Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gondola in a Bottle

I came across this photo while looking for something else. That’s a gondola inside a giant Absolute Vodka bottle, in the courtyard of a palazzo in Venice (sorry, I don’t remember which one. Maybe one of you recognizes it?) This … Continue reading

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The Garbage Tip

No, this blog will not be about suggestions for what to do with your garbage. A garbage tip is the British term for what we linguistically challenged folks on this side of the pond call the dump. Venetians called it … Continue reading

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Gondola Accident Today

An Italian friend just told me about a gondola / vaporetto accident near the Rialto Bridge today. A vaporetto was docking and apparently didn’t see a gondola carrying a German family of five. The father was crushed to death between … Continue reading

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Random Venice Journal Entry #1

I’ve decided to begin a sporadic series. Every now and then I’ll dip into my journals and type up something about Venice. Here’s installment #1.  7/4/02 A gondola bit me today, at Danieli. I had my hand on the railing … Continue reading

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Courtesans and their Surprises

You remember the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale about the Princess and the Pea? She can’t sleep because there’s a pea under her 20 mattresses and yet she still feels it. Though the thought seems sacrilegious, I couldn’t help but think … Continue reading

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Recently I had my 100th person sign up to follow my blog here at WordPress. Woohoo! I know it’s nothing in comparison to many blogs and podcasts out there, but it’s a big deal to me. (My friends Karen and … Continue reading

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