Monthly Archives: December 2008

Gli auguro tutto un nuovo anno felice

I wish you all a Happy New Year!   Atleast that’s how the Babel fish application tells me is the correct way to say it in Italian, and now my first decision of the new year is to finally learn Italian.   So … Continue reading

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Listen to Venice ….

Venice is an amazingly quiet city.   For those of us used to the ambient hum of traffic on the streets it can be confusing as you try to work out what is missing but once you’ve done that you become … Continue reading

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The good things in life….

What bliss to have four weeks in which to be indulgent.   Indulgence 1:  Books. The apartment had a wonderful selection of books on art, art and design, architecture and history!  And then there is what has to be the most unusual … Continue reading

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The Arsenale

The Arsenale (prn ars en are lay) was the centre of Venetian ship building from the 12th Century.   It was the greatest shipyard in the world but once Venice stopped being a major naval and trading power it gradually fell … Continue reading

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What shall I draw today?

One of the things I have let slip in my life is satisfying my inner artist, so Venice has been a place to nurture this part of me.    Not only does it give you a focus, but it makes you … Continue reading

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The Golden Palace

Ca’ d’Oro is one of the most iconic palazzo along the Grand Canal, with it’s beautiful blend of Moorish and Renaissance motifs and style.   A style known as Venetian Gothic.  If it looks so beautiful now, one can only imagine … Continue reading

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Buona notte!

Venice is beautiful in the day time, but at night she is  special!   Lights absorbed by the water reflect back another world, the damp air closes the city around you and makes it is easy for you to believe that the … Continue reading

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