Monthly Archives: January 2022

Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #18

This is one of the oldest postcards I own. May 11, 1903!! It’s basically the same view as the last card I posted, but otherwise the card is quite different. I looked up the address. Bryn Athyn is a tiny … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #11

This one reminds me of the Cyclops from the tale of Odysseus. Can you see the resemblance? So would the emotion being represented be a gigantic “OUCH!?”

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The Search for Hope

“A lockdown with imposed restrictions. For some this is a paralyzing situation, for others it is being given space to create. In the last thirteen years of his life, Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) also found himself in restrictive circumstances: the money … Continue reading

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Announcing: Riffs & Ecstasies Venice

I’ve announced this book before, by California author Rita Bottoms with paintings by her husband Tom Bottoms. But this announcement is for the new second edition, which has been reorganized and has new content. What I love most about this … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Wave Fridge Magnet

It happened AGAIN! I am not making this up! How many times have I told you that I think I’ve found all the gondola things in my house, only to discover one more? This time, I was looking at a … Continue reading

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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #4

Someone made good use of the frame that was already on this wall. Happy New Year to you all! This image makes me feel calmer, much needed right now with so much changing all around us.

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