Sunday, May 23, 2021

Medieval towers

Many members of our blogging community sometimes mention the importance of cultural heritage's protection. This inspired me to start taking pictures of medieval towers. It was an occasion to visit historical buildings located close to my town.

The tower above was damaged during WWII, as you can see in the following picture:
The last picture below has nothing to do with historical buildings and medieval towers. I simply saw that black and white bird while it was walking along the pedestrian area. It was a young magpie that wasn't able to fly. So I put it close to the nest which I saw on a tree. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021



As request by Nicole, from DVArtist , I would like to publish two pictures of the flowers I see on my balcony in Spring: they're hollyhock and white geranium.

In addition to these two flowers, I have a tiny greehouse which contains wee Piri-Piri plants. I put the seeds more than forty days ago, in late March, and I saw the small Piri-Piri plants in late April.

Piri-Piri is a type of chili pepper widely cultivated commercially in Uganda and in some African Portuguese-language countries. It has grown in the wild in Africa for centuries and now it is cultivated for both commercial food processing and pharmaceutical industry.

If someone liked Piri-Piri plants in her/his garden, balcony or backyard, I would send her/him the seeds  by mail. 

Meanwhile, yesterday I received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine. It seems I haven't had any symptom after the inoculation.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Tolfa and its ancient castle

Central Italy witnessed in medieval time the growth of a number of castles, abbeys, and small inhabitated villages. That territory offers the opportunity to find medieval villages and areas of historical interest, like Tolfa and its castle.

Tolfa's ancient castle, which is located 80 kn North from Rome, had a defensive function.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Wooden doors in Italy

It's time to enjoy the springtime beauty of our countries. The picture above shows the running path I like the most, which is located 80 Km North from Rome. Following the mostly flat coast, the path leads to two archeological sites. The first one dating back to the fourth century b.c. is visible in the middle of the picture, close to the sea. 

The following pictures shows some eavy wooden doors I saw while I was walking through the oldest neighborhood of the town. 

As I mentioned in my previous post, walking through the old part of the town gives me the opportunity to see many stones that tells us a fascinating past.

The Italian government is still imposing a nationwide corfew from 10:00 pm until 05:00 am except for work or health reasons.
Happy Internatinal workers' day (1st May), and stay safe!