Category Archives: Venice

Ahhh, anything about the city I love.

Gondola Stuff: Salt ‘n Pepper

  As part of the continuing series of gondola stuff I own, here’s one of my most interesting pieces–a salt and pepper shaker shaped like a traditional gondola with a felze. The felze comes apart into two pieces–the two shakers–that … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Monica Cesarato

Monica and I have not yet met face to face, but we hope to soon when I head there next week. We were introduced by mutual friends, and now Monica has contributed a chapter to my upcoming book First Spritz … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with These Pictures?

This gallery contains 5 photos.

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Gondola Is a Color

My talented friend Laura, who has traveled to Venice with me on multiple occasions, sent me her latest artwork: Apparently “gondola” is a color. And it floats. That is one really long oar.

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Eight Women

That’s how many women are trying to enter the gondoliers’ school in Venice this year. The Arte del Gondoliere trains potential gondoliers before they take the test for a substitute gondolier license that allows them to share a gondola and … Continue reading

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Artisans of Venice

At the Museo Correr, there’s this wonderful little collection of painted wooden panels depicting Venetian workers. I love this so very authentic peek into everyday Venetian life–not the doges or nobles, not the grand processions or state festivals, Bucintoro or … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Philip Gwynne Jones

I was first introduced to Philip Gwynne Jones through our mutual friend, author Gregory Dowling, and now Philip is contributing to an upcoming book I’m putting together. He is a Welsh author living and working in Venice. He first came … Continue reading

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