Monday, July 25, 2011

Memories of South Africa

Simba ~ Phinda Reserve

Mama cheetah and cubs ~ Phinda Reserve

Hluhluwe ~ KwaZulu-Natal

Nyala Lodge ~ KwaZulu-Natal

Cape Vidal ~ Indian Ocean ~ St. Lucia Estuary

Cape Point ~ Cape of Good Hope

Camps Bay ~ Cape Town

Camps Bay ~ Cape Town

Boulder's Beach ~ Cape Town

Simon's Town

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The heat wave is relentless in the Eternal City. Well, actually no, it did give us ONE day of respite on Friday. Then it was back to +35°C (+95°F) with Borneo-style humidity.
Working in these conditions is not easy, especially if your daily occupation involves walking and showing people around in the hottest hours of the day... Still, I can't complain, because I do have the best job ever.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


It's asphalt-melting hot these days in the Eternal City. Today we even had a mini-earthquake to shake us from our heat-induced lethargy. More and more people are leaving for their summer vacation, so streets are emptying out, and traffic is thinning.
This pictured above is a typical Sunday afternoon situation in my neighborhood (which is usually quite active during the week): me racing my son to the gelato shop.
He always wins, must be the training wheels.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


The Rome Termini central train station building––inaugurated in 1950––is characterized by the extremely long, modernist fa├žade in travertine marble, and by the gravity-defying double curve of the concrete cantilever roof. The anodized aluminium friezes that decorate it are by Hungarian artist Amerigo Tot, and they represent the dynamics in sound and speed of a train.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I missed posting for Theme Day yesterday,  because I totally forgot it was July 1st. I however posted Green doors on my other blog a few days ago, totally unaware that 'green' was going to be the July theme. I must be some sort of psychic...

Today I spent the morning in the park, relaxing under the shade provided by umbrella pines and European sycamores. Here are some images of others doing the same.