|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 deaths were reported on Tuesday. The remaining 1328 deaths have occurred since March and have been added to the numbers now.”
|Inside the courtyard of the Universita Ca, Foscari was a decoration made of trash.|
The above numbers contradict those we’ve discussed below taken from the Worldometer tracking site. We often wonder how impossible it is for the records to be accurate under these dire circumstances. But, what else do we have to determine the risks in various countries?
|Leonardo da Vinci exhibit was being held at the museum.|
In other news, we’ve heard numerous comments on TV news regarding the possibility of international flights resuming in India. 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 engaging, addictive, binge-watching series, search for Australia’s “A Place to Call Home.” It has 60 hour-long episodes. We love 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.|