We arrived here at the end of our first cruise from Barcelona. Then a week later we left here on a cruise thru the Greek islands... and then came back to Venice where we've spent another three days.
A vaporetto is the most used form of transportation here in Venice. It is like a water bus that can carry from 100 to 150 or more people... and stops along it's route to drop off and pick up people.
To see photos of the artist with Alison Lapper and the 2005 newspaper story click on this link.
She eventually gave birth to a healthy boy. After featuring in the 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony in London, 'Breathe' was universally acknowledged as a monument of female heroism.
Alison Lapper, a friend of Marc Quinn, was born with no arms and shortened legs due to chromosomal condition called Phocomelia. Her mother rejected her and she was brought up in a care home. Now a recognized artist, she was awarded an MBE in 2003 and featured with her son in the BBC series 'Child of Our Time'. (MBE is an award for the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.)
To see Mark Quinn with the original 11-foot marble sculpture that went to Trafalgar Square click here.
"A piece of art is never a finished work. It answers a question which has been asked, and asks a new question." -Robert Engman