In August 2012, I posted a photo of my favourite lion in Venice (you can read about him here: http://capturingvenice.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/my-favourite-lion.html).
The little guy lives at the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti at the base of the Accademia bridge (on the Campo Santo Stefano side of the bridge). When I went back to see him this year (in October 2013), he was overgrown and barely visible.
He is so tantalisingly close: it always feels like if I was a just a little bit taller or had longer arms, I could lean over the broad railing of the bridge to reach out and touch him.
Here's a shot of a companion lion who lives around the corner on the Campo San Vidal side of the palazzo.
Venice has 'captured' the heart, mind and imagination of so many writers, poets, artists and historians. Venice is one of my favourite subjects in art, literature and history, and I am always eager to learn more and look more at this unique and special place. This Venice blog is my way of collecting the wealth of images, poems, prose and impressions of Venice.