MILANO-MARITTIMA Weekend

Once upon a time when the world was a different place, when travel meant discovering new people and places and life was more carefree, we took time off from a hectic round of sight-seeing in Ravenna, Faenza and Bologna and booked ourselves into a gorgeous hotel in one of Italy's smart resorts. Grand Hotel Gallia, … Continue reading MILANO-MARITTIMA Weekend

Walking Distance

Linked to Debbie's quotation-inspired image here. "Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright Two images from Sicily. Mountain Tracks seen from Castledemola Mountain Trails in Sicily

PICK A WORD

A couple of years ago I attended the Artusian Food and Wine Festival in Forlimpopuli in Italy, a festival that runs for ten days (I was only there for two) and which is run in honour of the father of modern Italian cookery Pelegrino Artusi (1820-1911)

One Word Sunday – Arches

Posted in connection with Debbie's One Word Sunday - Arches Arches are hard to avoid anywhere with ancient Roman or Greek architecture but I managed to find a 'natural' arch to supplement the two historic ones from Sicily/ Cave of the Nymphaen at Syracuse, Sicily Arch in the rocks off the coast of Lipari, Aeolian … Continue reading One Word Sunday – Arches

Sculpture Saturday: in Cesena

Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory This unusual pairing of bronzes is Gli Equilibristi by sculptor Leonardo Lucchi. I took the photograph with a cheap throwaway instant camera in Cesena, Emilio Romagno in Italy, two years ago but unfortunately, my notes did not survive the trip (not a good one from the point of … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: in Cesena

Sculpture Saturday: Cyprus

This group of bronze statues shows the release of Greek Cypriot prisoners, peasants and clergy, from British colonial rule during the fight for independence on the island of Cyprus. The statue is in Nicosia but I was unable to find a date for it. I photographed it sometime in the 1970's and I think it was … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Cyprus

SILENT SUNDAY

It is always sad to see deserted villages and town and even though they are being given status by UNESCO, they still harbour a feeling of meloncholy. Fikardou Village - a Unesco Heritage Site in Cyprus There is no escaping the fact that young people will no longer work at back-breaking, low-paying jobs on farms, … Continue reading SILENT SUNDAY

Sculpture Saturday

And now, for something completely different (thank you Monty Python).  (this was still in my Drafts folder so I'm re-posting it as I'm unsure what is happening. Another mix-up with Blocks?) Les Braves by Anilore Banonon on Omaha Beach, Normandy Commissioned by the French government on the 60th Anniversary of WWll and erected in 2004 … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday

Six Word Saturday

My patio pot fails in comparison. How I wish I could grow my favourite herb in such quantities. This is truly Mediterranean, typical of a market-stall where the buyers could fill a plastic bag full of the glorious smelling origano for a Euro or two. Linked to http://restlessjo.me/2020/05/30/six-word-saturday-357/