Tag Archives: boats

ABWIV: Maria Boscola

My last post discussed the water that appears to be cleaner in Venice’s canals and lagoons, particularly affected by the lack of boats that usually stir up the sediment. This got me thinking about Venetian boats, which led me to … Continue reading

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Venetian Dance Step

Boat safety or a new dance step? I spotted this boat in Dorsoduro last summer.

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Gondolas4All

Seen in Venice near Piazzale Roma. What a great graphic, no? And what a great idea. Apparently they opened a special pier in 2016. Here’s the site Gondolas4All if you want to check it out or support the cause.

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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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