Travel theme: Ancient

For Where’s my Backpack today, I thought I’s show you some photos I took during a trip to Rome a couple of summers ago with my family.

It was a hot day in August, we went to Albano, a small town in the Castelli Romani to celebrate two of my son’s birthdays and took advantage of being near Rome to see the Colosseum.

Here are just a few of the shots I took on the inside of the Colosseum…where the gladiators, slaves and wild animals awaited their turn to be called to entertain the crowds:

Ciao!  See you soon!

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Shoot and Quote – February 17, 2014

“When I’m feeling down, I make myself a big bowl of Up Soup. The bowl only looks empty, but in reality it’s full of hope. Grab a spoon, there’s plenty for both of us. 

― Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

This post was written for Ese’s Shoot and Quote…and I hope you’ll come and have some Up soup with me 😉

Have a great week!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (4)


This week’s  Photo Challenge is: objects

So, I’ve been looking for odds and ends to show you here, and the other day I want down to my husbands workroom. He is an artist, and he takes objects and transforms them in one way or another in order to make his creations, so it’s really possible to find some strange stuff!

I settled though for this:


Brings back memories of those many years ago when Mom did her own sewing doesn’t it?

Thanks for looking on!

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Juxtapostition: January 27, 2014

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is lovely:


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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

We’ve been asked by the Weekly Challenge to photograph layers!  Uhm….yes, very interesting.

I wish I had a lovely layer cake on hand, which is the first thing that comes to mind! However, not having a cake, I think I’ll do this first trial looking at layers of clouds…rather easy at this time of year!

Tomorrow I’ll try to find something else that may be interesting!

Have a great day!

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Travel theme: Connections

For Where’s My Backpack:  Travel Themes…I thought I’d show you a trip from Verona to Venice by train!

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Last time I was in the States, I left via St. Louis Mo.  We stayed the night in a hotel right across from the run way and I enjoyed watching the planes land and take off.  We laid over for a few hours in Atlanta, of all the airports I’ve been to in the last couple of years, on both sides of the Atlantic, it was the one of the most pleasant.

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Have a nice day!  Ciao Bastet!