Tuesday’s A to Z challenge: “A” – tagged “A”

Ok I know, is not Tuesday… I’m late, again! But still… I couldn’t resist to respond to this photo challenge: Tuesday’s A to Z challenge!

Here’s my “A” tagged…

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“Assisi – Abbazia di San Francesco” picture taken by me in Assisi (Italy) – May 2012

Assisi is a very small town in Umbria region, very close to Tuscany. Assisi was also the birthplace both of Saint Francis, who founded the religious order of Franciscan in the town in early 1200 and Saint Clare who is the founder of the Order of Poor Clare. Assisi is a really beautiful example of small ancient town in Italy…  the ones where you breath as the time has almost stopped to medieval times or Renaissance!

 

 

Travel theme: Possibility

This post is in response to Travel theme: Possibility  on Where’s my backpack? blog. I suggest you to check it out, it’s really interesting! 

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“Possibility of a new begin” picture taken by me during my flight to New Zealand – April 2013 – see also this post.

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“Possibility of a new route” picture accidentally taken by me during one of my many walk – here I was in New Zealand – April 2013 

One step ahead the other and you can walk through miles… every new route has to begin with just one step and every new happening is a new possibility! Who knows what’s next?!

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“Possibility of a new beginning” picture taken by me just arrived in Fox Glacier (Te Moeka)  Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of South Island – New Zealand – April 2013

Every end is a new beginning and in every beginning, there tons of possibility inside!

And now the funny part…

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“Longer life possibility sign” picture taken by me in the Spa Thermal Park – bike track – Taupo (New Zealand) – April 29th, 2013

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“bike through for that possibility!” that’s the tunnel I have to bike through… picture taken by me in the Spa Thermal Park – bike track – Taupo – New Zealand  April 29th, 2013 

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“possibility catched!” that’s me after the tunnel 🙂 selfpicture in the Spa Thermal Park – bike track – Taupo – New Zealand  April 29th, 2013 

 

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”  ― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Chapter one

“Beginning a new life” picture taken by me during my flight to New Zealand – April 2013

 

I took this picture during my flight to New Zealand. I bought “Shantaram” few weeks before the flight, some friends spoken me about this book and I was so curios to read it that I almost couldn’t resist. But I was determined to read it during my journey, so I finally started the book during my flight from Rome to Auckland…. I did had time ahead! But truth is… I’ve never read that much about it, and not because I didn’t like it, but just because I was so excited and focused on the present moment that I didn’t wanted to be taken away from it. So I leave the book in my backpack and I lived the moment, every moment, just focusing on what I felt, perceived and experienced.
Finally doing this trip, has been the achievement of bigger dream of my life. I did it after a very hard period of my life, full of changes, difficulties and a questioning deeply myself. This was my first solo travel and definitely a milestone in my personal growth and new life beginning.
So finally… that journey was the exact moment when my real life began!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

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“I don’t want to be anywhere else… Right place, right moment = Pure joy ” picture taken by me (selfshot) in the Aoraki-Mount Cook Alpine National Park – Hooker Valley   South Island – New Zealand – April 2013

 

 

A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Metallic

This post is in response to the A Word A Week Photo Challenge: METALLIC post by the blog A WORD IN YOUR EAR

Here is my share…

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“Petronas Twin Towers” Picture taken by me in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – September  2007

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Sphere Within Sphere” bronze sculpture by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro picture taken by me in Rome – Italy – March 2013 

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Here’s my Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

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“Discouraging sign” picture taken by me in the Tongariro National Park – Tongariro Alpine Crossing  North Island – New Zealand – April 2013
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“Italian lifestyle t-shirt sign” picture taken by me somewhere in Italy – May 2012

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“Distances signs” picture taken by me in Cape Reinga (Te Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua in Māori)  North Island – New Zealand – April 2013IMG_3773 IMG_3774 IMG_3775

“YHA’s signs” picture taken by me in YHA Hostel – Tekapo  South Island – New Zealand – April 2013

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“Beer chillout sign” picture taken by me in a local pub in Florence – Italy – March, 29th 2013 

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“Italian impatience” the sign says “we don’t provide any information” picture taken by me in Rome – Italy – March 2013 

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“Kiwi’s prudence sign” picture taken by me near by Whangarei – North Island – New Zealand – April 2013  DSCN0872“Warning sign” picture taken by me in a gas station somewhere in North Island – New Zealand – April 2013 DSCN1231“Hobbiton welcome sign” picture taken by me in Hobbiton – Matamata  North Island – New Zealand – April 2013 DSCN1907 “Penguins sign” picture taken by me near by the Abel Tasman National Park  South Island – New Zealand – April 2013DSCN3720

 “Warning sign 1” picture taken by me in Craters of the Moon – Taupo (New Zealand) – April 29th, 2013

DSCN3891“Warning sign 2” picture taken by me in Spa Thermal Park – Taupo (New Zealand) – April 29th, 2013

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“Free hugs sign” picture taken by me in Florence – Italy – this morning June, 6th 2013