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... Lucia Station, water taxi to apartment, settle into apartment- Donna Onesto
Day 13 May 22 Th Venice: Untour orientation- walking tour, gondola shop, lunch, met Thibs at San Lucia Station- took vaparetto to P. Toma, walked to apartment, dinner at Improntucafe
Day 14 May 23 F Padua: Bus to Padua, Scrovegni Chapel, St. Anthony's Basilica, train return to Venice ("Padova incident") ...
... 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 ...
... and emergency vessels (ambulance and fire- we saw one of the former but not the latter).
We observed and were on vessels in the Grand Canal and Rios numerous times. In spite, of the many boats and their many interactions we observed we didn't observe even one mishap, not even one contact between boats!! All the skippers appeared to be calm, cool-headed (not what one hears about Italians) and patient. I guess they've had a lot of years to get it right? ...
... so ceiling. The model ("Cesare") was maybe 10'-12' in length and 6' or so in width. The details of the fittings, rigging, and lines were very intricate and apparently very accurate. I've included a photo but the glass case distorts the model plus it was impossible to frame the entire model in the photos. I call on Lamar to do a little research on this vessel.
Another interesting, albeit small ...
Ok so here is my last blog entry,
I haven't done a huge amount since I last made an entry but what I have done I shall tell you about (aren't ya lucky).
One night we went to see a famous American comedian, his name is Ron White (you are probably thinking "who!) Don't worry I didn't know him either but he is very very good! Very funny and very relaxed, he stands on stage with a cigar and a bottle of scotch. His material is very mixed and can get very ...
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