Tom and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Venice. I've wanted to go there for years, and it certainly lived up to my expectations. A beautiful maze, filled to bursting with jaw-dropping architecture, gold-framed frescos and mounds of glistening gelato. We saw the weird and the wonderful; thousands of paintings of Baby Jesus, gondola traffic-jams, and a 36ft long prehistoric crocodile skeleton.
Unfortunately, the majority of the museums, churches and galleries had photography restrictions- so we couldn't take anywhere near as many photographs as we would have liked to, but I've uploaded a small selection of my favourite shots below. There are more available on my Flickr should you wish to have a peep.
We went to an eye-opening museum dedicated to the work of Leonardo da Vinci; before our visit I had no idea he had designed so many machines for the military, including the tank below:
And this (scale model version) people-scythe....
He also designed scuba-equipment including this scuba suit and bell:
And these hand-flippers!! Neat, huh?
He also designed a portable piano....
|Santa meets Jesus. Whose autograph would you get first?!|