Friday evening there was an opening at the Peggy Guggenheim for the new show:
Looking ahead the constant traffic is fun to watch, the gondoli e taxi mingle with the barges, delivery boats, and the Vaporetti making their regular stops.
Here, at the Accademia stop, where the east and west moving vessels arrive at the Fermatta simultaneously, we can see not only the great Ponte dell' Accademia, but the Salute in the distance, the Guggenheim hidden by the vaporetto, and the face of the Palazzo Barbaro on the left.
The Barbaro, the white Palazzo next to the yellow one off to port, was purchased by the Curtis family from Boston in the 1870's and it is where they lived and entertained their guests for over a century. One of those guests, Isabella Stewart Gardiner, from New York as well as Boston, was so enchanted with the ambiance of the Barbaro, that she based the design of her new home in the Fens outside Boston on it. She made it her museum. The Barbaro is across the Grande Canal from the future 'Peggy'...hopefully more later.
The vaporetto continues east, our stop is off to starboard, but a strong cold gust makes itself known. Check those catspaws ahead. Can hardly hold the camera.
'Se la Forma Scompare la sua Radice e Eterna'
If the Form Vanishes Its Root Is Eternal
The Exhibit is officially open and everyone is milling about in the garden with a red wine, prosecco or the favorite of the evening mulled wine: vino rosso caldo. Parlano italiano, and after a sip or 2 of the rosso caldo, I could not distinguish, so I followed the Woman Walking...
In other parts of this wonderful sculpture garden all were talking and bundled up.