Perhaps it was fate.

Perhaps it was fate.

This sign on a [closed] shop door in Burano (Venice, Italy) both amused me and made me think — of chance meetings and narrow escapes, of charmed lives and luck finally running out, of “everything happens for a reason.” Perhaps it was, indeed, fate. 🙂   “Perhaps 

Just People

Just People

A quiet chat.   A place to read.   A hobby.   A yawn.   A friend.   No matter where you are, you will find that people are people. (Venice, Italy, 2011)   “Just People” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, 

Delightful Venice

Delightful Venice

Venice! This waterlocked Italian city is every bit as pretty as it promises to be. When we stepped off Santa Lucia train station, we were immediately greeted by the sight of colorful old buildings, bridges, boats, birds, and the fabled Grand Canal. And tourists, of 

Burano: A Study in Color

Burano: A Study in Color

An island in Venice, Burano’s particular fame for color does not disappoint. Even in the fog, the hues of its houses pop, valiantly trying to dispel the gloom of winter. They are a delightful study on palettes — pale pink with pale yellow, bright orange