My friend, Sjoukje Roem Sijstra, has just sent me a few pictures from our time there that I wanted to share.
|who's the guy with the glasses??|
We went to the San Michele cemetery.
|the cemetery island seen from the vaporetto|
|coffin being brought to the cemetery|
|mid 1800's, woman being praised for her organizational skills as a house wife|
|as an X ballet dancer I had to see Diaghilew's tomb|
|beautiful simple art deco letters for Igor and spouse, Vera, Stravinsky|
A little lesson in renovating in Venice...
to replace the foundation, they have to drain the water in the canal and build a dam made out of wood to keep the water out. The yellow tubes are inserted to keep the house "breathing" and get rid of the humidity.
|you can see the rotten wood beams holding (?) up the stone house|
We were part of my friend's family group consisting of 26 people. The costume theme for the group was The Odyssey. The 9 Canadians came as the sirens. The group won first prize! We were all presented with trophies!
There was live music
|Gail dancing with the locals!|
and lots of food and drink!
|me as a blonde! with Ulysses|
At 1:30 a.m., after a morning, guided tour of the city, a typical veronese lunch of peara, a quilt class and the party, Gail says, "I can't believe this is only our first day!"