SL-WEEK 42: Tzars

In Slovenian, the word car is pronounced “tzar” and this is also what it means. Let’s look at some tzars on Italian streets (and in Piran).

Let’s start with an alien starship. Don’t you agree? It’s too smooth to be of this earth.

Then there is the second most beautiful, spotted in Piombino with an Elba beach in the ad. Povero 2CV, looks a little far away from home. In Italy they can be harsh towards French cars.

But some Italians use Citroens to get married.

In Piran, Slovenia, they are useful for reflecting the sunset…

…and for modelling.

This photo is especially for Sylvain because here are two red cars, from 1000 miglia race last year.

Two cars from Christmas in Roma.

Taken in Trastevere.

And now two from Roma last week. This one is a bit lost.

He, however, looks right at home. (Or better, Italians say it’s a she!)

Time for a trio of Fiats 500. Still immensely popular. First two from Roma.

Door photos are so abundant that I can use them for other challenges, hihi.

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Some cars have been taken over by cat population.

A happy trio of neighbours.

And a city one in Capalbio.

But I still prefer our car. It takes us to amazing places.

And gives good perspective.

Even though…

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK 42: Car

Thursday Doors, February 18

Today, as promised, multiple sturdy long-lived doors of Roma’s Trastevere. It felt like hitting door heaven. These doors have seen plenty.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Thursday Doors, January 28

Practically all these doors are only a few steps apart in Roma (except the first): you find them if you take Via della Lungaretta from the Belli tram 8 stop, first left to the first English book shop, and then right towards Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere (these church doors were covered in my Christmas edition of Thursday Doors) and the second English book shop. The true Trastevere door magic that happens then will be revealed in a Thursday to come.

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.


This little tour of Roma starts in Monteverde, continues through Trastevere, crosses the Tevere via one bridge, goes along bird-stained Lungotevere and crosses the river again via the neighbouring bridge to return to Trastevere. Might be smoggy but views were effective as always. A lovely afternoon. And I didn’t even buy a single book in two English bookshops.

Photo: MM

This is a drabble, a one-hundred-word account.

Greetings from Trastevere. For some reasons I thought night shots never amount to anything. Photo: MM

I steak you

Just today in Roma I entered a shop with many shirts.

I saw a shirt that I would buy if it wasn’t in one colour only, ugly brown. On it were a bear and a girl (or was it a boy?) walking hand in hand. The bear was huge.

They appeared pensive. There was a think bubble with a drawing hovering next to each head.

In hers was: A heart.

In his was: A steak.

The reason I entered this shop was its name.

It is called: Trust Nobody.

He said later: “But they didn’t need to be so blunt.”

≈ Manja Maksimovič ≈

WPC: Victory is peace

Victory is not when one side wins over the other.

Victory is when there is no war.

Photo: MM

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