September 14, 2010

Waters Edge in Venice

Our view of the Grand Canal from atop the Rialto Bridge - Venice, Italy

We spent a week in Venice and I often thought about the slow sinking of this beautiful city while walking. It was hard to imagine it being gone completely. The streets are at times very close to the water line, even in the spring when I was there but to have the entire city submerged was beyond me.

Winter months are when it seems one - or at least I as a tourist - would expect to have water overlap the streets. Do you remember the big December 2008 flood photos - with everyone wearing stylish hip-waders?

That winter it was said to be the deepest flood in 22 years. I read in an old Evening Independent that in 1966 both Venice and Florence experienced the worst flooding since the Middles Ages! Even the mayor of Florence was quoted as saying that the Arno River did more damage to the city than the water.

September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Spicy Spain

Casa Gispert - Barcelona

September 4, 2010

Summer has officially arrived in the city

Our warmer temperatures are finally here in San Francisco!  Granted it is Labor Day, as in September not June or July, but this is when our city warms up. September through October are some of the warmest months here.

We hope you come visit our city and if you do, bring you dog. We have lots of parks and watering holes for you and your whole family to enjoy - starting with this one in the photo. Crissy Field in the Presidio of San Francisco is a great destination for first time visitors.
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