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“The Fayrest That Ever I Saw”

“…Certaine little boates, which they call Gondolas the fayrest that ever I saw in any place,” wrote Thomas Coryat of his travels in Venice in 1611. I’ve posted excerpts from Thomas Coryat’s diaries, his descriptions of Venetian gondoliers and canals. … Continue reading

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Light and Shadow Dancing

The many ways that water lives in the city–this is captured in JoAnn Locktov’s new paean to Venice: Dream of Venice in Black and White. Puddles, fog, snow, rain, canals–of course, waves, reflections, clouds, splashes, mist on stones, droplets in … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Salt ‘n Pepper

  As part of the continuing series of gondola stuff I own, here’s one of my most interesting pieces–a salt and pepper shaker shaped like a traditional gondola with a felze. The felze comes apart into two pieces–the two shakers–that … Continue reading

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Gondola Is a Color

My talented friend Laura, who has traveled to Venice with me on multiple occasions, sent me her latest artwork: Apparently “gondola” is a color. And it floats. That is one really long oar.

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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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Gondola Stuff: Pen Knife

I found this lovely little gem at the mercato on Mazzorbo during its sagra a few years ago. If I’m in town at the right time, I go there for the regatte–usually the women race that day, as well as … Continue reading

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A Little Here, A Little There…

I’m not giving you much help this time with clues to where this might be. Just wait till the next one! (Someone already guessed correctly, though, but you’ll only see it if you click on the link in the last … Continue reading

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