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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 ...
... was the seat of Venetian rule for over 400 years and was built to display the power and wealth of the Republic. Much like our own White House, the Doge and his family lived in the Palace from which he carried out the affairs of state. Unlike our White House, the Palace also included a Senate Hall where 120 senators met, debated and passed laws. Masterpieces of Veronese and Tintoretto ...
... gondolas, they were painted different colors but the ruling Duke of Venice, didn't approve and decree that henceforth all gondolas would be painted black. The "ornament" on the bow of all gondolas is a representation of the symbol of the Doge. We also learned that the gondoliers may employ as many as 8-10 different strokes in guiding the craft through the intricate canals of the city and avoiding contact with other vessels and fixed structures. These different ...
... 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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