I had read of this tradition to announce the arrival and the sex (blue for a boy, pink for a girl) of a new baby by attaching a ribbon to the door.
Graffiti on the hoarding around the Accademia Bridge which is being restored.
I had planned to visit the church of SS Giovanni e Paolo on our last morning but a funeral was taking place.
I have been following this blog about Venice with interest for a few years. The writer Steven Varni, wrote a post about the very funeral I mention above.