Tag Archives: San Trovaso

Vigna Murada

Vigna Murada, the original name of the island now known as Lazzaretto Novo, has had inhabitants since the Bronze Age. Most people think of it, however, as a quarantine island, where ships and their crews and cargos were held for … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

BoatChaseGondolaDestructionHorror

From the James Bond film Moonraker. I love the silly bits at the end, like the pigeon doing a double-take, or the guy at the table deciding that a gondola driving through the Piazza San Marco is a good reason … Continue reading

Posted in Gondolas, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Gondola Sightings

Gondolas show up in expected and not-so-expected places. In May I was in New Orleans and saw this in City Park: The poor dear had its ferro amputated so it can fit under the bridges. No convenient tides like Venice … Continue reading

Posted in Gondolas, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Disembodied Hands

Disembodies hands floating before the church altar. That’s what I saw last night, or thought I saw. Actually, it was the screen they had set up to project the image of the organist playing at the church of San Trovaso. … Continue reading

Posted in Venice | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments