What I learnt from Venice

Tired of all my Venice photos? Good – neither am I!

What I learnt from Venice:

When we give people (or nature) the space and love they need

They can go their own way and create something wonderful.

Go your own way copy

Going off the beaten path

Leads to new wonders and perspectives.

Canal

Handle with love —

A philosophy that makes life more beautiful.

Love handle

And, sometimes, in the midst of ruins

Treasures can be found.

Old door copy

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

 

113 responses

  1. These are all fabulous shots. Some of the same colors I see in you sky shots….

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:36

  2. It’s always pleasing to see the out of the way places. 🙂

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:38

  3. Ron

    No, Fiona, I’m not at all tired of your Venice photographs, so keep them coming 🙂

    Both these photos and what you’ve learned from Venice are beautiful and so inspiring. I love the distressed and rawness to the architecture that you captured because you can really feel the rich history.

    “And, sometimes, in the midst of ruins

    Treasures can be found.”

    You are SO right about that. Also, the photograph of the door handle reflecting a heart is brilliant. Great eye you have!

    Thanks so much for sharing and have a terrific Monday!
    X

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:39

  4. Love all the color there. What a great place it must be.

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:41

  5. 🙂

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:42

  6. You eye and eagerness to see what is hidden from the norm is what makes your photography simply amazing. These images are so beautiful from structures, to slight mist – love (like your photograph) them! Have a beautiful week~

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:49

  7. Love that quote and the photos, never tired of any of your peaceful zen photos!

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    November 10, 2014 at 15:50

  8. Imagine stepping our of your back door into a boat!!!!! Venice has to be an interesting place for sure… Love the ‘heart’ using reflections from the handle….
    Hugs
    Betsy

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    November 10, 2014 at 16:11

  9. I so enjoy the off-the-beaten path photos, it shows the true spirit of the town.

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    November 10, 2014 at 16:11

  10. Tired?!! of travel, seeing wonders?…neh…nope…not me!! I have the most confortable chair in front of “the magical eye” through I can see your lovely visions captured there… trust me!! A good week, just like always!

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    November 10, 2014 at 16:26

  11. Italians have an intrinsic sense of beauty and style. I love their door handles/knobs. We saw one in the shape of a woman’s hand in Positano. Venice, the same.

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    November 10, 2014 at 16:34

  12. love your views of the world – no matter where you are. 🙂

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    November 10, 2014 at 16:58

  13. beautiful images. love all your Venice images.

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    November 10, 2014 at 17:03

  14. I love the top shot … it feels as if I could step right into that scene. The watery narrow passageways, ornate touches and exposed brick buildings have a special enchantment only Venice can bring.

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    November 10, 2014 at 17:11

  15. i would love to go there one day. beautiful shots and perspective

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    November 10, 2014 at 17:11

  16. Oh, I love all of these — as always!! They’re the next best thing to being there myself!! And thank you, as always, Fiona!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!!! Enjoy!

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    November 10, 2014 at 17:41

  17. Ela

    I love your pictures of Venice. Watching new beautiful places is a real pleasure That is not boring !
    Greetings

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    November 10, 2014 at 17:59

  18. wow! absolutely wonderful post and thought provoking perspectives. love the bridge connected by vine

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    November 10, 2014 at 18:24

  19. Next to Paris I think that Venice is my favorite city…There was a time in my life I lived in an apartment off a Venice alley similar to that in your first photo, it is the kind of memory that lasts forever; you did an amazing job of capturing that feeling.

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    November 10, 2014 at 19:01

    • Oh, I’d love to live in Venice!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      November 10, 2014 at 19:09

  20. You use colours immensely well – nice structures!

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    November 10, 2014 at 19:14

  21. Yes, just wonderful photo delicateness that forms a heart with the reflection, I really like your pictures of Venice !!

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    November 10, 2014 at 19:23

  22. those streets are charmful…

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    November 10, 2014 at 19:51

  23. nocolebolo


    Nothing in the world like Venice.
    It is a city in which your skin absorbs all the beauty. You never tire of walking looking for the lost corners.
    Your pictures help us understand that city. I know back there someday.

    · hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    November 10, 2014 at 19:56

  24. daryledelstein

    i agree … when i visited Venice on my last day there i went wandering, got lost and had a wonderful somewhat scary few hours til i found my way back to the hotel …

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    November 10, 2014 at 20:02

  25. wise words, beautiful pictures – the perfect combination 🙂

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    November 10, 2014 at 20:48

  26. Beautiful, I’ll never get tired of it.

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    November 10, 2014 at 20:52

  27. Love your photos!

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    November 10, 2014 at 20:54

  28. The photos are all stunning but the door handle heart captured mine!

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    November 10, 2014 at 21:00

  29. I am most definitely enjoying your tour of Venice! 🙂

    Lindy

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    November 10, 2014 at 21:07

  30. Oh my. Oh my, oh my, oh my.
    And thank you.

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    November 10, 2014 at 21:18

  31. So very beautiful photos!

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    November 10, 2014 at 21:27

  32. Stunning photos! You really captured the feeling of Venice, beauty in the midst of ruin. She is the Serenissima! ❤

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    November 10, 2014 at 22:20

  33. Spectacular!! You put your camera and skills to good use in Venice. One day I shall return!

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    November 10, 2014 at 22:40

  34. Hi! Nice captures. Not bored at all. I like I like your writing too. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 10, 2014 at 23:19

  35. I can never get over those buildings standing in water. So beautiful and what an amazing place. Thank you for sharing, Fi.

