Venice’s sights are everywhere; like every old-world city, you’re surrounded by buildings that are centuries old, all of which are astonishing testaments to human ingenuity and draftsmanship. Landmarks such as St. Mark’s Basilica, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace are all must-sees.
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June 2, 2010
One time, in a small town in Texas, I saw a pizza place on whose building was painted a mustachioed gondolier cheerfully pushing his gondola (which really looked like a canoe) through a canal while vaguely Spanish-looking buildings looked upon him and his striped shirt. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (or probably “pizza,” if one were to ask whoever commissioned this confusing mural) loomed in the background. Also, musical notes hovered near the gondolier’s mouth like a bunch of strange gnats.