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Tag Archives: Venice
Now I know why it’s called CATalonia: it doesn’t know if it wants to walk through the door or not. Shouldn’t nobody sign no contract that they ain’t read before. (I am now giving legal advice in country lyrics, at … Continue reading
… and there goes Gustav von Aschenbach: “Death in Venice“ is not my favorite book by Thomas Mann, but he is one of my most favorite authors. I have met a few people who have dismissed Thomas Mann as a writer … Continue reading
If only they didn’t have a bloody flood, each time I am in Venice!
Go to Venice soon! Because if the current trend will hold, the city will be decomposed rather soon. Looking at the costs and the corruption of large projects like the flood protection system MOSE, it might be better to let Venice … Continue reading
“No more hotel rooms available? No problem, I don’t mind staying at the hospital,” one might be tempted to say in Venice if one knows what the local hospital looks like. And this is only the rear entrance. Because to the … Continue reading
The title is a quote from Antal Szerb’s book Journey by Moonlight.
Deep in Venice, between all the ostentatious palaces, the churches, cathedrals and museums, there are a few wooden sheds, so out of place as if they had just arrived this morning with the train from South Tyrol. This is where carpenters make … Continue reading
The Rialto Bridge, built in 1524 but preceded by wooden bridges and before that by pontoons, was the only bridge to cross the Grand Canal until 1854. The covered ramps carry small shops on either side of the bridge. The … Continue reading