i prefer to visit this city (she is more of a mistress than a city) in winter, rather than summer.... but i will look at your images of it anytime ;-)
Venice, a romantic place that I read about a lot in books but never been there.
.OIASANTORINI,I do love Mistress Venice in winter, but she also has special charms in summer: Early mornings when the air is still fresh and cool, lazy lunches in the shade, siesta, long walks into dusk, dinner in a quiet calle. One has to respect and appreciate the art of living in hotter climes, do as the locals do, most of all: take a siesta, per l'amor di dio! ;-) BARBARA,you should definitely plan to visit soon, you would enjoy it immensely! Autumn and Spring are easier on one's energy.
To me, Venice is a city set apart -- like no other I've ever visited. Maybe the magic is enhanced by the fragility of its existence.
So long since I was in Venice.So sad.My brother was there about 10 days ago.They arrived by boat and said it was amazing.....lucky you.
Could I possibly have your permission to save that first picture, so's I could gloat over it again and again! It's STUNNING...
Wonderful first pic! Brilliant.
Merisi,It's been about 25 years since I was last in Venice. Your pictures make me long to go back! My daughter and I have just "ooh'd and aaah'd" over that red dress...Italian style is the best!! Would also love to have a set of those whimsical coffee cups and saucers :D Thanks for sharing a piece of your visit with us!!!~Allie
I would love to be the lady in red to gallivant such romantic city!
Beautiful watery reflections!
I'm a realist, and a romantic. I know I shall never get to see Venice, but I have studied it's History, it's art and architecture and it must be the most fascinating place in Italy.That first picture is beautiful, I should love to try and paint it.
First picture get my vote, Merisi!
The last time I was in Venice was 10 years ago. I stayed for 3 days alone and just explored all of the nooks of that magical city. I would start walking and never know where I'd end up. I had visited Venice several times prior with family but traveling alone made it an extra exciting adventure.
I so need to visit Venice someday. I do love your pictures of it. That first one with the pink reflections on the water next to the blue boats - perfection!
Looks like you find pink during your visit, just like I found orange during mine :-)
By the way - I love Colm Tóibín's book........
Beautiful and lovely...This is a nice post with wonderful series..Unseen Rajasthan
Hi ~ The picture of the dress is my favorite. Why? Because I guess it caught me off guard - I rather expected the scenery pictures but the dress hanging there...reminds me of romance, fun, celebration...I love traveling to your corner of the world through your photos!
First you entice me with Vienna (and Demel's) and now Venice - my travel list grows longer and longer . . .
Ah Venezia .. I long to return there someday ... congrats on the sharing of the POTD!
Oh my.. and this first image.. it's .. perfect!
Hey there joint winner - I propose you keep the trophy for six months and I'll keep it for six ;0) Congratulations - I enjoyed your post.
Loved, loved that shot of the boats in the water by the buildings...that is what I think of when I hear of Venice....
I like to see sunshine play because I've only seen Venice in the winter.
Congratulations on POTD!I'm telling you that red dress is quite catchy! ;-)I love the first photo!
Venice is my favorite city in the world. Your photos are gorgeous. It sounds like you had a great time there. I am hoping to visit it again this fall. I have been there many times, but not enough.
One more thing: lovely quote from "The Master."
Lovely, as always, Merisi! Congratulations on your POTD mention!
Your photos bring back fond memories of riding in a gondola, having my first taste of good champagne (age 20), exploring the many streets and cross-over bridges. Ahh, I really need to return.
that first pic was pretty amazing. of course the others were too, but the first one...congrats on the POTD on thursday!
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