General Sillyness

Lio Piccolo 

Lio Piccolo 

While I’ve kayaked a lot around much of the lagoon, I’ve never been to some of the northernmost parts. My friend Selina took me up there by car, looking for flamingos.

Winter in Venice

Winter in Venice

Winter light is different, even if the weather isn’t very wintery here in Venice now. These photos are from a tour on December 27th around the city.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas God Jul Buon Natale

A Roman boy in 1912

I’m currently listening to a podcast on the Byzantine Empire, which is very interesting. An episode discussing the identity of the people of the Byzantine Empire mentioned a story of a little boy on an island that had been part of the Ottoman empire but […]

Gondola on gondola

Gondola on gondola

Most gondolas in Venice sport a little figure on the front. Normally its a human figure, or an angel, or even a Buddha or a Ganesh. You see a bit of everything. It is, however, a first to see a gondola on a gondola. For […]

Videos on Facebook

Post a video on Facebook with some music in it, and they’ll remove it due to “Intellectual Property” concerns. I’ve found some classical music that’s free to use in videos, actively put in the Public Domain by the artists, and Facebook will complain anyway. There’s […]

Venetian mystery solved

Who took the lion’s share … Of feline dental care? He did! (the lions are on the side of the Punto della Dogana in Venice)