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Category Archives: Europe

St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace

(some fun snaps using an old lens on my full frame camera. hence, the funky boarders)   Piazza Saint Marco is the central public square in Venice and where you’ll find St Mark’s basilica and the Doge’s palace. Most of ancient Venice’s important buildings and monuments are located in this main area, including the library, […]

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Glass Blowing Demonstration, Italy

Murano Glass While in Venice, I attended a glass blowing demonstration. The city and especially neighboring island Murano are known for intricate glass work. We watched as the craftsman first blew a vase out of clear hot melted glass and then melted it down to reshape into a horse figurine. Glassblowing involves inflating a molten […]

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