A German Wedding On an Italian Island

Torcello is the most northerly Island of a group in the Venetian lagoon which are easily visited and still inhabited. The Island is home to no fewer than a dozen people who gain a living mostly from tourism. Torcello’s landscape seems linked to a time of the late Roman Empire and exudes a Medieval charm characterised by the architecture, small Piazza and the imposing Basilica Of Torcello. The seclusion and charm make it the perfect location for those people aspiring to a Venetian themed wedding in a quiet accessible area away from Venice. This was what we had stumbled upon…

Smug By Name

The Australian street artist Smug, or Smug One aka Sam Bates has quietly painted an industrial scale mural on the wall of a house in the suburbs of Tasmania’s capital. The mural features a well known local identity, an artist and street character familiar to residents, retailers and cafe owners around the restaurant precinct of North Hobart. Smug has lived in Glasgow for the last 12 years and was coaxed to Hobart by the house’s owner who had seen similar industrial size works overseas in London, Lisbon and the Mission District of San Francisco. His work is well known overseas…