I know, I’ve been really slack, sitting on my bottom these last 30 plus hours, not thinking of you at all!
So, just a quick check-in to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you, but my mind still hasn’t caught up with the rest of me, so it’s no doubt safer that I wait until that startling event occurs. On the other hand, that may never happen, so I’ll report again soon, I vow.
Here’s the weather you’re missing by not being in Venice right now.
Yes, it’s cool, and very foggy. I tracked down Stefano Soffiato (venessia.com blog), to say hello. He has a souvenir stall in the Piazza.
I collected my rubber boots (stivali) from Karen and Mike. (http://www.theveniceexperience.blogspot.com/) They’re off for a well-earned break, and will be back early December. On the way home, I stopped for a hot dog (!) at Mood, in Campo Santa Margherita. Along with other people, I do want these young people to make a go of it. I got on the vaporetto from the Ca’ Rezzonico stop, and saw that the temporary pedestrian bridge, for the Festa della Salute on Monday, is up and open for business. There are already stalls selling candles (and other things, I suspect), near the church. Oh, for those who stay in the Campo Santa Margherita area, the Punta supermercato is OPEN!
La Fenice theatre is very near my apartment, so I stopped in there, to see if there were any good tickets still left for the matinée New Year’s Eve concert. I asked the lady to select a seat that she’d be happy to be in, and came home clutching my ticket.
I took my shopping list and set out for the Co-op store in San Marco. On the way, I realised I was close to the Locanda Orseolo, so I stopped in to say hello to Igor, who was manning the fort, so to speak. He sends his regards to those folks from Wyoming who like staying there.
On the way home, I got a touch lost … well, this is Venice, after all. But, it was a lucky wrong turn. I found a tiny capitello on a wall in Calle San Gallo. I haven’t checked to see if Annie (http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/) has described it.
There you go … some of the highlights of my first day back in this precious city. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. Buona notte … zzzzzz