IQs Charming House
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... numerous stepped bridges of different sizes crossing canals. The structure of the Hotel Pausania dates back to the 14th century and still has the original staircase leading to the second floor where our room was.
Our first objective was the Peggy Guggenheim Museum about 10 minutes walk away. This remarkable American heiress, ...
... services. We went off reasonably early for the last hour's drive to Venice (Venezia), found the monitored parking lot ok. They managed to squeeze us into a corner. It was right on the highway and not particularly pleasant so all thoughts of staying the night vanished. We got the bikes off and headed off to the causeway which was pretty quiet to start with and then rather busy. The actual causeway was ok once we lifted the bikes over the barrier onto ...
... marble screen, more like a wall. Entering through the screen, you're surrounded by the dark wood of the monk's choir stalls, which were one of my favorite areas of the church. The stalls are intricately carved and very beautiful. Beyond the choir, is the main altar which features Titian's Assumption - also an impressive work of art - which used to hang in the Galleria dell'Accademia.
From the Frari church, we ...
Mom highlight - Doge's palace and shopping in the rain in Venice
Mom lowlight - getting lost in the Doge's prisons
Brian highlight - shopping
Brian lowlight - rain
Claibourne highlight - that Christine had a wonderful attitude the whole trip
Claibourne lowlight - it was our last full day in Italy
Christine highlight - shopping and skipping the museum
Christine lowlight - not sleeping well the last 2 nights
... up in the box next to the stage. (The cheap seats) I really should have done my research on Carmen, for some reason I thought it was similar to west side story but oh la la it was way raunchier than that. According to the program it was caused outrage in Paris in 1893, when it first premiered. It was considered to vulgar, which of course led to its rise in popularity. The subject matter centres around smugglers and ladies if the night which is quite raunchy for 1893. The rendition ...