James Haynes-Dixon et al. in Piazza San Marco - the 1960's

from A House With Four Rooms, pages 218-219:

One night in Venice … we were sitting outside Florian’s Café in the Piazza San Marco. Being Sunday, the tables were full while the great passeggiati – evening walk – was in spate, passing and repassing, whole families down to small children, girls, arms interlaced, young men who gave soft wolf whistles after them, soft because of the music. There is another café opposite Florian’s and, when Florian’s orchestra had a rest, the other café took over, the crowd surging over to it across the Piazza. It was a warm summer night with a full moon, fit for music and the light hubbub …   more >>
cite as

Rumer Godden, A House With Four Rooms (London, 1989), p. 218-219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1421194689807 accessed: 13 July, 2020

location of experience: Piazza San Marco

Listeners

Rumer Godden
Writer
1907-1998

Listening to

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Arias from La Traviata
written by Giuseppe Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:18:09 +0000