Grey Mullet?Venezia, December 4, 2016
At Campo San Barnaba, we saw people lining both sides of the canal, looking into the water. This was what they were looking at. There may have been a millions of these 5-6 inch fish swimming in schools. Don't know what kind of fish.
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Never saw them before or since.
It may have been Grey Mullet. I'm no expert, that's for sure. But I thought it might be that kind of fish for a reason. We experienced a fun and crazy once in a lifetime natural phenomenon (I think!) on the Po River, near Polesine Parmense, where my cousin lives. And, I believe, the Po runs toward Venice. So, perhaps large schools of fish congregate. I know we stirred up a large school of fish one time.Absolutely, no idea. It was a phenomenon for that day. Never saw it before or since.
Hahaha. No, we didn't. I don't eat fish, but I guess they were glad to get them in that quantity. My cousin is good friends with the owner of Antica Corte Palavicina, which is a small palace on the river, that's a fancy agriturismo, restaurant and farm that produces culatello. You can tour the cellars of culatello. It's a pretty upscale restaurant that was highlighted in Anthony Bourdain's Emilia Romagna segment of an Italian trip. Michelin star, I think. It's an interesting take if you can find it online.Did you get to eat some?
You are right! I didn't include these photos because they were very uninteresting, but it shows how quiet it was there.Looks like a great time of year to be in San Marino -- shoulder to shoulder tourists and street-lining souvenir stands were my memories of a July visit.
Well, actually.......not really I love architectural photography and people get in the way I also love stylistic photography and the interplay of light/shadow, shapes, colors, and flora/fauna -- the more people, the less opportunity -- the irony is that I love talking to all the people I meet in my travels, but not when I have a camera in my hand. My wife is patient enough to often stand around for long, excruciating minutes while I wait for people to move away from a scene I want to photograph, so life is good.On the other hand, while we had the run of the place, you do like to see a few people.
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