Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
For information on the location in which this image was captured I refer you to a post by Justin Naylor on the website of his Old Tioga Farm. I've never eaten in the restaurant or osteria, and I know nothing about the lodgings or wine or anything else offered, but there's a good deal of information on this enterprise known as Venissa, both on its own website and in reviews that can be found through web searches.
All I know about it is what I discovered for the first time this evening: that it's a lovely spot.
Friday, October 18, 2019
An essential part of Venice's "ordinary maintenance" is, as you can see in the image above, dredging the canals of the mud--and other things--that accumulate in them.
I'd be extremely interested in a chemical analysis of the muck that is hauled up out of the rii, but I suspect the mere sight of the black oily sludge being brought up today would go a long way toward dissuading all but the dimmest (or drunkest) of tourists from indulging in a swim in the city's waterways.