A detour (Venice)
October 18, 2014 / DIARY
Last month, after my work in Milan, I made a short trip to Venice, even it was just for two days and a half.
The “City of Water”: a touristic place but undoubtedly a magical place.
The water taxis are very nice.
Evening twilight from Rialto Bridge.
Piazza San Marco. To me, “San Marco” stands for saddle.
The narrow streets are like a labyrinth.
Gondolas, just before a sudden storm.
Then, heavy rain and hail, the biggest ones were about 15 millimeters in diameter: painful if they hit you. I rushed into a restaurant and it was like this.
Everybody was chatting and eating with the shoes off. The restaurant staff seemed to be used to it, and they kept back the water at the door without worrying, but there was already 10 centimeter of water on the floor. The “high water” periodically occurs during the year. One of the restaurant staff told me he has a friend in Fukuoka, and showing me his friend list on Facebook, he pointed a picture of a Japanese girl with blonde hair: “nice, uh?” he said. Some Japanese girl that came to Venice for tourism for sure.
One hour and a half of jogging in Venice. Too much fun.
In Venice, I wanted to visit Punta della Dogana Museum, designed by Tadao Ando.
Then, the International Architecture Exhibition, this year directed by Rem Koolhaas and titled Fundamentals. At the entrance, suddenly an installation of the devices above the ceiling.
A fulfilling short trip.