Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pinocchio

While I visited some blogs today I noticed a photo on Kat's The Kat Eye View of the World, a blog that I read regularly. Kat's photo showed some wooden toy characters, one of them being Pinocchio.

"The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi - written in 1881 - is a very popular children's book in Germany. Kat's picture reminded me of our visit to Pisa in 2000 when then two-year old Kaefer checked out the little Pinocchio string puppets that were for sale almost everywhere.

10 comments:

Christine E-E said...

how sweet she is... almost a teenager? we have some wooden ornaments that look like these... didn't get them in Pisa; maybe Florence? I don't remember.

I checked the blog you mentioned - OH! WOW! I can see why you like it... the pics are amazing - will have to check it out when I have time this week.

I was picked to select the WeekWord (again! I guess the new bloggers didn't realize I've picked the word two other times)... So I hope you will consider participating. The WeekWord is ABUNDANCE... I'm posting it tomorrow, but giving you advance notice.

Marcie said...

Pinocchio was/is among one of my favorite childrens' stories. I love the little puppets!!!

Kat said...

I love your photo! A perfect companion memory to the one I posted. I love seeing your daughter when she was little, what a precious memory. So glad that I got to see it!

Diana said...

Your picture is so sweet. It is a perfect companion to Kat's post.

London Caller said...

Lovely portrait!
I saw tons of Pinocchio in Rome too. ;)

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

Wonderful photo! It's also a reminder to me to take even more photos of Nora so I'll have them to look back on in future years.

Carrie Schmitt said...

oh, where do i begin? your photos always insprie me. i LOVE the misty hike photos and rain pics, especially of the flowers. I miss my more regular visiits here. Hope things get back to normal in my world soon. in the meantime, i'll check back as often as i can! there are all so beautiful. love the glittery pumpkin too!

London Caller said...

Xie xie ni de "comment and visit". :)
Wow, you read Chinese at university!
That's impressive - do come and visit me more often to brush up your Chinese. ;) Likewise, I'll come and see your beautiful photos.
Zaijian.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I ♥ your photos!
There is a house (that I covet) near me, and in the window is a Pinocchio just like these. For some reason it makes me want the house even more.

Jann said...

What a sweet picture . . . my sister is now living in Germany for a couple of years. She loves the country, the food and the people. I'd love to visit her, but don't think I can--still, she sends beautiful photos!