Saturday, September 8, 2012

Last Burst of Summer

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This weekend marks the official end of the summer season in Venice: Sunday is the last day for people to clean our their capanne, those little huts along the shore where many families spent most of their daylight summer hours during June and July.

Reluctant to quite let summer go, I thought I'd post this last burst of it, recorded one recent evening on Lido, with music by the great Nino Rota. 

8 comments:

  1. Now, that will be fun for you folks to watch this winter, especially if it is as cold as this past one!

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    1. It is so humid here today, Y, that I can honestly say that I look forward to some colder weather. But I'll probably change my mind as soon as it arrives...

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  2. I visited Lido in the month of May a couple years back. It was a great little place to escape from the crowds in Venice and relax. One thing I love about Italy is that you can take a glass of wine or a beer on the beach, in Canada you just can't do that.

    Glad to have found your blog!

    Murissa

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    1. I'm glad you found my blog as well, and that you took the time to write.

      While not perhaps the most innately beautiful beach in the world, Lido certainly has its advantages, one of which you mention. I'm happy you were able to relax there in May, because in June or July you would have had a lot of company--and probably too much for relaxing! But now that the season is over, it's becoming once more the nice place you visited.

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  3. Got the impression the boy hears the music too:) Great combination of sight and sound!

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    1. I imagine that songs of that tempo are generally the internal soundtrack for much of what he does. Glad you like the video.

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  4. I hope the songs my son plays do not dominate his mind 24/7 :) He is a punk-rocker. His band, Amber Coprophile, has just released it's first album.

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    1. That's a great name for a punk band--appropriately unpleasant, successfully provocative. I am probably no longer the audience for it, but congratulations to him and his band nonetheless!

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