Challenge. Her first is by Gandhi and includes this sentence: We need … Continue reading Three deep thoughts
I almost forgot to post my lines for the WPC this week. So two posts a day it must be. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves today, only locations in the captions. These are the lines of my life, only the dog leash is … Continue reading WPC: Life lines
Today celebrates my first friend who I met online and got to befriend in real life too. True, we were both in the same country, but without the internet chances are high that we would never know of each other. I’m not mentioning the number … Continue reading Happy half, Alenka!
Today, on the International Workers’ Day, celebrates my uncle Rajko and here are some Maribor windows for him. Maribor is the second biggest Slovenian city and uncle’s town of birth. One photo is also of the world’s oldest grapevine (if you believe it). As a … Continue reading Happy birthday, tiček Lako!