Photographic impressions from our travels near and far…
Venice Italy • There are not enough superlatives to describe the experience of visiting this island city on the Italian Adriatic.
The nobility of Venice created a myth that their city was founded by refuges fleeing Troy after the Trojan War. While not true, Venice has been a city for well over a thousand years. In the year 992, Venice earned special trading rights from the Roman Byzantine Empire in return for accepting Byzantine sovereignty. The city became incredibly rich, and independence was gained in 1082. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries saw Venice established as a major trading empire with outposts over much of the Mediterranean.
That immense wealth is still the foundation of modern Venice and is on display in its Cathedrals, palaces, squares and canals. Everyone needs to visit Venice at least once in their life.
Photographic impressions from our travels… Above: Grand Prismatic Springs. Right: The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the lower Yellowstone Falls. Mammoth Hot Springs one of the most unusual formations on Earth The Boiling River heated by large hot springs that pour into the Gardner River Above: The Upper Geyser Basin at dusk near Old Faithful.
Traditional glass art usually involves utility, tradition, symmetry. Dale Chihuly‘s work represents a departure from traditional glass art not just in concept but in scale. Chihuly created a new way of working glass, using gravity and spinning forces to work large molten glass. Even if you don’t recognize the name you’ve probably seen his work.Continue reading “Chihuly Glass Compliments A Tropical Garden”