What would the world without music be like? I don’t know and I don’t wish to find out. Today’s theme for Black and White Sunday is MUSIC. You know the drill: post your photo for the challenge before next Sunday, link to this post, and leave me a comment bellow. 

Reno Schulz playing Fujara, San Gimignano, 2014

©Paula Borkovic


Reno Schulz is a musician stationed in San Gimignano, Italy. He plays several types of flute. The one featured in my photo is Fujara – traditional Slovak flute, and you can hear how it sounds in the enclosed You tube video. I did not record Reno’s sounds, but I managed to capture his portrait while he was holding a private concert for us. And yes, he also plays the music on the attached mp3.

Please click on the bellow links to see the fabulous entries:

Thursday’s Special: Young

As I announced on Sunday the theme today is “young”, however the participants in TS know that they can always come up with their own theme and submit a photo (photos) of their choice. In the Sunday’s post you can find the list of themes for both Thursday’s Special and Black and White Sunday in December 2014. Next Thursday December 11, the theme is “imperfection” (a colour theme) and this coming Sunday  (December 7) the theme is “panorama” (in black & white).

As usual I have a musical score to go along with the photo.




The original Thursday’s Special post explains why I called this photo challenge a non challenge and why I dedicated it to Thursday. If you want to take part, leave me a link to your posted photo(s) in the comment section of this post. You are also invited to suggest photo ideas/themes for future Thursday’s Special posts in 2015.

Here comes the widget:  (pasting it to your post is optional)



As every Thursday, my dear blogger friends come bearing gifts: 


Jo’s Wonderland

Strawberry warning by CG

Young by PJ

Smile! by Debbie

Young by Willothewizp

A question

I have a question for you.

Would you rather have an embedded player on the post though it looks ugly as a coffin player, or a nice link which when clicked on opens as a separate tab?

Like this


or rather like this

Avalon – Live


Photography 101: Mystery

Today’s music comes from Oslo, from the remarkable young composer Peder B. Helland. At only 19 years of age, this Norwegian artist, has already written an  impressive opus of instrumental music ranging from dark, suspense, to emotional melodies and relaxing soundscapes featuring a variety of instruments like piano, cello, violin, bagpipe and many more.

Meeting a talent like Peder’s is not an every day occurrence, and I have to share the enthusiasm and inspiration I find in his work.

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This is my entry for today’s #photo101 project: Mystery.

To enjoy more of Peder B. Helland’s music go to his:
You Tube site (to purchase his tracks)




Prompted by The Daily Post: Perspective.

Details make a difference

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. 
Ernest Hemingway  

cvijet rozi

Prompted by the Daily Prompt: Details.

Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS


My thanks to Ms Rosso for this theme that permits a variety of interpretations. Check out other entries to Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Thursday’s Special: Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

The scene takes me to Lago di Piano, a small lake close to Lago Lugano in Italy. Words were superfluous. Music was the only thing that could complement the setting sun over the still lake.



Aldo dedicated this song to Angelina, his grandmother, but I dedicate this post to a dear blogger, Sylvia from

**About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘non-challenge’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. I invite everybody interested to join in. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions (no red tape whatsoever). The only thing required is to post a photo post on Thursdays entitled “Thursday’s Special: (your theme/title)” (as explained in my Thursday’s Special introductory post), to provide a link to my Thursday’s Special post, and to leave a link to your post in the comments section of my post. If you like Thursday’s Special widget, feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.


Check out fabulous entries for TS:


Reverie in Black & White

A couple of weeks ago I incindentally started posting black & white photos on Sundays. Now, I have decided to make it a habit and here it is – a scene from my all time favourite mountain lake Braies (in Dolomites).

Hope you will like Einaudi’s piece Reverie too.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon


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Best served cold

Some days ago Jasmine Kyle  generously allowed me to download her song Revenge, and gave me permission to share some of her music with you.

I wanted to find a picture to match her song Revenge, and had some other ideas in mind, but this is the best I could find in my photo library. Anyway, Jasmine thought it was the perfect accompaniment to her song and gave me thumbs up. 

Please, listen to this talented singer/song writer. I believe her music will impress you as much as it impressed me.