This will be a short walk this morning…we were going around Puglia a bit back and we drove into Lecce. I’d been there years before, and the area I’d visited was actually on the outskirts of town, so I never got to see the main square (Piazza St. Oronzo). Here we’ll walk around the center of town.
We left Putignano in the province of Bari…behind a boat!
We parked and then went walking into the center of town…Piazza St. Oronzo…there was a lot of renovation going on, but even the places they were renovating took on an original look (even if a bit commercial) with their drapes hiding the work underneath! We also go a great look at the amphitheater, which is just off-center of the square.
There’s actually quite a few cafès in the square and even…alas…a McDonald’s! We had a little breakfast, than just roamed around the nearest alleys:
These last two photos are always from the back alley…one is an entrance…to a church (if I remember correctly) under renovation (I cut out the construction site) and a plant:
Hoped you like our walk! Have a nice Sunday.
We Drink Photo Challenge this week is dedicated to Fire!
Fire and summer according to the idea of the elements in the Taoist world are tied together! So, I’ll show you some fire..well actually people enjoying the summer:
The next three photos were taken from a cell-phone and the elaborated with Picasa 3! We were at the pool in Arco…
Here are a couple of my older son playing with his eldest!
We try to get to the sea each summer… here we were in Puglia…who knows what they were talking about!
And what do our tourists do in summer? Nordic Walking, cycling, wind surfing and sailing…
Have a wonderful day everyone! See you soon! Continue reading
This Week’s Photo Challenge from the Daily Post people is interesting:
Companion. Yours may not be covered in fur like mine (AKA Chester J. Lampwick) but you have one — or more.
You might think “companion” refers to a person with whom you share experiences, but the definition is much broader:
- Aperson who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another.
- A mate or match for something.
- A handbook or guide.
- A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood.
My companions since I can remember have been, books! Oh, I’ve had pets and am surrounded by loving friends and family…but I’m also surrounded by my oldest friends!
I even have books on the windowsill!
Not all the books around my house are mine..some come from the library!
And Bastet is surrounded by books too!
To conclude, here are a few old companions:
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Summer sun shone brightly
that day upon the couple:
he in his green livery
was so handsome and bold
that she blushed to see him riding near
upon the whispering wind.
Nearer came he to her
and asked her for a dance
and as the bees and birds sang
they embraced at last!
She entwined her loving arms about him
he guided her straight and true
and thus as they embraced
they danced the whole day through.
At last the sun hid
his happy face,
the bees and birds were quiet
yet the couple danced
for yet awhile
under the loving moon.
These lovely photographs are from today’s post by Jerry at Keeping My Eye On The Sparrow and also here.
It’s not necessary that every day be bright and sunny…
It’s important to live that day!
So…this is a facsimile of my first posted “poem” with photo! Not surprising it got 1 vote and that from my wonderful son…it was posted on the 26th of January. Shivers run down my spine when I look at it, and that’s not from pleasure! In fact I rendered it private and you now see it only because I would like to show you what I would do with the same material now!
It’s not necessary
that every day
be bright and sunny…
to live that day
ah, to me this is important!
Ok…the poem still isn’t much but the photo is 100% better! Continue reading
Well…a characteristic of fire is a bitter taste…so, here’s coffee for you!
Last summer I with my family went to Athens, Georgia U.S.A. We went to visit a place called “Jittery Joes” where they import, blend, roast and if you want them to they’ll grind coffee from all over the world! (Oh and you can drink it there…they even had an espresso machine that made a mighty fine Italian espresso!)
Now that my friends is a mighty big roaster! What we have next is a grinder!
Here I let the people stay so we could see just how big that grinder is:
The following picture has nothing to do with coffee except that it was taken at Jittery Joes…there were some pretty neat things lying around and these I liked very much!
This post was created for We Drink Photo Challenge!
Have a great day!
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Keeping My Eye on the Sparrow
Layered Spices | Shainbird
Bastet and Sekhmet
A road is one thing in the United States but something quite different in Italy! If you go to Trentino, you’ll find the roads outside of the turnpike are two lanes and some of the mountain roads are a lane and a half! But then our cars are usually smaller than what the American’s drive.
On Sunday we went to visit with a friend of ours in the country. He grows among other things cherries.
We left Arco going towards Trento and we found ourselves behind a beautiful Ferrari driven by a German tourist!The scenery is beautiful…We got near our friends “plantation” and thought we’d just drive on in!
These dirt roads have suffered a lot due to all the rain we’ve had over the last few months and with tractors that use them…I’ll just let you imagine what we came up against…I’ll just say we heard some very vicious banging sounds from under the car!
After the hurley-burley ride…we finally got to where the cherries grow…our brave little red Panda survived the trip…but we decided that the next time, we’ll walk in or use a tractor!
Have a great day everybody!
fire is our element
laughter reignes the evening
happiness is ours
n.b. the photo was taken by Sisko, my son and I eleborated it for this post.
This post was written for We Drink Photo Challenge dedicated to the element of FIRE.
As they say, the best laid plans…last night was supposed to be a great evening for music in Arco (TN). A concentration of I don’t really remember how many music groups placed all around the center of town. But what we had was alot of loud cacophony a real disaster from my point of view…and as this is a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge…Look at the world through my eyes I’ll show you what I saw.
The acoustics of a medieval town are not suitable to electronic music. What we have are stone courtyards, small at that, narrow streets, with more stone…the sound bounces back and forth, but the worst part though is when you have about 15 to 20 bands trying to compete with one another…what comes out is such a blast of noise, that after a very short while, my head was spinning, then throbbing, and my friends weren’t doing much better. The crowd was enormous and nobody seemed to be able to just sit back and listen to a single piece of music.
I’m using re-touched out of focus photos to try and convey the sensation I was feeling!
beating in my brain
vibrating in my stomach
I wanna go home
I could only agree!