School’s out!

June 22, 2006
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Well actually, school was out here a couple of weeks ago. But adult education evening classes are still going on in the local high schools, and yesterday evening (when I was in a high school for my French conversation evening class) the janitorial staff were opening the pupils’ lockers and cleaning out the abandoned rubbish.

Unrelated (though maybe not for those students who think of high school as prison), but visit Pierre’s post today on Venice Daily Photo. Most visitors to Venice (me included) unimaginatively photograph the Bridge of Sighs from outside—the perspective of the free. Pierre captures the reason for its name by photographing, from the bridge itself, the last view of Venice and the outside world that the majority of condemned prisoners would ever see. It’s a powerful image.

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