Tag Archives: Biennale

As Seen from Below

Earlier this year I posted news and photos of the Lorenzo Quinn’z sculpture at Ca’ Sagredo by Traghetto Santa Sofia. (See “Grand Canal Sea Monster” from May 19, 2017.) When I was in Venice last July, I snuck around the … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert!

NYT Biennale Review Want a sneak peek into the Venice Biennale? New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin sent out her video showing various pavilions in both the Giardini and Arsenale parts of the exhibit, as well as some events in … Continue reading

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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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