Photos from Lois and David's trip to Venice June, 2004

Piazza San Marco:
Lois at the Basilica di San Marco
More of the marble facade
detail from the facade
still more marble facade
Facade of the Doge's Palace (Look familiar, Old South fans?)
Campanile di San Marco and Doge's Palace from bell tower of San Giorgia Maggiore. Despite some mist, you can see north straight across Venice and the northern lagoon to the mainland.
Inner courtyard of the Doge's Palace
Lois and the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) connecting the Doge's Palace with the prison. (This was the route taken by prisoners after conviction, and 19th century romantics named it for the sounds they imagined were uttered. Most likely it was known in the Doge's days as the Bridge of Colorful Protestations of Innocence.)
Campanile di San Marco from the Canal Grande. This particular campanile is more or less a copy of the 16th century original, which collapsed in 1902.
North across Venice from the Campanile
Doge's Palace from the Campanile
long-suffering spouse from the Campanile

San Giorgio Maggiore:
from across the Canale di San Marco
on a rainy evening, with vaporetto
from the Campanile di San Marco

Santa Maria della Salute:
from across the entrance to the Canal Grande, on a rainy evening
from the Campanile di San Marco
up close, but unfortunately closed for a long lunch
not everybody minds a long lunch

around the Canal Grande:
David at the entrance to the Galleria dell' Accademia
looking east down the Canal Grande, with Santa Maria della Salute on the right
Ponte di Rialto, specially cleared of tourists for this photo
Ponte di Rialto from the more auspicious vantage of a vaporetto
Many religious and secular heroes are honored in Venice. Here, locals have named a humble alleyway in honor of one of nearby Croatia's most famous sons. (Perhaps the term "grandfather" is actually more appropriate than "son" at this time.
our hotel (pinkish, with what appears to be a tent on the roof). Our room was on the right on the second row, with a tiny balcony. This was Vivaldi's house from 1716 to 1738, but the plumbing has been upgraded. Great view!

The islands of the lagoon:
flowers for sale on the glass-making island of Murano
houses on the lace-making island of Burano
11th century campanile of the Cattedrale di Torcello (which dates in (small) part from 639).
church and island of Torcello, from the bell tower
bell in the bell tower
Isola San Servolo (in the middle distance) from the bell tower of San Giorggio Maggiore. San Servolo is the island where I slaved away teaching for a week after Lois left. In the background is Lido, and behind that (barely visible) the Adriatic. San Servolo is fortunately larger than shown in this photograph, but not that large. (My jogging partner Nolan Wallach did laps of the island in 4:06, and we were able to maintain an average under four minutes.)
Luka Pandzic (taken with a Palm Pilot)