Day 100 in the Crayola Challenge and we are looking for Tan? Tan????? I was hoping for something outlandish here! But Tan it is! Tan, added to Crayola in 1958, is also known as Sandy Beach in the “Discovery Series,” and Grand Canyon, the color for Arizona, in the “State Crayon Collection.”
My photo is of a Doge Death Mask from Venice, Italy. It can be seen in the Doge’s Palace. The seat of the Doge was initiated in 726. While the Doge, or military leader, had great power he was constantly under strict surveillance. He had to wait for other officials to be present before opening dispatches from foreign powers and he was not allowed to possess any property in a foreign land. The Doge ruled for life (although some were forcibly removed from office) After the Doge’s death an inquisitori passed judgement on his acts and if anything improper was found, compensation would be taken from the Doge’s estate. I like that idea, and wish it could be applied to our government officials today!