Yes, the day has arrived. The day this trip was planned for…my birthday. And I want to thank all of my friends from the scattered places around the world for the birthday greetings. Of course I went meandering today…here are some pictures of the perfect birthday..
A sunbeam on the shrine across the bridge
Cloud bank over the Lido
Sparkling water…yes, the Grand Canal
Dancing gondolas near Rialto Bridge
Didn’t believe me about the minks, did you? Unless of course you’ve been here at this time of year.
Just a few calles from Rialto and no one is here.
Another quiet corner
And then I got the message that my camera battery was exhausted. So home to recharge both of us with plans to meet Karen and Mike for night pictures of the lights in San Marco.
Sunset on the way to the vaporetto
The light in the Piazetta
Very simple tree…between the Lions
Karen and Mike outside Florian’s…my fuzzy photos look better in black and white.
The lights made photos difficult
Cafe del Doge (Doh-jay for those who don’t know)…the most expensive coffee, chocolate and hazelnut cream I’ve ever had but you are paying for atmosphere here. And the band wasn’t playing and there was no cover charge.
A better picture with our entire tray.
Looking back in the window…we had that table in the back.
And we caught the vaporetto home, where at my stop after consulting with Karen I went to the corner shop and bought my faux fur hat…in white…very Lara/Dr. Zhivago. Picture maybe after dinner domani.
And they finally turned the lights on what passes for a tree in my Campo
And just in case you need something…my favorite hardware store is open.
All in all the best birthday ever!