329. Romantic Walk to the church Maria de la Salute in Venice

329. Romantic Walk to the church Maria de la Salute in Venice

After Palmina looked happy at the music score and tried to play the piano part on her Pipa and on her Lute, Palmina tried to play the Violin part on her instrument.

„You can play this alongside my music-score-video I posted at chapter 328…“, Palma whispered to Palmina.

And Palmina did this a few times and felt lucky in her heart.
Now she looked at the music score.
Then she put the music score soft and tender on her cheek and smiled, finally she kissed the music score.

Later she was lying beside Palma in the Peony Gondola, gave him a tender good night kiss and Palma could feel it and he smiled as if he could feel her being beside him.

Yes, this Peony Gondola is a Miracle. A Miracle that is connecting two hearts, even they are separated by a big distance.
Palmina dreamed also that she is together with Palma il Giovane again in the 21st century.

And now both are dreaming the same dream and together they dreamed this:

* * *

After a few days – the Saint Valentines’s Day in the 21st century –
Palmina tried TODAY to send a Message via facebook Messenger to Palma.

But the criminal adnimistrators of facebook Messenger erased her Message and Palma only could feel this in his heart but they are now in Venice are sitting together again at the bakery shop in at the ‚Calle de la Pieta‘ at the place ‚Campo Bandiera e Moro‘.

„I wrote you today on St.Valentin’s Day, Palma. Look on my handy…“
„Oh, on my handy there is no message Palmina… They are blocking our communication.
How good that we are here in Venice.

So I will compose something for you…“

They ordered again the so called ‚Palmina-breads‘.
The sun was shining friendly. Some Pigeons came to get something from the ‚Palmina breads‘.

Palma is still writing on his new composition „Dialogue for Pipa and Viola“ (Palma composed this also 400 years ago for her).

picture 1 -  "Dialogue for Pipa and Viola" [1] by Gerald Spitzner.jpg

picture 1 – „Dialogue for Pipa and Viola“ [1] by Gerald Spitzner

„Dialogue for Pipa and Viola… dedicated to …“ he writes over this music score.
Palmina smiled and observed what he is writing on the music score on the table.
She was silent waiting till he wrote his first inspiration down to the music score paper.
Palmina smiled and was lucky. She could not wait to play the first 4 bars of it:
He wrote Pipa music question: A – D – E – a

and

Viola music answer: c – g – d -e
Often he looked in her eyes as if he paints her as painted melodies.
He painted her soul and her friendly character as music in this composition.
Palmina could feel this and was lucky. It remembers the time he was a painter and painted her, here in the house of the baker’s shop, in the little room over the little Garden, where the little birds are singing, singing for her.

Today at the 14th of February Palma makes this music dedication for his Pigeon as St.Valentin’s dedication.
After a long time, as Palma needed a break from writing, they decided to have a short look in the little street ‚Calle de la Pieta‘, where on the left side a little garden still is.
The little short street is starting here at the corner of the bakery shop.

„Oh, there is the little garden… but there is a little wall…;
but in the 16th century there was no wall, Palma,… and there is a little house in the other part of the garden, a traditional Coffee Roasting, look Palma….“

picture 2 - Here at this window in the Calle de la Pieta Palmina played on her Lute in her little room in the 16th century.jpeg

picture 2 – Here at this window in the Calle de la Pieta Palmina played on her Lute in her little room in the 16th century

They stopped and turned left and looked up to see the window, where Plamina once lived.
Palma and Palmina smiled. How often Palma stood there down in the street at the garden, looking up, playing his Mandolin for her (see several Mandolin solo compositions posted earlier), for his Pigeon and Palmina gave always a music answer.

Sometimes Palmina played on her Instrument „A D E a“
and Palma gave the answer with his Instrument „c g d a“

Both remembered it in this moment.

Palma il Giovane puts his arm around her, she puts her head on Palma’s side and now they feel united after centuries.

Palmina took one fresh bread from her bag and gave it Palma to sniff.
Now Palmina sniffed also on the little fine white bread.

Both had now to laughter loud, because they remembered this secret scene which happened here in this little street ‚Calle de la Pieta‘ a long long time ago in the 16h century.

Now they looked at the coffee roasting in this street and they saw that they have a little shop, here, left beside the bakery shop at the place ‚Campo Bandiera e Moro.‘

They went back to this place to visit the coffee shop at the place.
There was a friendly lady who explained about the old tradition of their coffee roasting in Venice.

