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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Camera Critters, Cinque Terre, and Venice


In Italy, or at least in the part of it on the northwest coast called Cinque Terre, children feed the seagulls and chase the pigeons away.

Photos by Kay Davies


Farther east, in Venice's famous St. Mark's Square, my husband chatted with a pigeon, explaining why we didn't bring food for these critters, who have no fear of humans.

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13 comments:

Pia said...

Nice photo from your husband and the pigeon! It reminds me on a photo I took at venice many years ago from my children with pigeons on their shoulders, their arms and their heads. So many pigeons.

Dianne said...

I love sea gulls, and I can deal with pigeons although one on my shoulder would make me squirm a bit
love the photo!!

Antonette Stiebritz said...

Great pics Kaye! Hope you had a great time.

Leslie: said...

Oh Kay, I'm green with envy! I've been to the Cinque Terre and absolutely LOVED it! Not seen Venice, though, - yet! Have fun and I'm looking forward to seeing more photos!

kaykuala said...

Brings back the memory when we were at Trafalgar Sq, London. It was pigeons galore. My children had the time of their life feeding them. And they were all over! Nicely Kay!

Hank

Rajesh said...

Great shots of wonderful moments.

The Chair Speaks said...

We love that photo of moment of special love shared between human and bird. Purrs!

Fran said...

Great photo, the worrying thing would be though if the pigeon answered back! Here in the UK seagulls are a protected species due to their decline in numbers in some coastal areas. However in towns they have become a real menace with their scavenging habits, but cannot be culled because they are a protected species! X

Mara said...

Nice photo of Richard and a flying rat... sorry... pigeon!

Cezar and Léia said...

awww cute bird! How nice!
Your pictures are great!
Léia

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Dianne — I love seagulls, too.
@ Fran — Perhaps they're a protected species in Italy, too, because we certainly didn't see many of them.
@ Leslie — Your photos of Cinque Terre are what made me want to visit there. Thanks!
K

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Oh, my. Pigeons!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh -- I am definitely NOT a fan of pigeons. (But I like alligators, so it is really a matter of different strokes isn't it...).