Here, then, is the last selection of photos from our Venice trip, once again taken on our tour of the Canal Grande.
The Canal Grande: one of the absolute highlights of our trip. So beautiful, clearly among the most amazing things I have ever seen.
And another random collections of photos, leaving only the Canal Grande for one or two future posts.
Here are some more, rather random, impressions from our Venice trip. One of the many things I love about Italian culture is its eye for beauty. Even the typeface used on road signs is aesthetically pleasing.
On our second day in Venice, having spotted the sign below, we ended up in Venice’s small Jewish quarter.
Thus we discovered a wonderful Jewish restaurant that we went back to later that night, but we also came across a small exhibition of Jewish art. The people staffing the place were quite happy for us to take photographs, so here are some examples:
Noting that we were taking a good look at the exhibits, one of the staff eventually approached us, and so we ended up getting some fascinating insights into their reading of certain biblical texts, especially from the book of Genesis.
Below are some examples of illustrations of the weekly Torah readings, designed to be used in the teaching of children:
All in all, the whole experience was an unexpected, delightful treat.