Yesterday was my first day in Venice, and it is AMAZING of course. What struck me immediately were the clothes lines everywhere. They look so beautiful in the sunlight and the happy breeze. It feels like it they are a decorative feature on the cobblestone streets. They are on every corner, it seems.
This is Giovanni. He is one of the students in charge of the urban renewal project that I was invited to be a part of. He was like most Italians I have met, extremely hospitable. He picked me up from the airport and took me straight to a cafe for an espresso…standing, of course.
Here we are unloading the boat with all the recycled materials that we will be using for the green space.
Here is the pocket of grass that is apparently one of the few places in the city. I am starting to understand that the beauty of Venice comes from the water, the history, and the architecture.
So the first day consisted of throwing some shoes…
and some clothesline inspired action. Not finished. We’ll see what comes next…….