I've spent a fair amount of time looking at Christmas parades here in California, but in the mean time, Nereo Zane was taking part in a whole different kind of procession in the Veneto.
The other day I went to Mestre with a lot of GSVV members rowing along the small river called Marzenego to bring the Baby Jesus to the floating Nativity scene. Unfortunately the weather wasn't our friend (light rain just before we start) so I decided not to risk my photocamera and used a small videocamera instead.
Here's a link to the video:
I watched the video with a big smile.
The boats, the people, the club facility are all old friends - all of whom I miss.
One added element to the mix:
In past years we've seen great photos of this procession from a spectator's viewpoint, but this time we got to see it from a rower's perspective.
(see "Christmas in Venezia - procession in Mestre" parts one, two, and three)
Thanks for bringing us along for the ride, Nereo.
What a blast!