And it was like that:

VIDEO: Coffee roasting (the video is in the middle of the website, please click on that video to see it ) – https://www.e-venise.com/ph13/0609-les-cafes-girani-venise.html

Now, after that, they went back to the bridge at the Calle de la Pieta which was over the water canal ‚Rio de la Pieta‘. There was a free Gondola and they took it to see Venice from the view of this moving Gondola. A very romantic point of view.
This Gondola is covered (see picture) and not open. (Like the most Gondolas where in the 16th century).

picture 3  - A covered Gondola in Venice (this and similar types of Gondolas had been used very often in the 16th century).png

picture 3 – A covered Gondola in Venice (this and similar types of Gondolas had been used very often in the 16th century)

The Gondola moved slowly to the famous ‚Ponte di Rialto‘ which was in her middle, upper part inspired and designed after the painting ‚La Pieta‘ (1573-1576) by Master Titian and Master Palma il Giovane. During this painting Palmina played during 3 years to assist music-therapeutically the painting process with inspiring lute playing during the years 1573-1576.

They visited the Chiesa Dei Frari to see Master Titian’s famous L’Assunta Maria and Palma’s painting of the Saint Hypatia of Alexandria (known as painting ‚Saint Katharina of Alexandria‘ ).

picture 4 - painting  "Martirio Santa Caterina" by Palma il Giovane at Frari in Venice.jpg

picture 4 – painting „Martirio Santa Caterina“ by Palma il Giovane at Frari in Venice

Later they continued to move with the Gondola along the Canale Grande, back into the south direction to go along the Giardino Garden in the south.

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picture 5 – Canale Grande with Santa Maria de la Salute

A lot of remembering they had and later they walked again back in the north along the big promenade in the direction of the San Marco Place and Chiesa San Maria de la Salute.

„Today we have to visit this Church – It was not build in our century, for us this is completely a new building“, Palmina said full of joy in her voice.

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picture 6 – Chiesa Maria de la Salute at evening (West horizon)

As they walked slowly in the direction of Chiesa Maria de la Salute Palmina asked Palma:

„Palma?“
„Yes, Mia Pigeon.“

„What is the intention of the Adagio-Venus-Neptune Inspiration?“ (Adagio Venus-Neptune-Inspiration for Violin and Piano by Gerald Spitzner)

„Yes, a few days Planet Venus moved alongside Planet Neptune (seen from earth). And this Moment is composed as music inspiration, Venus-Neptune-Inspiration.

Pythagoras says: The Movement of the Planets are making Music.
And we as artists can play and express this music of the Planets, Isn’t?“

Palmina looked at the West horizon and saw the bright shining Planet Venus.
„…and all our remembering on Mars, Palma:
Your Uncle was the first who was on Mars and came back alive…“

„Yes, he was up there with 19 other Astronauts, but after 18 died in a huge storm, he and his colleague survived. But his colleague was too weak to come back to earth. He would die very fast on earth he knows as doctor…
The magnetic field is at 24 p.m. there 20 times stronger compared to earth….
But he was the first who came back to earth in modern history…
My uncle wrote a novel with his friend Ludevit who was a space painter and author. My uncle’s name is not mentioned but he helped to write it. The end is not from my uncle. My uncle died during writing the end of the novel. The book was several times winning awards, especially in Germany and the U.S.A, as book for children and for the youth…“

„Wow, Palma. Your family are V.I.P’s of the history of man.“

„Yes, but only a few people knows that really. It is rather a family secret. They plan to make a museum…with digital film-sequences of the film my uncle made during the landing on Mars.
Also a digital copy of the original filming flying over the little Schiaparelli Crater at 0° degree Meridian and all the important film-material and photos from Mars (in colour!)

Mars is more and more explored by different countries and they found the evidence that the huge space station for 20 astronauts is today still on Mars and they found also the huge mobile astronomic laboratory called „Astra“ at he „Adriatic Sea“.

Palma and Palmina made for a while silence. They hold each other the hands and their hearts communicated silent from heart-to-heart.

„Palma,… I remember a time where we lived on Mars, Palma and we know each other as artist from there isn’t it?

Palma pressed his lips thin together and it seemed that Palma gave her the answer only with his thoughts.

Palmina smiled as if she received his secret message.

* * *

And after they dreamed together this Valentine’s day in Venice in the 21st century, Palma and Palmina hugged and heard the

„Peony Gondola Song – Gondola di Venezia – Santus in G-Dur“ (with 20 Mandolins-version)

VIDEO: Peony Gondola Song by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

 

 

(to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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