Monthly Archives: May 2014

She Was Not a Rhino

I came across this historical tidbit the other day when I was reading The Wynne Diaries,  edited by Anne Fremantle. The diaries are by Elizabeth (Betsey) Fremantle, (nee Wynne), niece of the Venetian writer Giustiniana Wynne: “We go to walk … Continue reading

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The Little Wicket

Henry James said of Venice in 1872: “There are trailers who think the place odious, and those who are not of this opinion often find themselves wishing that the others were only more numerous. The sentimental tourists’ sole quarrel with … Continue reading

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Shoot for the Moon

My loyal followers may remember that last year I posted about my friend Norma Howe and her writing. She passed away two years ago, and I set a ritual that each April I would re-read one of her books. I’m … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Woman in Venice

“Venice’s undeniable beauty is contagious, and a woman feels more beautiful just by being there,” is the opening line describing the new tour, “A Beautiful Woman in Venice.” I’m happy to announce the official launch of a tour to Venice, … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova–Santa Maria Formosa

Here’s your next four minutes of fun–Quattro Minuti con Casanova! I had to pay extra for the seagull. Didn’t he have perfect timing, squawking as he did right at the beginning and end of my talk? The Church of … Continue reading

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