Like the saying, "You are what you eat" goes, we are often influenced by the people around us. Having now spent time with Sherry Ott in three different and iconic Italian cities, I felt challenged (in a good way) to get off my hiney and step up my photo game a bit.
This grasshopper still has much to learn, but I think I did get some interesting shots today. I took copious notes while on our tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, though we could not photograph some of the more interesting bits. I did, however, manage a quick sketch of the Torture Room!
In any case, here is a peek at a few of the shots. More will inevitably show up, so watch this space. Same bat time, same bat channel!
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I liked this shot because of the seaweed, among other things. It's still interesting to me that despite the lagoon status, Venice is pretty much right on the open ocean. Seafaring culture from day one.
Pretty sure this is one of the Doges ("president" of Venice), though I was falling behind the group at this point and didn't manage to ask our guide. The winged lion represents St. Mark, whose remains are in the basilica next door. You know, St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco).
The Greek Horses outside St. Mark's have a long and well-traveled history. The originals are now inside the basilica in a gallery right behind these replicas. Still, they are gorgeous in the afternoon sun. Although they are designed to be seen from below, I was quite happy to have the chance to see them up close.
It's long past my bedtime, so these three will have to tide you over for now. Hope you liked them!
How are you stepping up your game?