Sunday, July 18, 2010

Random photos from our trip to Venice

These are just some random pics from our trip. I am also listing our itinerary just so you know how many places we visited. It was a trip of a lifetime!! AMAZING!! I can't wait to go back and see and learn even more. And, by the way, cruising on a ship, water taxi's, gondolas and traveling by train are by far my favorite ways to travel. Airplanes and crazy, tiny taxi's in Rome, not so much.

This is the view of Venice around midnight as our cruise ship was pulling in to port.
The bell tower in St. Mark's square is just gorgeous.

Marissa sitting on the steps of the Rialto Bridge.

Fresh seafood at the Rialto Market.
This fresh air market has been in existence since 1097 A.D.

More fruit and veggie vendors at the rialto market.

Some yummy treats in a Venetian bakery window.

Venetian bakers making the days apricot filled croissants. We spent over four hours walking around Venice and saw an open window in a back of a bakery. I asked them if I could take their photos and they just grinned and nodded yes.

I think this is one of the only pics of me on the entire trip. We were in a water taxi on our way to the island of Murano to tour the glass factory. It is in the top ten of most amazing things I have ever seen. Worth every penny for that artistry.

From our trip to the Murano glass factory.
Here is how the piece started.

This is the finished piece. It is a lampshade.

An average street in Venice in the morning.

1 comment:

William said...

Beautiful Elizabeth and thanks for sharing. Our prayers are with you and all of your family as well as the surgeons. Blessings to all...Love.. Naomi and Bill