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Bug Killler Gondola

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related stuff, here’s your latest peek into my collection. I got this at the fair trade shop by the Rialto Bridge. It’s made from used bug spray cans. Clever recycling, but whoever got … Continue reading

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Venice: Writing Under the Influence

I wish that were my title, but it actually belongs to a little book of poems by Rita Bottoms. I am often “under the influence” of Venice, so this book appealed to me. Turns out that Rita also has a … Continue reading

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Buon Natale!

I’m a little late in sending you my holiday greetings. Family and food came first! But I saw this house on Christmas night and wanted to use the image to wish all my readers a happy holiday season. Thank you … Continue reading

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December Book Sale!

In the spirit of giving gifts, I’m offering sale prices on my three Venice books for the month of December. Two dollars off each title! Visit each website to get this deal (which is not available if you buy at … 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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Gondola Stuff: Felt Felze

New entry in my occasional series where I show off my gondola stuff. This is an antique gondola made of velvet and other materials. I bought it about 15 years ago at a flea market in Santa Cruz, California. The … Continue reading

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Sailing the Oakland Seas

I recently enjoyed a gondola ride on Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.¬†Torin, our gondolier, sang to us and regaled us with Oakland history. For example, did you know that Walt Disney gathered ideas for his iconic theme park by visiting … Continue reading

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