Tuesday, August 22, 2017

in the wrong spot

Parisian pigeons on a wire that stretches 
across the rue Montmartre.
If they flew one street over to the right, to 
the market street of rue Montorgeuil, 
they'd find some yummy things including snails at
l'Escargot Montorgeuil (founded in 1832)
and the original baba au rum at Stohrer, Paris's
oldest patisserie (there since 1730).

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cimetière de Passy

Judging by the vines growing over the door
of this crypt in the Passy Cemetery,
 in Paris, I'm going to say that it hasn't
been opened in a very long time.

[Linking back to Blue Monday
and Macro Monday.]

Sunday, August 20, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

I believe I've shown a few side chapels
and details of this church—
Sant'Andrea della Valle, in Rome.
Here's the beautiful main altar (and a
bit of the ornate organ too).

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White

I followed this trio of nuns as they
(almost) in unison
 always bustling Piazza Navona, in Rome. 

[To see more b/w images,
visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, August 18, 2017


I'm back in Cape May for the weekend
and hoping to enjoy 
sensational sunsets like this one.

[Linking back to Skywatch Friday and to
Orange You Glad It's Friday at
Life's Sweets and Spices.]

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nevins Street

Recently saw this helpful (note the braille)
sign in the subway, and have been
looking for others like it.  Haven't spotted
any yet, but it does look very old.
Maybe they've mostly been removed.

[Linking back to sign, signs.]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ABC Wednesday—F is for "fig tart"

I saw these fabulous figgy things at a patisserie
near the Marché d'Aligre, in Paris.
If they're still making them the next time I'm
there, I'm going to eat one instead
of taking a picture!

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

No, no, no!

I'll go zip-lining above a 100-foot-deep
chasm in the South American cloud
forest and I'll ride the hairiest roller coaster
you can find.  But I will not roll around
Rome on one of these.  (Just being a
pedestrian is tough enough!)

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rise Above

This is the work of Shepard Fairey, the artist
who created the Obama "Hope" poster.
His intention was to make a positive image for
the people passing by this East Village
corner (at 1st Ave. & 11th St.), especially the
kids coming and going from the
local elementary school. (His model is his
 daughter, when she was three.)

[Linking back to Monday Mural
at Oakland Daily Photo.]

Sunday, August 13, 2017

a quiet spot

I love all the bright colors in Santa Croce
 in Florence, but I also think that this
light-filled corridor outside the sacristy is one 
of the most beautiful parts of this church.

[Linking back to inSPIREd Sunday
and Shadow Shot Sunday.]

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pink Saturday

Peonies and hydrangeas were on display
this past May in the aptly
named Campo de' Fiori, in Rome.

[Linking back to Pink Saturday
at How Sweet the Sound.]

Friday, August 11, 2017

Weekend Reflections

Kind of hard to tell, but this entire i
mage is a 
reflection—a Venice hotel seen in 
the window of an art gallery.

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.] 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday Challenge—"remembrances"

When my mom's house was destroyed by
Hurricane Sandy, we put what was
salvageable in storage—and finally cleaned
out the unit recently.  One treasure
I found in a trunk: my well-loved Raggedy Ann, 
purchased by my dad the day I was born.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

ABC Wednesday—E is for "empty"

It is possible to enjoy the Piazza di Spagna
and the Spanish Steps and view of
Trinita dei Monti up above without
hordes that are usually found there.
  All you
have to do is get up at dawn.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

la bicicletta

Marking the entrance to a Roman jewelry
shop with a French name—I've
lost count of the number of shops I've seen
around the world with a red bike
by their front door.  Well, it does grab

your attention.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, August 7, 2017

teen idol

Here's a blast from my preteen past:
Bobby Rydell, larger than life on a
wall at the Wildwoods boardwalk.  The
song I remember him best for is "Wild One."

[Linking back to Blue Monday at
Magical Mystery Tour.]

Sunday, August 6, 2017

whose foot?

This gold reliquary, in the church of
San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, in Rome,
holds the foot of Mary Magdalene . . .

or so they claim.  I guess you
have to take it on faith.

[Linking back to inSPIREd Sunday
and Shadow Shot Sunday.]

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White

Do you know what place this is?
Two hints:  It's in Rome and it's very
old.  Hey, that really narrows it
down, doesn't it?

[To see more b/w images, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, August 4, 2017

Weekend Reflections

Here's one of the mirrored doors of Caffè Florian,
in Venice, reflecting the outdoor tables
in the Piazza San Marco.  Florian was the world's first
coffee bar—and Casanova was a regular.

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, August 3, 2017

signs, signs

The city of Rome has made it
abundantly clear:
Don't even think about parking here (and if
you do, don't expect to find your vehicle
still here when you return).

[To see more signs, go here.]

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ABC Wednesday—D is for "delicious"

Saw these gorgeous green-and-purple artichokes
for sale at the market in Campo de' Fiori.
Then we had them for lunch at Il Giardino Romano,
a restaurant in Rome's ex-ghetto that is
justifiably famous for their carciofi alla Giuda.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

life is just a bowl of . . .

yummy Rainier cherries. They're very expensive,
 and available here for a short time only each summer. 
What a beautiful splurge!

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]