No pictures today. It’s been raining, not heavily but raining. And rain means umbrellas in Venice.
I currently reside and have for some time in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. (actually currently residing in a lovely apartment in Castello, Venezia, Italia…but you know that). In the Seattle area we hardly use umbrellas. We all have a lot of umbrellas. I can think of at least six that I own and pretty much point out where they are at any given time…my living room, bedroom, closet, car…my desk at work. But most of the time it doesn’t rain very hard and you don’t need one. You are just dashing from the car to the office and you’re really not going to get “that” wet.
Here it is a different story. Everyone uses an umbrella no matter how gently it is raining…even in light mist there are umbrellas. I went out yesterday without one. I will not do that again. I need it, if only for self defense.