Venice

June 2011

Two years after we married and visited Venice, we had the opportunity to go back. Rachel was working at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, who was representing the US at the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. So while she had to work most days, I was able to walk around and explore some parts of the city that I wasn't able to previously.

Venice, Italy
4 days, 3 nights

  • Art
  • Seafood
  • iPhone 3S
  • Mamiya 7
Jun

Venice

2011
Venice

Thanks to the IMA hosting the Biennale, we were able to spend our two year anniversary in Venice, Italy. Not too shabby.

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Day 1: Jet Lag

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In 2011, the internet was a different place and finding a hotel in Venice felt like a crap shoot. We weren't quite sure what we would end up with. We couldn't have been more lucky with Locanda Ca' Del Console. The room was huge, it had two windows that opened to a quiet canal, and the proprietors were incredibly kind.

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Day 2: Meandering

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This was a work trip for Rachel, so this left a lot of time for me to meander through Venice and explore. One of the many facinating things about Venice is how crowded and claustrophobic some parts of the city can be, while other parts can feel completely devoid of people.

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03

Rio de Santa Marina, a very common sight in Venice.

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04 View from Rialto Bridge at night.

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Day 3: La Biennale di Venezia

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Rachel was able to get me into the exhibit prior to it opening to the public. Track and Field by Allora and Calzadilla.

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06

Body in Flight (American) in between performances.

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07

Body in Flight (Delta).

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Day 4: Burano

08

Another day when Rachel had to work and I was left to my own devices. I decided to take a boat to Burano, which is really 4 islands that are connected together by bridges.

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09

I grew up in the Midwest and didn't have a ton of exposure to seafood. What better place to dive in than Trattoria Al Gatto Nero's "experience" plate.

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I ate everything on this plate and loved it.

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11

Sardines are nice, but it was a bit much for one man to finish all of this on his own.

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I was able to make it back to Venice in time for the IMA hosted party at the Guggenheim.