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I've decided to stretch the theme a little this week. Many years ago, horses and perhaps mules were tied to these...
(photo taken in Bologna)
(photo taken in Florence)
(photo taken in Lonato)
Posted by girasoli on October 24, 2009 9:22 AM
Love these photos. This are the types of things I find so interesting in foreign places. Thanks for sharing.
October 24, 2009 10:30 AM
October 24, 2009 10:30
Great take on the theme, girasoli! love your shots.
How is the weather on Oahu with the tropical storms and all?I hope all is well.
October 24, 2009 11:55 AM
October 24, 2009 11:55
Nice collection! Love all those flower petals on the ground in the Florence one. Believe it or not, there's one of these in Venice, from way back when they allowed horses. I've read that Venetians think it's good luck to clang it when they walk by (but I haven't found the thing yet).
OT but there was a story on the ABC national news last night about Hawaii public schools moving to a 4-day week. Wow. I don't know how that affects you but it's such a major decision.
Hope you're having a nice weekend!
October 24, 2009 12:04 PM
October 24, 2009 12:04
Wow, great take for this weeks challenge!! I just could not come up with any ideas.
October 24, 2009 12:20 PM
October 24, 2009 12:20
Thanks everyone :)
menehune, I agree. The old buildings are so interesting in Europe.
canid, besides a couple of days of wind, it has been very hot and humid (but typical for the month of October). A hurricane fortunately passed us but left us with more humid weather this weekend. We have not had much rain though.
Annie, I think there might have been a wedding there but I'm not positive. That would have been fun to see. Oooooh, that would be a fun scavenger hunt to look for the one in Venice.
Furloughs. The State is in a financial mess (being a tourist state) and the education budget has been slashed and then slashed again. We just settled our contract for 17 furlough days per school year (this year and next). She originally wanted 30 and is now trying to say she had nothing to do with it and we could have just taken an 8% paycut instead of furloughs. We will have many 4 day weeks now (more this year than next since the furloughs just started. It is a sad day when education is not valued and the budget is slashed to less than bare bones. There are court cases trying to stop this. She has said if the courts stop it, then teachers will be laid off which mean teachers losing jobs and class sizes ballooning - just as bad as less days of school.
Sandra, I have had weeks like that. I was surprised that I came up with something so easily this week. I am stumped so far for next week though.
October 24, 2009 1:04 PM
October 24, 2009 13:04
Oh this is great. I really never thought of what those things were for, but now I know.. See a great reason for posting, and I don't think it's a stretch at all...
October 24, 2009 5:06 PM
October 24, 2009 17:06
I think that's a good idea for the theme and beautiful shots.
October 24, 2009 5:07 PM
October 24, 2009 17:07
I smiled when I saw your post. I always take pictures of those tethering (is that the word?) rings when I'm in Italy. I love the attention to detail - each really is a lovely work of art.
have a brilliant weekend.
October 25, 2009 2:04 AM
October 25, 2009 02:04
Hi Girasoli, great collection of photos and a great choice for this week's theme. I like the variety that you found.
Sorry to hear about the financial mess and furloughs. And I totally agree with you. It's a real shame when Education (our future) is not seen as a priority in the State's budget. It should be!
Kathy (Trekcapri) |
October 25, 2009 4:41 AM
October 25, 2009 04:41
An excelent choice for the theme! Happy weekend
jams O'Donnell |
October 25, 2009 4:57 AM
October 25, 2009 04:57
These are great picks!
October 25, 2009 10:40 AM
October 25, 2009 10:40
Thanks again everyone :)
Jerry, I am not sure, but it sounds good! They really are amazing...each one so different.
Kathy, it is a big mess and no one seemed to pay attention or care until after the schools closed. Hopefully something will be done so this won't go on for two years.
October 25, 2009 5:07 PM
October 25, 2009 17:07
Love them... the little details are sometimes overlooked but make all the difference.
October 26, 2009 3:00 AM
October 26, 2009 03:00
What a mess. I'm so sorry to hear about all of this. :(
October 26, 2009 5:10 AM
October 26, 2009 05:10
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