This first feline is a pet, part of a family.
I loved her eyes!
These cats are part of at least a dozen who wander in the cloisters of the public hospital. They look well fed, but are very wary of strangers.
This morning, I had coffee and “fresh from the oven” fruit cake, at the home of a woman who gives rowing lessons here in Venice. She is originally from Australia, but is married to a Venetian, and has lived here for over 20 years. From their apartment terrace, they can see at least 10 churches and/or campanile, including San Marco.
During the course of the morning, we got talking about bread making, and I gave her a demonstration of the joys of kneading bread dough. I hope it turned out to be good bread!