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June 1, 2012

PhotoHunt: Bridges

Bridges galore in Venice! But how many bridges are there in the city of canals? If you google that question, you'll get many different answers starting at 387 and going up. Wikipedia says that the city with the world-record for the most bridges is Pittsburgh, PA which has 446 bridges, 3 more than Venice has. So maybe Venice has 443? I'm not sure anyone knows for sure, and counting them would be such a challenge.

Anyway, here's a random look at a few of Venice's bridges. Many of the bridges are made of stone like this one below.


bridge


This small wooden bridge leads into Poste Vecie, the oldest restaurant in Venice, serving since 1500.


Poste Vecie


A lacy metal bridge with gondola parked nearby~



Some bridges have a shrine~


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Same bridge as above with shadows cast by the handrails~



A photo I took while standing on a bridge~

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Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

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June 5, 2012

U is for Unique

Here are a few shrines in Venice, all dedicated to Mary but each one unique.

This one is on the lighthouse on the island of Murano~


Murano lighthouse


Murano lighthouse


This one, with a mosaic Mary inside, has metal shutters with an "M" embossed on them. Once the sun goes down, someone in the neighborhood comes and closes the shutters.


Cannaregio


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I love the textures of the wall behind this shrine and also the colors inside. This one has an "M" too.

Giudecca


Giudecca

Many shrines have floral tributes but this one has a simple green sprig~


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There are many many shrines in Venice and I haven't found them all yet!


Castello

Giudecca

Giudecca

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June 8, 2012

PhotoHunt: Graveyard

Venice's cemetery island, San Michele in Isola, is the most lovely graveyard I've ever visited. With all those cypress trees and so many flowers, it's a beautiful and peaceful place.

San Michele in Isola


San Michele in Isola


San Michele in Isola


San Michele in Isola


There are two churches on this island. The photo below shows the 19th century church of San Cristoforo which is covered with mosaics inside.

San Cristoforo


The other one is the magnificent Renaissance church of San Michele in Isola.


San Michele in Isola

Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

See a list of upcoming Saturday Photo Hunting themes on Gattina's website here.

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June 11, 2012

V is for VooDoo

I bet you all thought I'd be doing "V is for Venice" but that was too obvious. :) Instead we are going to the Big Easy this week.

I don't know anything about VooDoo but I saw lots of signs of it in New Orleans. I didn't buy a voodoo doll when I was there but did take some photos of them.

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Reverend Zombie's House of VooDoo~


Reverend Zombie's


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shop


NOLA


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June 19, 2012

W is for Water

Well, it's definitely one of my favorite things to photograph. These first two were taken at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.

The first is one of the reflecting pools outside the museum, and the second is in the museum restaurant called Iris.

NC Museum of Art


Iris (the restaurant)


A goose family that I saw this spring at a local pond~


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And here are a couple from Venice.

The first is a view of Venice from the island of Murano; the second is the Grand Canal.


View from Murano


Grand Canal

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June 26, 2012

X is for...

X is the first letter that really had me stumped.

But then, lo and behold, the solution arrived in my email box this past weekend - this photo of my nephew on his birthday.

He turned 10 years old, and 10 in Roman Numerals is X.
Isn't it nice that there's an X on his shirt?
And one of his birthday presents was an Xbox 360 (whatever that is)!

Happy birthday, Davis, and thanks!


birthday boy

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June 29, 2012

PhotoHunt: Street Art

A few months ago, I spent the day in Winston-Salem, NC. Like many cities in North Carolina, Winston-Salem is in the midst of a downtown urban renewal program. I love seeing cities like this coming back to life. Winston's downtown arts district has lots of galleries and murals on every block. It was fun to walk around and see it all. I love public art!

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

This was my favorite. Love the colors, love the way the bird is flying through that door.

Winston-Salem, NC


Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. If you're in the midst of this heat wave, keep cool and drink lots of water!

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