A nice long meander on this sunny Monday.
For anyone who thinks all gondolas look alike…here is one a bit “different”.
Cozy and comfy…just like nonna’s house.
And here, near the Bridge of Sighs, love is definitely in the air.
I think they were getting instructions from the photographer there.
And how about not quite so serious?
The water had been very high and I imagine that beautiful white lace was getting a little wet.
You can’t see how wet the white marble is in this picture.
I was standing over there on the lowest step right next to this bridge to take the pictures. I think their photographer was on the bridge just above me.
While meandering over to San Marco I was bumping into more and more groups following people either with bright umbrellas or headset microphones. Lots of groups in for New Year’s. They couldn’t possibly all be part of the wedding party…such a variety of languages they wouldn’t be able to talk to one another.
I offered to take one young Asian couple’s picture together. They stood holding hands with arms outstretched and since they seemed to speak English I told them I wouldn’t take the picture until they acted like they at least “like” each other. They snuggled a bit closer together…laughing. I think they will like the picture. No, I don’t have them here…I gave them their camera back.
Okay, so I’m really good at keeping people out of my photos but the sky was prettier and you probably wouldn’t know them anyway.
And so you will know….I did not purposely wait until a gull was flying through the pictures.
And when I needed to get away from the people clogging the main calles, I just turned down the first one I saw and…look, just me.
Only a minute or so walk away from Piazza San Marco and I might as well be in a different world.
I have a photo taken at this exact location in 2010…but it was at night and there were no people or gondoliers in the gondolas.
Interesting hinge mechanism here. I would guess it is for getting under bridges when the water is high.
New Year’s is coming. Do you have yours yet?
Inquiring minds want to know.