about venice in words & pics, with and without my 9-year-old son
We watched Saturday's races live online and it was wonderful to see so many boats in the lagoon with people out enjoying the spectacle. The floating grandstand looked amazing too!
It's been more fun than I imagined--people have really seemed to enjoy it, and the boats make quite a spectacle, especially on a really windy day like Friday. The middle of last week I was on a the #6 vaporetto reading as it headed in the direction of the Giudecca Canal from the Giardini stop and looked up just in time to see one of those floating grandstands right beside us out in the very middle of the lagoon! They'd taken a break in the process of bringing it to where it was going to be docked and all those seats floating in place out in the middle of the water came as quite a surprise. I tried to get my small camera from my bad & take a pic but was too late!