Sunday, November 23, 2008

Venice is Empty

Where have all the tourists gone? I haven't seen Venice like this since my first professional gig twenty five years ago, which was a month in La Serenissima with Claudio Abbado and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.......

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Blogger Dale said...

Wow. Wonderful pictures.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Katherine Tyrrell said...

Maybe Venice is another victim of the credit crunch?

How delightful to be in Venice with no tourists! I'm having to restrain myself from checking details of flights....

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Please tell me you ate some of that pistachio looks divine - what have you been eating there?

8:02 PM  
Blogger ruth said...

jenna, yes we did! we shared a piece and it was a marvel! we are cooking at home mostly (no restaurants for us this year) and i have just made variation two (silver spoon cookbook)of the radicchio lasagne. they have the treviso type here - sweet and meaty!! yum!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Peter (the other) said...

Gawd, the beauty. You really do take wonderful photos.

My best time in Venice was a January. Nothing so magic as entering St. Marks Square at 0700, to find I had it alone with some pigeons.

I am shivering with excitement from the sight of that torta. Oh-oh, maybe needs to go to torta anonymous. Thanks for the Silver Spoon tip, as well as expanding my knowledge of radicchio.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous jenna said...

I'm very impressed with your frugality! i hope you both enjoy the remainder of your trip. I wonder how one makes that torte....was it more of a cake consistency or more creamy?

9:26 PM  
Blogger Zinnia Cyclamen said...

What a total gem of a first professional gig.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Edward Burton said...

Wow, gorgeous photos! My wife and I were in Venice the last week of November and we must have taken hundreds of photos.

7:38 PM  

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