This dwelling in Venice has not only a private bridge but also its own steps down to the water of the canal.
I wonder if that is their boat to the rear of the bridge, or if they have one they moor at the foot of the water stairs?
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Tagged as boats, bridges, canals, private bridge
Such a pretty little spot. Could the water have been lower at another point when the steps were built?
That’s quite possible, Sue. Sometimes, they isolate a canal, pump out the water, and do inspection/maintenance work on the foundations. It’s not an easy city for maintenance, that’s for sure.
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That’s the Rio delle Gorne, and the house is part of the Arsenale.
There, I kept you out of mischief for a couple of days, Bert! 🙂
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I wonder if sleeping on a water-bed wth pictures of Venice above it would be a good compromise? One could add to the excitement combine it with eating Venetian biscuits while listening to Gustav Mahler.
Well, Gerard, I’ll try that tonight. But, I’ll substitute a spritz for the biscuits, and Vivaldi for Mahler. I’ll report back, sometime. 🙂
We’ve had about 135 mm of rain since yesterday. Hurray!
Yvonne, are you getting a bit of the typhoon that’s going through the Pacific? 135 mm seems like quite a bit of rain in one day…but if you need it that’s good.
The rain was overdue and so welcome. We all hope the outback regions will get some of it, too.
Nice house. I have just finished reading The Gondola Maker. Quite a short read but ok. It had quite mixed reviews on Amazon. I’m gald I didn’t live in those days. It all sounds quite ‘romantic’ but in many ways quite grim. Get rid of the tourists and I’ll take today’s Venice instead please.
Well, maybe we can keep the tourists who stay at least a week, and who understand that Venice isn’t a theme park, Andrew. Then, I agree with you. The hoards of day-tripping tour folks sure make it unpleasant. It must be a nightmare for the Venetians trying to get around in their own city.
Whether it’s a canal, lake or ocean there’s nothing better than having a little piece of water in front of you.
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That’s so absolutely correct, Phil!
That’s why I went to college on a big lake and have a summer house on an enormous lake.
Maybe they keep the stairs clear in case of company coming.
Good thinking, Anneli. You’re seeing it at low tide, when the tide is up, only the steps that look white would probably show.
I reckon I could live in that house.
Same here, we’d get that shutter fixed quick smart!
For the first week or so in Venice every time I lie down to sleep I can feel the slosh of the water….as though I were on a boat. I’m on land but I think it’s just getting my sea legs back for the vaporetto. I just relax and enjoy it.
I think that I, too, am a fair weather sailor. But wouldn’t mind trying living on a houseboat….or a sailboat or….
You should get to know someone who lives on a houseboat in Seattle, Michelle, and give it a try.
I have known people who live on houseboats but never well enough to be invited over….let alone to spend the night. Hmm, wonder if I should list myself at a house sitter stating “houseboats only”.
A unique way to live. We have houseboats here. I think they are lovely, but I don’t think I’d want to live in one, especially when it’s stormy.
Those Victorian houseboats are very attractive, but I’d agree, they could get exciting during inclement weather. You can find out for me how they deal with removal of sewage, please.
Home maintenance never ends, even in the most beautiful city in the world, Randallo.
A classic! The shutter needs a little work, however…
I agree ! Your camera does need fixing Yvonne 😉 haha. ❤
Trust you to try to get the last word on the subject, Ralphie! ❤
Hi Yvonne 🙂 ~~ I think I saw that or another like it with the steps going into the water. I wondered. Some of the decks on our lake have steps into the water for the scuba divers and swimmers to get into the water. ???
I don’t think (but I’m often wrong), that the steps in Venice are for that purpose Jim, but rather to have access to and from their boats, their main means of transport, after feet. 🙂
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