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... contrasts, because the people in them aren't one-dimensional and can't be categorised nearly into little boxes (that's why I'm an anthropologist, not a sociologist or psychologist). Venice is not unique in it having contrasts, but I'm not sure how many cities are metaphoric. A city built on water, flowing with lives and tides. It is a beautiful city with glorious basilicas and city squares, masks and murano glass crafts, and it's an ugly city with it's little ...
After breakfast we bid good bye to our friends and vowed to plan another excursion together.
David and I took a commuter train to Florence where we caught the fast train to Venice.
Stepping off the train we could immediately see the charming city and it's waterways.
Venice is a large city full of narrow lanes/ pathways (some only three feet wide) with buildings extending up three to for stories.
It is like a maze.
... We walked past many different shops and restaurants before finally coming to a cafe where we sat down and had lunch. Of course we had pizza as we were in Italy and it was quite yummy. The only bad thing about the cafe was that there were heaps of pigeons just walking around and they keep on scaring me. We finally left the cafe and went back to the train station to pick up our bags and get on the train. It was ...
... about the culture and the people who have invaded or had doings with Venice over the centuries.
oo ooo oooo, here comes a Gongola, it is being navigated by a lady and two people are sitting in it. She calls out "Row Venice?" we say yes, and she says our boat is about 5 mites away.
A bit about Row Venice.
They are a group of "Vogatori" venetian rowers. These particular gondolas are traditional and there are only three. They are not ...
... with its neighbour. The main thoroughfare shops have colourful awnings - even the boats tied up in the canals are sporting a bright coat of paint. The lace products are exquisite and great discipline is required to prevent making a purchase in every store. This, our last day in Venice is celebrated with a lovely lunch in Burano, followed by a concert in the evening - a string ensemble playing Vivaldi's "Four ...