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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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Thomas Coryat on Canals

Englishman Thomas Coryat visited Venice in 1611 and described the canals: “The channels (which are called in Latin euripi or the channels,¬†aestuaria, that is, pretty little armes of the Sea, because they ebbe and flow every sixe houres) are very … 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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A Million Diamonds

  I crossed a bridge today the sun flashed in my eyes so brilliantly I could not see cutting out squares of shadow on a shortbread path a million diamonds glistened and held me in their grasp bounding off the … Continue reading

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Puzzling #5

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Gondola Mambo

I thought sharks in Venice were a certain abomination. Talk about crazy B movies! And then I saw penguins in Venice! The Penguins of Madagascar are certainly world travelers. From the Antarctic, they make a ¬†brief sojourn in a Madagascar … Continue reading

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Puzzling #3

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