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!
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 Italy at sunrise, a quiet morning, before the tourists are up and about, the gondolas rocking quietly with the waves.
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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.
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.
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Working on Portraits, almost done, dreaming of Venice and strolling through the laneways and alleys, over the bridges and canals………….
The Rialto Bridge is one of the top tourist attachions in Venice, the bridge has three walkways, two along the outer edges, and a wider centraol walkway between two rows of tourist shops that sell Murano glass, jewellry and tourist souviniers.
The bridge can be challenging for toruist with strollers, walker or wheelchairs, as it consists primarily of steps! But is a great view of the Grand Canal from the top, especially at sunset!