Thursday, August 28, 2014
The job of these four models was to go all ga-ga over the crystal or gem or whatever the little commodity they're holding was, but when I took this picture and the one below last February 12, 2014 I was excited to find that after many years the pleasant campiello in front of the Accademia museum was finally completely clear of construction material. By now the absence of the work site and the crane that long towered above it is no longer news, but I still appreciate the view every time I pass. Even without the models.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
For more information on this church of San Michele in Isola I refer you to the website of the Churches of Venice and its interesting entry near the bottom of its page devoted to the various churches of the lagoon's smaller islands:
We're still on the road far from Venice and I'm afraid the captioning of these images is beyond me at the moment, but the link above provides a good overview.
Friday, August 15, 2014
I originally posted the above image last summer as one of 7 photos of last July's Festa del Redentore celebration, but my fondness for the unknown couple in the foreground always made me wish I'd posted it by itself. So here it is as a post of its own, with a new black and white version below which seems to suggest a slightly different mood.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
There are still places in the lagoon that few tourists ever visit, still experiences--like netting and releasing little crabs along the shallow shore--not on any tour itinerary.