Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Standing in the presence of giants...

Mars and Neptune flanking the Scala dei Giganti (Giants Stair Case) With Winged Lion- Court Yard of the Doge's Palace - Venice, Italy
Here a couple of the statues in the court yard of the Doge's palace in Venice, Italy. These two men are the gods Mars(left) and Neptune(right). They are flanking the "Scala dei Giganti", latin for "The scale of the Giants" or in other words "the Giants Stair Case". In the first photo you can see the statue of the Winged Lion, which is the symbol of Venice. Speaking of Venice, all the world is spelling it wrong along with all the other Italian cities, the proper Italian spelling is "Venezia" (Veh-neh-zee-ah), which I think sounds much cooler. Also the Venetian people spell it "Venexia" (same pronunciation as the Italians), and in latin; "Venetia". The first photo has a more realistic look while for the second I boosted the colors quite a bit. Personally I like them both but I am curious as to what others might think, leave a comment and tell which you prefer...