Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thus leaving Guido Brunetti with the rest of the month off

It looks like Venice hasn't done too well of late.

"A dozen gondolas snaked down the Grand Canal on Saturday in a mock funeral procession bemoaning Venice's descent to the dreaded status of living museum, with a population now below 60,000.

While the largely symbolic threshold is considered by some to signal the end of the city's viability, Venetian officials say reports of Venice's demise are premature, and even Saturday's sombre funeral ended with a surprise, bright hope for rebirth"


Clare said...

This is timely. I just finished Donna Leon's latest this morning. Didn't like it as much as the rest but she's still one of the best mystery writers.

Anonymous said...

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