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Soon turned out, had a heart of glass.

Saturday was the return to Venezia, this time to the islands of San Michele, a cemetery island, and Murano, the home of Venezian glass. Of interest in the cemetery is Doppler, whose contribution to physics was explaining why ambulances change sound as they go past you. The work on Murano is quite exquisite, though bringing some of it half way around the world without breakage may be quite the challenge.

Sunday saw a visit to the Basilica di sant'Antonio in Padova. Inside the church is the tomb, but I question how much is actually in the sarcophagus, as the Reliquary contains not only the '2nd' and '3rd class' relics, which is sensible stuff like cloaks and boxes and marble tablets, but also the '1st class' goodies. This is the jaw bone, tongue, vocal cords and other unidentifiable squishy bits sitting in glass bulbs. Not that I am one to rag on people's deeply cherished medieval superstitions (somewhere Ben is having a fit) but that's a little bit twisted, guys.

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Get out of Italy!!!!
Amanda Vanstone is coming!!!!

Time to leave!!!!!

She's the new Aussie ambassador to Italy(so the Herald Sun says!)

Get out while you still can!!!

Love Allison

P.S: 140 days - that's still ages away!!!! :)

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