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Weekly Photo Challenge – Yellow

As the streets of towns and cities across Europe and America fill with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations, this week’s photo challenge theme is yellow! Yellow suggests various things to me – summer sun, sandy beaches and bananas – … Continue reading

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Behind the mask – Traditional mask making in Venice

Venice is famous for many things. Canals. Murano glass. Giacomo Casanova. But perhaps some of the most evocative images come from the masked Carnival celebrations every spring. And although the origins of the Venetian mask are shrouded in mystery, the purpose is … Continue reading

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