Sunday, 14 June 2015

Venice photo diary part 1

Grand Canal, Venice
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St Mark's Square, Venice seen from the Campanile
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Santa Maria della Salute, Venice from the Grand Canal
Bridge of Sighs, Venice
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Detail of Palazzo Ducale, Venice
Venice seen from St Mark's Campanile
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Garden at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni / Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
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Venice seen from St Mark's Campanile
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Garden at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice
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Grand Canal, Venice by night
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Grand Canal, Venice by night

My trip to Venice didn't get off to the most auspicious start - I might have mentioned this a couple of times elsewhere, but I had a run of bad luck which included my Kindle breaking (although when I got back, Amazon replaced it with a better, more expensive model for free, so all's well that ends well as far as that goes). But it's impossible not to fall in love with Venice - one of the most beautiful and photogenic places I've ever been. I'll write a bit more about what I did when I post the next lot of photos, but honestly the best bit of being in Venice for me was just exploring, wandering all over the city on foot (and yes, you can get pretty much everywhere without having to get in a boat). It's endlessly fascinating to look at, and every street corner, every narrow alleyway, every small bridge is a photo opportunity, whether in the more tourist-filled spots or in the quieter areas further afield.

The 'Venice from above' shots were taken from St Mark's Campanile - highly recommended for spectacular views across the city. We attempted to beat the queues by going first thing in the morning, which meant it was comparatively overcast (as you can see from the pictures), but the views would've been worth the queues anyway.

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2 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, it looks so beautiful; I'd love to go there one day. Does it smell? When I was in school, one of my teachers went and she said it smelt like stagnant water

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    1. I'd heard that from quite a few people as well, but I can honestly say it didn't! Not sure if that was down to the time of year (maybe it only happens when it's very hot?) or because something's been done to alleviate it in recent years...

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