Oddities by Photographer Arthur Grace

This photo, "Boy with Gun, Venice, 1979" by photographer Arthur Grace appeared on today's Unusual Children Links at grow-a-brain.

The boy could have just as well have been my future husband, since it turns out that the photo is not actually from the historic center of Venice, but rather from the Lido, the barrier island just off of Venice that's the local beach hotspot!

My Venetian hubby was born on the Lido, and spent his childhood going to the beach at the Excelsior Hotel (the terribly posh resort that hosts the Venice Film Festival every year), which just so happens to be the one depicted in the photograph from 27 years ago (and which hasn't changed a bit since!!)

Che mondo piccolo!

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