Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Just back from a business trip to Venice where we managed a couple of days tourism. Here's the obligatory scene-setting picture.

This evening we had our final meal in a square near our hotel. Clare had ordered a grilled sea bass and I was trying a perfectly-cooked archer fish when the circling thunderstorm finally scored a direct hit.

As a fire hose was turned on our square, the waiters frantically cleared tables. We continued eating until the weight of water on the canopy above burst through and cascades of water erupted all around us. We joined everyone else in cramming into the restaurant proper. After a few minutes, I popped out to review the sterling work of the restaurant staff, as can be seen in the following short video.