Fine dell’Avventura (Venezia 365)

Well this is it, my final image from my project to reveal a different aspect of Venice for each day of the last year.  I didn't save the best 'til last, but I did save one that is unmistakably Venetian.  I've enjoyed the journey as I've learnt so much more about the city from my…

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The Sign of Four (Final Venezia Bonus)

Wedged into a corner where the Basilica San Marco adjoins the Palazzo Ducale is a compact piece of sculpture that were it not for its colouring would probably garner little attention, yet it has great significance as both art and history. It depicts four identical men, with embracing pairs facing in different directions, making it…

That’s Amore (Venezia 364)

In amongst all the gushing about the architecture, history and food that I experienced in Venice, I have over the last 12 months posted some pieces that were critical of aspects of Italian life; corruption, brutal policing, mindless bureaucracy, and organised crime for example. Yet in any love affair we are able to overlook the imperfections…

Orderly Oaks (Venezia 359)

The iconic oak briccole that criss-cross the lagoon fulfil a number of functions. Like the white lines of a road way they provide directional guidance. In remote reaches they support lamps that enable night time navigation. They mark the channels that have been dredged to allow safe passage away from the shallows and marshes where vessels…