Until I am back in the arms of my beloved Venice. I arrive just after noon on November 19. My camera and I are so looking forward to our month wandering the quite campos and calles.
This morning I was thinking about a few things that delighted me when I arrived the first time:
1) Coming back from the Lido at sunset.
2)The shape of the Fumaiolo…the chimney pots. They are indeed shaped like pots…to keep the burning embers from setting the roof on fire.
3) Those lovely lavender-pink glass street lamps in Piazza San Marco (and several other places) which remind me of the candelabra character in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Okay, I’m a sucker for fairy tales…particularly those with a happy ending.
So I decided to look through a couple of the Venice picture books that I have accumulated and see if I’m the only one who takes pictures of them. Well, I guess I am because I couldn’t find any in the books I have but did find a picture taken from the exact location where the picture from my 50 days and counting post was taken only this one actually has a gondola with people in it..earlier in the day. Lovely shot. And then I read the caption and had to chuckle…no offense to the person who wrote the caption. I will quote it for you in part and no, really, this is what it says, not a typo on my part:
” A trip in a gondolier can be one of the most romantic Venetian experiences, especially on a warm summer evening through the quieter backwaters of the city.”
Food for thought my friends?