Tag Archives: Venice

Gondola Stuff: Wooden Puzzle

I picked up this puzzle at a tobacco shop in Venice and had some fun putting it together. First the body of the gondola, with the ferro on one side and the popa di ferro on the other. That’s quite … Continue reading

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Join me for an Evening at Gabriella Cafe!

Happy Spring! I’d like to invite you to come join me for an evening of talk and thought. I’ll be offering a “salon” event at Gabriella Cafe in Santa Cruz, on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00 to 9:00. A literary … Continue reading

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Murano or Bust!

Can I say Murano titties or will I offend someone? It just seemed like the right word for the photo (though my auto-correct wanted to write “kitties”). Is this what glassmakers do with the odd ends of their glass rods?

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Street Art / Venetian Stylin’ #13

In Castello, at the far end of Via Garibaldi, on the way to the church of Sant’Anna. It looks like Banksy to me, but I was told it’s not.

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Dear Venice: Wish You Were Here #23

March 10th. Thought you might like to see the style of palace we are living in at the present. Two ticks over one of the upper rooms (indecipherable) where we are situated and as you see we overlook the Grand … Continue reading

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To Dream of Living in Venice

As you know I sometimes while away some minutes watching video walkthroughs of apartments in Venice. Today I offer not a video but some photos for an apartment with the most amazing terrace. Of course, the interior ain’t too shabby … Continue reading

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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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In the News: Casanova the Navy Sheriff

Here’s the newest headline in my series of the name “Casanova” showing up in a Google search: “Ventura County gets new ‘Navy Sheriff’” Usually, Casanova is a last name, but here it’s a first name. Lt. Casanova Love has taken … 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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