Monthly Archives: July 2014

Where Am I?

I made sure there are a couple edges to give you clues. Can you figure out which building I am in?

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Festa di Santa Marta

Santa Marta is a church waaaaaay out in the Venetian boonies, at the chin of the fish (if you think of Venice as a fish with a face to the west). I just came from their neighborhood festival, with food … Continue reading

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Caption Me #2

Please provide a caption for this sculptured medallion, found near the fish market in Venice:

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Festa di San Giacomo dell’Orio

For over a week now, the folks of the San Giacomo dell’Orio neighborhood in Venice have been rocking and rolling. The parish puts on an annual party in their big campo, with picnic tables under ┬áthe trees and food booths. … Continue reading

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Happy Sorpresa

I got a nice surprise a couple days ago when I visited Giovanni DiStefano, my publisher at Supernova Edizioni here in Venice. He runs the bookshop in the tourist information center at Piazza San Marco. (If you’ve ever gone in … Continue reading

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Regatta Report

As part of the Redentore festival here in Venice, they have a round of boat races on Sunday afternoon on the island of Giudecca. The city builds a temporary bridge from Venice (Zattere) to Giudecca, in front of the church … Continue reading

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We Celebrate the End of the Plague!

Okay, here’s my Redentore report for 2014. As many of you might know, Redentore is a big Venetian festival that has been going on for 500 years. It celebrates the end of the Black Plague. (They actually have a couple … Continue reading

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