A view from on high

A friend was staying in a hotel near the Ca’ d’Oro, and it possessed a lofty altana. Although the weather was brisk, to say the least, we climbed up the stairs to look at the rooftops, traffic on the Grand canal, and the chimneys.

A neighbouring altana

It was nice to see the chimneys from this angle

We were able to look down on this one, and catch a glimpse of the Grand canal, as well.

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20 responses to “A view from on high

  1. Caroline

    Hi Yvonne – thank you for keeping on keeping on!

    I have finally had to admit it’s been Too Hot (30-32 for about a week and a half & often very humid). We don’t have AC or even a fan at present, but thought we’d give it a go to see if we really needed to buy a portable one or other. It was hard to sleep at first (still 27-29 at night) but we may have been getting better at it – especially once we risked leaving the balcony door open & discovered the plug-in-bottle-of-noxious-chemicals did still keep the mozzies at bay. But less humid & a more manageable 27-28 the last couple of days. I imagine it would be harder to cope if we were working, especially full-time.

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    • Gosh, if it’s this hot now, what is this summer going to be like? I’m glad the noxious chemicals killed le zanzare … pesky little brutes. I have to check now, to see if you folks got to the art night happenings.

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  2. Hello, Danielle. How good for you to see your ‘home’ in Venice from this angle. 🙂

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  3. Quelle vue magnifique, j’aperçois juste derrière la cheminée la Ca’Favretto où je demeure lorsque je suis à Venise !
    à bientôt Yvonne
    Danielle

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  4. Michelle

    In just five months I’ll be there!!!!

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  5. Rob C

    The canal glistening in the sun, Damm, now I’m craving a ‘hit’ of Venice 😦

    Roll on December.

    Rob

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  6. julie

    Great memories from Foscari Palace Yvonne ! Looks a gorgeous day with the canal glistening in the sun .. who would believe it was soooo cold !

    Sorry been awol for a bit xxxx

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  7. I should just send you my folder of them, Linda, to do with what you want.

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  8. My favorite…..Venetian chimney’s…..YES!

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  9. Other Yvonne

    You’ve been squirrelling a few goodies away!! Love the crooked chimneys and a nice view of the inner workings. Great Perspective :o)

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  10. Well, nothing like the rooftops of Dismal Swamp, Darlene!

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  11. Nice. Sort of like the roof tops of Paris.

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