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Gondola Stuff: Candle Holder

My mom’s friend gave me this lovely little candle holder, knowing I like gondolas. But is it really a gondola?  Please vote!

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #5

Okay, more mysteries here! The postcard shows a huge nighttime festival on the Grand Canel, with numerous boats and lighted platforms. It reads “The Floating Fiesta on the Canal Grande,” but is this the Regata Storica? Festa della Salute? Redentore? … Continue reading

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Punching a Gondolier? What’s Next?

Tourists sink to new lows! This week a tourist decided to board a docked gondola to take photos of herself. When she was questioned, her husband head butted the gondolier and then socked him in the face! Here’s the story … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Fridge Ferro

A fridge magnet my friend and travel buddy Laura gave me. It’s holding up her drawing, a photo of my nephew, and a favorite quote. I’m guessing that you all already know what the ferro symbolizes? Each prong represents one … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Roger Feuerman

“Signorina Kathleen, It is I, Casanova, from here in the 18thcentury. And not First Spritz Is Free contributor Roger Feuerman. He claims he is too exhausted from laboring to finish his Venetian young adult fiction novel and penning a new … Continue reading

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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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Gondola Stuff: Planter

This is  one of the  first gondola-shaped things I bought. I lives in the bedroom, not with the other gondola stuff in the living room, so I forgot about adding it to this series! I found it in an antique … Continue reading

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