Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day Two from Venezia


The Opera last night was lovely- even if it was freezing to get there- we had to walk very briskly to beat the cold.It was delightful being so close to the stage ( the opera house is not very big) to be able to see the faces of the singers properly and to enjoy the singing music and acoustics.

Got up early this am as the teen I am travelling with  doesn't want to get up early- was looking for the Fortuny Musea, got lost, but even lost in Venezia is lovely. It looked like snowing for quite awhile- flakes fell but then it just decided to be cold-brrr. Found a lovely off-set printing shop that I could not walk past- really really want to go back, but Ryan Air lugagge allowances are so measly and so strictly controlled that many beautiful things have to stay in venice! Ohh but that print shop is so calling to me....

The images are of a persimmon tree with a church spire in the backgrouds- called kaki locally I love the way the orange fruit stays on the tree even after all the leaves have dropped, and a wonderfully ornate light on a street corner!

6 comments:

Diane Wright said...

I've missed reading your posts. And your photos. Welcome back.

Diane

Potiron said...

thank you so much for sharing your trip with us, it's like being there, almost!!!! very cold here too, should be all week long!!!!!!!

nathalie

Arashi said...

the persimmons look the same in Texas. They remind me of pomegranites. my aunt makes persimmon marmalade every year. Venice is so unique and your photos are inspiring.

triciahutchinson said...

Oh.. to be in Venezia.... enjoy it...

Margeeth said...

If you want to buy something that you cannot take with you on the plane, you could consider sending it my snail mail.
I did this too with some sharp stuff (a scissor, some needles and a threadclipper) I bought in Birmingham last summer.

Chris said...

Welcome back - it was as though you had disappeared!! We are all insanly jealous, I am sure, and persimmons are my favourite fruit - wonderful childhood memories. Enjoy Chris