Today we had Mass, early, and then journeyed by train (farewell little buses) from storied Florence to fabled Venice.
Panorama shots are distorted but interesting.
We went pretty much straight to lunch from the hotel. I started with sardine in saor
… and I went on to spaghetti al nero di seppia.
I really enjoy the name of this place.
As you go through the calle e callette you will see a corner partially filled in. This was both to keep people using it as a latrine and also to eliminate a great ambush site.
Some glass bugs, including spiders, for someone back home.
Inside the desecrated San Lorenzo, which may have held the tomb of Marco Polo.
It is used for exhibits now.
Here is a “musical” instrument which embodies everything the Church seems not to be in an appropriate location. Lots of super tight piano wires, strung with some magnets that make them resonate according to the signals from the box with the dials and lights. In the center is a glass resonance chamber. It just does its mindless, but interesting, thing.
Dr. Who meets … I dunno what.
A few members of the group (some were exhausted and went home after lunch) out with a guide, a Venetian, who is a professional photographer and really knows the place.
Some shots from supper and a view from my window.
Then calle e callette to the place where we are staying. And…