|Fire at Teatro La Fenice|
|Teatro La Fenice|
A few years ago, I took a photo of a bird in the Venice lagoon striking a "La Fenice" pose, almost like it was auditioning to be the poster bird of Venice, which I will share with you again.
|Venice lagoon bird strikes La Fenice pose - Photo: Cat Bauer|
As we all know, La Fenice means, "the Phoenix," the bird that is eternally reborn, that burns and then rises from the ashes. The phoenix is a royal bird, associated with the sun.
The name of the opera house here in Venice is called "La Fenice," one of the most famous opera houses in Europe. It has burned and risen from the ashes more times than we can count.
The phoenix is one of my favorite symbols. They say it is a mythical bird, but I like to imagine that it's real.
Ciao from Venezia,