Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Pedestrians, but hardly a pedestrian setting.

In Venice, and also on the islands in the Venetian Lagoon, if you’re not in a boat then you have to be a pedestrian. These particular examples of the species are walking alongside one of the small canals on the island of Burano.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Alley

Frank’s theme of ‘Alley’ for this week was, you might say, right up my street. I particularly enjoy photographing old -= sometimes very old – urban architecture, so I have plenty of alleyways in my collection.

Very often, of course, it’s impossible to see right to the end of a medieval alley or passageway, which adds a sense of mystery to the image. On the other hand, though, they are also typically quite dark and gloomy.

However, I think I’ve found a compromise here. The island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon is especially noted for the bright colours with which most of the houses are painted – even those down a mysterious dark alley like this one:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Alley

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Healthy

This week, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Healthy’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge. A bit tricky, but this greengrocer’s stall in the Rialto Market in Venice has an abundance of stuff that’s supposed to be good for you:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Healthy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

A densely-packed crowd of tourists shuffle past the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Claustrophobes need not apply.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Mundane? Shop Window

A butcher’s window display that I spotted in one of the narrow streets of the San Polo neighbourhood of Venice. The big hand-written sign ‘Oggi c’e il capretto’ means ‘Today we have kid [as in kid goat]’ and there it is, hanging right in the middle.

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Mundane Monday Challenge #93

Thursday Doors: Burano

Things have stayed pretty local as regards Thursday Doors over the past few weeks, so just for a change, somewhere a little more exotic – and colourful – this time.

There are two principal islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, which is famous for its glass-making and Burano, something of an artists’ hangout and probably best known for its brightly-painted houses.

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which of course means colourful door surrounds, even on the more decrepit examples:

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Albeit that there’s a reassuring drabness about  this example:

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Although this must be the hands-down winner – Charlie Chaplin and all:

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Thursday Doors 19 January 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Mosaic

At first glance, this wall in Venice looks to be covered in graffiti. However, a closer look reveals that what we actually have here are mosaics:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 44