More Shiny Objects
Trip Start Dec 30, 2005
11Trip End Jan 11, 2006
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On to the Girdi Palace; the Doge's residence. Pales in comparison to Versailles (a good thing), but then I guess that's a function of a) land valued differently on an ant hill of an island and b) they aren't French. Seems like the French were fabulous people and let you damn well know you weren't as fabulous whereas the Italians just seemed fabulous
Hopped a vaparetto to Lido (what song seems to have the Lido beach name dropped?). Slightly underwhelming for a world famous beach, but it was the Adriatic nonetheless. Blue everywhere. Did I mention the overabundance of marble these people play with - it was inlaid in the sidewalks. Vaparetto again to Murano Island - known for its glass blowing. Most things were closed by the time we hit the island but still made for fabulous window shopping. An old man still had his small shop open and we packed in another couple of shiny objects to add to our booty. He didn't know a syllable of English but we got with the universal system of grunting and pointing. (I even saw an Italian woman using wild hand motions when she was simply thinking to herself).
Again, the coolest dogs... all offlead and well behaved, probably even more fashionable sweaters than the French and here they understand Italian! Fascinating.