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... br> Day 20 May 29 Th Locarno: Met Untour Host- Elizabetta at train station and walked to Information Bldg for orientation; met other Untours travelers Ron and Heidi; walked thru Market-disappointing and took funicular and aerial bus to Cadada overlook
Day 21 May 30 F Locarno: Bus to Sogona via Versaca Valley, lunch at Grotto Elba; return by bus to Locarno; food shopping trip to the Coop ...
... walls. The floors are beautifully designed and executed marble mosaics, some of which I took pictures off before realizing photos were not allowed.
This is the distinctive hat worn by all Doges. BTW, wives of Doges were termed Dogaressas!
The piazza (courtyard) connecting the Palace and the Basilica was used for ceremonial purposes and served as water ...
Ok I admit to being a "boat person", so I was fascinated by the boats on the canals and Lagoon of Venice. Whereas this posting will likely to be of interest only to those individuals of a similar persuasion, it's apparent that Venice only works because of its boats which move both the people and the freight into, out, and within the city.
Here's a summary of the types of boats that can be seen in the canals and Lagoon of the city.
Vaparetto (water ...
... a scale model of an experimental vessel (dated 1898) with a winged rudder and keel that was never constructed but predated by almost 100 years the modern concepts of a winged keel and hydrofoils.
One of the rowed "galleons" (?) had an unusual configuration for the oars with each oar station consisting of 3 side by side oars with each station manned by 3 oarsmen. I counted approximately 25 ...
... good health and a safe journey that none of us will soon forget.
Unfortunately I was the only one doing the journal entries so only my perspective of the trip was shared.
Thanks all for prayers, comments and just following along.
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