Pleh post

I can’t even describe it, let alone translate it, but there is a Slovenian expression for a woman who only hangs around a man for his car. It’s so rude that I’m not giving it here, suffice to say that “pleh“, meaning car’s body work, is the first part of the expression, and the second part is… another body part.

Anyway, no matter that I have on occasion posted car photos or written about them, I’m NOT it. And I can’t remember when I last noticed a new car and liked it (speaking of regular cars, not sporty spices). They are all the same, soulless, dark, boring mass. As if there is somebody seeing to it that no manufacturer comes up with something pretty, alluring, aesthetic. In this case all the rest would be at a disadvantage.

And yet I managed to fall in love just recently. A supermarket parking lot, almost 40 degrees, strolling around with the dog waiting for the shoppers, and I’ve been hit. He (not speaking of humans inside) cruised by noiselessly and I forgot to close my mouth, following it with my gaze. I tried to figure out what sold it. And then it hit me: it’s not a shiny happy people’s car. It’s matte, murky and moody.

If something isn’t from the Earth, this isn’t. I think I’ve been reading too much sf.

But then again… Brought to you by someone too overwhelmed to even figure out the make (Audi??).

Who cares, I’ll reverse image search it when I’m buying my next car.


Photo: MM


This year my birthday was again spent in the company of my parents, amore and dog, which is all one wishes to hope for (since my sister is absolutely too far). Forty-five easy pieces. It was yesterday, and one glorious day it was.

We went to San Quirico d’Orcia to observe the Mille Miglia oldies race. Stay tuned for many more photos from here.

I was having fun taking photos. This is much easier to do when you are surrounded by what I have been.

The perfect day was concluded at I Pescatori at the Orbetello lagoon in merry company. Cin cin and thank you, everybody!

And when we exited, we were reminded that the world is indeed one. Photo: MM & BM (pillow, peppers, poppy, paparazzo)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars

Since motion and mobilisation is the predominant theme these days, I hopped on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge which is all about cars this week. Here are five examples of what you can see in Italy. Captions as follows:

1. Above: From one cat laughing to another, regards from Pitigliano.
Down, from top:
2. In Pisa all things are a bit askew. Red Alfa.
3. What are you doing here, handsome? A Morgan in Capalbio Scalo.
4. Passing by a Fiat 500 wedding, in Pitigliano.
5. For a week, life imitated blog.

Photo: MM

20-4-15 050 (958 x 1280) 31-5-14 019 (1280 x 623) 14-12-13 039 (1040 x 1280)