I love Christmas. I love the bling. Multi colored, clashing tones, the more the better. I tend to seek out the Christmas stores when I travel. This window display in Basel caught my eye. Mom just shook her head when I made a beeline for it. I was sick and cranky with a sinus infection, but this window made me smile.
It’s early for Christmas crap to go up. I don’t start decorating until after Thanksgiving. But tonight while hunting for post ideas, this shot made me smile.
On a Friday I can’t ask for more.
It’s hard to explain Venice with words alone. You’ve got this amazing, old, old city that’s falling apart, yet it’s alive and thrums with energy and color. It’s got a distinctive look and feel. You walk the crooked streets and somehow always find yourself just where you want to be. Even if it didn’t start that way.
iPhone, Snapseed, HDR Pro
The Bridge of Sighs is a major landmark in Venice, Italy. It connects the Doge’s Palace with the New Prison. Legend has it that the bridge was so named because prisoners sighed as they crossed, enjoying a last look at the beautiful city.
For this particular shot, I wrapped my camera strap around my wrist and stuck my arm out a window. I particularly like the angle of the shot. I’m also quite thrilled that I didn’t drop my camera into the canal.