about venice in words & pics, with and without my 9-year-old son
It's probably just as well that there aren't any brass monkeys in Venice! Brrr
What do brass monkeys do, Yvonne? We didn't have any in California where I grew up, and I must have missed them elsewhere. Should I google this?
I'm happy to contribute to your continuing education, Sig. Here's a link to one of the aforesaid monkeys, to be found in Stanthorpe, Queensland, of all places!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_monkey_(colloquial_expression)
Ah, now I get it! Thank you. I'm a big fan of Melville but I haven't read Omoo or maybe I would've gotten it before...
Amazing photo - I wish I was there for the 'big freeze' - but perhaps I would be wishing for warmer weather after a few hours!
If you weren't wishing for warmer weather after a few hours, Mary, you probably would be after the many days this cold has been hanging around here. It was fun at first, but now... Perhaps it's getting better, though, haven't ventured outside yet today. Let's hope. (Though there was some snow this morning.)
Shock! I will come Venice at 9th February...I hope that time weather will be better!
I'm happy to tell you that today was not quite so cold, so by your arrival tomorrow perhaps we will be up to average temperatures. Let's hope so...
What a wonderful fantasy - ice skating on the Grand Canal.p.s. Enjoy all your posts.
Thank you much, Anna. I wonder if anyone actually ice skated on the Grand Canal back in the '20s when I've read it was frozen for a few days.
Wow, what an incredible sight. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you for stopping in!