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seen eternalized at the south facade of St. Mark Dome/ Venice - the combination of circle and square might express a utopian ideal of universal harmony. John Ruskin was as enthusiast with the "Stones of Venice" as me, and I saw a daguerreotype of this stone slab also in his books.

 

This week  I cannot comment, for I 'll travel to Venice again and  hope to listen to two Italian operas in 'La Fenice'.

My Sunday plant

 

seen eternalized at the south facade of St. Mark Dome/ Venice - the combination of circle and square might express a utopian ideal of universal harmony. John Ruskin was as enthusiast with the "Stones of Venice" as me, and I saw a daguerreotype of this stone slab also in his books.

 

This week  I cannot comment, for I 'll travel to Venice again and  hope to listen to two Italian operas in 'La Fenice'.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 21 May 2017, 04:12
Yes...the knotted cords are interesting and remind me of the drawings of Escher, Philine.
Philine: I understand what you mean - many thanks, Ray!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2017, 06:09
Aha - the lure of Venice is calling you Philine!
Philine: I hope not to expect too much. Many thanks, Chris!
Your beloved Venice. You will have a wonderful time I am sure
Philine: I hope so - I have fallen in love with Venice indeed. Many thanks, Bill!
i am fascinated by the geometry of this piece, Philine. very nicely presented by you.
Philine: It looks rather modern. Many thanks, Ayush!
I like your knotted carving. Enjoy the operas!
Philine: The "Barber of Sevilla" and "La Traviata" will be performed. Many thanks, Mary!
it's a wonderful sculpture Philine... blending the square lines of man and the soft curves woman....petersmile
Philine: I like your interpretation very much, many thanks, peter!
  • Alan
  • Carlisle
  • 21 May 2017, 19:10
I'd never heard of of "daguerreotype" before so I', grateful to you for improving my knowledge - as usual smile I like the connections here where the various lines.

Have a super time in Venice; I'm envious of your visit to La Fenice - "It is one of "the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers—Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi were performed."
Philine: More information: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/DawnsEarlyLight/exhibition/daguerretalbot/ -
We'll watch the "Barber of Sevilla" by Rossini and "La Traviata", performed in La Fenice as première. I am full of expectations.
Thank you very much, Alan!
It's really lovely, Philine!
I enjoy tracing the lines with my fingers, Philine, and would quite enjoy coloring them. smile

I love that we can picture you there in Venice. Enjoy every minute of your time there.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 May 2017, 06:33
Come back with more pictures, please!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 May 2017, 07:03
Happy travels to Venice, Philine, you will have a great time.

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