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Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:50 am

… again.

If I don't reappear: plane crash, drowned drunk in some canal (or by the Serenissima in front of the Casino dei Spiriti, where that kind of things happened).

Or too cute Venetian chick to get back.

Hope you'll behave while I'm abroad. :mrgreen:

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby sparks » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:59 pm

The interwebz are never far away Witness. Keep us posted, and if you need any help, my passport is up to date!
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby ed » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:02 am

Venice Florida? Nice place, no canals though. I think you are confused.
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Mentat » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:21 am

sparks wrote:The interwebz are never far away Witness. Keep us posted, and if you need any help, my passport is up to date!


If anything, the internet is better in Europe. Venice should receive a strong signal from Big Ben.
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:17 am

Made it back. :shock:

Didn't indulge in the Internet, having already my camera gear to haul along.

Proof:

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Orion over the Gheto Vechio, handheld so a bit blurry. Light pollution isn't a big problem in a city without cars and without squeamish inhabitants. :wink:

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Bruce » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:18 pm

An obvious fake.

I just saw that same constellation over my house recently. :P

Glad you're enjoying yourself. :)
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:26 am

The desert known as San Marco:

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OK, it was a Monday at 3 AM and it rained. Yet…

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Bruce » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:49 am

People around the world scoffed when New Orleans insisted on re-building their district right on top of the flooded ruins of their old district, knowing that it would be flooded again, perhaps very soon.

Venice wasn't saying anything. :roll:
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:31 am

They're used to it:

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:25 am

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby gnome » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:16 pm

Bruce wrote:People around the world scoffed when New Orleans insisted on re-building their district right on top of the flooded ruins of their old district, knowing that it would be flooded again, perhaps very soon.

Venice wasn't saying anything. :roll:


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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:48 am

Venetian food, a delight:

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(But I craved raw vegetables once back home…)

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:25 am

As promised. A "beer breakfast" quickie:

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Haven't drawn in years, so a bit rusty. :|

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby gnome » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:46 am

I like it! Would be interesting to see what you do when you feel up to par, because this is already good.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:25 am

Well, thanks gnome – I'll make some scans.

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby sparks » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:32 am

Witness wrote:Venetian food, a delight:

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(But I craved raw vegetables once back home…)


Who's the babe?
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:58 am

↑ My secretary, of course: perfect for airline tickets, lodgings, timetables, booking at restaurants… That's why I feed her. :mrgreen:

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Witness » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:23 am

Taking the boat to Burano:

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It's fun to see how for the locals it's just commuting: one "management type" dude was working through a thick bunch of pink forms, but most were on their smartphones completely ignoring the landscape.
And then we lost them in small groups into the night, each to his own small island.

All that to have dinner at the Gatto Nero (yummmm!):

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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby WildCat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:50 pm

When you flush a toilet in Venice where does it go?
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Re: Off to Venice…

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:59 pm

http://www.venipedia.org/wiki/index.php ... e_disposal
The main sewage disposal system in Venice today continues to be the canals and naturally occurring tides. As new technology has become available, newer forms of sewage disposal have been implemented. However, these changes have not been made throughout the whole city, and not uniformly to all of Venice's buildings, so the current sewage disposal system is a patchwork of old and new and still does not fully function to the city's needs.


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