St Peter’s Basilica at night

We have a great view of St Peter’s Basilica from our hotel. I went up to the hotel’s rooftop deck before heading to my hotel room for the night to take a couple photos, including this one:

St Peter's Basilica lit up at night
St Peter’s Basilica lit up at night

We’ll probably get to see more of the Vatican, and other sights in Rome on Friday. For now, we have a pretty good view of this structure.

Old sewing machines, and antlers

I walk past an apartment that has a really interesting collection of old sewing machines, and other items including what seem to be antlers of some description. It also looks like they have at least one scythe up there too.

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I find this stuff fascinating for some reason.

Rest In Pieces, my favourite mug

One of the disadvantages of having a bigger dog with a tail that does its own thing is that items on coffee tables are suddenly vulnerable.

Today, our puppy’s tail casually laid waste to my favourite tea and coffee mug. 😭

Rest In Pieces, dear mug. You will be missed.

Have sandals, will travel

I’ve been meaning to buy sandals to better deal with the Summer heat here in Israel. I finally did that this season. They’re not the sexiest footwear around, but they do the job.

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Pretty Purple

I often walk to the supermarket for our weekly shop. This morning I noticed these pretty purple flowers (roses?) on a street corner.

Google Photos tries hard to come up with creative variations. Its attempt for this one didn’t quite work out, though:

On The Way To Givatayim

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A view on the way to Givatayim this afternoon

I was walking with our kids to Givatayim this afternoon and paused along the way to capture this scene.

Facebook Guilt Trips

I’ve been fairly inactive on Facebook in recent months. One of the benefits of that is having an opportunity to see a variety of Facebook Guilt Trips in action. Here’s today’s:

I don’t remember which Page I unfollowed. I’m pretty sure I won’t feel to guilty about it.

The Polish First Lady Made My Morning

The story is how the Polish First Lady snubbed President Trump. That may not have been her intention. At the same time, he clearly expected to have his hand shook before his wife. His expression is priceless.
The Polish First Lady ignores President Trump momentarily.
This may not have been a snub, per se. Still, it made my morning.

This has been doing the rounds. The story is how the Polish First Lady snubbed President Trump. That may not have been her intention. At the same time, he clearly expected to have his hand shook before his wife. His expression is priceless.