I went to a concert at San Biagio church on Sunday. The featured trio played compositons by Telemann, Corelli and Haendel, on instruments such as an oboe d’amore, flauto dolce, oboe barocco and clavicembalo.
At one point, there was a solo for clavicembalo, and a young father quietly brought his young son closer, so the boy could see the musician. The child was no more than 3, he never took his eyes off the musician, and his tiny fingers were keeping time with the music. Wow! Is this a musical genius in the making? The little boy clapped very enthusiastically at the end of the performance.
Yesterday, as I crossed the Piazza, a mini-Flash Mob happened! A bunch of young Chinese boys and girls appeared, took off their backpacks, and began to sing some traditional Chinese songs, gradually forming into a choral grouping, to entertain us with more singing and choreography. I found out that they are on their way to sing in Vienna. Another “wow!’ They were about 13-15 years old.
The Correr Museum end of the Piazza is a beehive today, as preparations hit high gear for Carnevale.
Today, I was rewarded with more treasures in San Polo. This sestiere, and Cannaregio, have been my happy hunting grounds, for sure.
After reading on the blog Venice Beyond the Bridge of the find in Cannaregio, of a working manual doorbell/doorpull, I came across a pair in San Polo.
Not only that, but on the walls near this building, there were rusted remnants of the devices used to open doors remotely, before electricity.
Good grief! I almost forgot about another newsworthy event. Today, for a change of pace, I had something different at Tonolo. Chocolate lovers, I did this for you. Herewith Sacher con Panna. It wasn’t bad!
There was a postcard from my home state in the mail today. Thank you, Melissa and Liam for reminding me that there is life after Venice.