While in Venice, I became enamored with the windows and the doors. The arched doors and windows with the detail sculpted around them. The gorgeous shutters made of warm colors of wood that closed each day as the world outside them warmed up. The balconies were small, but often had plants and flowers on them. I could imagine life back in the 1400's...women in beautiful, full dresses pushing open the shutters to look for their lovers on the street below. My imagination went wild. If you go to Venice (and I recommend you do, just not in summer), pay attention to the detail of the buildings. There are lots of stories here!