Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I'm Feeling Lucky
While this photo might look like it came from a place like Montana or Texas, it was actually taken at Squero San Trovaso.
Walking around the yard, stepping betwen gondolas and equipment, I spotted this lucky horseshoe tacked to the side of one of the buildings.
We think of horseshoes on walls and above doorways as a typical scene from the American Southwest, but they've been pinning them to walls and doorways in Europe for centuries.
Among the many superstitious beliefs associated with these crescent-shaped pieces of iron, is that "a witch cannot pass under it".
I don't know if it's true, but I didn't see any witches in the squero that day.
I guess I should count myself lucky.