Dispensary/Chemist/Pharmacy/Farmacia/Drug Store: what do you call it?

Whatever name you use, I think (hope) the place you go to get medicine, etc., isn’t quite like this.

The photos are from the wonderful Herberton Village Museum. Have I told you lately how much I love that place?

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Mother’s little helper.

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Small wonder it worked so well!

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Some of you will recognise these offerings:

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And, if you overdid it with the Chocolax, you might appreciate one of these:

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Reflections

These are especially for you, Andrew Petcher.

High tide can affect Piazza San Marco very quickly, and produce some interesting reflections.

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These are from Forte Marghera, Mestre. You won’t see many tourists there.

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Inside the Arsenale, Venice.

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Downside up.

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Coming back from the Lido.

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At Hasties Swamp which is not far from my town, Dismal Swamp.

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Miscellany.

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Burano

Even if you try to avoid taking typical photos, when you’re in Burano, what can you do?

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Bloomin’ Dismal Swamp

Someone once told me the name of the tree that erupts with these vivid blossoms every spring, but the information has vanished from my hard drive (aka brain). Once the blossoms are spent, then the tree allows leaves to appear.

I really like the contrast of the yellow blossoms with the cloudless blue sky.

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Does anyone recognise this tree and its blooms?

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Once they were brand spanking new

Here’s a tiny sample of some venerable old automobiles, at the Herberton Historic Village.

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1936 Plymouth

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1951 Daimler

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1939 Buick

And, here is one fully restored model. I wonder how many hours of love and labour went into this?

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Dorsoduro 929

Here is another of the buildings featured in Venetian domestic architecture (Trincanato). It is found on the Zattere, Dorsoduro.

If you’ve ever stopped for a gelato or an aperitif at  Gelateria Nico (at 922), then you were right in the neighbourhood of this dwelling from the 15th century.

The features described by Signora Trincanato such as the three part divison of the facade rising above the portico are still clearly visible. (When you stand far enough back!) Aren’t those windows above the portico graceful?

The booklet mentions that the portico was used a walkway while the fondamenta was built, in 1519. (A fondamenta is a walkway built along the water side.)

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Next door to the building in question is the Ristorante and Pizzeria Terrazza del Casin dei Nobili. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink along the Zattere. It’s a brilliant place to sit and watch the world go by. This would be an excellent place to rent an apartment during a visit to Venice.

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Here you can see the fondamenta with pedestrians approaching yet another bridge. That is a temporary ramp, unfortunately; they are so useful for parents with kiddies in pushers, or people with aching joints, or someone using a wheelchair.

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I’ve  just had word that I’ve been with WordPress for four years. That time went by so quickly.

Happy Anniversary to Hello World.

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Fooling around with a phone camera

When I bought my android phone, the accessories I chose for it were a sturdy case (I’d heard all those stories of what happens if you drop your phone) and a set of lenses that attach magnetically to the camera lens.

The latter turned out to be fun, and they do get used every so often.

Here is a tiny sample of what they can do, showing images using the fish eye and wide angle lenses. There is also a macro lens.

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This is just a normal shot of a building with a colourful façade, in a calle in Venice

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This is fun!

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And, looking down a different calle

They were fun to use, and could prove useful in situations where a digital camera just can’t capture certain features. I just have to remember to always have the lenses in my pocket when I go out, and then also remember to use them!

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