Tag Archives: boats

Flamingo Spotting, Venetian Style

“We’re secretly going flamingo spotting,” B wrote on her Facebook page, “but the boat captain doesn’t know it.” She and her sister Laura, British ex-pats living in Venice for over a decade, had invited me to join them on the … Continue reading

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious ¬†Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe.¬†I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Redentore 2017

I’m in Venice right now and don’t have much internet access. But here are a few quick photos that my friends took at Redentore last Saturday. I’ll post more later.

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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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