For this week's PhotoHunt, I couldn't think of a better picture to demonstrate 'standing' than this one above, from a visit to Venice's San Marco Square. It's really amazing when you think about how the whole entire city has continually managed to stay standing amidst all of the factors that would seem to have affected it otherwise. To me, this photo of a building which has been standing for centuries reflecting in standing flood water, where untouched chairs still stand temporarily empty; really encompasses what you might not be able to make out so well from the shot. If you look closely under the awning, you'll see that the orchestra, even through the flooding, still stands and continues to play with as much zeal as if there were a huge crowd of onlookers and no water at all in the square. This, my friends, is the out-standing spirit of Venice, and probably part of the reason why the city itself is still standing - something I'm sure we could all use to be reminded of on certain days when we ourselves feel like we're the ones that are sinking.
|Me, more overwhelmed by the flood of pigeons than that of the water.|
|Jay having a discussion with an 'Italian Pigeon'|