Venice In A Day April 19, 2012

I hope I never forget the first sight, out of the train window, realizing we are crossing the bridge, soon to approach Venice! Before I knew it, we were off the water taxi and walking the streets!



    While we hardly scratched the surface, I found “heaven on earth”! This is a place you could spend weeks, months or even years, if you’re a student of art, history, photography or all things beautiful!




    A day in Italy is not complete until you’ve visited at least two or three churches!



    St. Mark’s is the most amazing church I have ever been in!



    The ceiling is not painted. It is done with gold leaf, followed by different colored tiles, to create mosaics.

    I took the picture after picture of canals. One was prettier than the next.






    I was pinching myself throughout the day, thinking about how lucky I was to be experiencing this magical place!

    We wrapped up the day to remember, at Lavena, a small restaurant and coffee bar, with a quartet playing gorgeous music! The place has been in business since 1750! And you can’t miss the Venetian glass chandelier hanging in the center of the room.



    I felt like I could have been playing a role in a movie, except no one asked for my autograph! One day I hope I’ll have a chance to come back to this special place! But I’ll be forever grateful to have seen it at least this once!

    My battery is nearly dead and my energy is gone, so off to bed I go!

    Happy trails, until next time!


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    1. Emily on April 20, 2012 at 4:36 am

      Hi Barbara, great photos of Venice. Our trip there was one night and a day! We loved it too and hope to go back again. It’s so nice your are sharing your trip as you go, I feel like I’m on a trip!
      Travel safe.

      the French Hutch

    2. Karena on April 20, 2012 at 6:14 am

      Oh I would love to visit Venice, as my trip to Italy was Rome and Florence region only ( as if that wasn’t enough!) Love the Venetian glass and the last image, adore! I always take photos of windows and doorways when I travel!

      Art by Karena

    3. Ann Marie on April 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Beautiful pictures. I hope to visit Venice someday.

    4. kim on April 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Great pictures. So glad you ended up with a sunny day there. First time we went drizzle was blowing sideways and it was cold. Second time it was sunny and cool, but the square was flooded and we couldn’t see it unless you walked through shin deep water. We did have a great meal though.

      • Barbara Bussey on April 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

        Hi Kim, I hear that the scientists are coming up with a solution to reduce the flooding. It’s still a wonderful place no matter what! Take care, Barbara

    5. Tish Jett on April 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Why, oh why, can I not follow your beautiful blog?

      Thank you for finding me so that I could find you.

      Warm regards,

    6. Stephanie on April 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

      You are so fortunate to see Venice 🙂 I fear that by the time I can actually go there it will be under water!

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