Thanks to the IMA hosting the Biennale, we were able to spend our two year anniversary in Venice, Italy. Not too shabby.
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.
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.
Rachel was able to get me into the exhibit prior to it opening to the public. Track and Field by Allora and Calzadilla.
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.
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.