Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In Venezia XII.V

Late edition News Flash by Nancy, film at 11 by John.

Went out into the Venetian night. Reflections. Footsteps. Faster walking. No tourists taking photos. Except John. Designer stores: Fendi, Prada, La Coupole, Ferragamo, Dolce et Gabbana, Chanel, Gucci, Versace. I forget the rest. Into the Piazza. Fewer pigeons and no purveyors of pigeon food. Music at Florian's (Viennese waltz, tarantella) and Lavena (New York, New York) so dancing--waltz, polka, Rockettes in the spotlights. The gold and blue mosaics on the basilica facade still shimmery.

Fortuny lampshade reproduction at 300 € a pop are exhibit #1.

Murano glasses and cups at who knows how much each are exhibit #2.

Exhibit #3, a freaking handbag, 2,200 €? Puh-leez.

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