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Lonely Snowy Streets

No one is at the picnic table. No one staying in hotel.The church is empty, icy cold. The bench outside surrounded by untouched snow. No one is driving…

An Afternoon with Kia

Honour comes to those with honour. – Anonymous And I felt so honoured to be able to capture (have I used that word before… “capture”?) this beautiful creature…

You will NOT believe how many of these are in Pompeii!!!!

As you enter the ruins of Pompeii (the part of it you need to pay for, like an amusement park… of death), you are greeted by these sad…

Went to Pompeii and you won’t believe what I saw!

Death The tattered remnants that remain from one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in European history. Ruins. Just ruins. The historic evidence of billions of lives snuffed…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part XI of XI

Before we leave Roma, here are a few more images with which we’ll say goodbye (or au revoir as they say in Europe). Not sure where this picture…

Fujifilm xt2 56mm 1.2 fuji

Hello Again, Emily (again) – Part Two

Emily on the Phone ~ an unpretentious dialogue ~ a fiction By Joel van Vliet Jane: Hello? Emily: Hi. Jane: I can’t talk right now, I’m making dinner….

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part X of XI

~Laughing in Church~ an unpretentious essay   Do you remember laughing in church? You with your friend, brother or sister. Someone made a joke or passed gas or…

Hello Again, Emily – Part One

My dear friend, Emily, agreed to be the subject of another dalliance ‘tween light and glass. “And, indeed, a mirror,” you cry. No, my sweet angel, no. My…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part IX of XI

I need to take a moment at the top of this post to apologize for my last post. It seems some people think my posts have been slipping…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part VIII of XI

~ The sound of a beautiful choir singing like angels ~ The holy war I fight within My camera sensor or my film Can raise me up above…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part VII of XI

Memories are wonderful places to go when you need to be lifted up by something wonderful or when you get a little too happy and need to be…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part VI of XI

Roma and architecture are dear, dear friends. They seem intrinsically linked, as if the ancient Romans had nothing better to do than lay brick and tile things. Oh,…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part V of XI

What follows (not logically as in an argument, but on the page as in what comes up if you scroll down) is a picture which could have been…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part IV of XI

The Trevi Fountain! The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana di Trevi), as far as I can tell, is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by…

A Study in Understanding Rome – Part III of XI

Roma at night! Does anyone know what building this is (photo: pictured above)? Rome at night, as pictured above (see: photo) is a spectacular sight. A bright, white…