Saturday, April 21, 2007

Venice

Venice was AWESOME!!! I never would have expected it to be as wonderful as it was. I loved the tiny streets, more like alleys, the bridges everywhere, the wonderful architecture, the colors and the shopping.

Terri and I went to see chamber orchestra one evening. They played The Four Seasons by Vivaldi (he was born in Venice); that was awesome!

We also went to see the islands of Burano and Torcello. Burano is an old fishing village where the homes seem to be in competition for the brightest paint job. It was amazing.

We also checked out some awesome museums and even got up at 4:30 one morning to get pictures before the tourists were up. We really hit it at a good time, though, the tourist season was at a bit of a lull, but the weather was perfect. It was a great time, but I was glad to be home with my family.

I took so many pictures, so it was hard to pick my favorites, so these are a variety of the things we saw.




St. Mark's Square








Rialto bridge and the view from both sides of the bridge (one before dawn and one during the day)Awesome architecture

The Grand Canal


Some of the MANY beautiful roads and bridges







View from St. Mark's Square



A Gondalier


Colorful houses in Burano


The island of Tortello



and one for fun!



3 comments:

Mark 'n Melody said...

Beautiful. What an awesome experience. I applaud your early morning dedication.

Maggie is... said...

I think you and Bethany/Katie were in Venice at the same time! Great pics. I am so impressed, if you were my sister I'd feel so proud.

Monte said...

wow.....thats all i can say....those are beautiful pix!! miss you guys so...much...