MISC EUROPE PICS MAY 2015, PART II

WELCOME AND ENJOY!!

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Late April-early May 2015, Italy/Serbia and other places

MIXED BAG OF PHOTOS, IPHONE

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CHINESE BAR, MESTRE

STOPPED HERE TO GET A CAPPUCCINO FOR BREAKFAST AFTER LEAVING MY AIRBNB HOST'S APT. I MUST HAVE STOOD OUT TO THE OWNER'S YOUNG DAUGHTER, AS SHE ALMOST INSTANTLY SIDLED UP TO ME. HAD TO TAKE A PICTURE. AROUND THE CORNER FROM THIS BAR WAS ANOTHER BAR, ALSO CHINESE-OWNED.

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MUNICH, SUNDAY, MAY 24

ONE OF THE BEST CHINESE MEALS I HAVE EVER HAD. THIS RESTAURANT WAS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WHICH ALSO HAD SEVERAL ITALIAN JOINTS, A GREEK, A JAPANESE, A THAI, AND AN ORIGINAL GERMAN FOOD JOINT

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VENICE, SATURDAY MAY 23

I AM GOING TO CALL THIS PIC "COMRADE CHRIST" AND SELL IT TO MOMA. NOTE HOW THE PIC IS DOMINATED BY RED, AS IF COMMUNISM IS A CONTAGION THAT HAS ENVELOPED EVEN JESUS' APPAREL


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DANISH NATIONAL PAVILION, VENICE BIENNALE

A SEPARATE PAGE OF ONLY BIENNALE PICS COMING UP LATER

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SAN MARCO, VENICE

INTERESTING TO NOTE THE CLEARLY ORTHODOX STYLE OF IMAGERY AT LEFT AND THOROUGHLY CATHOLIC IMAGERY AT RIGHT ON THE SAME CHURCH.

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BOLOGNA STATION

WHERE ON EARTH DID THE MOTHER GET HER KID THAT HELMET? DOES SHE ACTUALLY ASPIRE FOR HIM TO BE IN THE RIOT POLICE? TOY GUNS TOO GRAPHIC?

BUT HE DOES ACTUALLY LOOK PRETTY COOL IN IT, DON'T HE?

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PASOLINI MURALES, TRASTEVERE, ROME

HERE'S AN ACTUAL EXAMPLE OF A COMMIE CHRISTIAN.

BTW, GRAFFITI WAS ESSENTIALLY CREATED BY THE ROMANS, BUT THE ITALIANS USE THE SPANISH WORD FOR IT.

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NORDIC PAVILION, VENICE BIENNALE

THE GIANT MICROPHONES WERE ACTUALLY SPEAKERS, AND EMANATED AN OMINOUS DRONE.

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VENICE

ORTHODOX-LOOKING CHURCH

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MESTRE

FAMILY-STYLE JOINT, VERY UNGLAMOROUS, LOTS OF TOURISTS DESPITE THAT. HAD BLACK TRUFFLE LINGUINE. LIMONCELLO ON THE HOUSE

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VENICE

AND HERE'S THE DISH. TRUFFLES ARE ACTUALLY QUITE DELICIOUS!

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SEGWAY, MESTRE

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UNICO SICILIAN RESTAURANT, MESTRE

EXCELLENT IF A BIT PRICEY RESTAURANT 10 MIN WALK FROM MY AIRBNB HOST'S APT.

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UNICO RESTAURANT, MESTRE

ORDERED RICOTTA-FILLED TORTELLONI MADE WITH BLACK OCTOPUS INK AND ASPARAGUS. FANTASTIC MEAL, AND THE HOUSE WHITE WAS SUPERB.

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GUESS WHERE

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AGAIN

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VENICE

PICTURE IS UNREMARKABLE, I REALLY JUST WANTED TO ILLUSTRATE A POINT: NEAR SAN MARCO IS A PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY THAT IS LINED WITH

LUXURY BOUTIQUES. ALMOST EVERY ONE OF THEM HAD CHINESE SALESPERSONS. ALSO, AROUND MESTRE, A QUICK GLANCE AT APT. BUILDINGS BUZZER DIRECTORIES WILL NORMALLY REVEAL A CHINESE NAME.

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ROME

FIRST CONTACT WITH A WAFFLE PLACE IN EUROPE. THIS IS WAFFLE FRIEND. WAFFLES ARE BIG IN NORTHERN EUROPE.

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TRASTEVERE

COOL BAR DESIGN

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ELABORATE GRAFFITI IN ROME. MICHAEL CAINE AND SAMUEL L. OVERLOOK COMMUTING ITALIANS HERE

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COOL CAR DEALERSHIP ARCHITECTURE JUST SOUTH OF THE OLD CITY OF MOSTAR.