“We crossed this wonderful bridge yesterday going from the Doges Palace to the prison – we visited some of the dark dungeons of the prisons. Venice is so interesting – We spent over an hour this afternoon on the Grand Canal in a gondola – A.P.”
I love A.P.–taking a gondola ride and visiting the prisons! Yes, I’m sure they visited the Basilica and Doge’s Palace as well, but what did they write about? I wonder if they learned about our man Casanova who did time in that prison?
This card arrived to my doorstep this week as a gift from one of my readers, Vince G. Thank you, Vince, for adding to my collection of Venice postcards! I am a desultory collector, generally picking up a new card or two each time I go to Venice, never spending much on them. My rule is to limit myself to cards that show Venice and a gondola, plus they must have some writing on them. Vince found this one from 1904 and transcribed the text for me! And it was mailed to Berkeley, California, just an hour north of where I live. How cool is that? Like many of the other cards I have, this one lacks a zip code, showing its age. It’s apparently from 1904.