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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #12

Yet another series of street art images. I posted one previously, then came across more on my 2022 trip. There was another that was very badly damaged. Have you seen others? Please share photos and I’ll post them. Can you … Continue reading

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View Through (8)

Last one in this series! I bet you didn’t think I’d have so many views through. I was on a bit of a jag. And there are actually a few more I didn’t post!

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Glass Walls Do Not a Prison Make

Just sharing some interesting news about Venice’s latest efforts to combat the acqua alta. I saw them working around the Basilica last June but never asked what was going on. Well, this is the result! And it seems to be … Continue reading

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View Through (7)

All these views through are from the Arsenale.

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Dear Venice: Wish You Were Here #22

Not a very old postcard: April 14, 1983. But the view is unusual because it’s so far back from the Bridge of Sighs and the Canonica. As usual, a bunch of gondolas are jammed up jockeying for position. I started … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian Does Casanova

Thanks to Dayna for letting me know about the upcoming “Casanova’s Venice” program being offered by the Smithsonian Associates. This hour and a quarter lecture will be presented via Zoom on Wednesday, January 11, at 12:00 EST. (That’s 9:00 am … Continue reading

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Sneaking into a Palazzo

I’ve long wondered what it was like inside Ca’ Foscari, the palazzo that houses Venice’s main university. Last summer a friend took me on a brief, partial tour to see some of the rooms. Here’s a peek!

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Coach Me, Casanova!

Well, don’t coach ME, Casanova! It’s actually the name of a new novel by New Yorker Roger Feuerman. Here’s the description: “Can a dating zero become a romantic hero? All I had to do was fall into a different century. … Continue reading

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