When life takes over ...
Quote of the week
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour.
Sorry, this weeks newsletter is somewhat late. We have been away on a small tour to Venice for four days. A lot of walking, seeing and visiting so we needed another two days in a spa to recover.
I still have a few things to tell you about our time in Salzburg, and now also in Venice. We had four wonderful days there, walking around most of the city, enjoying canals, old houses, museums, restaurants and bars. Not so much the crowded streets. One wonders how it will look in the summer. We saw wonderful museums, but more about them next week.
So many famous people have been living and visiting Venice, many of them authors; Henry James, Lord Byron, Shelley, Hemingway and many others. I started reading Donna Leon’s series with Guido Brunetti, a police inspector in Venice. I think I have read one of her books before, but much more interesting to read them now that I am more acquainted with Venice.
Although now residing in Switzerland, Donna Leon lived in Venice for over 30 years, teaching English. The books are written in English, have been translated to many languages except Italian on Leon’s own request. German television has produced a number of episodes of ‘Commissario Brunetti’ and is quite popular there.
I end this short article with a few photos of Venice. It is difficult to take any photo without having people in front of you. But our last evening we went off the beaten track and ended up at the north eastern part of the island, where there were not many tourists at all. We enjoyed a pizza looking out over the lagoon towards the cemetery on the island of San Michele. The air was so clear and the clouds made wonderful forms.