Venice italy the city by the canals that makes you a believer in happy ending and fairy tales. Cars are not allowed, so the only way to get around the 1,500-year-old city is by foot or by water taxi.better yet great gondola ride From these vantage points, you'll be awed by the this city splendid beauty. La Serenissima, "the most serene one," is filled with palaces tiny streets of tiny stores with colorful window displays and art, fine shopping and excellent food. feed the birds in Piazza San Marco, visit the basilicas, drink coffee at the "Bar" while standing as seating is few euro extra. wander the alleyways and tiny and large bridges. Consider an off-season trip to have more of the city to yourself, as in summer times the city is really too busy yet its part of the fun of visiting venice.
traveling with my better half Albert is one of the magical times any couple can have. we are so thankful for our times together and i am thankful for being able to share my life with such a great person that we both share so many heavenly spots on this earth ~ for good times, health and ton of blessing to all of us~
venice~ italy the color of the water in the canals have a glow.
the water in the canal, the old boat.... so venice.~
and only venice can have...
the gondola's...such a venice icon.
we are on top of the tower...
Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to.
" A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him."
My beautiful, my own
My only Venice-this is breath! Thy breeze
Thine Adrian sea-breeze, how it fans my face!
Thy very winds feel native to my veins,
And cool them into calmness!
~ George Gordon Noel Byron "The Two Foscari"
Venice once was dear,
The pleasant place of all festivity,
The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy.
~ George Gordon Noel Byron "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
Until it seems the whole city
will be covered with gold pollen shaken
from the bell-towers, lilies plundered
with the weight of massive bees . . .
~ Hilda Doolittle "Tribute to the Angels"
A city for beavers.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you've imagined. Venice is - Venice is better."~ Fran Lebowitz
the are using such old building for new art...ok maybe not art new ads.
"In the winter, Venice is like an abandoned theatre. The play is finished, but the echoes remain."~ Arbit Blatas
There is something so different in
Venice from any other place in
the world, that you leave at
once all accustomed habits and
everyday sights to enter an
the side streets are all full of walkers endless walking~