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... stage ending up in Piazza Roma, another time somehow making into the university and crossing over bridge after bridge.
Later in the afternoon I joined a walking tour which was really interesting learning about how Venice came to be Venice. How the streets got there names was particularly interesting, as until the 19th century there were no written street names, it was all verbal directions and so there street names are now based on something of significance ...
... through the canals. They
are everywhere along the water edges, which are along all the streets so it was
easy to find a couple of Gondoliers standing about waiting for some tourists to
hop in. We did just so and immediately could not believe we were really on a
Gondola in the canals of Venice. Of course Kanon was probably the most excited
to simply be on a boat in the water, hard to calm him down! We enjoyed a
... whole shops devoted to them and many are stunning. It goes back it seems maybe a thousand years including various attempts to control it. It enabled people to mix without being identified and was used to flirt and have debauched masquerade parties. Ang asked if it was like the movie "Eyes Wide Shut" and we were told that the director, Stanley Kubrick, had spent a lot of time in Venice, so some things that happen in that strange movie are true!! ...
... I like to admit. I also think the lack of green space bothers me. In a weird way it reminds me if inner city Sydney. Some parts are old and run down, some are old and renovated. Some are just old and decaying. At least all the little alleys are clean and eventually lead somewhere (I won't even start to describe Sydney alleys, but clean isn't a word that ever comes to mind). The shops are small hole in the wall affairs in the alleys, with little sense or order, ...
... Other than that we just wandered and observed. Venice is a funny place, in that it's economy is essentially only tourism based, and yet it somehow retains a unique charm. There's simply no other city you can go to which you can still only get around on foot, or go through such a tangle of narrow passageways. It's nearly impossible to keep your bearings in Venice, as you have ...