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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Overtime

When I come to do a full blog next week I dread to think how many pics I'll post. You have been warned!!

Anyway today is overtime thanks to the flight cancellation. We headed over to Murano famed for its glass. And boy is there a lot of it! and boy is some of it pricey!!



Getting your veggies off of a boat!!


Wine anyone?



The Basilica dei Santa Maria e Donato.... lovely church












Trish waiting for the boat back!







Lunch and bubbles


This is situated by Santi Giovanni e Paolo which is an amazing church and will get a post in its own right. So much more impressive than St Mark's in my view. Gresham's school choir were rehearsing there which was lovely to hear and made it even more atmospheric








after a coffee we heading for a last look at St Mark's


two weddings....



and some last gondolier's



One more meal in our fave restaurant before reality hits :D

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wandering around

As there was meant to be a strike on we didn't head for Murano but curiously we found there were buses running and there were planes in the sky. Seems to have been Easy Jet affected. Still the weather was gloriously warm and the same is forecast for tomorrow. There are worse places to be stuck.....

So we went for a wander and will do Murano tomorrow.



The market...... Italian markets are wonderful things. There were 30 odd fish stalls at the fish market.









We stopped for coffee........






Earlier this year the National Gallery had an exhibition of paintings by Paolo Veronese this church San Sebastiano has 15 works by Veronese including the nave ceiling and the sacristy ceiling!!


Not a bad spot for lunch






Into St Mark's Trish offered to buy me a coffee but stuff those prices!! It can be better put to a bottle of wine with dinner!!





And a lovely day!