{midweek monochrome}

Venice, December 2010.
We were having breakfast in Cafe Florian in Piazza San Marco, when she suddenly stood up on her chair and started singing twinkle twinkle little star to a room full of people dressed in furs and pearls. When the song ended, the whole place broke into loud applause.


You can also find this on Black and White Wednesday, a lovely photo event on Susan’s wonderful blog, The Well-Seasoned Cook.

20 thoughts on “{midweek monochrome}

  1. thanks rosa πŸ™‚ the cafe looked better full, but the photograph looked better empty.

    thanks kankana! it's always the light, isn't it? πŸ™‚

    guilty as charged, anita πŸ™‚

    thanks for leaving such a lovely comment, simona πŸ™‚

    thanks for stopping by, bron. it's lovely to have people to share these bits with!

  2. I just stumbled into your space through Sneha's. After spending a few minutes scanning your posts and reading a bit about you, I knew I wanted to come back, so I joined your fans club πŸ™‚ Hey Pia, I love your carefree writing and style. And yes gumption. Gumption, gumption, gumption–there I said it! πŸ™‚

  3. @Plateful – if i've passed 'gumption' on to one more person, i've done my bit for the day πŸ™‚ thanks so much for such a lovely comment! hope to see you back here soon!

    thanks lynne! the furniture really was something. gorgeously over-the-top, like most things in venice πŸ™‚

  4. Fantastic POV. You must have been crouched for the click. Love it…and I think a “Little Star is Born.” ; )

    Thanks, Pia, for your very fine BWW photo with charming anecdote.

  5. Pia, I am from Venice and I know the Cafe' well. I can imagine the scene, the room and the effect on the people. Lovely photo. I was back visiting Venice the Christmas before. Love my city!

  6. hi laura! how lovely to have a venetian in our midst πŸ™‚ during our stay, i remember many conversations with people who've lived their lives in venice – it would always make me smile, the utter love they had for their city, followed by an exasperated roll of their eyes when they talked about water above their knees πŸ™‚

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