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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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Going there. Weather to the west was apparently getting worse.

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Our first stop was Chioggia, an island further more to the west. They call it The Little Venice. Well, in my book, no, not really. :)

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Iggy and Robert still on Chioggia. Well, this at least looks like Venice.

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This is... the real Venice.
 
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Oh, it's me.

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Taking it easy.

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No extra comment, actually.

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...
 
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History.

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This is surely one big boat.

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The road to Lido.
 
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Lido.
 
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Santa Maria della Salute along Canal Grande on the vaporetto back to the car.

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Rialto, probably one of the most famous bridges. At all. :)

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Controversial new bridge that connects railway station and Piazzale Roma. But a major shortcut.

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My relationship with Venice.



Comments

paterson_si
Nov. 1st, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was a daily trip. It's only two hours of highway worth to get there. :)