Saturday, 17 December 2016

BEING LOST... IN VENICE - Part 1

Since I was a teenager I have hankered to see this iconic city. For reasons I can't explain, it just never happened. 

I have a couple of Australian friends who I haven't seen for several years and when they told me they had booked a trip to Venice, it seemed like serendipity.








We spent a great deal of time simply exploring and getting lost. It was often cold, it was sometimes foggy, it was always magical.














I'll tell you more about Venice in the New Year.











In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful festive season.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS





28 comments:

  1. I so want to visit Venice someday!!

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

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  2. I can highly recommend it, Keith - the city lived up to all my expectations! :)

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  3. I'll be interested to find out more about your adventures there. It's a place I've also always wanted to go to but never had the chance to visit. I'm sure you must have had a wonderful time. Anyway, I wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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    1. Thanks, Bun - I'll be writing a bit more on Venice in the New Year.

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  4. Ahhhh Venice. Magical in any weather it seems. So glad that you had this dream come true Susan. We visited about 6 years ago and loved wandering about lost and blissfully so. Happy Christmas to you as well and looking forward to chatting more with you in 2017!

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    1. Thanks, Sue - see you for more chats in the New Year. :)

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  5. Always magical whatever the season, Susan. Thank you for the good wishes. Have a superb Christmas and very best wishes for 2017.

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    1. Thanks, Jo - hope you have a good one. See you next year. :)

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  6. Wonderful photos of beautiful Venice, Susan. The first photo is moody and authentic Venice, so lovely. And I really like the photo of the gondolier blowing his nose; also authentic. Thanks for this visit to Venice, I look forward to more.

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    1. Thanks, Jet. Glad you like the gondolier. I always look for opportunities to take slightly quirky, natural photos on my travels and the gondolier is a good example.

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  7. Venice is on my very long list of places I want to see.

    Merry Christmas.

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    1. It's taken me a long, long time to tick this one off, Patsy, but it was worth the wait!

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  8. OH dear!!!
    i have same wish since my teen age [45 now] i am sure i will visit Venice soon and the whole Europe but thank you soooooooo much for sharing this enchanting experience with us !
    HOW MAGICAL 111

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    1. Hi Baili - thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed this post and hope you'll come back in the New Year for my next post about Venice. :)

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  9. I love the photo of the gondolier blowing his nose - even Venetians get colds!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I think 'candid' photos are always the most interesting!

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  10. It does look very magical in the fog! I LOVE the first photo with the seagull in the foreground. That type of photo is impossible to plan for!

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  11. Indeed, Joanne. I had just taken a photo of the scene when the bird flew into the frame and I clicked again. This is what I love about travel photography!

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  12. Looking forward to Part Two.

    Merry Christmas.

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    1. See you in the New Year, David - have a great Christmas!

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  13. Ah, so that's where you got to! Lovely idea to meet up with friends in a place that was new to you all. Merry Christmas! I look forward to sharing your adventures next year.

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  14. Hi, Linda! It was great to see my friends again - we kept looking at each other and saying: this is surreal! Have a great Christmas and see you in the new year. :)

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  15. Looking forward to reading more about Venice especially as I plan to visit in the Spring - also to Verona for a spot of opera! Happy New Year Susan

    Click to visit Keith's Ramblings!

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    1. Thanks, Keith and sorry it took so long for your post to show - it was hiding in a file awaiting moderation - goodness knows why!! I'm sure you'll love Venice. Happy New Year.

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  16. I've been to Venice in sweltering heat and after floods and still enjoyed it. I too love your gondalier with the sniffles, Susan! ��

    marion

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    1. Thanks, Marion. Your comment was sitting in a file 'awaiting moderation'! I really must check that file more often because I've no idea why some comments are diverted to it.

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  17. Ok so being busy for Christmas resulted in me missing this post. I loved Venice and would love to return and just walk the streets and take everything in.

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    1. Hi Birgit, I'm sure this won't be my first and last visit to Venice!

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