inspiration #23 : antiquing in Venice.

by s.m.

 

I was walking to lunch at Harry’s Bar in Venice last Sunday afternoon (of course I was.  this is how you roll when you’re a big romance writer.) and literally stumbled right on an open-air antiques market.  Turin is renowned for its Mercato Balon, which Paolo and Francesca visit one weekend.  the antiques market in Venice is located in the glamorous Mercato di Rialto, which on weekdays is a fish market, and on Sundays still smells faintly of fish but is full of art and artifacts, furniture and knick-knacks.  I meandered through, taking particular note of the jewelry (there was the pair of vintage earrings, but not the anchor pendant), but I really regret not buying a gorgeous piece of Fendi luggage.  ah, Venice.