A calle in Dorsoduro

I wonder how many times I passed these columns before I finally paid attention to their details of their structure?

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31 responses to “A calle in Dorsoduro

  1. Lou

    I know those columns Yvonne. I’d like to see them in cross section. Must be round bricks! Do you think they would have been rendered Originally? Maybe not, because the render has worn off so perfectly. Another great shot.
    L

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    • Hi, Lou. I can’t believe it! I was just thinking about you folks, and here you are. You and Pete will have to make a close inspection of them, next time. Ciao!

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  2. I passed many times too and this is the first time I pay attention to the columns! Thanks Yvonne!!

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  3. Michelle

    Last time I was in Venice (with Yvonne) I kept over 600 pictures and was only there for 5 days. That’s not counting the ones I deleted. Thank goodness for digital cameras and that I’m not paying to have film developed anymore.
    I pick up the new camera this weekend. Yay, that gives me time to practice with it before the trip.

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    • I wonder how many millions/trillions/zillions of photos are taken each year, in our city? I love watching the youngsters from that certain Asian country, doing funny things in the Piazza, while their mates take photos of them. No posing stiffly for those tourists!

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  4. Bert

    I’m back! Yvonne recalled correctly – she was going along Calle del Forno (the third street from the ‘top’ of the campo) towards to Ponte del Forno, from where Calle Nova takes you towards Piazzale Roma.
    I was going to take a photo of these pillars, but the light never seemed quite right when I happened to be there. I took about 1700 photos, which works out at an average of about 100 a day. Do you think I may have a problem?

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  5. Melissa

    You have to try a Negroni next time. Yes, one part gin, one part vermouth rosso and one part campari with a sage leaf and orange slices. Bitter, but I love it! Try one, it’ll knock your sock off, literally :O)

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    • Melissa

      Sorry, *socks*! It won’t knock just one off lol!

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      • πŸ™‚ , Melissa. I remember we made a drink like that, in Canada. We called them “Whispers” I think. But the effect was more like a”Holler”.

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    • Other Yvonne

      Melissa, lovely sounding memory. I agree, I think it loosened a tooth also. Put me in mind of a couple of drinks called medronho ( strength not flavour ) I had at Ferragudo, Portugal. No socks on then…but I never did find my sandals?!?! πŸ™‚
      Yvonne, is it campari or aperol you prefer?

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  6. Michelle

    Can hardly wait for my new discoveries!!! 172 days!!!!

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  7. Barb

    Whew…I’ve been trying to figure out how I missed this building but it seems it has been hiding from most of us. I was just wondering if you know how many photos you took during your last visit? Each one you have posted gives us something new to enjoy or is a memory to delight us.

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    • Good morning, EPGOB!!! I have no idea how many photos I took. All I can tell you is, there are lots of places still waiting to be discovered, back in Venice!

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  8. Other Yvonne

    I find there are so many details it can make me dizzy trying to take it all in.
    Yes…and that’s before a prosecco, sgroppino or the knee buckling negroni!!

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    • Isn’t that true, OY? Even the most time-worn building can stop you in your tracks (on the way to or from that prosecco/sgroppino or negroni), with either one small detail or a feast of them.

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      • Melissa

        Ahhhhh, Negroni.

        Had the most beautiful Negroni at Vernazza, on the Cinque Terre! Sorry to change direction there……just got a little nostalgic for a second. Thanks OY for reminding me of those fabulous knee-buckling Negroni………sigh!

        Sorry, I digress, back to Dorsoduro!

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      • I had to check online to see what goes into a Negroni … phew!

        The Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part bitters, traditionally Campari. It is considered an apΓ©ritif.

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  9. Don’t berate yourself for not noticing the details sooner. Of all the days, weeks and months I have spent wandering around Dorsoduro, I have no idea where these even are!

    Bert, where are you?

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  10. Yvonne….they are marvelous. I’ve been all over Dorsoduro…and don’t recall seeing them. So I guess I’m not as observant as I thought I was!

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    • Good morning, Linda and Susie. As I recall, I was headed toward Piazzale Roma, from Campo Santa Margherita, via one of the several calles leading that way. Looking at them today, I hope there aren’t any more earthquakes. I hope their structure is secure!

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  11. Hi Yvonne, you have the Hello from the Diana crew where I had a nice lunch on the terrasse by the rio.
    Have a nice day!

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