Friday in Venice Italy

love locks, Iron railing, bridge, Venice Italy, gondola on the canal in the background, copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

Love Locks on a bridge in Venice Italy; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

We spent Friday in Venice Italy, yes it is unfortunate that we had only one day to see this lovely city, but we made the best of it. We have been to Venice before, so it was a day to visit some of the lovely spots we hold in our memories, and catch glimpses of the Venice in the autumn light.  One of the new things we noticed this time, Love Locks are starting to appear on some of the bridges!  It could be that I have been too busy looking at the scenery to notice them before.

Lots of boats in the canals, but with the number of visitors to the city there are only a  few places to sit quietly, and enjoy the sunshine.

Lucy, a boat, a person, a canal in Venice Italy, copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

Lucy, at the side of a canal; Venice Italy; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

Of course there are beautiful masks hanging on every stall waiting to be picked up and taken home by a tourist.

white Carnival mask with white feathers, copyright jmeyersforeman

Venice Italy, Carnival mask; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

A view from the bell tower in St. Mark’s Square at sunset. We had not visited the top of the bell tower before, so this was a new view for us, and of course the best time to go is at sunset, as the lights come on in the city.

A view of Venice from the bell tower at St. Mark's Square; copyright jmeyersforeman

A view of Venice from the bell tower at St. Mark’s Square; copyright jmeyersforeman

One of the favourite places to visit is the Rialto bridge. Even though both the canal and the bridge are crowded with people, it is a lovely spot to watch the sunset.

Grand Canal, night, Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy, copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

A view of the Grand Canal at night from the Rialto Bridge; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

It was a long beautiful day, we are off to Vienna Austria………….

 

 

Black and White Venice

I love

black and white Venice Italy

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Ansel Adams                                                                                                                                                 I hope you have a wonderful friday, that you find time to enjoy the place you are at; the people you meet, and the opportunities of you day!

Venice at night, bridge to Rialto

Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” –Anna Akhmatova

I took a quick look at some of my images taken on my trip to Venice, it is a place I could return to again and again.  If  you get away from the busy tourist area and St. Mark’s Square there are many quiet streets, and squares, wonderful coffee and pastry shop, and for the photographer great light.

this weeks photo challenge on photofriday.com  is day’s end,  I like the warm light in the restaurants at the end of the bridge, and can’t image a better place for a glass a wine at the end of the day.  I would recommend you drop by the photo friday site and check out some of the other great photos. Other great photo challenge sites PhotoSunday this weekend’s word “evening” and Lensday challelnge for Peaceful!

More photography of Venice;  this photo and others by the photographer are available at jmeyersforeman photography

Sunrise over Venice

Working on the holiday photos, and missing the sunrise over Venice.

St. Mark’s Square, Venice Italy, Architecture at sunrise

Bacino Orseole, gondola’s and reflections of Venice

Reflections of Italy……….

I spent the weekend working on holiday pictures, and reflecting on the trip to Venice. Most mornings we were up early, enjoyed the sunrise, and the streets before the tourists were out for breakfast.

Here the gondolas are moored at the Bacino Orseole, stored during the night or on rainy days, by mid morning there is a line up of tourists waiting for a ride through the canals.

Venice Gondolas

Venice Italy at sunrise, a quiet morning, before the tourists are up and about, the gondolas rocking quietly with the waves.

submitted for this weeks  WordPress weekly photo challenge – launch  check out oall the other great photos.

Saint Mark’s Square, Venice Italy

I have to say that there are two times a day when to visit the square.  My favorite in early morning at sunrise – before the crowds.  The light is lovely, the square is quiet and you can truely appreciate the beauty.

Rio San Barnaba, Venice Italy

The travel guides suggest that the Rio San Barnaba is one of the prettiest canals in the area, it is home to the floating barge crammed with fruit and vegetables that was featured earlier in the blog. Quiet at night the canal reflects the lights of the shops and restaurants that line it giving it a friendly and peaceful feeling.

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice Italy, Vintage Photo

Our first view of Venice as we appoached St. Mark’s Square the view from the  ferry was of Santa Maria della Salute, with the Gondalier, it was magical and I could image what it looked like 100 years ago! With that in mind I wanted to process the image as an old photograph.

Santa Maria della Salute

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