| I just fell in love with the peeling walls you see everywhere
|| On the grand staircase
|| Paul Newman keeps guard.
|| and once outside again you see the fancy gondolas pass into the Giudecca
|| past the dredges that are everywhere, clearing waterways, working against the inevitable flooding.
|| The expensive gondola.
| Finally, S. Maria della Salute
|| Here I go again, fascinated by decay!
|| In recent years, Venice merchants have decided to capitalize on Carnivale
|| and offer marionettes (here of cats)
|| and masks, to the casual tourist.
|| Another pilgrimage to the past: to the Scuola Grande di San Marco, which for more than a hundred years has been a civic hospital