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    November 10, 2014 at 23:35

  36. Great photos of a very beautiful city.

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    November 10, 2014 at 23:36

  37. Jim

    Fiona, I know that there are 100’s of books on Venice with photos, but these surpass EVERYTHING I have ever seen!! Breathtaking.

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    November 10, 2014 at 23:36

  38. Wonderful shots and I love the colors of the buildings.

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    November 10, 2014 at 23:36

  39. So beautiful! wonderful shots!

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    November 10, 2014 at 23:53

  40. Wonderful treasures …. from the grand and glorious to the small hidden secrets!

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    November 11, 2014 at 00:06

  41. That long view of the canal is just wonderful, Fi – the crumbling beauty of those buildings. I knew you would take me there with your photos.

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    November 11, 2014 at 00:41

  42. Kaya

    Beautiful city with unforgettable places!

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    November 11, 2014 at 01:09

  43. So amazing ~ your photos are just amazing. Thank you for taking us with you on this journey.

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    November 11, 2014 at 01:41

  44. Agreed!
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= .

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    November 11, 2014 at 02:51

  45. Wonderful and unique shots from Venice.

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    November 11, 2014 at 03:06

  46. Your photos are stunning! Another blogger just returned from a two day stay there…interesting to see both your photos:)

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    November 11, 2014 at 05:06

  47. What a fantastic set of photos – interesting structures and I love the colours and textures in them! Thank you for “taking” me to that side of the world 🙂

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    November 11, 2014 at 05:33

  48. I’ll never get tired of your Venice photos. If you have more, bring them on!!

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    November 11, 2014 at 06:01

  49. What amazingly brightly coloiured buildings! I like the stonework and the lighting in that water shot.

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    November 11, 2014 at 06:33

  50. Lovely thoughts, lovely pictures!

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    November 11, 2014 at 06:37

  51. I love these photographs. Makes me want to travel and discover!

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    November 11, 2014 at 06:40

  52. I am not sure I will ever get to see Venice but you have taken me there with these fantastic photos. Thank you so much!

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    November 11, 2014 at 07:29

  53. The water glimmers. How romantic! I love what the reflection of the handle shows!

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    November 11, 2014 at 07:40

  54. The crumbling decay of Venice is so much a part of it’s allure! There is really no place on earth just like it, with its mystery and unique history. I could never tire of seeing photos of it, Fiona. It is my favorite place on earth!

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    November 11, 2014 at 07:59

  55. One of these days I will get to visit Venice. It may be a little difficult to go for a walk though 🙂

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    November 11, 2014 at 08:43

    • We walked and walked and walked! Plenty of places to walk in…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      November 11, 2014 at 08:49

  56. Stunning images of the most wonderful city in the world and so amazing that despite the amount of tourists one is still be able to find this unique corners. Wonderful.

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    November 11, 2014 at 08:53

  57. More Venice, please!

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    November 11, 2014 at 09:27

  58. strange to see Venice without people. How did you manage that?

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    November 11, 2014 at 10:59

    • I took these shots well away from the tourist spots. We stayed out in Cannaregio, where the Venetians themselves live.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      November 11, 2014 at 11:06

  59. Love your images of Venice. The colours are amazing.

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    November 11, 2014 at 10:59

  60. Gorgeous photography! I love the colors of Venice.

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    November 11, 2014 at 13:33

  61. Gorgeous!

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    November 11, 2014 at 13:57

  62. Wow! Gorgeous.

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    November 11, 2014 at 14:22

  63. Beautiful 🙂 I always loved the colours in your captures 🙂

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    November 11, 2014 at 15:02

  64. Oh, I love the places you are taking us to in Venice♥♥ The vine going across the alley is missing ballet shoes. smile

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    November 11, 2014 at 15:47

  65. This is such a beautiful picture!

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    November 11, 2014 at 15:55

  66. The colours, reflections and light are like nowhere else.

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    November 11, 2014 at 16:55

  67. You truly captured the beauty of Venice! Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    November 11, 2014 at 17:00

  68. Stunning shots….and wonderful philosophy….let things be 🙂

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    November 11, 2014 at 17:43

  69. Simply beautiful. Love the shots!

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    November 11, 2014 at 18:12

  70. The best and most romantic places you find outside the tourist zone !

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    November 11, 2014 at 18:21

  71. Wonderful photography of Venice ~ just beautiful!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

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    November 11, 2014 at 18:47

  72. Venice … looks so beautiful, colorful and relaxing

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    November 11, 2014 at 19:35

  73. Thats colorful and a wonderful atmosphere, beautiful shots.

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    November 11, 2014 at 20:05

  74. A series to show pride. You really late here beautiful images and see the many details are wonderful to see.

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    November 11, 2014 at 20:21

  75. I see why it is that our daughter is in love with Italy. I would like to crawl inside those amazing photos!

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    November 11, 2014 at 22:58

  76. such a beautiful post! a colorful world taken in by your heart.
    words that are inspiring, thank you.

