Category Archives: Gondolas

Will this get me a free gondola ride?

Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #17

“Come out in our gondola this evening!” Yes yes yes yes yes please! How I wish I were there with K. R. Elliott to take up this offer. Alas, I am decades too late. This card is marked “Aug. 20” … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #16

Okay, employ a good British accent as you read this postcard sent to London. It was apparently sent from the Ferrovia station in Venice, but the text of the postcard references spending the day in Milan, so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #15

Most of my postcards are quite old, but this one is more recent (in comparison to the others). 1981 doesn’t seem that long ago to me because I was a teenager then! But to many people I guess it’s still … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Puzzle Gondola

Isn’t it adorable? I bought this little gondola this summer at Signor Blum’s at Campo San Barnaba. They come in many colors and are all made by hand. I don’t really understand how the pieces fit so snugly together–How do … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Espresso Cup

Nooo! I think the gondola stuff is starting to breed in the cupboards! I have found yet another gondola-themed thing: this lovely little espresso cup and saucer. A friend gave it to me. It really is a wonderful, simple design, … Continue reading

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Just Sayin’ … Don’t Miss This!

Last week I mentioned that Live in Venice was starting. Well, the week is well under way, and I hope you’ve been enjoying it! There are soooo many excellent interviews for you to check out–glass etchers, bead makers, chocolatiers, wig … Continue reading

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Sharing: Live in Venice! May 17-23

Live-In-Venice Press Release Live-Streamed Event ‘Live-In-Venice’ Will Share City Secrets With The World Live-In-Venice will take place between 17-23 May 2021 Over 70 interviews and events live-streamed on Facebook, Vimeo and the event website Interviews with artisans, art galleries and … Continue reading

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Sharing: “Like Walking on Water”

Check out this great pair of kicks, Venetian styling! (For those who don’t hang around teens and shoe aficionados, “kicks” refers to shoes.) I’m sharing this blog post from VeneziaBlog, featuring these amazing gondola-inspired shoes designed by Rolando Segalin and … Continue reading

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More Puzzle Therapy #6

Almost done! I finished up the rando pieces and the buildings on the back street. What a colorful scene! Makes me want to grab a glass of wine, sit down at one of those tables, and wait for my gondola … Continue reading

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More Puzzle Therapy #5

I almost finished filling in the restaurant, and I finally got all those shutters above the olive oil shop. Can you guess what is that red thing below the bridge?

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