Karen emailed last evening that she had gotten word that the trees were back near the Rialto Mercato and suggested that as a meander and photo opportunity for this morning. I readily agreed and we made plans to meet.
But first for those of you who are concerned that I have not really been posting much about food…and I’m in Italy. Well, I’m staying in an apartment, cooking for myself. I’m “at home” here and doing what I do at home. Thus all the posts about trips to Punto. But for the person who requested a picture of pasta because she was hungry (that was over a week ago, she must be starving by now) here is my pasta from last evening…with putanesca sauce and lots of grated cheese.
And the lovely salad that went with it.
This morning Karen and I met as agreed at the Arsenale vaporetto stop and walked from there to Rialto. Here are some things that caught my eye along the way.
Here is a close up of the polar bears (I know there seems to be a dog and a squirrel also) in the window.
We found them! The Rialto Christmas Trees!
But you do have to spend some time waiting for the “tourists” to get out of the picture. Just when you think you have it someone steps into your frame. Wait, that’s not a tourist; that’s Karen.
While Karen was purchasing fish for her dinner I had to catch this Signora selling her fish in her fur hat. At least her head was warm.
Swordfish was big in the market today.
After Karen completed her purchase (she did not buy swordfish) we paused for refreshment and she treated me to post birthday cappuccini….yes, that’s correct…two. No pic of the cappuccino but a little of the decoration in the bar.