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La Serenissima.

A day in the lagoon. A day like many others. But we were there again, visiting the city I probably love the most if I count my beloved The Beloved One out. A city I visited so often I can easily afford to skip Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco and Ponte Rialto and other places flocking with flashes and all the languages of the world. I can skip all that and all the noise and smell all that and off-tune singing in some gondole floating on channels like used cork, like remnants of some long-gone party. It was time for me to escape. Escape even from that charm of occhi a mandorla that makes every single trip to Italy a very tingling one. Dark, warm eyes in dark, secret alleys of a city so vain it invented its own calendar. So I escaped it all and vaporetto took me to the very heart of the lagoon. All the colours of the world on tiny Burano. And the sun and warmth and brightness my heart longed for for so long. I didn't need anything more. I was there. People I love were there. Nothing else mattered.
And bewitched, bothered and bewildered I was. Again.


Santa Maria Salute and Canal Grande.




On the new bridge across Canal Grande.


No comment.


Traffic. Of all kinds.


Outside looking out.


A group of seriously cam-aware people.


Burano. Unique.


Blue. And blue.


I bought a new scarf. :)


Campanile somewhere in the distance.


When the night falls.


Rumours about tricky walking over the new bridge - Checked!


 


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paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks, M! I think you DO need to come again... and Slovenia is only 50 minutes away.

wink wink wink wink wink
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cecilgene
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Nice photos :-)
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
thanks, C! :)
cajuncountry
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
WOW! Great pics.

Venice is awesome. Been a few years since I've been... and you're only 50 minutes away .... hmmmmmm. :)
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, E! :)

So, when you come nex time, Slovenia WILL be on your menu. I'll make sure. :)
scunnerred
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Were you vexed again? Perplexed again?
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks God I was oversexed again? :)
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estudioso
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
beautiful pictures. so, how far is lubjana from venice?
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Temo! :)

It's close... 245 km.
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dan4behr
Apr. 5th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
I'm enchanted..yep...that's the word by those photos.

Delighted you're back and posting such wonderful words and pictures again, Tomaz...

...missed hearing what you've been up to!
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them. :) I have to say I am not completely happy with the pics part if this trip, but I will have to survive.

Well... I hope I'll come back to my regular posts. Soon. :)

HUGS
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jesus_h_biscuit
Apr. 5th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
LOVELY! I love Venetian culture.
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
So we have more in common. :)
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paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Venice and Carneval... NO go! I hate the crowd during that time of the year. It's really too much.

And thanks! :)
shirtlifterbear
Apr. 6th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Goodness, you're becoming almost a native guide to Venice!

Great pics!
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
I could show you around a bit. :) And thanks, C!
inbhirnis
Apr. 6th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
FABULOUS pics, as always. I've never been to Venice - just managed to travel a couple of miles into Italy from your lovely country, and had coffee in a little cafe in a village called Tarvisio.

Clearly, I need to get further south the next time I'm there... :-)
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
"I say I am tellin ya that..." You've missed a lot. :)
christopher575
Apr. 6th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I'd sure love to see Venice. My ex talked about taking me there our entire relationship, but in ten and a half years, it never happened.
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
So time to make plans again. And I will be in Venice if you two decide to see it. :)
texwriterbear
Apr. 6th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Amazing pics T!!!
I loved roaming around Venice when I was there a number of years ago.
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, S!!! :) It's one of my favourite places for a short escape.
isledemoi
Apr. 6th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Gorgeous - venice, you, your friends. I didn't visit the islands when I was last in Venice and Burano looks well worth the visit. That new bridge looks sexy too.
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Burano is THE thing for me in the lagoon. :)

And thanks...... :*
osodecanela
Apr. 6th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for these pictures.

I adore Venice; in Jan. of 2004, I drove there from Ljubljana Both are places I would love to see again.
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
And I missed all that??? :)

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herbe
Apr. 6th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
stunning, i'm sorry i've missed ya


herb+
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
But we're back together one on one, babe, k? :)
arktos62
Apr. 6th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
Bellissima. And Venice too.
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
I say. :)
capitalcor
Apr. 6th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
LOVE the pic of the group of you. Looks like a CD cover for some cool band. ;) And the other pics... well *sigh*
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Whole lot of posing on that pic. LOL But I do like it. :)

And the other... sigh. :)
dendren
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Sigh... someday someday...

beautiful pics Tomaz
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
It should happen, P! :)

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bygbrat
Apr. 6th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
beautiful photos!!! we love venice too! ilan was having mystical experiences during our visit. its really a wonderful city.
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Venice really is a mystical city.
bear_left
Apr. 6th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
These are just stunning - thanks!
paterson_si
Apr. 6th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them Ian. I wished they came out better.... well, there's always next time, right? :)
bluebubbleblue
Apr. 7th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
What a colorful city!! :)
paterson_si
Apr. 7th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
Burano is all about COLOURS. :)
squirreltot
Apr. 10th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
What a great group of photos, and a very handsome portrait of yourself too! Glad to see you had a great time.
paterson_si
Apr. 12th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Thanks!!! :) I always enjoy Venice. A perfect place for a tiny little trip. :)
ubermunkey
Apr. 12th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
wow these are some great shots

I love that one of the scarf, and the Blue, and blue. lovely angle

paterson_si
Apr. 12th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
And a hint... Venice is only two hours away from Ljubljana. :)
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