Tag Archives: Rialto Bridge

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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Carillon Venezia

The cutest music box EVER! Or click here:¬†Carillon Venezia When I showed this to my partner RJ, he said, “And you didn’t buy it?”¬†I couldn’t! The video was sent to me by my friend Adriano. I hope it makes you … Continue reading

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Losing Sleep in Venice

A lot of people lost a lot of sleep over this show! My friend Adriano sent me a link to a recent RAI tv film about Venice. Although it’s all in Italian, even if you don’t speak that language, you … Continue reading

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Terrorists in Venice!?

Just got this news from an Italian friend: Authorities arrested four men who were planning to bomb the Rialto Bridge. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/30/italian-police-break-alleged-jihadist-cell-planned-attack-venices/ The Telegraph article I emailed with a Venetian friend who works near Campo Manin, where one of the men … Continue reading

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Bug Killler Gondola

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related stuff, here’s your latest peek into my collection. I got this at the fair trade shop by the Rialto Bridge. It’s made from used bug spray cans. Clever recycling, but whoever got … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

Your latest location to puzzle over. Here are a couple shots I took while looking out the windows: And here’s the ceiling… And the floor. So where am I? Can you name the building?

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Impious Miscreants with Diabolicall Perswasions

The British traveler (and one-time court jester) Thomas Coryat is often credited as taking the first Grand Tour of Europe (though he certainly didn’t know it at the time!). In 1608 he traversed Europe, mostly on foot, and spent some … Continue reading

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