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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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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Piero Bellini

I was very fortunate to meet Piero Bellini many years ago when the artist Tony Green said that Piero could help me find an apartment for the summer. Since then, we’ve shared drinks in the Ghetto, live jazz music, a … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–The House of M. Poletti

You may remember in Walk #2 that I told you about the yellow house next door, here on the Piazza di Spagna, where Casanova took his French lessons in 1744. But he lived here, in #32, when he returned to … Continue reading

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Casanova and Me Too

I wanted to share with you all the wonderful post by Michelle Lovric on the History Girls blog about her experiences at the Casanova in Place Symposium. While summarizing her experience and commentary, she makes some interesting connections between Casanova and the … Continue reading

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Late Afternoon, Again

Another scene from my afternoon stroll.

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Late Afternoon

On a recent walk I became enamored with long corridors, sotoporteghi, and small campi. Here’s one example.

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Acts That Go Against Decorum

If you follow Venice news, you’ve probably seen this article by now about the German couple fined and expelled from the city for making coffee on the Rialto Bridge. Their penalty comes from the “Acts that go against decorum” statutes … Continue reading

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