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BoatChaseGondolaDestructionHorror

From the James Bond film Moonraker. I love the silly bits at the end, like the pigeon doing a double-take, or the guy at the table deciding that a gondola driving through the Piazza San Marco is a good reason … Continue reading

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Redentore Regatta Report

Yesterday afternoon I headed across the Redentore bridge once again in order to watch the regattas. The races included the giovanissimi (the young men) in the pupparino, the men in the pupparino, and the gondola with two rowers. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Regatta di Malamocco

The winners? Rosso, Celeste, and Bianco for the men’s race in the caorline boats with 6 rowers. For the women, Viola, Marron, then Canarin for the mascarete boat with 2 rowers. I went out to Malamocco today, which is an … Continue reading

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Specchi

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the canals turn into mirrors. I wish the sky had been a clearer, deeper blue this day. I guess I could have made that happen in photoshopland, but these shots are all natural. But I can’t … Continue reading

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Race Number Five

May 25, 1784, Maria Boscola won big–her fifth regatta win in a span of forty years. Women had raced in regattas (boat races) since 1493. An island community like Venice, where every nonna knew how to row a boat, allowed … Continue reading

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