Tag Archives: Venice

Cemetery Island

San Michele, the cemetery island of Venice in Italy: And this is how you get there:

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The Ghetto of Venice

Venice has the dubious distinction of being home to the world’s original ghetto, the area where in 1516 all the city’s Jews were ordered to move to. This came on top of other economic and social restraints, although the oppression was still … Continue reading

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Dead End?

In Venice, there aren’t really and dead ends, at last if you know how to swim. I am surprised how few people fall into the canals. Do Venetians drink less?

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The Sinking House in “Casino Royale”

Walking through Venice on a cold February morning, I saw a row of houses along the Grand Canal which I thought I had seen before. It was my first day in Venice, I don’t believe in reincarnation, so my recollection must … Continue reading

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Venice by Boat

One of the best things about Venice is that there are no cars. None. Zero. All the traffic happens on the water, by boat. This makes visiting Venice a unique experience. It is much quieter and more relaxed than other cities … Continue reading

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Venice welcomes Tourists

Photographed in Venice: “Tourists, you bring litter!” But apart from that, Venice was rather welcoming and I spent a very interesting, if cold, February weekend in this unique city. I can however understand the frustration of people who just want to live, … Continue reading

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Patriotism in Venice

The Italian flag, plus some other stylish textiles, in Venice:

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Don’t touch!

There are things which you would never want to touch. But then somebody puts up a sign “Don’t touch!” and you suddenly feel the urge to see what happens when you do touch. In that case, I did not feel … Continue reading

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Superman in Venice

I hope nobody will make the connection between my stay in Venice and this “Superman” boat: (Seen and photographed in Venice in January 2012. More photos to follow.) Superman’s holiday mission in Venice might explain why he couldn’t help out here.

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Would you want to live in “Toilet Creek”?

“Rio de la Toletta” may sound fabulous to foreign ears, but once you translate it, it is far less glamorous. Still, as all of Venice, it was beautiful. Seen and photographed in Venice, Italy in January 2012. (More photos to … Continue reading

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