Thursday Doors: St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ For my door-post this week, I’m featuring the famous St. Mark’s Basilica which is one of the most visited sights in Venice. The cathedral has a long, interesting history.  A church was built on this spot in 832 to…

Thursday Doors: Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice.

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ This week’s door post is from an excursion to the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice.  The Salute, as it’s called by the locals, is an impressive domed Baroque church.  It’s located on a narrow strip of…

Beautiful

Abandoned as a baby, Meili spent her first years inside the walls of a dark sunless orphanage. At the age of five, she stood with her toes to the edge of a coy pond near her new home.  She searched for the flowers that had not yet risen.  The ones that grew in the dark…

Thursday Doors: The Alleyways of Venice

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water. – Frida Giannini This week’s door post is a continuation from a family trip to Venice, Italy in January 2020. Walking through the maze-like…

Thursday Doors: Along the Canals in Venice

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food, and pure romance in the air is like no other place. – Elizabeth Berkley As I…

Thursday Doors: First Day in Venice

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ This is my second installment of doors my family and I discovered on a trip to Venice, Italy back in January 2020. For the first full day of our adventure, we found an eclectic collection of doors.  I hope you…

Irritant

He tried to keep her away from the back end of the property, but she insisted. “Harold, you said you’d keep it tidy.” He shrugged. She ranted.  “Why would anyone dump their broken fridge on our land?  Get rid of that irritant now!” A voice spoke to Harold from the tiny headpiece in his ear….

Thursday Doors: On to Venice

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ A family trip to Italy, kicking-off the year 2020, was a special treat.   After romping around Florence, we took a four-hour bus ride north to Venice.  To see Venice has always been on the top of my “bucket list!”…

Thursday Doors: The Beauty in Florence

For the last several weeks, I’ve missed out participating in Thursday Doors hosted by Norm Frampton.  But, this week, Norm invited us to share some beauty, especially during this difficult season, and I felt ready to join in again. This post features doors I discovered in Florence, (incredible) Italy, during a family vacation back at…

Enough

Once a world-renowned art dealer, Pierre now lived in a tiny flat on the corner of 23rd Avenue and “he no longer cared.”  He earned enough, but no extra. While strolling down an alley, on his way to feed the ducks, a thrown away painting grabbed Pierre’s attention.  He picked it up, wiped the edges with…

Viewpoint

“Henri, a rainbow!” Sophie cried.  “It means good luck!” Henri looked toward the overcast skies and raised the mainsail. “Hmm,” was all he said. Out at sea, a brutal storm hit.  The mast snapped.  A wave washed Henri over one side and Sophie the other.  The boat shattered.  Sophie grabbed onto a large chunk of…

Unusual Travel

Joe stayed in.  He wanted to go out.  Shuffling along the hall, the attic folding stairs drew his attention.  Pulling the handle, he ascended into a jungle of crowded shelves. An ancient device with keys caught his eye.  He dragged it to the floor, inserted paper, and tapped away. Phyllis discovered the pull-down stairs and quickly…