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The Millions

A friend recently wrote to me asking about Marco Polo’s house. Apparently, there is a lot of information (and possibly misinformation) about what is left of the Polo family house in Venice. I’m writing from my home in California, so … Continue reading

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Where Is the Reverence?

A while back I was in Washington DC for a conference and had an hour to spare in the National Gallery. I asked for the Venetian collection and headed down the hallway, entering the first room and immediately turning right … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Wander

Before I ever went to Venice, I was told that the best way to experience the city was to get lost. “You can’t get too lost,” people would tell me, “because you always end up back at the water.” Which … Continue reading

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Sign Painter Turf Wars

Boyoboyoboy. I’m in Venice and I have so much to blog about, but I don’t have easy internet access. This is torture. So I typed these in the apartment on the laptop and came to an internet café to upload … Continue reading

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Cinema Rossini

  My friend Vonda just returned from a trip to Venice, where she took this photo of the Cinema Rossini, which is Casanova’s day was known as the Teatro Benedetto. Vonda was there to buy Murano glass for her store … Continue reading

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