'More' Italia in Miniature
Ma Kettle and I took a tour along the canals in Venice. This exhibit is one fifth actual size, and if we let our minds wander a tad, it was almost like touring the Grand Canal in our own private gondola.
The realism and care taken in the construction of the facade, is so great in fact, that as our flash card was being transferred on to disc, the technician did a double take, asking how we were able to get so close to the peak of St. Marks Basilica.
Not skipping a beat, I explained that I had been commisioned by the Pope to change the roof line, and this was simply a 'before' photo required by my new job. Needless to say, I said this in English, much to Ma Kettle's relief (he spoke only Italian).
He was rather impressed, not with me of course, but with the photos, and was interested in our recent visit, unaware that 'Italia in Miniature' existed.