My Web Walk: About Venice and its Carnival ~ Romancing Italy
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Mar 16, 2009

My Web Walk: About Venice and its Carnival

Venice is calling me. On a web walk, I came across two sites on the same subject. The Venice Carnival. I know it’s over for this year, but I am told, in order to have a place to stay in the area, especially smack dab in Venice, I need to reserve a year in advance…

…which means right about now.

When I read about Journeys and Adventures experience at the Venetian Masquerade – it made me reminisce about my visit to Venice a couple years back, and regret that I didn’t spend more time when I was there. So it makes sense to go again and experience this huge festival myself.

Earlier I commented on A View From Carmine Superior’s post Home and Hearth saying that I love long gowns, so having an excuse to wear an exquisite gown from a by-gone era would be truly living a fantasy. Naturally, I would not be going anywhere near roaring fires in human size hearths.

I found Victorian Times and her Etsy counterpart but seeing I am now over here, I can only dream of these gowns made in the States. I just might have to pull out the sewing machine and take a stab at it myself. (I can do it, I can do it).

I can’t forget the masks, as it’s very important if I am going to allow my alter ego some freedom. I like Carta Alta's New Baroque Oro mask as well as the mask shown above...the Sisi in red. (Photo from Carta Alta website.)

If you are going to do some living-room travel, take a walk on the wilder historical side…visit Venice and fall into a silk and satin world of Dangerous Beauty.
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3 comments:

  1. Seems like you really love Venice.

    I love this phrase of yours Bev;
    "visit Venice and fall into a silk and satin world of Dangerous Beauty"

    Dangerous and Beauty are pretty exciting combination.

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  2. Hi Ron, glad you stopped by. Fascinated and mesmerized is more like it. It's nice to have something like this in our life.

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  3. Venice! Oh I would love to go to Venice. Perhaps read Jeanette Winterson's The Passion for an interesting view of Venice...

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