You didn’t think I was done, did you? I took almost 400 photos so I’m happy to have somewhere to share them.
How many photos of gondolas can I take? I heard that each one is about the price of a car.
A view of the Grand Canal-a busy place.
A quiet evening and smooth canal.
Someone hard at work. This boat was either putting something into a house or taking it out. Just imagine, anything delivered has to be done by boat, trash pick up too.
Two nuns on vacation.
The interior of another bar for snacks and drinks. It was sort of strange in that there were shelves everywhere selling bottles of wine and few places to eat. Many people take their food and drinks outside and sit on the wall along the canal.
We went to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. She and her 12 beloved pets are buried there. I’m not really into modern art. What I liked most was the setting and photos of her in the various rooms. It looked really stark and bare to me, very minimal and not warm and cosy. She helped a lot of modern artists get their start, like Pollack.
Some blue glass figures there in a window with the canal behind.
One morning I went outside at about seven and, except for some street cleaners with their brooms and other photographers, I pretty much had the usually packed place to my self.
An empty passageway.
Typical scene of gondolas tied up to posts.
As in Paris, photo shoots are common.
In a water taxi on the way to catch the Orient Express.