Category: B&W, Black & White Sunday, Close-up/Macro Tagged: Black & White Sunday, photography, within
You’re back !!! 🙂 So tell us, Paula: how was Tuscany ?
Hi M-R. I have missed you. You are going to hate me, but it did not meet my expectations and I am usually very fond of Italy. Maybe the fact that my health went all wrong before and during the trip had something to do with it and a couple of accidents I had on the road, but I am alive and at home now. Some brainless maniac is drilling holes in the wall above my ceiling and it is only 8:30 am 😦
Oh, you too ? – you poor thing. I have a family above me who does … very odd things, including drilling at all hours. But this building’s walls are made of masonry that transfers sound like it was being piped through !
Yes: your health simply has to be good, or you won’t enjoy a holiday, Paula – no doubt about it.
As for “a couple of accidents” … no words !
Thank you, M-R. I kind of hope that it will sort itself out on its own without having to see any doctors. I hurt my index finger on my trip (don’t know how – it is still painful when I use it – type with it), and the day before last I fell in a thorn bush – I look as if I had been sleeping with wild cats, but am pretty much in one piece – no scratches on face either – just arms, hands, legs, back and behind. Come to think of it, I was really lucky when I took a blind step backwards into a 2,5 meter deep blackberry bush. I think hubby did more harm while trying to pull me out from there (a total disgrace – would have made a hilarious scene for some comedy). I am totally pooped now, and will slowly catch up with my favourite bloggers (as soon as I recover). I read that your sister is coming to Sydney and I am really happy for you.
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Just take it easy, Paula: there’s no rush about anything – at least in terms of blogging ! 🙂
I’m so sorry to hear this, dear Paula.
Stor **KLEM** til deg!
Klem til deg Dina. xx
Yes, that’s terrible news. Hopefully you’ll heal quickly. It’s good that you’re back!
Thank you for the warm welcome, CG 🙂 I am better already, and have started a new blog even (the one you won’t be interested in unless you want to learn Portuguese :D)
That’s right Paula. I’m not really interested in learning Portugese. I’m still working on my Hebrew, but I think it’s a good idea of you to start a “learning Portugese blog”. You’ll end up learning a lot by putting it all into words, so it can be a great method.
If I’d learn a new language, I think I’d be interested in Icelandic and if I’d still have time left after that, I’d go for Japanese, then Russian (or Polish).
Hmm Russian requires Cyrillic alphabet. May I interest you in Croatian instead? (joke)
It is lovely to see you back, Paula (I hope you enjoyed the trip!)…and even more – with such a detailed beauty 🙂 Somehow it fits my Sunday morning mood…and the music is like a cherry on a cake.
Here’s what came to my mind: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/black-white-sunday-within/
Hello Ese. Thank you for being so prompt posting. This photo is from Zagreb. I had no time to see my Italian photos yet. We came back late last night. Oh, I love that music. Thank you very much for listening to Daft Punk 😉
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Glad to have you back from what sounds like quite an adventure! Here is my contribution for your first day back.http://travelwithintent.com/2014/10/12/newly-weds-pont-de-larcheveche-paris/
You are alive. That says it all. 🙂
Good to see you back Paula. It sounds very much like you need a rest to recover from the holiday.
Yes, you made a good point, Draco. It’s all that matters. I’ll be over at your place as soon as my pain permits it. Hugs
It sounds like you need to rest in bed instead of blogging. Get well soon.
Thank you, Draco. I will go to bed now. I have to work tomorrow.
As ALWAYS, I forgot to do this. My apologies, Paula !
Stavo per scriverti un allegro”Bentornata!” ,quando ho visto che il tuo viaggio non e’ stato all’altezza delle aspettative….Anzi!
Mi dispiace , ovviamente , e spero tu possa ricuperare in fretta…
Ciao Paulina, a presto!
I am already doing better, Anna. Just a bit slower. I have started a new blog dedicated to language learning 😉
Just my cup of tea!
Lo leggeremo presto?
Sono felice che tu stia un po’meglio…….
Ciao Anna 🙂 You can find the link on the right sidebar under “Another blog”. It is dedicated to Portuguese for now, and it provides a new lesson in vocabulary and grammar every day. It will last for 150 consecutive days 🙂
Eccellente lezione linguistica!
L’ho apprezzata moltissimo…
(Ma dove trovi il tempo anche per questo?)
I have made myself do it to refresh and improve my Portuguese – it is fun 🙂 Grazie mille Anna. I think I will go on a short trip to Portugal in Spring so I am practising 😉
This reminds me of MY trip to Portugal , which I enjoy a lot!
When were you in Portugal?
Lisboa, Sintra, Cascáis , Porto,Coimbra…..
….and something more I can’t remember now.
Particularly loved Lisbon’s atmosphere and Coimbra fascinated me!
🙂 I asked when but this is good info too 🙂
Sorry , Paula , my sight needs stronger reading -glasses!
I was there nine years ago….
Nao faz mal, Anna ;). Are you studying a foreign language now?
I’m addicted to reading ,at the time , and nothing else, but I’m sure I ‘ll follow your Portuguese course . BTW it’s a language I adore!
