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Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Converge; to come together and meet. The statues are meeting up to see all the cars converging into Florence, Italy! Where are they all going?

Are We there Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sign

I’m Back! We had the most wonderful time in Quebec City! More posts to come about Thanksgiving weekend in my favorite place! Won’t you join me? I’m ready for fall!

A Furrier Sign in Quebec City, Canada

A Furrier Sign in Quebec City, Canada

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

Fray in archaic terms means to scare or frighten away. This is graffiti on a wall in Venice painted by Gorilla Spam. I think the intention is to scare away the tourists or at least show the tourists how they look to others. My interpretation; this is what tourists look like to the Venitians. Fat ladies hurriedly shopping for Gucci and Prada; map tucked in shorts and looking frayed, as in strained.  Another definition of frayed! Enjoy another day in Venice!

Frayed in Venice!

Frayed in Venice!

Travel Themes: Horizon

Venice is the most magical of places on earth! Won’t you join me in Venice on the AIT Tour? (Austria, Italy, Turkey)  We’re exploring Venice the next few days! Enjoy! Look for other Travel Themes here.

A Look at the Horizon in Venice, Italy

A Look at the Horizon in Venice, Italy

A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Arches

Arches, arches everywhere! Duck your head! We’re in Venice! Won’t you join me? The story begins with arches! Enjoy the photo challenge!

Arches of Venice, Italy

Arches of Venice, Italy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

We’re making our way to Venice, Italy! Isn’t this sculpture of the Doge amazing? The marble sculpture of the Doge is in the Doge’s Palace, the seat of the Venetian government and the home of the ruling duke of  Venice, or doge. He was the supreme authority in the Republic of Venice. The texture is smooth! Enjoy!

A Marble Sculpture of the Doge of Venice, Italy

A Marble Sculpture of the Doge of Venice, Italy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relics

 

As part of of our three week adventure to Austria, Italy, and Turkey (the AIT Tour) we visited Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria. Relics always intrigue me and Melk’s relics were quite something! Thousands of skeletons were dug up from Roman catacombs in the 16th century and moved to churches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on orders of the Vatican. The relics were sent there to replace the relics destroyed in the Protestant Reformation in the 1500’s. Mistaken for the remains of early Christian martyrs, the relics became known as the Catacomb Saints, becoming shrines, reminding the faithful of the spiritual treasures in heaven. Both St Clemens and St Friedrich were painstakingly decorated in thousands of pounds worth of gold, silver and gems, by devoted followers, before being displayed in the Melk Abbey niches. Won’t you join me as we adventure on the AIT Tour? Enjoy!

St Friedrich, Melk Abbey, Austria

St Friedrich, Melk Abbey, Austria

St Clemens, Melk Abbey, Austria

St Clemens, Melk Abbey, Austria

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves

I have just returned from a three week adventure in Austria, Italy and Turkey! One day we explored Melk, home of the Melk Abbey. Walking down the cobbled hill from the Abbey we spotted this hotel sign. I believe it is for a Nature Hotel. I thought it was sooooo unusual! It was perfect for this challenge too! Won’t you join me in the upcoming days for more posts about the AIT Tour? Lots for show and tell! Enjoy! For more entries see Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge Here.

A Hotel Sign in Melk, Austria

A Hotel Sign in Melk, Austria

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