Saturday, November 17, 2012

Greetings from...

We've been here in Cortina D'Ampezzo since Thursday with almost no internet connection--which is rather nice--so please excuse the absence of posts. We return to Venice tomorrow or Monday. But lest anyone think I've abandoned the theme of this blog check out the picture below. It's not your typical depiction of the lion of San Marco: in fact, I've never seen the beast bear such a striking resemblance to William Shakespeare. But it is another reminder of how very diverse were the holdings of the old Republic.


  1. Your photo made me laugh out loud!

    [91 days]

    1. I suspect you're not the first person who's had that reaction to that poor lion.