about venice in words & pics, with and without my 9-year-old son
You're making the Lido look very attractive. They'll be wondering about the influx of tourists all of a sudden, due to your photos! :-)(79 days now)
You think if I can convince them that the current upswing in visitors is because of my blog instead of the Venice Film Festival I can get a discount at Lido restaurants or something? I have to admit I've only just discovered the appeal of the Lido myself, whereas our son has long been crazy about it--if only because there are cars there. He's already formulated a definite plan for when he grows up of living on the Lido, driving a white Smart Car, and working as a marinaio on a vaporetto. You're lucky that in 79 days these locust-like crowds will have thinned out some.
Your son probably already knows how to do that flip-twist with the rope on the vaporetto.