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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #4

“Many desirable lots unsold.” –Ed Harris Was Harris a real estate agent? A lackey of Robert Kernodle who had some cash to buy property in Venice? Again, what is the date? So difficult to determine in these old postcards. But … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Burchiello Tour

Okay, so I’ve told you about the scholarly days at the Casanova in Place Symposium, but that’s not all we did! The event included optional excursions before and after the weekend events. On Thursday, June 27, some of us took … Continue reading

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The Barcarolle Is Not Dead

Strolling past the Church of Sant’Angelo Raffaele last summer, I heard a quiet voice and plinking guitar accompanied by the gentle push of an oar against water. Boys in a boat singing a barcarolle! How sweet is that? A barcarolle … Continue reading

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Puzzling Puzzler

With my recent travel, and meeting Marco, and writing about the new Casanova museum, I haven’t updated you on the puzzle in a long time! Paloma in Spain guessed the location last time I posted a photo, but she didn’t … Continue reading

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What Gondoliers Do When No One Is Watching

Last summer I visited the Cloister of Sant’Apollonia, situated behind Basilica San Marco on the Canonica canal. I’ll post a separate blog about what I saw inside the cloister. But I couldn’t resist watching the gondoliers for a while from … Continue reading

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Puzzling #6

I just realized that I never posted the finished puzzle! Here it is.

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A Little Dream of Venice Past

Have you ever wondered what Venice, that tourist destination so often clogged with crowds, looked like before such crowds swelled to over 12 million every year? This film gives you a glimpse of Venice in 1940, the canals and campi … Continue reading

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