Sharon in Venice with Amanda’s cat
(I’ve no idea what this says,) Cursive script graffiti
Foyer of the Hotel Danieli
Random ancient dilapidated statues littering park
Their eyes all match!
Random slavering mad dog sculpture
random iron bellpull
Random cloister, artfully placed lavender pot
Ancient wall plaque with (instead of the usual Venetian lion) two cute pusscats
In the throes of printing zillions of pictures for the Womenâ€™s Instituteâ€™s Centennial Fair in HarrogateÂ 3-6 September (if youâ€™d like a visitorâ€™s pass please get in touch) but chuffed because Iâ€™ve also started another Venice picture. Above is the first one. Here too are some more belated random Venice photos. Bits of eye candy round every corner!Â
And in keeping with the outlook that helped create that fabulous place, hereâ€™s a nice quote:Â
â€œ[The Enlightenment] has been identified with an exalted view of human rationality and of human benevolence, and with a belief, measured and at times sceptical, in progress and in the general human capacity for self-improvement. It has been broadly understood to stand for the claim that all individuals have the right to shape their own ends for themselves rather than let others do it for them, and â€“ which comes to much the same thing â€“ to live their lives as best they can without help or hindrance from divine decreesâ€
See full post here: janbow's blog2015-08-22.