Tag Archives: Venice history

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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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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Casanova in Place Redux

The latest edition of Casanoviana has made it to my mailbox! How exciting to see so many of the essays that were presented at the Casanova in Place Symposium that I organized back in 2019. Thank you to Antonio Trampus … Continue reading

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Voices from Venice Readings — Book Your Place!

You may remember from an earlier post my announcement about joining the Guild of St George, an organization inspired by John Ruskin and committed to sustaining the environment, traditional crafts, and more. I am particularly interested in their work regarding … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #16

Okay, employ a good British accent as you read this postcard sent to London. It was apparently sent from the Ferrovia station in Venice, but the text of the postcard references spending the day in Milan, so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Venetian Emoji #9

What do you think, folks? Which emotion is this Venetian emoji expressing?

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #15

Most of my postcards are quite old, but this one is more recent (in comparison to the others). 1981 doesn’t seem that long ago to me because I was a teenager then! But to many people I guess it’s still … Continue reading

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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Venezia Stampa

Inspired by Monica Cesarato’s Live in Venice Week last May, when I went to Venice in August I sought out a number of the artisans that she and her team interviewed. After watching this interview video, I found my way … Continue reading

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Google Earth Flies Again!

If you enjoyed the Google Earth flight over Venice that took you to Casanova sites, you’ll be thrilled to learn that I have another Google Earth flight to share with you. Shawn Von Ins created another trip through Venice’s streets–and … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Puzzle Gondola

Isn’t it adorable? I bought this little gondola this summer at Signor Blum’s at Campo San Barnaba. They come in many colors and are all made by hand. I don’t really understand how the pieces fit so snugly together–How do … Continue reading

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