Laundry day ......my brother washed sheets for the arrival of our cousin. Actually, I think he wanted to work the washing machine and actually hang out the laundry ala Venezia!
In the Campo Santa Marghereta they would have a flea market some days.....I did buy myself a bangle bracelet......it was really fun to take a look see here.
This was a flower shop I found ....I wanted to buy a yellow rose for my cousin's room when she arrived in Venice. The shop owner did not speak any English.....but when I told her it was a gift for a guest that was arriving at my apartment.....she went through every yellow rose until she found the perfect one. Then she tied a ribbon around it!!!!! It cost me 1 Euro!
I must admit I have not been having many pictures taken of me on this trip.....not sure about the reason! But when my brother and I did a dry run to the Cruise Port....in case I had to do it on my own.....YES I am a planner!....he took a picture of me at the station for the People Mover Train that takes you to the Cruise Port. Obviously.....I ended up taking a Water Taxi.....but it was kind of cool to go back here again!
This I found facinating! I was wondering how people dealt with the Acqua Alta (flooding) on a first floor level. Well.....apparently they have these metal gates/blocks that prevent, or slow down water from getting inside their homes or businesses! My home's first floor started a few steps up, so I didn't have this. But, I did notice that my wrought iron and glass door into the home was designed with a sealed metal (steel) closure! AND.....it did not appear to have ever been flooded. There was no mold....or any other problems associated with have been flooded!
I have no clue where this was.....but it looks like a seagull is a bit of a Peeking Tom!!!
I think this was my first Spritz in Venice. Luckily.....they make the same drink on Board the ship!!! Yes, I have had one or two.
This was my first meal in Venice! Insalada Capreese.....There is something about the mozarella in Italy, I think it is Buffalo Mozarella!
This entree was so so.....it was linguine & Crab Sauce.....but the sauce tasted like canned crab meat! Thumbs down to this!
Pic was taken as I was preparing the garden table for my "first dinner at home"....Grilled Steak!
I made a wonderful salad......grilled steak....a local bottle of red wine!!!! Needless to say, I was so happy!!!
More dinner pictures!
Ingredients for this dinner.....sorry about the order of my pictures. Hey, when you are paying 25 cents a minute for internet.....you rush a lot!
So, I believe this is my last post for my two weeks of living in Venice!!! I will tweak....refine and add thoughts about my Venice experience while I am crossing the atlantic! As well as give you some looks at Monte Carlo, Marseille, Corfu, Civitavechhia (Rome), Naples Italy, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Barcelona, Alicante, Spain, Almeria, Spain, Cadiz, Spain and Punta del Gada, Portugal!!!
I am still an Italian minded gal....still speaking Italian on Board ship!!!!