on the third planet from the sun
More of my photos of Venice to follow. And I promise no gondoliers.
Venice?????Wasn't like that when I was last there!
Well, everything changes. The crowds these days can be overwhelming. It's quite ridiculous, especially around the St Marks Square area. I seek out the quieter corners. We found a church where there was a performance of Mozarts Requiem for example.
I can only recognise number 1 as Venice. 7 is strange even for all the graffiti there is in Venice.
No.7 was my graffiti highlight.
loudspeakerthis city in the desertstorm warning
There used be a tv series in the uk which was called the prisoner. It was filmed mostly on a beach in Portmerion, an Italian village in Wales. Whenever the prisoner would try and escape by running along the speech there would loudspeaker announcements commanding him to stop. He would finally be run down and smothered by a large ball which pursued him whichever way he went. The whole thing was surreal. One never found out why he was a prisoner. He was only known by his number.
The faceless man in my photo is Casanova.
__ I, the know nothing that I am, saw the 'speaker' and the 'trash city' on the beach's 'desert sands'; I envisioned the speaker's warning of an incoming tidal storm... that would damage or eliminate the 'trash city'.
There was a tidal wave came completely over the neighbouring island of Pellestrina one time. A number of people perished. A tsunami swamping the Venice lido is not impossible. Italy is after all a land of earthquakes as is Greece which is not very far away.
The Prisoner was filmed at a great location. Snowdonia always me of the Lake District. I lived in Chester for three years and was always visiting North Wales. We once found Plastic Wilmot, Wilfred Owen's house in Oswestry. Never been to Italy. On my bucket list.
,,always reminds.. Plas Wilmot. Stupid phone
My brother lost his tortoise in Chester. I reckon it fell into the Dee but he thought somebody must have pinched it. Never been to Wilfred Owen's house. Very amiss of me. Been to Dylan Thomas's in Laugharne. For an army medical the locals suggested he drink 10 pints of beer the night before. He failed to make the fitness grade and got a talking job at the BBC instead.
wonderful selection of images
Thanks. We need to see the whole picture not just the official postcards. This applies to other things too of course.