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October 11, 2013

PhotoHunt: Close Up

Here are some close up looks inside a few of Venice's many street shrines.

The first shrine honors San Antonio (St. Anthony of Padua) while the others are shrines to the Madonna.


Santa Croce 774


Castello 984


Santa Croce 1972


Dorsoduro


San Polo 643


Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. :)

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

October 18, 2013

PhotoHunt: Vehicles

One of the reasons that I love Venice so much is the fact that there are no cars. Venice is a medieval city, for the most part, with narrow streets and canals, and simply no place to put modern roads. Until you've been to a place like this, you don't realize how much traffic noise (and its exhaust) have become part of our everyday normal experience. What a relief it is to be away from it!

So as far as vehicles with wheels go, the only ones you'll encounter in Venice belong to children. Tiny bikes and plastic three-wheelers and such can be seen in Venice's residential neighborhoods. One day while wandering around, I saw this small motorcycle (with training wheels), spray painted in gold. No children in sight, it was just sitting there waiting for its owner (Tommy G) to come back and ride.


vehicles


Another vehicle I found in Venice (and much less charming than Tommy G.'s) was this "work of art" in the campo next to Palazzo Grassi (a palace on the Grand Canal that's now a museum of contemporary art). It's a 1987 Buick Regal wrapped in vinyl. Art or eyesore?


vehicles


I love how the sign warns us that it's under "constant" surveillance, in three languages no less. Who would want to steal it? Maybe they were afraid that someone would come along with a can of gold spray paint.


vehicles


Boats are the true vehicles of Venice. Most of them are small and well-suited for the canals, but sometimes you'll see one like this creating a big old traffic jam.


vehicles


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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