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The City of Masks  
   

The City of Masks

Carnival is a big deal here and has been for hundreds of years. This mask dates back to the era of the Great Plague, worn by doctors with the beak stuffed with sweet smelling things to keep our the deadly "vapours."
A wedding and more

May 11th 2019
About 2 years ago we were invited to attend the wedding of family and friends the Moorcrofts in England over Easter. It didn't make sense to go all that way for 2 days so we decided to tack on a side trip to Venice followed by an Adriatic cruise. It worked out quite well as you will see. There are 7 Panoramic shots to begin. Allow 5 secs. for each to scroll through. 1. Grand Canal, Ven ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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