Venice Day 2 Part 1

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After breakfast we strolled over to the Riva and saw the Bridge of Sighs then went on down to the turn at Harry’s Bar.  Before theat we stopped at one of the vendor booths and I tried on some Carnivale masks.

The Bridge of Sighs from our hotel in San Marco.

The Bridge of Sighs from our hotel in San Marco.

I wanted to buy this one mask to wear when Belgium plays in the World Cup.  They are the Red Devils and they are awesome with Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany and Lukaku.

I wanted to buy this one mask to wear when Belgium plays in the World Cup. They are the Red Devils and they are awesome with Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany and Lukaku.

This is the Carnavale Mask that I bought on the Riva by the Royal Gardens.

This is the Carnavale Mask that I bought on the Riva by the Royal Gardens.

I bought the black and white one and want to wear it this Halloween.

After that we made it to the Biennale exhibit of Loci One at the Pallazo Cavalli Franchetti where we sat outside by the finish line of the boat races and had coffee and for me a Fanta.  We watched the champion 4’s with cox and 4’s without cox come in as well as the first 4-person kayak.

The first four-woman kayak finishes.  It is Pentecost Sunday and the 30km boat races are underway.

The first four-woman kayak finishes. It is Pentecost Sunday and the 30km boat races are underway.

Sitting on the deck outside the Pallazo Cavalli Franchetti on the Grand Canal enjoying coffee, a Fanta and watching the finish line for the Boat Race (Il Volgalundo).

Sitting on the deck outside the Pallazo Cavalli Franchetti on the Grand Canal enjoying coffee, a Fanta and watching the finish line for the Boat Race (Il Volgalundo).

Then it was off to the Biennale over in the Castello neighborhood or Sisterie as the Venetian’s call it.  Along the Riva we came across this neat statute of Emmanuel II on his horse with sword raised Via Italia!

On the Riva, Venice with the Statue of Emmanuel II in the background.

On the Riva, Venice with the Statue of Emmanuel II in the background.

We made our way into the Campo San Zaccharria where the great church stands.  First church of Venice.

The beautiful church of San Zaccharia, Venice's first church.

The beautiful church of San Zaccharia, Venice’s first church.iAlong the Riva we come to the first of our selected Biennale exhibits i t

Along the Riva we come to the first of our selected Biennale exhibits in the Castello area: Moskva Urban Space.

The new urban design plan for Zaryadye Park in central Moscow on accordian relief exhibition photo landscape.

The new urban design plan for Zaryadye Park in central Moscow on accordian relief exhibition photo landscape.

Walking upside-down but actually in a ceiling mirror at the Moskva: Urban Space exhibit.

Walking upside-down but actually in a ceiling mirror at the Moskva: Urban Space exhibit.

Then we walked a few meters to the exhibit of Yao Jui-Chung’s The Space That Remains.

The main exhibitiion banner label for Yao Jui-Chung's Ruins Series: The Space that Remains.  Bglack and white large format photos of a deserted village and prision on Wang'an Island in Taiwan.

The main exhibitiion banner label for Yao Jui-Chung’s Ruins Series: The Space that Remains. Bglack and white large format photos of a deserted village and prision on Wang’an Island in Taiwan.

I love how Architect Van Brandenburg has captured the beauty of wings in flight or is it a dolphin jumping out of the water?

I love how Architect Van Brandenburg has captured the beauty of wings in flight or is it a dolphin jumping out of the water?

Outside the exhibit on a building wall we found this little nest for two birds obviously nesting eggs to be hatched.

Behind me in the opening for the downspout drain pipe is a nest for two birds - papa and mama - protecting their eggs before hatching.

Behind me in the opening for the downspout drain pipe is a nest for two birds – papa and mama – protecting their eggs before hatching.

Up by the Diocesan Museum of Venice they had the exhibit for  Unfurling: Architect Van Brandenburg New Zealand, which was my favorite.  Large scale models of air terminals or train stations in the form of cut paper models.

I love how Architect Van Brandenburg has captured the beauty of wings in flight or is it a dolphin jumping out of the water?

I love how Architect Van Brandenburg has captured the beauty of wings in flight or is it a dolphin jumping out of the water?

An  exhibit of natural form Architectural models on cut paper by Archtecture Van Brandendburg New Zealand.  This appears to be a model for an Air Terminal or Rail Station.

An exhibit of natural form Architectural models on cut paper by Archtecture Van Brandendburg New Zealand. This appears to be a model for an Air Terminal or Rail Station.

Leaving the exhibition we went over a bridge and saw the Institute of Greek Arts which has a museum but it wasn’t open but we took a few photos anyway.

It was closed but this is the entrance to the Greek Museo in the Castello Sestiere.

It was closed but this is the entrance to the Greek Museo in the Castello Sestiere.

In Castello down we visited the Greek Study Institute for Pre-Byzantine and Byzentine History but it was closed so we just took this photo of me in front of the church next door.

In Castello down we visited the Greek Study Institute for Pre-Byzantine and Byzentine History but it was closed so we just took this photo of me in front of the church next door.

As we were going back to our hotel a loud boat of 16 Hungarians came by rowing to the beat of a goatskin drum.

On the Canal separating Sestiere Castello and Sestiere San Marco, we watched a 16 man/woman Hungarian canoe crew paddle by to the cadence of a goatskin drum by the Coxswain.

On the Canal separating Sestiere Castello and Sestiere San Marco, we watched a 16 man/woman Hungarian canoe crew paddle by to the cadence of a goatskin drum by the Coxswain.

 

This is Frederick and I am tired. Bouno Notte.  See you tomorrow.

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