PhotoHunt: "Framed"

Two very different shots from my jaunt back in early August to the colorful island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon, taken expressly for this week's PhotoHunt theme, "framed"!

Here, I'd turned a corner in Burano and stumbled upon what was once a Venetian Gothic window that had been turned into a brightly painted, impromptu shrine with the addition of this improbably small icon. Still, it made a perfectly unique frame.

Below, on the other hand, is a view of the 1000+ year-old basilica on the adjacent island of Torcello, the oldest continually-inhabited area of Venice (and well worth a whole trip in itself!)



Back in May, the belltower (campanile in Italian) was closed because of an imminent risk of collapse resulting from a recent lightning strike. It is therefore currently undergoing restoration, and thus is appropriately - as you can see here - also framed!

Have a great week! ☺



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8 comments:

planettom said...

Whew, for a second there I thought they were building a high-rise hotel on Torcello!

And Miles To Go... said...

what a uniquely shaped frame. Great!

sammawow said...

Great take on the "framed" theme! The impromptu shrine is cool with the pink background!

jan said...

I love all the photos but i love the second one better..

mine is here

http://moms-journey.com/2010/08/28/frame.aspx

happy weekend

Sreisaat said...

What a charming shrine! I think it has a lot of character =)



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Lesley said...

I love it when you turn a corner and find something so unexpected as a pink shrine.

Annie said...

I love that little impromptu shrine. The proportions are strange but there's something very charming about it. And agree completely about visiting Torcello!

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