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More Puzzle Therapy #1

Here I go again–starting a new puzzle!

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #14

No date or stamp on this one. Argh! Did Aunt just carry it home? It must be before 1963, as that’s when the USA began using zip codes in addresses. Athol Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, is a long street that … Continue reading

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Greetings from Guggenheim!

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice sends you holiday greetings! This video is a fun stroll through the rooms of the Palazzo dei Leoni, with quick glimpses of Kandinskys, Calders, Chagalls, de Koonings, Dalís, Duchamps, Klees, Magrittes, Modiglianis, Ernsts, and … Continue reading

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Breakfast Redux

Though I’m in danger of making you all jealous, I wanted to share the news about the new painting I recently received. Rita and Tom Bottoms, who live over the hill from me in Santa Cruz, have gifted one of … Continue reading

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“A Love Letter to Venice”

Save Venice, an American organization that does restoration work in Venice on buildings and individual artworks, just released a short film called “A Love Letter to Venice.” Narrated by Jeremy Irons, it features a number of art conservators showing their … Continue reading

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Proud Owner of a Casanova

“Casanova,” besides referring to any random womanizer, generally refers to Giacomo Casanova, the adventurer and writer. Some art lovers and historians know about his brother Francesco, a painter known best for his battle scenes. But they also had another brother: … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Card

I keep thinking that I’ve posted all my gondola stuff, and then I look at a shelf or in the kitchen or on the fridge and find yet another gondola thing. Here’s a card I bought in a lovely little … Continue reading

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Sharing: Venice by Paint

Postcards from the Boot, a blog by Carla Gambescia, always includes luscious images. Here is her collection of artists’ depictions of our favorite city, titled “Seduced by the Light.” Enjoy!

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A Giant Among Books

You all know that I’m a big fan of Venice (obviously!), but I’m also a big fan of Laura Morelli and her books set in Venice. Her newest book has just come out, and, though it’s set in Florence (gasp!), … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustina Rossi

Why have I waited so long to post this video? Giustina Rossi is a Venetian hero and the story from farthest in the past from my collection of Beautiful Women in Venice. I cajoled a stranger on a busy day … Continue reading

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