Cold Tips for Hot Days

Taking the heat Venetian style

Gothic ice cream- from a capitol at Palazzo Ducale

Like many phenomena, heat has a different quality in Venice. Crossing a campo at three o’clock in the afternoon, the sun strafes, a razor’s edge on the skin. The canals are viscous molten glass, their shimmer bleaching out the stonework. Shadow is more umbrous, shade feels as ancient as the taste of cold…

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