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Weekend #1. Controversy.

Yes, when you try to look at it as at any "normal" city, it's really hard to see any special charms. It's painfully crowded, it's loud, it can be extremely hot in summer and annoyingly humid and foggy and cold when the sun escapes. It can be flooded with smelly, murky brown water; well, some kind of smell is present most of the time. Its tiny, narrow, dark streets can leave you grasping for air and freedom and everybody charges way too much for what they are offering.


But... this is no normal city we're talking about. It's La Serenissima, Venice, Venezia, Venesia, Benetke, Venedig, Venetië, Venis, Venecija... A city apparently so important that its name seems to be translated in almost every language. A city I really love.

So, let me take you with me. Yesterday... was just the right day for a short trip to this marvel.

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Quiet...


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sparkytwmonkey
Nov. 1st, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
That cruise ship looks so vulgar sitting there next to picturesque Venice.

paterson_si
Nov. 1st, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Agreed.

It just doesn't fit there. One way or another.
estudioso
Nov. 1st, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
What an amazing place. Thanks for sharing!
paterson_si
Nov. 1st, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Temo! So, when do you come?
estudioso
Nov. 12th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh my, I'd love to. Maybe next year, gotta start saving, hon..
paterson_si
Nov. 12th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Well, do it, dammit! :)
isledemoi
Nov. 1st, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I have visited Venice twice now and each time it was perfect. Not too crowded, smelly or expensive. We were content to wander the small alley-ways and cross the hidden squares behind the Grand canal. I loved it. Perhaps we were just lucky.
The new bridge looks kinda sexy.
paterson_si
Nov. 1st, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, we go to Venice often, so I have seen the city in all its moods and all. And loved it always. Nothing can keep me away from La Serenissima. :)

The bridge is really amazing.
nzguy1
Nov. 1st, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
As you know, we SO MUCH want to visit Venice. It has been many years since I was there and some of it is now a distant fading memory. Hope that memory can be revived with you guys when we visit. Until then, Thanks for the pics Tomaz.

HUGS!
paterson_si
Nov. 1st, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, we will see it ALL! :)
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