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A rose in Venice

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

April 25th is the Feast Day of Saint Mark. It is also the day the Feast of the Rosebud is celebrated in Venice. A few photographs are here. And a link to a video is below.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/EiyCYGSVUys[/youtube]

Torcello

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

We’ll be on the Island of Torcello the morning of Friday, May 16. Here’s a short video to give you some idea of what you’ll see.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/FOTxbiizHMc[/youtube]

This island in the Venetian lagoon gives us an opportunity to think about what Venice might have looked like in the 5th and 6 centuries.

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The image above left shows what survives of the ecclesiastical center of Torcello (8th-11th cs.), and the image at right is a view from the bell tower of Sta. M. Assunta.