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 honor, and expect that it will impel me to a higher level of content about La Serenissima. Yvonne’s blog, “Hello World” calls http://ytaba36.wordpress.com/ Home, and visitors are always most welcome – please drop on by and say “Hello” back to her! I always look forward to seeing it “pop up” in my e-mail and WordPress in-baskets, for I know that new adventures about Venice and other parts of the world dear to her will be shared.
The rules of receiving the award compel me to nominate 5 blogs that I also find very rewarding, and to inform the authors of the recognition I have shared with them. That is a very difficult and humbling task, given the great people and great blogs out there today.
For example, all of the blogs that Yvonne nominated would be on my list (including hers, of course!), so I will first attempt to broaden your understanding of my favorites – but please also check the “Links” tab to see even more – all excellent! I have not placed these in any order, neither rank nor alphabetical. I’ve never found a total list of past recipients, so if I duplicate a nomination, please consider it yet another dose of fondness for your stories and photographs!
Please drop by and taste the wonders of Venice as seen through the eyes and words of a few of its great admirers:
- Churches in Venice: Annie Atwell’s wonderfully written and photographed homage to the fabulous churches of Venice. She has now been in at least 79 of the 149 still there! http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/ .
- Fictional Cities – Venice: Jeff Cotton’s encyclopaedic site includes Venice, Florence and London, but of course I am highlighting Venice here: http://www.fictionalcities.co.uk/venice.htm . He is on his way toward writing reviews of every fiction book and movie (and a healthy dollop of non-fiction as well) produced about La Serenissima in modern times! A wonderful resource to guide your own fictional adventures there!
- Italy to Los Angeles and Back: Marie Nardin has lived in Venice for twenty years, and writes wonderful posts about life and travels there and throughout Italy. A wonderful read, at http://www.italytolosangelesandback.blogspot.com/ .
- Strabela Venexia: A wonderful Swedish writer shares her stories of Venice from a unique and graceful view, at http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fstrabelavenexia.blogspot.com%2F%2F .
- The Other Venice: Walter Fano writes about and shares illustrations of Venice’s fabulous 1-1/2 millennium history and culture, greatly enriching his reader’s understanding from far away, and provides an informed joy that walks with you when you are there. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=it%7Cen&rurl=translate.google.com&u=http://laltravenezia.blogspot.com/ .
As Yvonne notes, there are too many wonderful blogs about Venice and too little time! A very nice dilemma! Please also visit Yvonne’s nominator and nominee sites, too, linked through “Hello World” at http://ytaba36.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/thank-you-fausto-and-maite/ .
Grazie mille, Yvonne!