Thursday, July 31, 2008

Italian Dragon


Italian Dragon
Originally uploaded by sukigirl74
This dragon sat above a busy street corner in Venice. I stood and watched the crowds as they passed this corner and almost no one looked up, they simply walked by without noticing this lovely creature.

I was never at this corner at night but I imagine that
the umbrellas are street lamps.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Italian Door knocker


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Originally uploaded by sukigirl74
I love European door knockers and this is one of my favourites so far!
It is from a lovely town called San Gimignano in Tuscany and was one of a pair which hung on a set of huge wooden doors.
A while back I posted this one, also Italian.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lovely Venice

We just got back from three wonderful weeks in Italy!
We really wanted to visit Venice even if that meant that we would have to live on peanut butter sandwiches for the rest of our lives.
I'm so happy we went for it because it
was a vacation I'll never forget.
I thought that I would start with a few water shots.
If you explore some of the smaller streets you can get away from the crowds.

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The picture below shows one of the streets we found when we got lost.
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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Italian women


Tomorrow I'm headed to my favourite place in the world...Italy.

I started thinking about some of the women I have seen there.

This is Galatea, the sea nymph who I also visited here in France.


This is one of the many beautiful Annunciation paintings.


A beautiful door knocker...
I hadn't realized, until my good friend Colt-pixy told me,
that this is probably Medusa.
Obviously this is not meant as a welcome.



This woman is glazed into a small tile.


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