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    November 11, 2014 at 23:10

  77. JH

    Beautiful colours.

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    November 11, 2014 at 23:53

  78. Al

    Beautiful photos and great lessons.

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    November 12, 2014 at 01:49

  79. itsallaboutpurple

    This is the only way I am going to see it, so keep them coming…..they are gorgeous. LOVED this first one!!

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    November 12, 2014 at 02:22

  80. Sigh. You have me wanting to go to Venice to see all the colors, textures, and lightings that you’ve captured in your photos.

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    November 12, 2014 at 02:38

  81. You are so right about giving people time and space for them to develop into who they should be. Thank you for this beautiful look into Venice. Your second image with the light coming down the canal is just wonderful – such light, such calm, such feeling. Beautiful.

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    November 12, 2014 at 06:12

  82. So much beauty! So much wisdom! Thank you for sharing both – my day is better because of it.

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    November 12, 2014 at 06:37

  83. dnambiar11

    Superb pictures.
    Looks like there were so many great photo opportunities.
    LOVVVVVVVVE that second photograph!

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    November 12, 2014 at 06:54

  84. So many beautiful scenes and details!

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    November 12, 2014 at 08:15

  85. superbe ces couleurs aux façades

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    November 12, 2014 at 09:14

  86. Inspires me to travel to Italy some day

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    November 12, 2014 at 10:03

  87. Super photos. For me the fun always begins when one goes off the beaten path

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    November 12, 2014 at 10:38

  88. colorful and beautiful streets 🙂

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    November 12, 2014 at 11:42

  89. I was half contemplating a too expensive excursion to Scotland, but think perhaps I should visit Venice instead. Your photos just take my breath away. I’ll never get weary of them.

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    November 12, 2014 at 12:31

  90. southwestarkie

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots of Venice…one place I know I will never see, but in photographs. Have a great day!

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    November 12, 2014 at 12:47

  91. Hello MDF, Your power of Photography is so amazing and wonderful.

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    November 12, 2014 at 13:17

  92. Nope, keep bringing the pics on. I love the door handle pic. Great eye to see what you saw.

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    November 12, 2014 at 13:18

  93. What incredible images!!! I love the light in the second one!!!

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    November 12, 2014 at 14:15

  94. Such character and color! I heart Venice too, like photo #3.

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    November 12, 2014 at 14:24

  95. JM

    Off the beaten track Venice is my favourite and these gorgeous shots surely show why!

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    November 12, 2014 at 17:04

  96. Beautiful impressions, real gems!

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    November 12, 2014 at 17:30

  97. Are you kidding? So enjoying the photos and such a great capture of the heart! 🙂

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    November 12, 2014 at 17:48

  98. thesmittenimage

    Wow.. such stunning, moody images. How I love the colours in the first.. the mood in the second and the heart of the third. Beautiful.

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    November 13, 2014 at 02:39

  99. I could never tire of your Venice photos.
    These are really wonderful!

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    November 13, 2014 at 03:26

  100. The setting is gorgeous, no doubt…but the way you compose your shots make it look so very beautiful. Does that make sense? Your shots are simply stunning.

    Jen

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    November 13, 2014 at 04:34

  101. This post made the beautiful Venice look more attractive with your fabulous photos and findings. I learn something new from you constantly.

    Yoko

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    November 13, 2014 at 14:28

  102. came back to say congrats on your POTW!

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    November 13, 2014 at 18:36

  103. As always, beautiful images Fiona. You have a wonderful sense of color and light, whether it is pictures of lakeside or empty streets. Tired? No way!

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    November 15, 2014 at 07:59

  104. very nice photos, wonderful place and colors, nice series

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    November 15, 2014 at 08:40

  105. I love Venice!One of the best place to take a great photos!

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    November 15, 2014 at 09:23

  106. ahhhhhhhh, Venice, what a “DREAM.” Xx

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    November 16, 2014 at 23:25

  107. Lovely moody images!

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    November 17, 2014 at 16:36

  108. Your poetic captions always add such depth to already splendid photos. Wonderful!!!

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    November 17, 2014 at 23:45

  109. Excellent framing this beautiful city which I do not get enough!

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    November 19, 2014 at 16:46

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