June 9th, 2010

Jennifer Carr, Fine Art Consultant at Gallery MAR, will be contributing to our Park City blog this spring, with her Italian Insights and Adventures. This week’s adventure brought Jennifer through the volcano cloud to Paris, France, where she begins her three month trip. Look for more updates and inspirations from her travels throughout Italy and beyond.

As the train pulled up to the station, I couldn’t help but feel like I was looking at a postcard. The canals, the gondolas, the multi colored building bunched together. It was a bright and sunny day and the streets were packed with people. All the little shops lining the street selling gelato, masks, murano glass…  and as you pass by every canal, or break between buildings, there is the picture-perfect scene of Venice. San Marcos Piazza is massive and the basilica has such detail to it, you could stare at it for hours.

The Peggy Guggenheim museum was my favorite. It housed “Arc of Pedals” by Alexander Calder (he is one of my all time favorites), “On the Beach” by Picasso and “Angel of the City” by Marini. I enjoyed Doge’s Palace and learning more about the history of Venice at the Museum Correr. The gondola ride was a wonderful addition to the experience  and I loved  the guides (if you couldn’t tell by the photo).

I will be back to visit Murano, Burano and Verona before I leave so there will be more from Venice.  But next it up is a week in Rome!