Monday, August 15, 2022

Assumption of Mary, 15th of August

Today, the 15th of August, we celebrate the day the Virgin Mary entered heaven. It's a public holiday all over the Christian world, and in many European countries. The holiday always falls on the 15th of August, no matter what day of the week that happens to be. 

Today 15th of August, 2022, is Monday. 





Many Italians who are already on holiday don't go abroad this Summer. The sea is increasingly gathering people on its beauriful beaches. 

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Port of Civitavecchia on a sunny Wednesday

 

I noticed that big boats and yachts that docks in Civitavecchia's port have the opportunity to enjoy the Fort Michelangelo. It was built in 1535 on the harbour, exactly on the site of Roman buildings. The blue superyacht I saw this morning on this sunny Wednesday has a British flag.

This morning I also saw two three-wheeled vehicles. 


This type of three-wheeled cargo veiches is also so popular in South Asia, mainly India and Bangla Desh. It was firstly manufactured in Italy more than 75 years ago.

Have a nice Wednesday, and enjoy the rest of this week :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2022

different colours of the water


We had a particularly cloudy days here in Italy, as the sky was full of clouds last week. It wasn't ideal for a trip to the beach. 
On the contrary, today is a sunny Sunday and water is translucent. We can see through it.


On this sunny Sunday I have seen two police officers while they were travelling by jet skis. I didn't expect police officers to do that.


Have a nice Sunday :-) 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The mysterious split mountain

The picture below shows the split mountain in Gaeta, South Italy. It is located in a protected natural park. According to local stories, God was so distraught at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ that He made the earth shake and let out a lightning bolt, which created three big cracks in this mountain.


I've just seen a very unusual vehicle in the middle of the town: it's a blue three wheeler with a black pirate flag and a surfboard on is top .


Happy Wednesday :-) 

Friday, May 27, 2022

T. Schmalz's statue in Vatican square

In 2019 Timothy Schmalz, a Canadian sculptor, created a new sculpure on the theme of immigrants and refugees. This artwork, which is dedicated to trafficking victims, was set up in Vatican square. And it is still there. 

This week I took a picture of this epic sculpture which shows a crowd of migrants upon a boat headed towards new places, new countries, and sometimes new continents.  

Timothy Schmalz's statue will be a permanent fixture in Vatican square.

Have a nice weekend! 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Colours of May

Just two pictures taken this morning on a sunny Saturday, that show the main colour of May: blue sky and blue sea.
... and green grass

Despite the epidemic still continues to spread steadily, mainly in Eastern Asia, and Ukraine-Russia war has triggered an arms race in Eastern Europe, many tourists from other continents come back to visit Italy.

May is one of the best months of the year to enjoy historical beauties and landmarks arould the world, as weather conditions are never to hot and never to cold

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Trevignano

 

Yesterday I went to a small village in Central Italy, 50 kilometers North from Rome. The insoles technician works there, in Trevignano. In his workshop, which is located in that small village, he makes many types of insoles and appropriate footwears according to the problem of people's feet.

I bought there a pair of new insoles. The absorbing layer no the top of the entire insole enhances both the wearing comfort and the functionality.

After I had got the new insoles, I continued to visit that typical old village.     


Have a nice weekend!