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We spent the day riding boats, gondolas, lost on narrow streets, then to the Piazza San Marco and the Cathedral with all its gold mosaics. Confirmed again today that Italians will walk right up and pinch you on the rear on the street!
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.