These two dapper gentlemen were strolling along in the San Polo sestiere.
You just don’t see blokes dressed like this in Dismal Swamp!
And, after a long time without the presence of this subject, I bring you the self-professed pissotta numero uno.
Bold as brass!
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Tagged as fashion, pissotta, San Polo, style
Glad to see the pissotte back Yvonne, had to laugh at Pats comment and your reply !!! and giannetta too, they would love you to , I bet ! 🙂
Not long now until the gang is together in Venice, Julie. We’ll help Pat, shall we?
See, all pissotte great and small, there are people out there who love you.
The forecast for Dismal Swamp is quite exciting today, I’m glad I’m not there!
Quite exciting?! Do tell us more!
They were in for severe thunderstorms, with strong winds and un sacco di pioggia. Will I have a home to go back to in Dismal Swamp?
Aaahhh – I am so delighted at the return of the pissotta. They’ve been missed.
Sartorial splendor? Maybe the guy in black, but the other fella looks like he’s on his way to a dress rehearsal of “Waiting For Godot.”
It’s a look you could well aspire to, FS. You’d turn heads wherever you went!
You and the two gentiluomini were in Calle de l’Ogio o de la Rugheta, heading into Campo San Aponal. Nobody needs to know that, but I get a kick out of it.
Spot on, Bert. Now, I can’t even remember why I was in that area. 🙂
Well, if you have to be a pissotta, might as well be number one!
It is a big show-off, for sure, Darlene.
Yvonne…new career idea…leading pisotti tours!! I’d sign up!
What an excellent idea, Linda. And, there could be a guide book with different itineraries, calendars, mugs, bookmarks … Do you want to do the art work? 🙂
And, they’re back!! Now I know you’re back in Venice 🙂
Rob, you don’t know how many I have walked past and thought “Nah, they’ve seen that one.”
From what you say of the Dismal Swamp I think those gentlemen would be a tad warm in their overcoats. Actually from what I see on Weather.com I think they are a tad warm in Venice…but then when it gets into the 50’s (F) here in the Pacific Northwest windows start opening and people start looking for their shorts because can 60 be very far away?
Those pissotte appear when you aren’t even thinking about looking for them. And I just think “oh, there’s one of Yvonne’s favorite things”.
Yesterday, I was in Treviso (about 30 minutes away by train), and was surprised at how much warmer it was there. I guess being a little inland made the difference.
It’s the same here most times…unless you are headed up into the mountains it’s warmer away from the water. But I’m pretty darn close to the water.
Still looks lovely…wonderful walking weather.
Those are some interesting bricked-up openings above that pisotta. If only these old buildings could speak!
There’s always yet another thing to grab our attention, SusieQ.
Susie..I was thinking the same thing. I’ve taken a series of images of ‘bricked’ in Venetian openings. Once you start noticing them, you see them by the dozens. It would be wonderful to watch a fast-speed film of all the changes…..and to see the original buildings too!!
Gosh I love older men dressed up like that, I could squeeze them to death!
I don’t think the gentlemen would object to that, Giannetta! Ciao, bella. 🙂
I saw one in Barcelona and took a photo of it !
They seem to be in quite a few locations in Europe.
I’m going to be on the search for these while I’m in Venice! 😉
Pat, do you mean the blokes, or the pissotte? Either way, you should be in luck. 🙂
Ha ha !! too funny .. Pat will you be on the look out for the old men in Venice … ! 🙂
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