I was coming from Ljubljana and on my way to Florence (more on that wonderful mess later). The Slovenian carpool I'd taken dropped me off in Venice so I could catch my train to my final destination. I'd been to Venice before: it was March of 2010, I hadn't fully transitioned to shooting in manual (see here and here), and I caught a cold.
This time was different. It was late summer, it was still fairly swarmed with people, and I had two hours. I had big plans to find an old bookshop but, of course, got lost. I think it worked out better this way. I caught glances of quiet squares and deserted canals. It was past noon so although the sun hadn't quite hit golden hour, it allowed me to see the city in a warmth I missed that March years ago.
And although I began to panic and wasn't sure if I'd make it back in time for my train, it was well worth it because seeing Venice always is.
when i first got to venice it was around 6pm
and the sun was setting.
even though the city is pretty miraculous during
the day when the sun glimmers off of the water
it's pretty gorgeous at sunset and night as well
here is how venice looked when we first met
views from the rialto bridge
piazza san marco
those table-looking things on the left
are the platforms the city uses as sidewalks
when its flooded
san giorgio in the distance
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
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
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...
view from the rialto bridge
our first vaporetto ride
(one of about... 9)
oh you know.. just some gondoliers chatting on the grand canal
the vaporetto's patriotism
the docks, with san giorgio in the back
getting ready to take the next boat to murano
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)
typical venetian "street"
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