| a very few pics that I scanned from my old album|
|Timeless Venice of the Doges|
This is always how I remember Venice- mysterious and beautiful beyond belief with misty September sunsets. It felt like stepping into the swirling mists of a time machine and surely on the other side I would glimpse the gondola of a thirteenth century Doge gliding through the canals to his palace.
The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute is across the canal, erected after the Black Death in 1630 in thanks to the Virgin of Health.
| On the Senate Steps a sacrilege,|
"et tu Brute" as quoted by historian Tacitus
......and once upon a time I lived in Greece!!
|Athens on canvas|
This is from when I lived in the old Plaka District of Athens on Odos Vyronos or Byron Street named after the English Poet Lord Byron who fought and died in the Greek war of Independence
|the isles of Greece, the isles of Greece...|
|Villa garden in Pompeii- the romans perfected leisure time -and relaxation in general!|
In a Roman garden you might find roses (absolutely) , violets, lilies, anemones, poppies, forget me nots and wildflowers, along with fruit trees and many herbs.
this is a copy of a garden fresco from Pompeii I have hanging in my house
Libet iacere modo sub antiqua ilice,
Modo in tenaci gramine;
Labuntur altis interim ripis aquae,
Queruntur in silvis aves
It is pleasing now to lie under an old oak tree
Now in the clinging grass,
And meanwhile waters flow into full streams,
The birds are complaining in the woods - Horace