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Italy: Day 8 (The Cooking Class) - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Italy: Day 8 (The Cooking Class)
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fizzixrat From: fizzixrat Date: August 26th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. In Italy, probably! :)

Trina - Did you happen to visit Venice during this trip, and if so, did you get any pictures of The Zecca (the old mint out on an island in the harbor). I'd be curious to get a peek at my namesake...
trinalin From: trinalin Date: August 26th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Zecca!!! Ah! I wondered if I had heard of you pre-LJ! There was a short time when we overlapped on the same mailing list.

I did get to Venice (those will be in the next Italy post) and I did take photos of something out in the harbor (I think it was a harbor). Dunno if there was a mint or not.
elsaf From: elsaf Date: August 26th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been saying to myself "I bet fizzixrat is Admiral Zecca. I see I was right. :-)
fizzixrat From: fizzixrat Date: August 26th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, 'tis indeed wittle ol' me...but less moody (thanks to treatment for sleep disorders) from my mailing list days.

I look forward to the Venice pictures. I first discovered the existence of the Zecca in a James Bond novel, of all things, although I already knew of the name being a word in the Italian language relating to the minting of money. Found a nice book online about the history of the Zecca and had it shipped to my father as a gift a few months ago, but all I've seen are the few pages Amazon has scanned in. (And yeah, if it's not obvious, my father's side of the family isn't that far removed from "the old country".)
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