here there were wonders on the northern edge of the sea. we see beauty all around us; a dome towers in the background; as it is upstaged by a tower, which is, in its turn, eclipsed by a very old street lamp, all very beautiful. then there is a bridge, something that anchors us, reminding us that the photograph was made, someplace in venice. all that water, everywhere, it was strange, another kind of world. venetian bridges and murano glass were best: things to remember and cherish.