I was worried for a bit that I would have to call this post “Best laid plans”. My plan had been to walk out to the fondamenta close to 6pm to once again hear the symphony of the church bells singing out 6 pm. I know Italy uses the 24 hour clock but do you really want to hear a church bell clang 18 times? I found my usual bench and just as I was settled this pulled up to the dock.
Engine idling there is no way I could hear myself think, let alone hear the church bells from across the way. I had seen people on the roof earlier and thought perhaps this was some tour boat coming to fetch a convention for an excursion.
Imagine my surprise when only one man came out and hopped aboard and they took off. Luckily just before six.
As you will note in the picture above the light wasn’t the same as it was yesterday. And I’ll bet you weren’t expecting ducks.
Lights began blinking on in the palazzos across the way.
People begin making their way to their evening plans as tourists sit deciding what to do for the evening. It’s usually only tourists who sit on the steps like this.
Maybe they are trying to decide if it is warm enough to dine outdoors. After all, some of the restaurants have heaters.
The bells have done their magic and the lights are illumined at the Hilton.
This is my building….I’m in the back, or maybe actually the middle of the side.
With the sunset so went the warmth of the day. I was longing for my warmer coat that was upstairs. The white at the right of the picture is a passageway that takes me to the back of the hotel and puts me directly below my apartment windows. I’ve figured out exactly where they are.
A glimpse into the kitchen….of the restaurant, silly, not my apartment. You can see by the clock on the wall that it is just about 6:15.
At the other end of the tunnel. I only have a short way from here to the end of the building where I enter the door code and step into the overly warm ground floor. It’s always like entering a furnace and I’m not sure considering the cost of the heating why they keep it that warm. My apartment has it’s own heating control and I can keep it at the level I prefer.