20 January 2011
Typical sign that indicates when and how you can park in this place. In this case, from Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM, you must show at what time you have arrived with your parking disc and you may stay only 30 minutes. It is free (costless). On Sunday, no rules and you can park how long you want to!
19 January 2011
Fuel and gasoline in Italy cost a lot. Alternatives to fuel are LPG and methane. My car runs with both unleaded fuel and methane: it uses fuel to start and immediately ti switches automatically to methane. When methane is finished (I run about 350 km with full gas bottles), it automatically switches back to unleaded fuel (another 350 km). I usually try not to use fuel: a full tank of fuel costs me abotu 55 euros, while a full supply of methane gas costs me 22 euros...In this picture, my car, a FIAT Multipla, is at the methane station.
18 January 2011
This sign says that in the town of Concordia Sagittaria that area is being video watched; this happens more and more often in our towns and cities, and many times authors of car accidents (that run away), thefts and robberies have been caught thanks to these kind of videos.
Does this happen in your country too?
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07 January 2011
It's cold. Looking out of the window, I see a robin hopping closer and closer to the house...till it stops on some cable that lies there outside. I can almost seeing him (or her?) smiling to me!
In Italian, this bird is called pettirosso, that literally means red chest...nice name, don't you think?
06 January 2011
Happy New Year. And Happy New Start! I'm back again after a long time. Now happily mother of three (ages 7, 5 and 2), I might say busily mother of three, I still keep taking lots of pictures...so I really feel as coming back to my blog.
To start, a picture taken yesterday evening. The night before Epiphany (today, 6th January) traditionally the casera is being burn on the river. A very tall stack of wood and hay is put at the center of the river Lemene (on floating metal barrels) and is given fire. According to how the smoke and sparks move, elder people make a prevision on how the harvest will be in summer.