It is hard for me to discuss pride, especially of having done well. I had a kind of Stendhal syndrome, or what Wiki tells me is called hyperkulturemia visiting the places below. And what I feel viewing the images I captured there is as close to pride as I’ve ever come. No matter how little I had to do with it. Other than come and click. That’s why the title of this post is Pridem. In my language it means Coming.
Vatican museum
Colosseum, Roma
Pantheon, Roma
Ponte Vecchio, Firenze
Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca
Lucca Cathedral
Orvieto Cathedral
Photo: MM

For Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK 27: Pride

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, June 11

First let’s take four from Isola del Giglio.

And here there are four in one. And these two are heading towards each other. We should tell them.

Then let’s take three from Roma.

Add a few single ones.

And after that we can return home.

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Pizza in Pisa

When I was younger, I thought that pizza has something to do with the name of this city. Or vice versa.

After the first graffiti-splashed visit this was the second time we were here, with the most recent visitors, and the pizza was good again. And tomorrow will be the third, I’m meeting an internet friend for the first time. When I said that the tower is quite far from the railway station, she said: “Let’s not worry about the tower. I want to see YOU! :)” And so it goes.

Photo: MM & GC

20-4-15 046 (1280 x 1097)

Partisans in the mountains, Via libera, scoperta della resistenza: in Pisa they celebrate with us today! Bella, ciao! Photo: MM