I spent my last day in Venice with Karen today. We went to the Peggy Guggenheim museum. She chose to live in Venice for the last many years of her life in a lovely place on the Grand Canal. This statue, that I love, is on the terrace that faces the Grand Canal. What an amazing view she had!
She was collector of modern art and there was much of it that I love…
I continue to be fascinated by the way the shadows from the art or the frame become an integral part of the art.
We ran into a small Women’s March, followed by unsmiling policemen.
We found out that garbage is collected in wheeled bins and hoisted onto boats. The collectors are dressedin bright green. It is a system that makes sense here.
I took pretty pictures that included water…
I also took photos of a seagull happily devouring a rat. We all have to eat something, right?
We shopped, but not for crazy expensive clothes or shoes (darn it).
I took a few more pretty photos of Venice…
Here I am with this homely fellow. You might notice the red gloves and very nice black bag from Florence.
I never did ride in a gondola. It was just too cold for me, no one I saw riding looked like they were loving it. Maybe I will do that when I come again.
It has been a lovely trip. I enjoyed spending time with Karen! I’m looking forward to being home, if only for a few days. I’ll be off again soon for New Orleans! The off season is a good time to go places.
And that’s it. We had a nice dinner. I think everything is going to fit into my bag to go home. Karen is helping by taking a few small things back in her bigger bag that will be checked.