Thursday Doors, December 17, and CFFC – Windoors

Even though I don’t like to combine challenges, today calls for an exception. There is only so much doors one can post in a week, and we know it’s on Thursday for Norm. Cee is asking for windows too, so this is for both.

Photo: MM




and for Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange crush and green mile

Orange and green, says Cee.

Photo: MM


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Graffiti & Murals

To mirror the opening image from two posts ago, here is another poster from Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts’ Research Centre (ZRC SAZU) in Ljubljana, to go with the theme of public murals and graffiti. Sometimes the birds leave a spot clean. And the sofa (especially the one on the left) is cool too.

I love this, the idea of improving environment by adding to it. Improvement is relative, of course, but I like the idea of “democracy” behind an unmolested graffiti. I have yet to take photos of any significant murals, especially in Roma, but here is what I’ve got so far. Translation from Slovenian and location given in the captions. More images of Pisa street art and impressive Metelkova City in Ljubljana have been posted here and here.

And here is a special house in Škofije on the border between Italy and Slovenia that was obviously given to children from different countries as a plaything. Give kids a chance indeed!

To all public artists and writers with stuff to say and show: please, carry on. The world needs your expression and colours and wit. And authorities better let it be. It’s the stuff of life.

Photo: MM



Thursday Doors, September 17

Today a little ditty to go with the doors. And no need to repeat CBIT (Can’t Believe It’s Thursday).

Add-it: The ditty in the captions is not visible to all, it appears, that’s why I repeat it here:

Some come with Uncle, don’t mind the mismatch,
others with beer umbrellas and latch.
Some with graffiti,
and some with leaves,
some sporting flowers come with a beast.
Despite saying ‘Doggie’ some come with a cat
and if one is really lucky
some come with Dad.

1, 2: Motovun, Croatia
3: Ljubljana, Slovenia
4-8: Grožnjan, Croatia

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

WPC: Monopoly

Mono and poly – if colours are concerned, I’m definitely a poly person. In fact, I barely do mono, so the first four photos I took today after learning about this week’s challenge. The rest of them are here as a proof that I don’t think of monochromatic as drab.

Photo: MM

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

Thursday Doors, August 28

This week I invite you to click on the first door, which is no. 1, and keep clicking until the last which is no. 60. You’ll pass a cat, my uncle and the answer which is no. 42. Have a lovely stroll.

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Habit

Pearl Jam: Habit

Seen it happen to a couple of friends
See it happen and the message it sends
Taking off for what’s an obvious fall
Just to see what all the fuss is about

It’s not your way…Not your way… It’s not your way

Another habit says it’s in love with you
Another habit says its love’s overdue
Another habit like an unwanted friend
I’m so happy with my righteous self

It’s not your way…Not your way… It’s not your way

Never thought you’d habit

“A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.” — Jerome Lawrence / “…it is the means by which we proclaim our feelings to one another, the way in which we influence others. Words can do immeasurable good and inflict terrible injuries.” —Sigmund Freud; Piran street, Slovenia.

Chocolate dreams, Ribca, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Rum Room by Maraska, Croatia.

And even though they brag about their wines...

Fakin wines, Motovun, Istria, Croatia.

Love is in the air, Piran, Slovenia.

Photo: MM


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WPC: Un giorno buono

This Thursday was indeed un giorno buono, a good day. We spent it discovering the part of Croatian peninsula Istria along the Mirna river which is such a good and quiet river that in Italian it is called Quieto. I love it when Weekly Photo Challenge imitates life.

Most of the time was spent in arty Grožnjan (Italian: Grisignana) and cinematic Motovun (It. Montona). I could make two separate posts for them but… the hack, life is short. Završje (It. Piemonte) I covered in this week’s Thursday Doors, while Oprtalj (It. Portole) provided lunch.

It was hard not to shoot every door (coming up in future Thursdays) and sit behind every table we encountered which you can see for yourself, just follow the story in captions.


Završje & Oprtalj


Photo: MM & BM (of Završje and me)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.”