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More Support for Artisans

My last post about Damocle Bookstore prompted more responses and requests for information about how to support Venetian artisans. JoAnn Locktov shared this link, which lists a wide variety of creators, from painted fabric, to forcole, to glass jewelry. There’s … Continue reading

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Sharing: Gondola Shoes

Provocative title, no? Do I mean shoes you wear on a gondola? Shoes that gondolas wear? Neither! Rita (who has contributed Venetiana to this site before) sent this photo spotted in Santa Cruz, California, of a painting featuring gondolas in … Continue reading

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Courtesans and their Surprises

You remember the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale about the Princess and the Pea? She can’t sleep because there’s a pea under her 20 mattresses and yet she still feels it. Though the thought seems sacrilegious, I couldn’t help but think … Continue reading

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