söndag, oktober 23, 2011
I am now woefully behind in my blogging, but the explanation is easy. Since the latter part of September I have had a stressful month. First guest lecturers to take care of, then workshops on communication for a full week. After that one week in Venice. On my return from there attending a conference day on Environmental Humanities. A board meeting, a two day conference, another board meeting and during the weekend helping out with butchering five moose and packaging the meet. Tomorrow, another workday - but I have also promised to help an acquaintance who needed someone to take the dog to a veterinarian. When will it end? Luckily for me, the pace will slow down next week.
måndag, oktober 10, 2011
|Sangiantoffetti to the right|
I actually managed to find this 17th century palace next to Ca'Pesaro in the Santa Croce District. Depp allegedely bought in January 2011 and it cost more approx 8 million euros. It looks like a comfortable place, not too large and not too small. Perfectly understandable, could I afford it I would also like to buy a Venetian palace.
My intention was to read John Ruskin's Stones of Venice that I had downloaded on my iPad, but we had checked in as a group so I ended up chatting with my colleagues instead. We flew first to Zürich and from there to Venice. Luckily I managed to grab two breakfast pizzas on the plane, which was fortunate since we were delayed 1,5 hours at Zürich airport. First, they drove us in buses to the runway, then we waited outside the airplane for a long time. Then they drove us back to the terminal and asked us to wait. Rather absurd.
|Alilaguna boat taxi|
|View from S Maria della Salute|