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PhotoHunt: Rocks

Rocks line the canal on the beautiful island of Torcello~


Another view. The handpainted sign says "Rio Chiuso" (canal closed). I think there was some maintenance or repair work going on.


Also on Torcello, one of my favorite shrines. The Madonna is standing in a rock garden. The plants look like hens and chicks (that's what we call them here in the USA, not sure what the Venetians call them). They look happy growing in the rocks.


The same shrine, two years later. The blue paint has faded, but the plants in the rock garden are doing fine (the hens have had some chicks).


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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Comments (12)

Great shots for the theme. I hope you have a happy weekend.

Beautiful shots. I like how the trees and sign are reflected in the canal very cool :) Happy weekend to you too!

A good take for the week's theme. :)

Pretty cool entry for the theme. And I really like the shrine with the succulents.

One thing we have to give to the Venetians. They feel the presence of the Divine in every rock, in every corner.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I had not heard of Hens & Chicks before. I really like that name a lot. Thanks for sharing the link.

I also love the reflections of your trees and rocks in the canal. That is a beautiful shrine and how cool that the hens had some chicks in time for your second visit.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Those are not the sights I associate with Venice -- but that's what I like about your blog and photos, Annie. You've really gone beyond the beaten path and EXPLORED there! :b

A lovely, lovely take on the theme Annie! Thanks for sharing with us. I plan to go out to Torcello this December, I will look for your shrine!

Perhaps they are doing some erosion prevention work. It is a pretty little canal.

Lovely pictures of a beautiful island.

What a beautiful wall which rocks !

I'm looking forward to getting out to see some of the outlaying islands when we return to Venice for visit # 5 in June.

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