Friday, October 22, 2010

Having a Quiet Day

Not a lot to do today so I spent some time going through the images from Venice. I still think it is the most beautiful place in the world so I want to share some of it with you. Not only is the city fabulous, but the people we met there, the tourists and the general ambiance of the place are all part of the overall feeling of the city. We were there in April and it was not peak tourist season, so that may have been to our advantage. It is very quiet until around 10am. The only movement was the workers setting up their shops and the street sweepers with their brooms. Yes, brooms! There are no mechanised sweepers or garbage trucks and no traffic noise! We were able to walk around early in the morning with very few other people in the street.

Venice is usually depicted as a terracotta and pastel-toned city but in most of the following images I have removed some of the colour to allow other factors to dominate.

above:  St Marks Square with almost no tourists. the window of the dry cleaner/laundry.
At breakfast we had to put up with this view!!!

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