Have you ever gone on a scavenger hunt, made a mask and walk across the Bridge of Sighs? Well, I have and I am going to tell you about it in this week’s blog post!
Oh no! There goes the doctor with the long nose mask! The first thing I am going to tell you about the plague masks. Did you know that in 1575, doctors wore masks with long noses? It was to protect the doctors from the plague because they thought that you caught the plague from smelling it but you actually catch it from fleas! We learned all about it at the La Bauta mask shop. At La Bauta, I got to make my own mask. I didn’t make a plague mask but I did make a mask, a cool owl mask! Well, now I need to help the doctor get back on his feet. I don’t think I will worry about wearing my mask.
On Wednesday, we went on a scavenger hunt and l love scavenger hunts! First, we met a lady named Martina near a church called Santa Maria Formosa. She helped us find all the clues but my favorite clue was the ugly face on the wall of the church bell tower. The church people made an ugly face so the Devil wouldn’t come to ring the bell. But you are probably wondering why the Devil would want to ring the bell to wake up all the people? I think he is the meanest thing on the planet!
Sigh! My picture is ruined because of those hands. That was me! Today I am going to tell you about the Bridge of Sighs. Did you know that the Bridge of Sigh connects the prison to the Doges palace? You are properly wondering why is the Bridge of Sighs is called the Bridge of Sighs? It is called the Bridge of Sighs because if you did something wrong you would be sent over the Bridge of Sigh and sigh because you would never see daylight again.
My time in Venice is up. On to Tuscany!