Tag Archives: Biennale

Grand Canal Sea Monster

Well, not exactly. But something is rising from the Grand Canal! Maybe you already saw these hands that are now propping up the Ca’ Sagredo next to Venice’s Traghetto Santa Sofia. Here’s an article and an image: Supporting Hands Artist … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Traghetto at Ca’ Garzoni

This is a lovely story of how Casanova saved a jilted countess from a pimp. The story includes a traghetto, a hooded cloak, malvasia, slippers and gloves, and a bittersweet, secret farewell. I went a bit over four minutes on … Continue reading

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The Relaxing Trees

Ah, Nature! Relaxing under the trees, contemplating their softly fluttering leaves, watching them slide across the ground…. Wait, what??! Okay, first off, Venice has a dearth of trees. So why am I talking about trees in a post on Venice? … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova–Palazzo Grimani

Ready for another four minutes of history? Not the boring history mouldering away in textbooks from before the Common Core Standards, but the kind of history that comes alive! Casanova frequented the Palazzo Grimani as a kid and as an … Continue reading

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Gondola Car

Saw this one at the Biennale a couple years ago. I want one!

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Gondola in a Bottle

I came across this photo while looking for something else. That’s a gondola inside a giant Absolute Vodka bottle, in the courtyard of a palazzo in Venice (sorry, I don’t remember which one. Maybe one of you recognizes it?) This … Continue reading

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