Venice
2006
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The lions that guard it are bas-relief, not 3D
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As you can see, they're almost tromp l'oeil
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The church on the square is the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo
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I went on out to the ferry at Ospidale, to Murano here
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and Burano
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Though touristy, Burano has good food, here the speciality of calamares en su tinta
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and canals of their own, brightly colored
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like houses throughout the town.
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Always, plants in windows.
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and little squares.
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Always, colors and more colors.
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even at the waterfront.
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It was a bit muggy when we returned to Venice
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But it was late, and S. Marco was not very crowded.
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I went up to the museum, where this fascinating deconstruction is displayed.
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and you can get a close-up view of S. George.
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plus bits of mosaic from places now reconstructed.
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You walk out onto the balcony where the replicas of the horses live.