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December 1, 2009

The Oratory and the Campanile

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Behind the Torcello cathedral is the small Oratory of San Marco Evangelista, built on the site where St. Mark rested on his way to Venice (or more accurately, where the guys who stole his body rested?). Legend has it that the merchants who rescued/stole the saint from his grave in Egypt were both Torcello citizens; perhaps they stopped by their home on their way to deliver the prized body to the Doge.

In December 2008, the oratory was behind a construction fence so I couldn’t get close enough to really check it out. It’s a cute little place though, and there are some intriguing ruins around it that I couldn’t get close to either.

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John Ruskin said that the view from the 12th century campanile (bell tower) is “one of the most notable scenes in this wide world of ours.” You can see the wide expanse of the lagoon and the bell towers of the Venice skyline in the distance.

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December 4, 2009

PhotoHunt: Curved

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This week's theme is "Curved."

This is one of those themes that was tough because I had so many different photos that would work. I decided to go with a shadowy look at curves~

Curved park bench~

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Curvy gazebo shadows~

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And last but not least, the best curves of all...my LuLu soaking up some sun~

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December 11, 2009

PhotoHunt: Undesirable

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This week's theme is "Undesirable."

Funny theme! I was surprised at how easy it was to find photos that work for this one.

If you have a fish pond, it's undesirable to let this much green stuff grow on top of the water~

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When you go to the beach, it's undesirable to get stung by a jellyfish~

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And if you play golf, it's undesirable to hit the ball in that sand pit~

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December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I've never been one of those people frantically shopping and wrapping on Christmas Eve but boy, this has been such a busy December and I have so much to do to get ready. And now, we have snow in the forecast for this weekend. And it might be a lot of snow!

So anyway, I wanted to wish my blog friends Happy Holidays since I probably won't have time to blog for the next couple of weeks. Tidings of comfort and joy to all of you!

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December 25, 2009

PhotoHunt: Twelve

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This week's theme is "Twelve."

The twelve signs of the Zodiac on the clock face in Piazza San Marco in Venice~

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