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Venice Sunset

Towards the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, taken from along the Giudecca Canal. The Basilica was built in 1631 to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for the lives spared during a plague the year before which killed more than 50,000 people, more than a third of the city's population. Gratitude was relative during the Renaissance.…
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Beirut Sunset

I haven't had much time for blogging these days, but I did manage to catch Saturday's sunset from the rooftop open air lounge of The Lancaster Plaza Hotel here in Beirut. The lounge is closed for the season which made it that much more relaxing. As today's Pics du Jour --the site's 674th (!!) straight-- illustrates, the Mediterranean is quite nice…
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