Sunday, June 18, 2006


these guys reside in the part of venice called san lorenzo. i was busy taking lots of photos of them when someone stopped to ring one of the bells. as i looked up to apologize for being in her way, i was greated with a warm "ciao, come stai?!". the owner of these funky faces is a person i know! what a small world. anyways, she gave me a brief history: they were custom made by a venetian artisan and are copies of gargoyles from the notre dame catherdral in paris. to ring the door bell, just pull!


Anonymous Robert Nanders said...

Wonderful! I remember eating gnocchi in venice, very nice and atmospheric in the summer heat. The place didn't smell bad, just the water taxi coming over from the Lido filled with smelly old folks...

8:13 AM  
Blogger kishko said...

it's so true! the heat makes the people smell more than the city! :-)
gnocchi in the summertime?! that's courageous!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

these are ridiculously cool! that's one thing i love about italy - there are always tiny details and discoveries in the most mundane of places.

3:12 AM  
Blogger Derek said...

So cool!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Pille said...

These look really cool indeed, if a bit scary:)

1:59 PM  
Anonymous keiko said...

Oh kishko, I love these! I think they are beautiful.

5:44 PM  
Blogger kishko said...

venice is full of these entertaining surprises! that's one of the things that always brings me back there

10:22 PM  

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