🙂 European or Brasilian dialect?
I’m a purist!
(Though I lived one year in Brazil…)
Does it mean that you prefer UK English to American too?
Actually I like both , but British English is what I would chose to learn before American….
The same happens with Portuguese and Brazilian!
I prefer British English by far, and as for Portuguese I like bossa nova 😉
I know , to be up to date , I think it’s compulsory to learn the two versions of each language….
Since your Lotus is quite inspiring – and you mention Tuscany – and these photos have a “within” feel to me (maybe because they were made within the old city walls), here is a post for you: http://empireoflights.com/2014/10/12/toscana-tipica/ – – Get better soon!
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Beautiful photos, Paula. So sorry to hear about your disappointed trip. How frustrating for you. Just take the time you need to get back to square one. Health is primary. Hugs!
Welcome back Paula. I hope you had a wonderful time.
I read the comments and saw that the trip was a bit of a disappointment. What a pity. Hope you feel well soon.
Hello Colline 🙂 If I deduct all the bad experience and my fall, it was smashing :D. I was taking a pic of the fake David in Florence for you when two women yelled at me to move away so that they can take pics of each other standing by his feet…. stupid cows…. 😀
A blackberry bush? Girl, you’re worse than me!!! 🙂 It doesn’t sound like too much fun overall, Paula. Sorry about that, especially as I expect you need your typing fingers for translating. On a more positive note, I really love this photo and the soothing music. 🙂
Take some time to sort yourself out, hon, and I’ll see you around. Hugs!
Funny, but I remembered you a few hours after my fall and I said to myself – Jo at least has a common sense to fall into a body of water ;). I will be ok (I think) I am just slowed down a bit and of course there is a workload that can’t wait….
Great to see that you’re back safely, Paula. I love your beautiful image, and what a haunting song you’ve chosen. xx
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Welcome back, Paula. Your B&W photo is lovely but I’m sorry about the blackberry incident. Sadly that is an all to common occurrence around here, they are everywhere just waiting to grab and scratch. 😦
Hello Lisa 🙂 What’s funny is that I adore blackberries, but that time I did not fall for my greed, I just stepped back into uncharted territory – all is well that ends well and now I can appreciate how lucky I was that my scratches and bruises are only minor ones. Thank you for your concern dear. I have missed you guys.
I’ve missed you too, Paula and am happy to see you back. 🙂
This is like reflecting from the past, I do have my B&W very special photo literally, and wanting like I wanna post it as well here. Imagine one walking in the river with your own feet captured on it. And when you decided to turn it black and white, voila! It became extraordinary! Because it was, it’s now even part of my comment in your blog post here which is simply beyond B&W. 😀 Happy Sunday!
Hello my dear disappointed Paula. I’m so sorry Tuscany bit you, and that you were ill. However, you still posted a spectacular b&w.
(Just to let you know I’m withdrawing from comments for a few weeks, trying to sort out my comment addiction, and reshape my days a bit. I love the dialogue, but not the addiction! Talk to you again in a few weeks.)
Hello Meg, It wasn’t that bad, and I had a feeling it was overrated even before my trip. Thank you for your words and I appreciate you letting me know about your addiction 😀 I wasn’t aware of it. Just take your time…
J’aime ! 🙂 Bonne journée Margaret-Rose 😉
Love your B&W lotus Paula. Sorry to hear about your accident(s). Hope the finger and the scratches heal soon. And stay away from thorn shrubs!! 🙂
Sorry you’ve had a rough ride. Hope this week passes swiftly and by the next things will have healed somewhat.
Hello dear Hillary 🙂 I have recovered much faster than I had expected, and now I can see that it wasn’t a bad holiday at all ;).
welcome back – and I read some of the comments and so I got a bit of info about your trip – wow – an d stupid cows – I agree – hope you get caught up and do not have to see a doc. 🙂 ❤
Thank you very much for your interest 🙂 I am fine now, except for tons of work at the office, and I also started a new blog where I post daily, but it is about languages 😉
Welcome back Paula. I’m so sorry the experience was not that great but I hope you are feeling better? I do have to know how your new camera is working out? Btw, this is a very interesting photo, I like it very much.
Oh Mark, thank you so much for your concern. I was a spoiled baby about my fall, but I recovered within a couple of days and could look more realistically at my holiday – it wasn’t that bad at all, for one I only had about an hour of rain in entire 11 days and I never got hungry – what more could one ask for 😉 Besides, I do like the pics I took home from Bologna; I was so busy that I still did not check out pics from Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and the villages in Tuscany.
My new camera is great – you can see only one pic taken with it – of the night post https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/thursdays-special-of-the-night/. There will be more on Monday : ) Thanks a bunch Mark 🙂
I love the attitude after all we have to put things into perspective don’t we. We are all very luck to be able to escape with our photography and from time to time travel to some wonderful countries many things most cannot do. Have a great weekend.
Are you travelling somewhere soon Mark? Wishing you an awesome weekend too. I am always very happy and grateful to see you here 🙂
No immediate plans. The hope is to travel next summer as it has been a while since I have been away. It’s always a pleasure to stop by.
Keep me posted please 🙂
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