Sep 4, 2013

The Streets of Venice

Prior to visiting Venice, a friend had told me that I would love it, but also warned me that it would be “very touristy”. I wasn’t exactly sure what she meant by that, but as soon as I arrived, I knew. The touristy-ness of Venice is like Fisherman’s Wharfs’ on steroids. It turns out that not many people actually live there and there were even less so locals among us during our time there because of the holidays, and that there are lots and lots of visitors.

My thoughts on Venice is that architecturally and culturally, it’s such a beautiful, beautiful, charming and rustic city. I’m not a fan of heat, crowds, or mosquitoes, though, and those were abundant in Venice. Nonetheless, I woke up very very early both mornings (like 5-6 AM early) that I was there to experience Venice without those three things and I found them to be some my most enjoyable moments in the city.  Here are some of my favorite shots from those walks.
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I want one of these wigs.
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This was right downstairs from where I stayed.  Not really sure what’s going on here.  Peeping Tom restroom?
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These were all over the place!  I didn’t realize that nougats were such a big thing in Italy.  Same goes for truffles and meringes.  They were ALL OVER the place, and super-sized, too!  2 inch truffles, 5 inch meringues anyone?  Don’t know what the going rate for nougat is in the States, but these were €10+ a slice.
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I absolutely love that people have lived in these buildings for so long that their family names are permanently engraved and embedded into the building.  Look how aged these look!  In San Francisco, most places get sticker labels, like what was added to the second name in this photo.
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Would I go back? In a heart beat (but hopefully during a cooler, less busy time of year ;)

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4 Comments

  • You got some awesome pictures here for sure! I’m not too sure how much I would enjoy the city personally, looks a little too run down for my liking :-p

    • Thanks! And I know what you mean. I’m such a city girl, though, that visiting places like this once in a while is such a breath of fresh air! :)

  • Your pictures make it look so amazing. Good job!

    • Thank you! :)

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