Wednesday, 4 January 2017

BEING LOST... IN VENICE - Part 2

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HERE'S HOPING 2017 LIVES UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS!


To continue with my Venice trip...

One of the joys of exploring this city was the constant surprises.

Who could have dreamt what was hidden at the end of this fairly dreary looking street?

































And never mind the well worn tourist trail - I'm more interested in looking at normal Venetian life.










In the lead up to Christmas, these Venetians hadn't got around to decorating their Christmas Tree.
































Walking the dog takes on a new meaning as I observed this owner clambering out of his boat while his dog patiently waited.




I loved this wonderfully 'untouristy', slightly beaten up looking cafe.





I did ask this Gondolier's permission, so I think his expression is due to the cold and not from me taking his photo.




I hope you've enjoyed this post and would love to hear your thoughts.

I'm going away on a fairly long trip to South America in a couple of weeks, so I'll leave a few scheduled posts to pop up during my absence. 

It's going to be a low-tech trip because I want to concentrate on being in the moment instead of obsessing over whether I can find a wifi signal! So I won't be responding to any comments or visiting any blogs until I return in March. I hope you understand.





24 comments:

  1. Ok....I love Venice. I was there in 2009 and felt like I was transported to an amusement place just for adults. It was just wonderful to get lost in that city. Wishing you a Happy New Year and safe travels. Looking forward to your pictures when you return

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  2. '...an amusement place just for adults...' that sums it up well, Birgit. See you in March. :)

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  3. From Venice to South America? Wow, you do get around, don't you? :)

    It was interesting to see photos of Venice when it was obviously cold since my memories of Venice are scorching hot!

    Safe travels!

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    1. I do love to travel, Joanne - which is why my strapline says 'unrepentant vagabond'! :)

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  4. It was nice to see a little bit of the other side of Venice. I hope you enjoy your trip to South America. :D

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  5. Thanks, Bun. I could have posted pics of St Marks Square, but what's the fun in that? See you in March. :)

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  6. Wow! Great pictures. Venice in the winter and then on to warmer weather in South America! How exciting. I tell you to have fun, but I know you are.

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    1. Hi Bish! South America is going to be a real mix of temperatures as we travel around the continent - so packing is going to be challenge. Here's hoping I'll have lots of material when I return in March :)

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  7. Having seen photos recently of Venice dried out, I am not quite so worried that it will drown before I get there! I like off the tourist places too.
    Enjoy your South America trip - you will of course have a camera?

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    1. Will I have a camera? Is the Pope a Catholic? :)

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  8. Have a great and productive trip!

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  9. Venice is destination of dreams !!!
    i think most of people this world want to visit this unique Beautiful city at least once in life so do i!
    thank you for such wonderful glimpse of Venice i.
    i too think Real Beauty lies in simple outlook of the city and it's different life style .
    Happy new year dear

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  10. Thank you, Baili - and Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  11. I like wandering about and seeing some of the less obviously touristy places on my travels too.

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    1. It's the only way to find hidden gems isn't it, Patsy.

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  12. Have a fantastic trip to South America! Good for you to relax and take in the moments. I shall look forward to seeing photos and hearing stories on your return. All the very best!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I worry that we're all becoming too obsessed by our ability to communicate 24/7. You only have to look around you to see how so many people have their heads down, concentrating on a screen. I never want to do that when I'm travelling. :)

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  13. Nice to switch off from the Internet once in a while and enjoy real life. I do have it this trip to the Algarve (courtesy of our next door neighbours :) )and it's useful on the longer dark evenings but I do find it a distraction. Have an amazing trip!

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Of course the internet is a useful tool, but I want to keep it in perspective while I'm away. The best way to do that is to leave my husband in charge of the IPad. :)

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  14. Beautiful photos! I wish I can see Venice myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Hi, Cecilia. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for your comments. :)

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  16. I have to catch up... been away too long!
    Happy travelling... happy snapping, happy tale telling!!
    See you on the rebound!! ;-)

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