Monthly Archives: March 2023

Gondola Stuff: Wooden Puzzle

I picked up this puzzle at a tobacco shop in Venice and had some fun putting it together. First the body of the gondola, with the ferro on one side and the popa di ferro on the other. That’s quite … Continue reading

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Join me for an Evening at Gabriella Cafe!

Happy Spring! I’d like to invite you to come join me for an evening of talk and thought. I’ll be offering a “salon” event at Gabriella Cafe in Santa Cruz, on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00 to 9:00. A literary … Continue reading

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Murano or Bust!

Can I say Murano titties or will I offend someone? It just seemed like the right word for the photo (though my auto-correct wanted to write “kitties”). Is this what glassmakers do with the odd ends of their glass rods?

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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #13

In Castello, at the far end of Via Garibaldi, on the way to the church of Sant’Anna. It looks like Banksy to me, but I was told it’s not.

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Dear Venice: Wish You Were Here #23

March 10th. Thought you might like to see the style of palace we are living in at the present. Two ticks over one of the upper rooms (indecipherable) where we are situated and as you see we overlook the Grand … Continue reading

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