venezia - this is real?

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sometime when i was younger,

i was watching the history channel and they told me

that venice was sinking.

since then i've been panicking about needing to go

ASAP

because i didn't want to miss it.

luckily, they've been adding layers to the foundation

(lifting the tiles of piazza san marco and layering sand underneath)

and now the city just deals with flooding.

when i went to venice this weekend,

i wanted it to flood

so badly

because i thought it would be fun to splash around in my rain boots

but the water was really low :(

however, there was a lot of sunshine...

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view from the rialto bridge

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our first vaporetto ride

(one of about... 9)

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oh you know.. just some gondoliers chatting on the grand canal

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the vaporetto's patriotism

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the docks, with san giorgio in the back

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getting ready to take the next boat to murano

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the venetians liked me so much

that they named a vaporetto stop after me

(the actual stop was pretty cool- it had medieval walls all around)

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the campanile

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more gondolas!

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typical venetian "street"

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more venice photos to come

even though i've already looked through my venice pictures

tons and tons and tons of times

it always seems unreal