Paris in the Springtime

This is where I would like to be now …..

 

 

paris_rue

Related to Daily Prompt: Memories of Holidays Past 

Rome – Sequel

Here are some photos I took a year ago in Rome. Would you join me for a walk along the Tiber and over to picturesque piazzas and promenades of this eternal city?

 

 

 

Related articles:

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/rome/

Thursday’s Special: Fruits of forest

 

zute gljive_druge

Can someone tell me if these are edible, before it is too late? 😉

**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.

jupiter-widget_text

I am happy to present links to generous contributions to TS:

Never send a man in to do a donkey’s job

 

“And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin’ outta my butt that day!”

magarcic

Embracing Malta

A few years ago in January I spent five amazing days on this Mediterranean island that was a delight in every respect. The weather was clement with temperatures averaging 20 degrees Celsius, and the sky treated us to the most spectacular sunsets. Even though it is one of the smallest countries in the world with the smallest capital in the EU, Malta gives you a taste of an extraordinarily rich history and cultural variety. The first in the series of photos from Malta was taken from the Valletta bastions. The view opens to Marsamxett Harbour with Manoel Island featuring a fort by the same name. I found the sky and the vast view captivating and decided to savour the place slowly without rushing to visit every tourist attraction listed in the guidebook.

During our stay there we were lucky to meet our Maltese friend, a Knight Of Malta, who showed us a few secret spots on the island, some of which I will share with you in my next Malta post.

The bellow button will take to the wondrous world of traditional Maltese music.

 

valletta_manoel island

Towers

With their 108 m height the towers of the Zagreb Cathedral are the highest in the country. The below images are made from the same shot, but they underwent different editing.

This is the first time you are given an opportunity to vote for a better photo in one of my posts so go and make the right click 😀

katedrala_b_w_nova_1_border-scale

Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb Cathedral

Feel free to leave me a link to your B&W photos: 

Playtime

I was playing with my dolls today. Meet my Madame Bovary.

“for her, life was as cold as an attic with a window looking to the north, and ennui, like a spider, was silently spinning its shadowy web in every cranny of her heart.” – Gustave Flaubert

 

bovary

This post was prompted by Daily Prompt: Playtime.

Perspective

 

villa_bellagio

Prompted by The Daily Post: Perspective.

Seduced by Italy

With winter coming and not many days of holiday left I will have to put off all my travels till next year. In the meantime I can either make some long-term travel plans or remember my past trips.

Here is a selection of snapshots from the most picturesque little lake in northern Italy. It is called Orta and it is situated at about 88 km from Milan. A few summers ago I spent a week there in a beautiful villa overlooking lush gardens and a quaint islet of San Giulio.

 

Remembering Paris in black & white

basilica_view-1_bf2_resize

If you want me to see your B&W photos, please leave me a link.

Related articles:

Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

trakoscan_nature

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