So much happens in a 10-day trip that it’s difficult to capture it all in blogs, no matter how complete I try to be. Sometimes it’s just sheer weariness that gets to me and I need sleep because the next day holds new opportunities for adventure. So now I’m at home, semi-rested although jet lag has me asleep on the couch at 7 pm and awake at 5 am! But that helps to keep me remembering that I’ve just been somewhere out of my time zone, another world, a place on the planet foreign yet now familiar.
Wrapping it up now. . .the photos and a few experiences that somehow might have escaped my daily musings.
Venice. . .designer style and oh, what windows!!
The BLING of Carnevale. . .
A second gondola ride, unexpected and unplanned, and what a welcome respite from the Sunday crowds of costumes, masks, and revelry. Even the canals were crowded (a gondola traffic jam!!), but Roberto and his gondola calmed my soul!
Watch out for those cheese samples so freely given. Pigeons like them, too!
All colors of the “lollipop sticks” holding up Venice!!
The effects of the water. . .
And the serenity of the water. . .
The unexpected elegance of a morning coffee (The Hotel Flora). . .
And the rejuvenation of an afternoon Spritz. . .(always ask “con prosecco” we were told!)
Ah, Venice. . .you’ve captured my heart. Don and I always said, “We don’t like places in BOLD FACE PRINT on a map. ” For you, I will make an exception. The one element missing for me this time was the other piece of my heart, my husband of nearly 48 years, so we will remedy that and next time we will explore the calle, the the fondamente, and the piazze “insieme”–together!!
Journeying onward. . . .