A Month of Haiga – February 12, 2016

Hello Everyone!

Even in a world of chaos there are moments of silence … well not complete silence. If you’ve ever experienced complete silence you know it is like a weight that presses on your ears but even then you still have the sound of your blood swooshing near your ear drum.  So … when we say silence we’re taking about something that, unless we are incapable of hearing at all, doesn’t exist.  My theme then for today is:

white noise

I see white noise as the sound that sits somewhere in the background.  When I lived in Eritrea in my back yard, just off my bedroom, grew three large pepper trees.  I used to love to just lay on the bed listening to them.  Often they reminded me of the waves of the sea when the wind came up.

This is another photo from the other day (I’ve been rather busy and haven’t had time to go for a walk!):

Haiga 12

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Have a great day!  Ciao, Bastet.

Here today I’m using white noise as that indistinct background sound that can be anything from static on the radio to falling rain.  But white noise is really something a whole lot more complex!  Read HERE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – Green Culture and Cars!

This weeks photo challenge is dedicate to culture  so I thought I’d give you a view of two aspects of culture!

via fiume_riva del garda (tn)

The birth and growth of green culture began in Italy  during early 70s:   many towns and cities began creating areas called Zone Verde (Green Areas) which have now become known as ZTL in these areas it is severely prohibited for cars or in fact any motorized vehicles to enter (except for the motorized vehicles used by the handicapped and residents of the zone).  In a country where almost every city or town is over a thousand years old, the streets just weren’t made for automobiles!

Sidewalk cafè

Now people can sit around in sidewalk cafès and walk along the streets without having to dodge cars and mopeds…the monuments and architecture have profited too, due to the reduction of chemicals from exhaust fumes!

Vecchio Porto This is the medieval port of Riva del Garda…

apponale tower and the tower which looks out over Lake Garda and was once part of the medieval walls that protected the city.

bikes under the tower

Bicycles had become quite a nuisance, now when in the medieval center of the town, one walks their bike and handy park stands are provided by the city.

It took quite while and a lot of persuasion to create a green culture in the minds of Italians, who are ‘par excellance’ a people dedicated to “independent” thinking, to use an Italian proverb: If you make a law, we’ll find the loophole! But the idea caught on and everyone is usually very enthusiastic…So!

…this weekend…just an hour after these pictures had been taken of the old port, what was this all about!?



Here is the explanation: 500 Miglia Touring!

This was my favorite:

old car vecchio porto

ancient car from behind

ancient car info

But I couldn’t resist this!


Have a nice week!