Blue Tuesday

No, not blue as in sad….blue as in this:
It was a day of sunshine, blue skies, reflections (in more ways than one), architectural details and what in the Pacific Northwest would be called a “minus tide”.
Do not adjust your computer…that is not upside down…that’s the reflection in the canal. Here it is in reality (not that the reflection is not reality…just on a different level).
And here are the flowers from the upper balcony in that alternate reality.
Only a few moments before this photo I was on a vaporetto loaded with loud, pushing and shoving teenagers (yes, the local ragazzi were out of school).
This is what happens when you DO NOT obey the rules about putting out your garbage. Garbage is put out daily Monday through Saturday (never on Sunday…yes, I know there is a Greek song by that name…it does not refer to putting out the garbage) between the hours of 6 and 8 am and is picked up by men with handcarts and taken to the big, green garbage boats and compacted. That’s as far as I know the process. If you don’t get it out by 8am or think you can get away with putting it out the night before…this is what happens.
It is dealt with by the flying rats…aka pigeons. They no longer sell food so you can feed them in Piazza San Marco so they look for their meals elsewhere.
Back in that other place I have a children’s book called “The Famous Nini: A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White Cat Became a Star”. It is the story of how a cafe owner adopted a stray cat whose purr comforted all who met him. This is Nini’s cafe. Of course since Nini was famous in the 1890’s only his spirit still lingers on the premises. If you look closely you can see him in the window.
I’ll have to stop there for cappuccino one morning.
And now for the tides. The tide this morning was not particularly high…nothing to get excited about at 50 cm. This is the view out my window about 10 am…just after the high point at 9:50 am.
And here is the same view around 4:30 this afternoon…just before the lowest point which was -50 cm. 100 cm change in the water level is a lot of water moving in and out.
In Seattle they would have cancelled some ferry runs with that kind of low tide…but since the vaporetto stops here float…not cancelled.

About mvaden1948

I love to travel to Venice (and probably other parts of Italy and beyond) and my camera leads me where she wants without any consideration as to whatever plans I may have. I enjoy photographing nature, my cat and anything that strikes my fancy. I have a "thing" for interesting doors and architectural details.
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7 Responses to Blue Tuesday

  1. lizbethraab says:

    Enjoying your posts very much – from tides going out to the garbage not going out …
    Wish you a nice evening.
    Ciao from Liz

  2. mvaden1948 says:

    I’m sure that garbage thing happens all over the city but that was such a prime example.
    I wish you a nice evening too, Liz.

  3. mvaden1948 says:

    And all my prayers and wishes to a friend who is having surgery today for breast cancer….you know who you are. I thought of you a lot today.

  4. Jan Graham says:

    Cafe de Friari one of our favorites it has changed hands this year, and even better,now,

  5. may1787 says:

    I like the tide photos of the walls. Very artistic.

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