In 1768 Captain James Cook was sent to the South Pacific to observe the transit of Venus across the sun. Then he went on to discover other things - like the east coast of Australia.
In 1998 I went on a voyage of discovery that took me to Rome, Venice, Istanbul, Milan, Avignon, Florence and other places. But was it Venice I discovered or Venus?
As I observed at the time after a night in Turkey:-
It was in the city of Constantine
That I first thought that she was mine
But I awoke next morning in Istanbul.
Photography; Writing; Research
1849 The Rush That Never Started Published July 04, 2015
1849 The Rush That Never Started Published June 12, 2015
From Venus To Venice Published June 12, 2015
The Sink of Iniquity Published June 01, 2015
The Hamiltons 1762-1862 Revised 2012 Published September 20, 2012
Impressions Published October 02, 2011
Images of the Sixties Published September 23, 2011
Avignon Published February 11, 2011