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We spent today in Venice, a one-of-a-kind “island that tells the world it is a city.” First impression — no cars. None at all. It is an island of streets and passageways and shops and trattoria and gelato shops and cafes. Perhaps our highlight — seeing Chiesa dei Frari where we saw some famous art by Donatello, Bellini and Titian. Here are some pictures:
Here is our hotel, just outside of Venice in Mestre:
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The famous Rialto bridge; a picture taken by a kind young woman from Seattle who saw my struggling with arm’s reach to take our own photo:
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A typical Venetian canal:
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Kris and I horsing around feeding the pigeons at San Marco square, clear evidence that we are non Italians:
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And here is a picture of San Marco Church:
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