Tag Archives: Basilica San Marco

A Peek into the Past

A reader recently shared this link from the Telegraph. Check out the Venice of a hundred plus years ago. Some are black and white only, while others are hand tinted. 21 Photos of Early Venice I’m trying to make sense … Continue reading

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Carillon Venezia

The cutest music box EVER! Or click here: Carillon Venezia When I showed this to my partner RJ, he said, “And you didn’t buy it?” I couldn’t! The video was sent to me by my friend Adriano. I hope it makes you … Continue reading

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Losing Sleep in Venice

A lot of people lost a lot of sleep over this show! My friend Adriano sent me a link to a recent RAI tv film about Venice. Although it’s all in Italian, even if you don’t speak that language, you … Continue reading

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Basilica Ghost Image

Last week I spent some days at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The college is run by a group of Benedictine monks who also operate the California school where I work, and I was there with a group … Continue reading

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Silent Lightning

Ten o’clock at night on a hot, humid day in Venice. I had just washed my hair and decided to go for a walk to let it dry. I was staying near the Piazza San Marco. Why not walk through … Continue reading

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The Little Wicket

Henry James said of Venice in 1872: “There are trailers who think the place odious, and those who are not of this opinion often find themselves wishing that the others were only more numerous. The sentimental tourists’ sole quarrel with … Continue reading

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Tanti Auguri!

Happy New Year from Venice! By one a.m., the Piazza San Marco was a glittering carpet of broken glass from Bellini and prosecco bottles. A couple workers tried to pick up the largest pieces, but I can’t imagine that their … Continue reading

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