|An odd sight, no people at all.|
|A lovely perfume shop were I utterly failed to buy anything. Bad me!|
On our two days in Venice we mostly walked around, though we did a museum and also went to Caffe Florian at the San Marco Square and had the most expensive cup of coffee ever, but with the music and presentation it was all worth it.
As J’s bag still hadn’t tuned up on Tuesday, he also had to buy a dark suit for the opera. Don Giovanni at La Fenice was absolutely fabulous! The best Don Giovanni I have ever seen, actually. It had a very clever scenography, in a way it all looked the same, a blue rococo room with period furniture, but they used a revolving stage and created a number of different rooms, small cabinets, corridors, bedroom and so on. It was very dynamic and not the least boring. The cast was rather young, but very good and the interpretation of a Don Giovanni who is living harder and harder and in his self-destruction also destroys the life of every single person he interacts with was quite great. We came back to the hotel to find that J’s bag had finally caught up with us, which was another relief.
|Outside La Fenice|
|It was nice with a trip were it was suitable with wearing an evening gown not once, but twice!|
|We had great seats, basically straight opposite the scene.|
I have never been to Venice before and I must say that I really liked it. It’s been a tourist attraction since forever and it is clearly very tuned into tourist as an income, but I was surprised that the souvenirs generally seems quite well made, especially considering the plastic crap that goes for souvenirs in Stockholm. Venice itself felt quite magical and somehow quite unconcerned by the hoards of tourists. It was a bit like one had stepped into a completely, not time, but a different reality, with all the canals, the water who had a strange turquoise shade even when the weather was grey and no cars. I would love to come back; probably later in the autumn when there is a little bit less tourists.