Thursday, 1 October 2009


Come to Venice looks like a repudplication, almost a tautology; but it's not (Wikipedia says, rather sternly: 'connections with the Latin verb 'venire' [to come] or [Slo]venia are fanciful'). Maybe that's right, but if not then Venice should stand as a warning. Cities should be careful with their names. 'Come!' said Venice, and the waters responded ...

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