Tag Archives: gondola

Dear Venice: Wish You Were Here #22

Not a very old postcard: April 14, 1983. But the view is unusual because it’s so far back from the Bridge of Sighs and the Canonica. As usual, a bunch of gondolas are jammed up jockeying for position. I started … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Glass Mosaic

I’ve added new gondola-themed items to my collection! Luckily they were small and fit easily into my suitcase (and onto the shelf which is getting increasingly crowded with gondolas, like Bacino d’Orseolo at the end of the day). I was … Continue reading

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Night Shots

Sharing some moments walking around the city…

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #20

This postcard is a bit different from the others in that it was sent from Rome to Venice, but it is still an image of Venice. The sender, Bob, will explain this shortly. Here’s the text, which I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #19

This image seemed to be a very popular postcard. I have a few of them. But this one has a message that is quite sweet. Sissy is writing to her brother Wes. Don’t you love her drawings? The vase on … Continue reading

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I Want this Costume!

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #18

This is one of the oldest postcards I own. May 11, 1903!! It’s basically the same view as the last card I posted, but otherwise the card is quite different. I looked up the address. Bryn Athyn is a tiny … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Wave Fridge Magnet

It happened AGAIN! I am not making this up! How many times have I told you that I think I’ve found all the gondola things in my house, only to discover one more? This time, I was looking at a … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #17

“Come out in our gondola this evening!” Yes yes yes yes yes please! How I wish I were there with K. R. Elliott to take up this offer. Alas, I am decades too late. This card is marked “Aug. 20” … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #16

Okay, employ a good British accent as you read this postcard sent to London. It was apparently sent from the Ferrovia station in Venice, but the text of the postcard references spending the day in Milan, so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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