Festivals and Gatherings in Italy – June 16, 2014

Everywhere in Italy at this time of the year there are a series of festivals and open markets where one can go and have a good time.

Last week, here in Arco, we even had a Vegan Fest with street art and music.  The music was fine and everyone had a pretty good time.

Just one off note – I do have to admit at the time I did get a little irritated when a young woman gave a speech at the dining tent saying people who ate meat were cannibals and I don’t sympathize with people who try to make their dogs and cats vegans either, basically because I believe to each his own…

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Six Word Saturday…one day late

The world’s gone to the d …ucks

 

Where I live near Lake Garda in Trentino-Alto Adige we have a population of ducks that never go south.  The micro-climate created by the lake makes our area an oasis in the alpine area.  We have olive groves, lemon trees, banana plants and ducks.

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Have a great weekend!  Georgia

Cee’s Photo Challenge: Flight

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This week Cee’s asking for flight.  Over the last three weeks as I went daily to Trento’s Santa Chiara Hospital, I had the opportunity to see a lot of mercy flights come in.

Trentino-Alto Adige being a mountainous region sometimes means it’s not easy to get an emergency case to the hospital in the conventional way.  Over the years, our region has decided to buy several helicopters to get to those people who need urgent care, whether because of an accident (and in the mountains there are not a few during the vacation season) or other “mundane” problems like a heart attack.  Oh, and it won’t cost you a fortune if you ever need this particular sort of assistance … it’s paid in full by the Region.

Go and have a look at Cee’s Photo Prompts…she’s got a lot on her plate ant lots of photographic tips as wall as prompts galore!

Black and White

Today, I feel like black and white…

And then there are days
when everything seems black and white
no shades of grey
maybe just a dab of color
everything so clear
no shadows
no doubts

Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Imagination

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Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu

I liked this quote by Sun Tzu very much…but I love this second quote just as much and for different reasons:

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Dr. Seuss

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Click the links for other great quotes by Sun Tzu and Dr. Seuss!

 

This post was written inspired by Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Imagination

Juxtapostition: January 27, 2014

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is lovely:

Juxtaposition

as someone who writes haiku, this word is like saying you need water to make tea.  And yet, when I hear the word juxtaposition I scratch my head…what does it mean? The act of putting two things together in order to create contrast or comparison…click the here to take a hop over to the dictionary.

I took lots of photographs yesterday for this post…but then wasn’t feeling so well so didn’t process them…I’ll have to content myself and hopefully you all too with a few photographs taken a week ago…

Lost Cap

Lost Cap

In Trentino, it’s not uncommon to find lost objects “hung up” somewhere, a fence, a tree or in this case a parking lot post…

Student's house...

Student’s house…

My son and his room-mate put up this cardboard poster of Denzil Washington… I just love the helmet too!

Clothes in the rain

Clothes in the rain

We don’t have many of these (clothes lines) here in Italy.  Even in the country, after centuries of marauders and bandits, people tend not to hang their clothes in an open lawn.  The interesting thing though is not the clothes line per se, but the fact that it was raining.

Hope you liked todays offering…and that I can get my more recent photos processed…in the mean time, please have a look at some of these other great responses to this week’s challenge:

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