Tiny Hippo and Leonardo da Vinci

There is a great Leonarado da Vinci exhibition happening in Venice, the best part is that you get to play with all of the machines!

Da Vinci Exhibition Venice

The da Vinci exhibition is being held in a church in Venice.

Tiny Hippo Testing da Vinci Tool

This device shows how ball barrings can be used to move Tiny Hippos around with great ease.

Tiny Hippo uses da Vinci Machine

This auto-locking wheel must have been used to lift very heavy cakes.

Tiny Hippo uses Cam Hammer

Leonard da Vinci must have used this machine to crack open nuts when he was feeling peckish.

Da Viinci's Vertical Ornitottero

I am afraid he may have made this flying machine a bit too small for Tiny Hippos to use.

Da Vinci Hang Glider

This glider looks more suited to my kind, I knew old da Vinci wouldn’t let me down!

Tiny Hippo and da Vinci Machine

I just don’t know about this one, the sign says it is a dredger, but it looks more like a cranberry thief.

Da Vinci Gears

After all the excitement of touring so many da Vinci creations I need to unwind for a bit. See you next time!

 

Tiny Hippo Tours the Churches of Venice

Tiny Hippo and Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

Welcome to Venice, I the Tiny Hippo, will be your esteemed guide! Let us start a whirlwind tour of the churches of this ancient city!

Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice

This is the lovely church of Santa Maria dei Miiracoli, just after sunrise.

San Nicolò da Tolentino

Here is the church of San Nicolò da Tolentino, my favorite part is the clothes line on the left.

San Trovaso, Venice

San Trovaso has two identical facades. This was so that the two rival Venetian factions, the Nicolotti and Castellani, could each have their own entrance of equal importance. I wonder where the Tiny Hippos enter?

San Rocco, Venice

San Rocco is one of five plague churches in Venice. These votive churches were built as symbols of thanks for the city’s deliverance from plague epidemics.

San Salvador Sculptures

What a fabulous hat that man has!

I hope you enjoyed this quick peek at some of the churches of Venice! See you next time for more adventures with your favorite Tiny Hippo!