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Venetian Emoji #11

This one reminds me of the Cyclops from the tale of Odysseus. Can you see the resemblance? So would the emotion being represented be a gigantic “OUCH!?”

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The Search for Hope

“A lockdown with imposed restrictions. For some this is a paralyzing situation, for others it is being given space to create. In the last thirteen years of his life, Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) also found himself in restrictive circumstances: the money … Continue reading

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Announcing: Riffs & Ecstasies Venice

I’ve announced this book before, by California author Rita Bottoms with paintings by her husband Tom Bottoms. But this announcement is for the new second edition, which has been reorganized and has new content. What I love most about this … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Wave Fridge Magnet

It happened AGAIN! I am not making this up! How many times have I told you that I think I’ve found all the gondola things in my house, only to discover one more? This time, I was looking at a … Continue reading

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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #4

Someone made good use of the frame that was already on this wall. Happy New Year to you all! This image makes me feel calmer, much needed right now with so much changing all around us.

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Sharing: Making Limoncello

My friend Carol shared this video with me for how to make limoncello. But oh, the video offers so much more than that! If you want to brighten your day, click “play” and enjoy your time with Pasquale. I’d suggest … Continue reading

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Sharing: La Venessiana’s “Postcard from Venice”

I hope you already subscribe to La Venessiana’s Postcard from Venice blog. It’s delightfully full of recipes, images, holidays, history, and so many other wonderful things from Venice. Her latest issue has just come out, and it features some lovely … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #17

“Come out in our gondola this evening!” Yes yes yes yes yes please! How I wish I were there with K. R. Elliott to take up this offer. Alas, I am decades too late. This card is marked “Aug. 20” … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #10

This Venetian emoji comes from Vince Gratzer, a fellow Venetophile who was inspired to check out the mailboxes of Venice and see what they have to teach us. He calls this “The Eyes Have It.” What emotion or expression is … Continue reading

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A Study

Spotted these guys lounging in the tiny calle adjacent to an antique store, just off Campo San Barnaba.

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