The above image depicts a man on a quest. In past eras, this role has been primarily reserved for the male gender, but today anybody can go on a quest – male or female — no questions asked.
After contemplating the subject matter for a second or two, I decided to jot down a few characteristics of a person, who has set on a quest.
- One specific goal — In this case we do not know what this man’s goal might actually be, but we do know that he has set himself on a narrow path, symbolized by the pole he is walking on.
- Traveling Light — Traveling light symbolizes dedication to the task at hand. In many cases, material objects are excess baggage.
- Little Room for Error — As in this case and with many other quests there is not much room for variation. If you veer to the right or the left, you fall off the path.
- No distractions — In a true quest, the traveler or voyageur cannot be distracted by events along the way. In this case, the man must ignore the crane. It is a bad distraction.
- Search for truth — Historically, quests have always been associated with a better understanding of the laws of Nature and human endeavors. That is probably true today as well.
Here, in Venice, the “Devil” is (definitely) in the detail. The new metal door recently installed in the much older building, though a little out of place, appears perfectly functional and looks like it is good operating condition.
What needs to be pointed out here is that Venice, Italy is a city, situated just a few feet above sea level and so those cracks in the wall may be caused by the overwhelming presence of sea water in the immediate vicinity.
Furthermore, Venice may also be a bellwether locale, for the distinct possibility that our sea levels are rising and this phenomena may be causing and will cause problems along some coastlines in the near future.
A Curved Phenomena
Here we have a straight telephone pole that has a distinctively curved shadow. There are two possible explanations for the curved shape of the shadow in this photo. One is that the building is moving at a very high rate of speed and thus the curved shadow. The other possibility is the surface of the building is not square, but rounded instead. What is your opinion?
The Fish Tornado
This waterspout is sucking up all the fish in the sea and will eventually redeposit them, possibly over land. Somewhere else, it may be a good day for a fish barbecue.