Monday, September 16, 2013

Venice I

It feels so good to be home! I spent the weekend catching up on sleep, seeing friends and trying to get my cellphone fixed after I very cleverly blanked on my pin number. It's all sorted now though and I'm slowly starting to feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things.

Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!

Anyway, onto my holiday! I had the most magnificent time in Venice, I was a bit worried before we left because many people told me it was an overcrowded and smelly city but they just weren't looking in the right places. We stayed in Dorsoduro, one of the oldest parts of Venice, which is within walking distance of the major hubs like Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco but just far enough away to ensure it's not completely overrun by tourists.

Our ten days, two of which we spent in Verona and Bologna respectively, were spent walking, eating, drinking, sleeping, shopping and were just generally filled with the merriment of a not completely planned out holiday. Lunch usually consisted of a piece of pizza bought from a local vendor and the two of us sitting on a secluded bridge stuffing our faces, feeding pigeons and resting our weary feet. Supper was always some kind of pasta; spaghetti, ravioli, gnocchi, tagliatelle... you name it, I ate it and I indulged in it! We did so much walking during the day that were wasn't much guilt left in me come dinner time.

These photos are a mixture of all our days in Venice and they were all taken by Jean. I wandered around with an old Pentax and I've got about 3 rolls of film to show for it. The analogue images will only make their way onto here in a few weeks time but in between then and now I'll have some glimpses of Verona and maybe a shot or two of the Doge's Palace to share with you all.

Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!
Photo of a big bunny  rabbit!

12 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos and the places are even more amazing! I'm hoping to visit italy soon too.
    And thank you for your comment on my blog.xoxo

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  2. Gorgeous photos!!!

    ♥ Chymere Anais
    www.chymere-anais.blogspot.com

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  3. Venice is such a beautiful city and your wonderful pictures express it perfectly! :)

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  4. Oh I got to visit Venice and Verona this summer too! These pictures take me back - it's such a beautiful place!

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  5. I bet Italy is beautiful... Have you ever visited any other city besides Venice? (which also happens to be magnificent?)
    Bian, Mortem Blonde

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  6. Your pictures are beautiful, Venice looks spectacular! Thank you so much your kind comment, I appreciate it so much :)

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  7. great photos. venice is a beautiful city.

    xoxo, Oleah
    travel-simply.blogspot.com

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  8. So glad you had a great time! I always try and not take to heart any negative travel reviews or advice, because for the most part I'm just happy to be exploring new places and experiencing new things. Can't wait to see your analogue photos. xx

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Glad you had a great time.

    Erin

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  10. Beautiful pics! I wanna travel to Venice, too! :)

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