|With the hot sun, the massive crowds, the going rate of $125 to $150 a couple, and as evidenced here, the gondola traffic jam, we decided to forego the 30-minute ride in the congested canals.|
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|Hard to resist. Fun to see.|
More news on COVID-19 in India, at this time:
From this site:
“MAHARASHTRA’S (state where Mumbai is located) Covid-19 death tally surged by 1409 on Tuesday, taking its total toll to 5,537, following a data reconciliation process initiated by the state government. Of 1409 deaths, only 81 of the deaths were reported on Tuesday. The remaining 1328 deaths have occurred since March and been added to the numbers now.”
|Inside the courtyard of the Universita Ca Foscari was a decoration made of trash.|
|Leonardo da Vinci exhibit was being held at the museum.|
In other news, we’ve heard numerous comments on TV news in regard to the possibility of international flights resuming in India, over which a discussion will be initiated in July by the powers-that-be.
|Water buses along the Grand Canal.|
|Tight quarters. Lots of boats.|
|Murano glass figurines from a shop window.|
|Basilica di San Marco.|
|A great shot at every turn.|
|Views along the waterway on the return to the ship.|
BTW, if you are looking for an engrossing, addictive, binge-watching series, search for Australia’s “A Place to Call Home.” It has 60 hour-long episodes. We’re loving every moment. It’s available on Acorn TV on Amazon Prime which offers a one-month free trial.
Photo from one year ago today, June 17, 2020:
|Ruins of a castle on the drive to Balleyconneely while in Connemara, Ireland. For more photos, please click here.|