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.
Italian Dragon

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Italian Door knocker

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.

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.

The Medicii Fountain

This is one of the many beautiful Annunciation paintings.

A beautiful door knocker...
Medusa 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.

Crochet Max from the Wild Things

 Who doesn't love Max!! I'm really happy with this cute little guy Pattern by Carla Mitrani  You can find her on Ravelry  Max Patter...