Monthly Archives: February 2018

A Little Here, A Little There…

I’m not giving you much help this time with clues to where this might be. Just wait till the next one! (Someone already guessed correctly, though, but you’ll only see it if you click on the link in the last … Continue reading

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The Horse from Paradise Lost

Anyone remember this horse and rider from Il Paradiso Perduto? He used to sit near the front door (though he seemed to wander to different parts of the establishment each time I went). This was back in the day, before … Continue reading

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Casanova Even Inspires Zombies?

Harry Belafonte sings about zombies and guess what–Casanova comes up in his song! Watch it here. “I go and talk to Brigit Bardot Tell her Miss Bardot Take it slow All the men think they’re Casanova When they see that … Continue reading

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Getting in the Mood with the Right Wallpaper

This Valentine’s Day, do you need a little help from Casanova to get in a romantic (or dare I say lascivious) mood? Well, he can’t whisper advice into your ear, but you could hang up this wallpaper to inspire and … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Laura Morelli

As you probably know, or could guess, I read a lot of books about Venice or set in Venice. So I was delighted a few years back to discover Laura Morelli’s book The Gondola Maker, which married my love of … Continue reading

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A Little Bit More to Go On

  Okay, you get a little bit more to go on. Can you tell what I’m creating here?

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Acqua Bassa

You’ve heard about acqua alta, when Venice’s waters rise to flood the streets. But have you heard of acqua bassa? A Venetian friend shared these pictures from a couple days ago. The water was so low that many boats could … Continue reading

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