Oh, boy

What an excellent day I had on the Lido, yesterday!

I took the 5.2 vaporetto from the Guglie stop, and arrived at the Lido about 45 minutes later. Then, I took a bus, Linea B, to a stop in Malamocco.

Before I caught the bus (the Actv pass covers buses on the Lido), I stopped for some coffee, a sinfully tasty brioche, and the use of the toilet.

The toilette looked like this: 

Thanks to the recent Su e Zo per i Ponti, my leg muscles did me proud!

Thanks to the recent Su e Zo per i Ponti, my leg muscles did me proud!

When I got off the bus, I crossed the road, and headed toward the seafront. Soon, I found my destination, the murazzo. This is an embankment or seawall that was built to protect the Lido from storm surges. It stretches for about 5 km, and is popular with walkers, cyclists and dogs.

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Every so often, along the walkway, there is an opening, with steps down to an area between the walkway and the seawall.

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And now, we are in a different environment, with the seawall on one side, the wall of the walkway on the other, and a long stretch of paving blocks ahead of us. (I think they might be Istrian stone, but I’m not sure.) They reminded me somewhat of the paved streets of Pompeii.

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There has been a lot of debris tossed over the seawall onto this area.

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Further down the walkway, I found the restaurant that this belongs to:

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It wasn’t opened, but in season, it would be a perfect place to have lunch or dinner, and gaze out at the sea.

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The sea was so lovely, a vivid contrast to the white stones.

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What a great place for a training run.

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Are these the remnants of a fishing expedition?

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And, “The Murazzo Walk of Fame”.

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21 responses to “Oh, boy

  1. Balade bien sympathique!!!
    M de sclos

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  2. jan Graham

    There used to be loads of those loo’s in Italy, sometimes you had to use them, beware splashes

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  3. Great pictures my friend. Considering my knees (although better than they were) I would just have to “hold it”.

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  4. Jude Marks

    Did you bring a change of clothing?

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  5. Brava Yvonne! You visited a place where tourists never go even if Murazzi talk about Venice and its hard battle against the sea. Murassi is also a song by Pitura Freska, a local group very famous and beloved. Their songs are in Venetian dialect http://youtu.be/zIuLVA-cFLU

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    • Ciao, Daniela, and thank you for introducing me to Pitura Freska. I love their cheery music.

      I think I need to go all the way to the beginning of the Murazzi next time. 🙂

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  6. Ah, the good old toilette a la turque! Saw and used many of those in West Africa.

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  7. Andrew

    Wet feet. Been there (in France).

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  8. Jude Marks

    That toilet is fascinating! I think it must be for gymnasts!

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    • You learn to find out where the paper is, before you “descend”, and then, it’s not all that easy to regain an erect posture!

      There is a small problem with the plumbing. When you push the flush button (which was a block of wood), there emerged water from many unexpected places! It all added to the adventures of the day, Jude.

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  9. Barb

    What a wonderfully interesting day you had! Glad to see that the weather is getting better for you.

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