Back home in Dublin…

29Mar11

   Gondolier waiting for tourists at Grand Canal, Venice, Italy www.free-wallpapers.cz/nahled-velky/venice.jpg t1%2f40%2f512640%2f4%2f38050321.4DVdgG3K.jpg t1%2f40%2f512640%2f4%2f61956247.myZmNCKc.jpg t1%2f40%2f512640%2f4%2f61995951.c1deohT2.jpg

Above are: agondolier awaiting Americans, gondola on Grand Canal, Grand Canal at night, parked gondolas near S Marco, Gondolas with S.Maria della Salute in distance, Gondola almost beneath the Bridge of Sighs. 

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A week in Venice went well – met good friends, lots of good meals (too many), reacquainted with a beautiful city. Did an art tour for friends , met the man who took over Venice Art Tours, reingratiated myself with my fav restaurant (Gianni’s on the Zattere),

Met numerous people who did not know we did not live in Venice any more. Guess they missed the going away party. The local merchants were very surprised to see me and are probably still trying to figure out what they did wrong to lose our business for the last year.

Campo S. Margherita

The above campo is the happening place in Dorsoduro. It is just across a bridge from our former digs in Campo S. Pantalon. Our fav restaurant was Gianni’s on the Zattere, and tell the waiter you know il professore, just up from the Gesuati Church. At the far end of this campo is a small bar run by a dour Venetion named Deliberto…tell him you know il Americano.

Special thanks to the following who were very helpful to me in the somewhat modified mental state in which I find myself: Tony Bird, Jane Gorlin, Sid Stires, Frank O’Halloran, Alan Benjamin, Jeremy Magorian, Liesl Odenweller, Judith Asher, and others….tante Grazie tutte!

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