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On the bacino



The down side to a conference with seven venues scattered across the city is that it is often logistically impossible to get from one to another in the given half-hour break between sessions. The up side is that some of these venues are spectacular: painted panels across all walls, cloisters of green for refreshment between sessions, and wide expanses of water. The Cini Foundation is on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, reachable only by boat - including the #2 vaporetto just coming in and half-hidden behind the lighthouse. (I caught it easily - it was trundling.)

Admire, towards the right, the enormous Bulgari ad, currently encasing the Bridge of Sighs, still under restoration. (Not decipherable here: the Marciana, the library opposite the doge's palace on the piazzetta, is covered in an very large ad for Istanbul.)

Also, I have now met thera_flu: a brief hour for lunch. She is delightful company.

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Aw shucks. It was great to spend time with you too--and I'm excited that we'll have time tomorrow as well.

I've got the logistics problem myself in the morning as my first session is in the not-so-beautiful Malconton and then I'm to rush back to Instituto Veneto.
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owlfish
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
I guessed. :)

I don't even know where I'm going tomorrow in the morning. I'm hoping my sheet of paper knows, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I never finished looking at tomorrow morning's sessions.
desperance
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Heh. If there were ever any better reason for missing a conference session, I can't imagine what it might be...

Enjoy!

xx
owlfish
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Except! I feel I ought to attend most or all the sessions because it cost so much! Even if it is a conference that comes with the most forgeable badge ever. So far, I have only skipped a single paper, within a session of four. It had an intriguing abstract, but I was so very tired and in need of sunshine.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 10th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Obento lunch.
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