I wondered what my first post from Venice would be about. A short walk last night proved inspirational for me!
Remember this fellow?
(You can read about him here, if you missed his story before: http://ytaba36.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/francesco-overini/
Last evening, I was walking past the Giardini, and saw this memorial not very far from the previous one.
And, I noticed the name of Francesco Querini. Could this be the same fellow?
I went back this morning, with my camera and notebook.
Here’s what you can see of the inscription.
So, if he was born in 1896, he couldn’t have been the same Francesco Quirini about whom I previously posted, who died in 1900. And, a quick look online hasn’t brought to light any information about this new Francesco Quirini. And, because I’m on holiday, I’m leaving it to the intrepid, devoted investigators in the group to see what they can find, if anything, about the mystery man.
Or, have I got it all wrong, and is the memorial dedicated to Pier Luigi Penzo, who was a pilot in World War 1, and for whom the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, a multi-use stadium in Venice, is named?
It seems it didn’t take long for Venice to throw a mystery in our path.
I leave you with an image of the view our original Francesco gazes at every day. If someone ever wants to erect a memorial to me, could you please give me an equally splendid view?