Italy Travel

Venice Adventure – Part 2

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So we’re in the home stretch for the Italy posts. This is the final week. It’s sad for me because I had so much fun there but I have a bunch of posts here that are on hold because I wanted to post the Italy pictures right away. Chalk it up to me waiting so long to get the website up and running. Anyway, to continue on from where we left off, it was so surreal to see the canals with my own eyes. Seeing places in person that I had thought I’d only ever see in pictures and other people’s YouTube videos was an amazing experience.  I took a ridiculous amount of pictures of all of the canals but I like this one the best because it has so many boats all so close together.

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Esther and I would have loved to go for a gondola ride but they were quite expensive and we still had a few days left in Italy.  boats, canal, color, DSC RX100iii, greenery, Italy, Sony, Venice, water, window gates

Honestly, I didn’t spend anywhere near what I brought with me.  I’m bummed that I didn’t get that iPhone case that I saw in Busto Arsizio of the Joker and Harley Quinn for my youngest niece.  She would have loved it but it was only my second day there and I wanted to stretch my money as far as I could.architectural photography, canal, color, DSC RX100iii, Italy, poles, red and white, Sony, stripes, Venice, Venice architecture, water

What does any of that have to do with the canals?  Nothing, but you don’t want to look at a bunch of pictures without some kind of text, do you?  Maybe you do.  I don’t know. 😆  I like this picture because it has a little bridge running across the water.  bridge, canal, color, DSC RX100iii, greenery, Italy, Sony, Venice, water

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Everything is so pretty and picturesque in Italy, even the doors.

 

 

 

 

 

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There are statues everywhere you look, each one more impressive than the last.  I really need to take the time to learn Italian.  We didn’t have a problem anywhere we went since the majority of people spoke English, but aside from a few words and phrases, my Italian needs work.  Honestly, I think being there is the best way to learn, at least for me.  I learned more Italian in just a week in Italy then I did reading and watching YouTube videos.

 

 

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I really think it would have been cool to talk more with people who actually lived here.  (See how magical Italy is? It’s making me want to talk to people. 😆 )

 

 

 

 
I could definitely be happy living a more relaxed way of life.  NYC is great for a vacation but only (in my opinion) because it’s an extremely walkable place, you never have a problem finding entertainment or places to eat, and a lot of things are open 24/7.  However, I would definitely be completely happy living a more relaxed way of life.  color, DSC RX100iii, foliage, Italy, purple, Sony, Venice

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I guess people feel the need to tag walls, even in someplace as beautiful as Venice.  I did see a picture that made me laugh.  I’m guessing this is a Chappelle’s Show reference.  If not, it’s one hell of a coincidence. On a side note, how sad is it about Charlie Murphy?  I was still in Italy when I saw that he died.  I loved his “True Hollywood Stories”.  I would laugh so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes.

 
When Esther and I walked by here we had no idea what it was at first.  I thought it might be a place where gondolas were left when they weren’t in use but then Esther realized that it was some kind of repair yard/place where gondolas were built.  Very cool.color, DSC RX100iii, gondola, Italy, Sony, tools, Venice

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This is my favorite picture in this post.  I just love all the gondolas together in a row.

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Everybody wanted to get a picture of this beautiful statue so it took me a few tries to get a clear shot. This is where the a7Rii and it’s lightening quick focus and shutter would have been helpful, but I think this shot turned out pretty good.

 

 

I’m big on symmetry and I love the balance of this picture.  Again, the doors (and architecture in general) is just so beautiful here.architectural photography, color, DSC RX100iii, Italy, Sony, Venice, Venice architecture, window gate

Everything was so big that it made you feel so miniscule.
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It’s so tempting to just stop and stare up towards the sky, but make sure that when you stop you don’t stop exactly where you’re walking. (Pet peeve of mine.)  Even the statues would disapprove of your shenanigans.

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Returning to Italy someday is a must.  Returning to Milan and Venice is a definite.  I’d like to see Rome and Sicily as well.  Hopefully one day not too far into the future I’ll be able to go back.

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