S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

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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