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PhotoHunt: Pointed

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This week's theme is "pointed" so I'm going with these two obelisks on the roof of the enormous Palazzo Balbi on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Obelisks were first seen on ancient Egyptian temples, where they were always in a pair just like these. Obelisk comes from a Greek word meaning "needle."

Have a nice weekend!

Palazzo Balbi

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Beautiful building too! I wonder what the purpose of two points like that on a building serve. Great photo and have a fantastic weekend!

June:

Beautiful landscape! As for the obelisks:function or fashion...I don't know, but I think they look neat.

Wonderful photo...wish I could visit

Exquisite landscape! Venice is such an amazing city, I love to look at photos of it. Thanks. :)

I did Photo Hunt today, too! Come see mine and put your link up. :)
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-pointed/

Great entry for today's theme... Mine's up too hope you can drop by,,, Happy weekend!

Another fabulous photo! And what a beautiful day to be in Venice! The obelisks make the building look like it has horns. ;-)


Italy is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited and would love to return. Absolutely stunning photo! And perfect for the theme today.

They are very needle like.

Ahhh, what a beautiful shot! Great work on the PhotoHunt theme this week. :)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, great theme photo! I had no idea what Obelisks were and found the history behind them really interesting. Venice looks beautiful!

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!

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