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Old May 19, 2007, 8:36 AM   #1
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This is a picture taken in a small courtyard in Venice Italy. The tower is called Scala Contarini del Bovolo. I wish I could have gotten more of the building to the right into the picture but space was an issue. The picture was taken with a film camera and scanned. The picture is not the best quality but I loved the romance of the tower.
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Old May 19, 2007, 8:53 AM   #2
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Quite a facinating pic you have.
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Old May 19, 2007, 8:55 AM   #3
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Very cool!
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Old May 19, 2007, 9:23 AM   #4
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I think you have done very well in capturing this old gem. You got the entire tower with its spiral staircase and that is the most interesting architectural feature. One has to look at the lines of the handrails for a bit before seeing the spiral.

What you need for this shot is a lens that can see around corners! When you invent it, please let me know.



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Old May 19, 2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yesterday,

I concur that you've done a wonerful capturing what you did. The structure reminds me very much of the spiraling towers shown in the work of the graphic artist Escher. He is famous for creating superb optical illusions.

Congrats on your work.

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Old May 19, 2007, 3:37 PM   #6
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Selvin, maybe this is an Escher creation. If you examine the tower, you will see that there are two doorways on the left side. The lower one appears to be at ground level. The second appears to open to nothing. Perhaps there was something there in the past.

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Old May 19, 2007, 5:03 PM   #7
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I love the architecture dominating the picture. It is a very nice shot indeed.
However, I can't help but wonder what the blurred object just to the right of the tower is. It is on the opposite side of the tower from the upper door that Cal mentioned. It looks like a little monkey committing suicide. Anybody seen Curious George lately?
Sorry for expressing my demented sense of humor,

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Old May 19, 2007, 6:03 PM   #8
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I think it is a Pigeon flying by.

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Old May 19, 2007, 7:32 PM   #9
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Selvin, maybe this is an Escher creation. If you examine the tower, you will see that there are two doorways on the left side. The lower one appears to be at ground level. The second appears to open to nothing. Perhaps there was something there in the past.

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I agree! Perhaps it is a pigeon. Although in Venice it is aginst the law to call them pigeons. They are doves!
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This one is beautiful.

Great job.
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