Tag Archives: Grand Canal

Prepared to Hate

I was prepared to hate it. Crass commercialism. The death of a historical building. And instead I found a better outlook, and I don’t just mean the spectacular view of the Grand Canal and Venice’s rooftops. I adjusted my own … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty Videos: Giustiniana Wynne

  Today I’d like to remember Giustiniana Wynne. She died on this date in 1791. But Giustiniana was not forgotten as her life neared its end. “The poor Countess is to die,” wrote her niece Betsy on June 23, 1791. “There … Continue reading

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Random Journal Entry #6

It’s been a long time since I posted a piece in this occasional series, where I dip into my journals from past trips to Venice. While waiting in the airport to fly back to Venice this summer, I read through … Continue reading

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Boston’s Beautiful Woman in Venice

Okay, one more post about the Boston-Venice connection. While in Boston, I also visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, my favorite type of museum because it is set up to feel like a home full of art. Isabella, a Boston … Continue reading

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Only Three Minutes for You

Only a precious three minutes of exterior Venice footage, from the TWA plane flying into the old airport to when Faith and Kate drive off into Tuscany. That’s why I rented Only You, the 1994 film by Norman Jewison and … Continue reading

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Grand Canal Sea Monster

Well, not exactly. But something is rising from the Grand Canal! Maybe you already saw these hands that are now propping up the Ca’ Sagredo next to Venice’s Traghetto Santa Sofia. Here’s an article and an image: Supporting Hands Artist … Continue reading

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A Palazzo Cut Short

The Palazzo Venier dei Leoni looks like this: But it was supposed to look like this: This model can be seen at the Museo Correr. I had heard that the palace was never finished because the owners ran out of … Continue reading

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