The other day, I visited Ca’ Foscari, part of the University of Venice, with Fausto. (see the Alloggi Barbaria link for good photos and comments). The Japanese Ambassador was making a visit to the Palazzo that morning, and there was a well organised table ready for the reception. Fausto tried, with no success, to have us included in the reception.
Then, I went to see a small garden that had been financed and planted by the residents of a campo near Ca’ Foscari. Again, Fausto had written about this on his blog. It looks so pretty, and I laughed at the sign they had put up for all the university educated dogs of the neighbourhood.
What a cool entry to a home.
I had read about these gentlemen who help to control the gondolas as people get off and on, but this was the first time I had seen one. Does someone know the name of their trade?
Last night, I had dinner with Barb, at a most wonderful Osteria near her apartment. As I walked home, I saw the full moon peeping through the clouds.