Monthly Archives: January 2012

Venice – Campo della Misericordia and the Scuola Nuova

Prosperity and Public Welfare The Scuola della Misericordia was founded on Isola Valverde next to the ancient Abbazia Santa Maria della Valverde, as was shared in a previous post, “Venice – Campo dell’ Abbazia” (follow the link to read it: http://wp.me/pVUDj-1vw ). The scuola … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo dell’ Abbazia and the Isola Valverde

An Island Lost in Time The island of Valverde in north-central Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice, was apparently a relatively stable velme and barene combination (higher mudbanks with arable soil) one of the earliest habitable islands in the archipelago, known for its copse of … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo Sant’ Agnese and the Purloined Rio

The island of Sant’ Agnese, in Venice’s Sestiere Dorsoduro, is unidentifiable as such today.  On its north end, the island was extended across the pond now remembered by a street, Piscina Fornier (“piscina” denotes “pond”), and land further developed to edge a corseted Grand Canal.  To … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo San Canzian – Church and Campo are One!

Draped Like a Shawl Campo San Canzian in the eastern part of Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice, is draped like a shawl around the church dedicated to Santi Canziano, Canzio, e Canzionello, better known around Venice as San Canzian (thank you!).  The ancient surrounding island … Continue reading

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Innovation: What is It?

Innovate?  What does innovate really mean and entail?  When is it useful, even necessary?  In media and in the pubic realm, Innovation has become a devalued buzz-word for anything that you want to do that someone else has already done…even you, … Continue reading

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Venice Impressions

A few, incomplete, unranked, unordered impressions that I noted in my Moleskine journal when leaving Venice in early October, 2011, a task like attempting to sketch falling leaves in Autumn.  Ah, the delight of the work their consideration portends! I would love … Continue reading

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Vivaldi’s Neighborhood

Campo de la Bragora (now Campo Bandiera e Moro) in Venice’s Sestiere di Castello is physically very close to the broad, busy Riva degli Schiavonni, between Rio de la Pieta and Rio Ca’ di Oro, but separated just far enough … Continue reading

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The Sociability of Art

Buying art as a gift for others is not to be done casually just to convey a “pretty picture”, but to share a message or experience, identify a relationship, demonstrate an understanding, or make a statement – The Sociability of Art! Hugh MacLeod, … Continue reading

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Mate Winery – Montalcino – Oh, The Wines!

White Roads At Santa Maria Refugio, along a “white road” that is off of a “white road” between Montalcino and Poggio alle Mura (Banfi) in Tuscany, we searched for Mate Winery. The famous “white roads” of Tuscany are those shown as a double black line without … Continue reading

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Special Recognition for “RenaissanceRules”

The creator of a most wonderful blog about Venice, Italy, has graciously nominated me for the work about Venice that I have posted here on “RenaissanceRules”.  I am humbled by being included in the roll of past recipients of this … Continue reading

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