Hello World! Check Out Venice!

Hello World!  Check Out Venice!

Welcome to my very first ‘sample blog article.’

Recently I visited Venice, and let me tell you, if you haven’t visited – its awesome!

I would move there in a heartbeat, if I could.  As an artist, the inspiration is endless.

The colours, the sights, the smells, the architecture, omg its just amazing.

Did you know?

 

There are 417 bridges in Venice, and usually, they don’t have steps on them,  since up until the 16th century, many people moved around on horseback. I walked kms, and it was  all a visual feast.  And to peer over the edge of the bridges I crossed, you just couldn’t escape the excitement of a new city.  Just writing about it gives me goosebumps.

Did you know?

According to Venetian tradition, if you are a couple riding in the gondola, you should kiss under each bridge and you will stay in love forever……awwww!   Must admit there were a few tense moments when I was with my man,  getting lost, battling crowds,   its this way……..no, its this way …….not much kissing action going on under bridges that day I can tell you…..hahaha.

Did you know?

There are about 7000 chimneys in Venice.  I know, random.

AND, the famous San Marco bell tower was built in the 12th century and collapsed in 1902.

The tower was rebuilt to be exactly the same as the previous one.

It is 98.6 metres tall, which makes it the fifth tallest bell tower in Italy.

If you want to see a really beautiful museum,  I would highly recommend the amazing Peggy Guggenheim museum.

What a colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to a family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement.  As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists.  What a woman!  Love her already. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others.  While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.  And I saw it!!!  How lucky was I!!  I would of loved to have met her, what a woman.

When the art collector moved into her Venetian Palazzo in 1949 she installed Marion Marini’s “The Angel of the City” on the landing stage.

Marion Marinis The Angel of the City

You can see the bronze statue today.  It depicts an ecstatic equestrian, body arched, erect phallus pointing urgently at the tourists as they stroll up and down the Grand Canal.

Well, that’s it, my first sample blog, all part of the study I’m doing, Social Media Marketing.  It’s teaching me loads.  I have never sat for so many hours in front of a computer, and I have never had to work out so many different scenarios, as I get completely lost and wonder how the hell I get back to where I’d started.

Feeling really really proud, also knowing it can only get better.  I didn’t have computers when I went to school.  Yeah I am that old.   So I had to write a  blog post on two different platforms.  With a heading that says Hello World.

Until two weeks ago I didn’t know what a platform was…….its going to be an awesome journey……..hehe

sincerely juliet…x

ps-‘This portion of my blog  is for study purposes only and is therefore a hypothetical product. Any likeness to real individuals, products, services or organisations is purely coincidental.’