Friday, March 1, 2019

Out and About in Venice


I can't tell you how much I love Venice!
I never tire of roaming along its canals and narrow passageways.  
Here are some photos I took while wandering last fall.


Installing New Glass
Venice, Italy
September 12, 2018
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Please, Ma'am, May I Have Some?
Waiting for a Ferry
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Companions
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Private Garden
Venice, Italy
September 23, 2018
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Masquerade Ready
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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Delivering the Mail
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Farmers Market
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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Colorful Wares at the Farmers Market
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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An Argument for Traveling Light 
Ponte degli Scalzi
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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Night Alley
Venice, Italy
September 12, 2018
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Feathered Diners Unwelcome!
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Terry Along the Grand Canal 
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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Eve Tempts Adam in the Garden of Eden
and Their Expulsion (in the background)
"Original Sin" by Tintoretto, Early 1550s
Accademia di Belle Arti
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Passing Gondolas
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Window Display
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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Eterna
Venice, Italy
2018
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On Duty on A Shop Stoop
Venice, Italy
September 13, 2018
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An Unexpected Surprise
A Walk in a Wooded Public Park
Venice, Italy
September 21, 2018
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Wedding Photographer
St. Mark's Square
Venice, Italy
September 2018
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Newspaper Stand
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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Quiet Evening along a Canal
Venice, Italy
September 22, 2018
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Till next time ~
Fundy Blue


Yours Truly
St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
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Note:  Somehow earlier this evening I accidentally published an unfinished post I am working on.
It was full of mistakes and cut and pastes, so I quickly took it down when I realized what had happened.  My apologies if you saw it.  Thanks for leaving kind comments, Jean and Alex.  They'll probably repost when I finish it.



For Map Lovers Like Me:
Location of Italy





Location of Venice





      Google Maps 2018







Venice, Italy






20 comments:

  1. Great variety of photos. Yeah, if I had to lug stuff up those stairs, I'd travel light. Or hire someone to carry my stuff.
    Those masks would be perfect for our Masquerade book!

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    1. Hi, Alex! I've seen a lot of people and porters dragging luggage up and down the myriad bridges in Venice. The Ponte degli Scalzi (in the luggage photo) is a bridge just outside and to the left of the Santa Lucia train station which disgorges countless tourists. A mob of porters are for hire there. There is actually one coming down the stairs in the photo (in the orange vest). Sometimes I wish Terry would go for hiring a porter in Venice. Other times I say a little prayer of gratitude that I can manage my carryon up and down all the bridges ~ It becomes a source of pride and a gauge of fitness for me.

      Sorry about my other vanishing post last night. I must have clicked on the wrong thing. At first I thought I had unpublished and republished a previous post, losing all the comments. Then I realized that it was one I hadn't finished yet because I have to do some research for it. In a panic, I took it down because it was a mess! I have no clue how Pat keeps all his posts straight. I've got five or six in the hopper, and that's enough to get me in trouble!

      Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I was just thinking the other day of those "pinup priest" calendars that get sold in Italy and wondering if they were still on the market We saw them in Rome at the Vatican tourist shops when we were there a few years ago. Aren't they the strangest things? Selling the sex appeal of the (allegedly) celibate!

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    1. Happy Friday, Debra! I did a double take when I saw that calendar. It was such a disconnect! A priest as a sexy pinup??? I resisted the urge to buy one. Celibacy is a difficult road to travel, because it is so against primal human instincts. The RC church has enough problems with sex and its clergy; it doesn't need pinup priests. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. A farmer's market on the water - how fun.

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    1. Hi, Diane! It was fun, and it had wonderful produce. Next time I'm in Venice, I plan to buy some fruit and veggies, now that I'm striving for Terry and me to eat four plus of each every day. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I wonder what it would be like to live there, taking a gondola everywhere.

    Hey...is that a calendar of handsome priests?




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    1. Hi, Sandi! How lovely to see you! Yeah ~ Thant is a calendar of handsome priests. When I saw that, I thought, "Okay, now I've seen everything! I hope all is well with you!

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  5. Venice is at the top of my travel bucket list. Until then, I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through every one of your photos. Did you get any pizza while you were there?

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    1. Hi, Theresa! Oh yes, we had pizza and other memorable meals. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Thank you for that trip to Venice! Lovely photos, I like that you noticed even what was in shop Windows and doo rways. The vegetables! Wow, they look so good. Hope you are well, my friend. x

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    1. Hi, Kay! It's good to see you! Anything can be a subject for my camera! LOL The vegetables, fruit, and every kind of food displayed looked delicious. I'm learning to cook veggies better in an effort to improve our diet. It's a slow process, but I'm getting there. Wishing you and Richard a good weekend!

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  7. haha that kiddo really looks like he wants a bite. Sure a whole lots of things to see and people to watch. And no way in you know what would I be dragging stuff up those stairs. No escalators? lol

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    1. No escalators, Pat! Venice requires a lot of footwork. No vehicles, other than boats on the canals, are allowed in the historic part of the city. Even the police and ambulances are boats only. It's fascinating to watch how the old part of the city operates. Have a good one!

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  8. Thankyou for the great photos! I was in Venice a long time ago, back in the 1980's! I loved it when I was there. I bet a lot has changed, but probably a lot has stayed the same too. I never saw a calendar with priests on it? LOL! That was strange! I did buy some of the fashion magazines! I gained so much weight when I was in Italy! LOL! Big Hugs!

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    1. Hi, Stacy! I'm so glad that you got to experience Venice ~ It is a magical place! Italy ~ the food, the drinks, the places to see, and the wonderful people! I dearly hope to go back! Yeah, that priest was too cute, and it seemed very weird! I have lost over thirty pounds and have 6.2 pounds to go ~ Then I'll think about fashion magazines ~ LOL Big hugs back at you!

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  9. What an awesome trip, Louise! I can only imagine how mesmerizing it is to explore this area. I'd probably come back with a thousand photos. HAHA That photo with the little boy and the cookie. That is adorable! I would have caved and asked the mom if I can give the little one a cookie!

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    1. Hi, Martha! I did take 1,000 photos ~ LOL! That little boy was too cute, and he did get a cookie before the ferry came. I love Italy, and I want to go back very soon. I'm staring at 69 on March 18th, and I'm feeling the pressure of running out of time. So many amazing places left in the world to see; so many amazing places to go back to. I hope that you are having a not-too-cold weekend. It was 0º F/minus 17.7ºC. when we came back from Parkway Bar and Grill a few minutes ago. That's getting to be a little too cold for me! Have a great week!

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  10. you know i just want to hug you and kiss your forehead to give me this splendid virtual trip to Venice

    Oh my God i can;t believe i am almost there though these remarkable captures dearest Louise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo mouch for sharing the glimpse of my one of the most desiring city which i want to see in future near :)))

    ah how can someone be tired to roam in this magical unique place ,where city floats in water like a happy serene heart :)

    you are amazing in your photography as i thoroughly loved the each single site you shared here

    .i am so glad you were there dear friend!

    many more happy visits to you !

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  11. Thank you for your uplifting comment, Baili! You made my day! I do hope you get to visit Venice. It is truly magical! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my photos. I had so much fun taking them. Hugs to you and my best to your family!

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