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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

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“Death in Venice”

… 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

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The narrow alleyways of Venice

If only they didn’t have a bloody flood, each time I am in Venice!

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Venice is decomposing

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

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A Palace for the Sick, the Lame and the Ailing

“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

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Sunset in Venice

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“The essential Veniceness of Venice”

The title is a quote from Antal Szerb’s book Journey by Moonlight.

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Where the Gondolas are made

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

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The Bridges of Venice

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

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Piazza San Marco in Venice

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