Why I have I not done a post about Venice yet when I have written about both Rome and Florence in other Past Adventures? Because I love the other two more. I know. Please do not be mad. I have to say though, it is like choosing your favorite flavor of ice cream – my defaults will always be Black Rasberry and Mint Chocolate chip but that does not mean I do not like Rocky Road or Butter Pecan – those are delicious as well. I have visited Venice or Venezia as the locals call it twice and both times I walked away things, “this city is really cool.” The above picture is my favorite because of the composition and because I think it does a great job embodying the life of the city.
On my most recent trip I took hundreds of photos of the city of canals but made the idiotic move to leave them all on my MacBook so when that died two years ago most of the pictures perished with it. Thank goodness there were a dozen or so I uploaded to Snapfish for prints which made it easy to download them for this post.
All of the photos above are from my second trip but while visiting the city my two favorite things on the first trip were and riding in an authentic gondola and feeding the pigeons in St. Marks’s square, which I have sense heard is illegal.
|Popping my collar at age 14|
On my second trip I would have to add a visit to the Doge’s Palace with the special prisons tour and a trip to the nearby island of Murano famous for it’s glass making. And if the first picture was my favorite, this has to be my second favorite. Sure it could have been taken anywhere in the world -pretty flowers on a stucco but I know it was taken on a memorable vacation to Venezia which makes it special to me.