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  1. Turks Head, VeniceWhen you are interested in knots you see them everywhere.

    We walked for hours whilst on a family holiday in Venice and we came across this fellow in one of warrens of streets.

    Venice and the Ottaman Empire had extensive and lucrative trading connections between the several wars and conflicts. This statue may have been carved during  peaceful times.

    It makes you wonder if a sailor came up with the name of the Turks Head for a favourite knot after seeing someone with this kind of headgear.

    We loved Venice, it was magical. Although we were only there for five days, it will stay with us for a lifetime.