When I step out of my door, and turn to the right, look what I see in the very first corner! And, it is supposedly under surveillance, to boot. (In case you don’t know what in heck I’m on about, have a look at this post which will explain it for you.) https://ytaba36.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/
On the door just opposite mine, which is very plain and utilitarian, these two splendid examples of door knobs. I liked the fact that they are not identical. Yes, I am envious.
My perambulations took me to Dorsoduro so I could see, and walk across, the votive bridge which has been erected for the Festa della Salute. It was an exceptional experience to walk across the Grand Canal at that site, and to see the Accademia Bridge from an entirely different angle. (The votive bridge bounces gently, responding to the actions of the water.)
Well, wouldn’t you know it! Someone in red always pops up to spoil the view.
I had seen a poster telling of a Confirmation Mass at San Marco, with special guest choirs performing. So, my next stop was to attend this very special mass. It really brought a lump to my throat, seeing those young people receive this sacrament in such a wonderful church. There were many proud parents and friends who must have felt the emotion even more strongly.
Lunch time, and I knew I wasn’t far from the Osteria alla Staffa, in Castello. I was in luck, there was space for one more customer, so I enjoyed their delicious lasagne, and a glass of Sangiovese. Fortified in body, I headed home. I liked the looks of this particular reflection in a canal.
And, I spotted another hairy guy …
And was reminded of the importance of good oral hygiene …
My day ended with a most pleasant social occasion. I met the very vivacious Christy for my first spritz of this visit. Christy and her husband Paul are from the USA, and this is their 5th time to spend Christmas in Venice. They are here for 3 months, and have an apartment in the Corte Gregolina, where there is a most splendid vera da pozzo. (Down, envy!)