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they came for me - Venice

they came for me

GAME OVER Beach - Boardwalk Review

Absolutely no point in putting this picture in other than saying sorry to all my aficionados readers for the nonsenses I started writing in this page.
I had one aim here:
- build a page as large as possible
The problem was:
- About Venice is really hard to find something to say, especially having been there for just few hours
The additional problem was:
- it is 3 AM, and I'm not completely aware of what I'm writing.

That's why...
Sorry, or not, it depends on if you like it.
If you do, I'll keep on writing nonsenses in all the future USA pages.
In italy we say "man adviced, half saved", more or less, so it's up to you. Let me know

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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a deadly trap - Venice

a deadly trap

Anticipation, fear, resignation Beach - Boardwalk Review

This was maybe the loveliest corner of that road.
So nice that it was almost as nice as Porto Cervo in sardinia, Italy is....
One should be happy watching at it but that was not our feeling at the moment.
Anticipation, fear, resignation.
Those were the feelings we had standing in front of that entrance.
Why? Easy.
We were sure that the girls were there, and that would have meant to:
- enter the shop
- find the woman
- following her all over the shop
- giving her a sensed opinion about every single dress she may find
- waiting for her to try all the dresses of the shop
- pay the cost of the first dress she have found.

Lucky we were that the girls weren't actually there.

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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Fonzie is still among us - Venice

Fonzie is still among us

WOW Beach - Boardwalk Review

Another shining example of how TV influenced us...
Look at this marvellous specimen of 50s supercar.
Can you imagine the first thing me and the other shopping-survivor have thought?
X-Files?
Star trek?
Sex and the City?
Nip&Tuck?
Dallas?
The Bill Cosby show?
Nooooooooooooo!!

HAPPY DAYS!!!!
Another myth of our childhood! So ancient that Ron Howard still had his hairs!
This seems to be the Fonzie's sunday Car!!

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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The Pink Panther-mobile - Venice

The Pink Panther-mobile

The Pink Panther car

Well, being a man, I live with desolation and great concern the idea to have to go for "a walk to have some shopping".

Ladies love to do it but this is a real torture for rude men.
If you are alone with her, you're finished.
If there are more people including other boys, maybe the solution is to remain behind and slowly fade away from ladies' sight. That is what we did when we find a custom cars exhibition including this one, that MUST belong to the Pink Panther.

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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brain roasted - Venice

brain roasted

Always use sun protection Beach - Boardwalk Review

When you were a child, did your parents bring you to the beach?
Did they always forced you to wear those stupid hats?
Did they forced you to waste your time using tons of sun protection creams on your delicate skin?
Now you know why they did that. Because they loved you, because they didn't want you to cook your head so that, once grown, you decide to become a juggler like this stupid guy. I caught him when he was on top of that ladder since 15 minutes already.

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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enlightened on her Damascus way - Venice

enlightened on her Damascus way

Heavenly light

Tishomingoblues member kissed by an heavenly light here.
It's true, no way for you to think that this is an overexposed picture!
The reason for uploading this picture actually difficult to find, let's say then that she loved to be photographed in front of a small shop selling mobile phones and related products.
Now:
1) tell me who in the world should buy a phone in a place like that
2) don't blame her, she's an engineer like me...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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a square - Venice

a square

Along the road Abbot Kinney Festival Review

I come second to nobody in forgetting the name of places, streets, squares and so on, so here am I in writing a nonsense here about a place I cannot remember.
Formally, the reason that brought me to upload this picture is to show the only square I found along that market-road.
Seems to be no one there, and this is actually because NO ONE was really there.
I ensure you that in any other place of the road, rivers of people flow endlessly (even poetic!)

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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Shaq was not there... - Venice

Shaq was not there...

BASKETBALL!!!

Along the market there are a number of basketball fields for private people to enjoy.
So many boys there wanting to play or teams waiting for their turn to have a match.
Actually I haven't seen champions there, but only people having fun under the warm sun of California.
I took me a long time to take this picture and the result is not even among the best.
I'm an amateur photographer, so forgive me.

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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the "mall" - Venice

the "mall"

Open air market

Close to the beach, actually immediately behind it, there is a large area, along a pedestrian road, literally full of shops selling souvenirs for tourists, any kind of food and so on.
People fill this area starting from about noon, so don't go early in the morning because it may appear to you like a post-atomic scenario.
Quite happy to saying it (being italian and knowing common places about the italian security) BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS!

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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second seagull - Venice

second seagull

The hard life of a wanna-be photographer Beach - Boardwalk Review

"The hard life of a wanna-be photographer".
According to me a proper title for this tip
I just bought a new camera with a powerful zoom lens, and I wanted to try to make a close picture of this seagull.
So I remained behind the others and started approching veeeery slowly to the bird.
Step after step, after step, taking closer and closer pictures.
While I was quite close enough, A STUPID MAN passed running close to the bird fearing him. The seagull flew away in no seconds, leaving me crying for anger.
It's a hard life....

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 11, 2004
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