Three great image prompts to whet your writer's appetite. It is the middle of July and the prime vacation season in the Northern Hemisphere. (For those Down Under, think warm to help you through your cold, winter days).
You may write on any or all of these writing prompts.Â I won't be writing one, as I have other writing projects I am working on. Just too darned burned out!
The first is of a mailbox in Montreal. This mailbox is a unique depiction of the Hindu God, Ganesha.
From Wikipedia: Ganesha is one of the most revered Gods in the Hindu pantheon and is easily recognizable by his elephant head. Devotion extends to Jains, Buddhists and many beyong India. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles; more generally, he is revered as the Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, and as the patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
This is literally a castle in the air. San Marino.
This is Montale tower,Â one of the towers (turrets) ofthe castle on Monte Titano, the mountain, which has an altitude of 2,457 ft.
The three towers on Monte Titano are Guaita, the oldest of the three, built in the eleventh century; the thirteenth-century Cesta, located on the highest of Monte Titano's summits; and the fourteenth-century Montale, on the smallest of Monte Titano's summits.Â
San Marino, known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino,(Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino), is a tiny, landlocked enclave of only 25 square miles, nestled deep within in the Appennine Mountains and surrounded by Italy.
San Marino is one of the European microstates and is the smallest populated country withinÂ the Council of Europe.Â Â
You may remember this castle and the photo of the Bridge of Sighs from the article I posted recently on my husbands' trip to Italy.
The Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy.
The Bridge of Sighs, in Venice, was built in 1600 where prisoners would walk on their way to their execution. The bridge connected the prison rooms to the inquisitor's room.Â Its name is from the 19th century when Lord Byron helped popularize the belief that one could hear the sighs of prisoners as they were being led to their exeuction. In reality, the executions were long over, by that time. You can book appointments for a tour, which includes a tour of the torture chambers. Tour is in Italian.
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