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Her name is Rio...

I’m trying to figure out how to make the pictures on Bang Up The Elephant look better at the moment! Brad takes such lovely photos, and they always look disappointingly small when the blog actually loads up and they pop into view. 1,141 more words


La Serenissima: a Study in Non-Transparency


In a fine-grained account of terrestrial civilization — leaving aside the broadest taxonomies that subsume multiple civilizations — we can identify a distinct Venetian civilization, … 1,197 more words


Kushiel's Chosen Part VI

The Terre D’Ange Cycle by Jacqueline Carey (of which Kushiel’s Chosen is Book 2) is one of my all time favorite series. The red along continues!  946 more words


'La Serenissima' in the Cloisters

As if a boat ride to work, across the bacino in front of St Marks, on a clear, warm, sunny day, weren’t pleasure enough; I can never tire of it, whatever the weather, whatever the season. 248 more words



There’s no question that Venice is one of the most stunning, wonderful and unique cities anywhere on the planet. The fantastic brew of imposing Palladian palaces lining canals sprinkled with gondolas that flirt with the crowds of tourists that throng the streets, winding alleys and vast, imposing squares of… 700 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

Mercato di Rialto

To pay a visit to Il Mercato di Rialto – the Rialto market in Venice – is to be transported back into the markets of a time long since past. 610 more words


Sweet Treats of La Serenissima

La Serenissima – as the Republic of Venice is often known – is synonymous with Old World glamour, carnivals and romance. Indeed, as Wilde observed in… 534 more words