Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Photo of Photos

Doors, windows and arches. Everywhere in Venice there are wonderful architectural features. The chimney pots (which are designed to stop sparks from flying out over the city, thus reducing the risk of major  fires), those stunning Gothic Venetian arches that … Continue reading

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No snow

It only rarely snows in Australia so the sight of  snow is a novelty.  In 2007 my trip to Italy co-incided with the rare sight of snow on Mt Versuvius and the inbound flight over the Italian Alps covered in snow … Continue reading

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More on Reading

So Many books and so little time !   Looking for a good read about Italy (or Venice)?   These are some that I have enjoyed, I don’t guarantee that you will agree with me, and I’m sure that there are some … Continue reading

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Photos from the Phone

Some images that I had forgotten about …. the final moments of the Bellini at Harry’s Bary, the wonderful presentation of the luncheon at Florian; the Glass Museum at Murano and some random photos taken of the gardens around the … Continue reading

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Reading

I was reorganising my bookshelf on the weekend and realised that I have ended up with an interesting collection of books about Italy, and in particular Venice.  The book  that started it all was Under the Tuscan Sun about 6 years … Continue reading

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