Venice!

We are in Venice and not only that, we are here for a month! We are sharing an apartment with a friend and have all sorts of plans.

We didn’t get into Venice until after sundown so arrived in the dark, something new to me. I have to admit that I like going along the canals in the day time best but it was still lovely.

Behind our place is this private palazzo and they occassionally have parties there with these purple lights. I wonder if I could ever get an invitation despite my lack of Italian?

I love seeing windows lit up at night and these are especially nice.

There is a little bar next to our place that we really like so we went there as soon as we unloaded our suitcases for a spritz cocktail, very popular in Italy.

The bar has new ownership and a new bartender who was a showman, flipping things around and pouring from on high. We were told that he is one of the best bartenders in Venice.

At Night

Here we are in the last day of 2012. It certainly went by quickly for me. I have to go back and look at my blog to see exactly all that I did as I sometimes think an event was this year but it turns out to be the year before. A sign of aging? Could be, or just my normal condition.
I’m not making any resolutions for the new year. I read of someone who just made intentions which are a little easier to bear if they don’t get done. I have no burning desires or wishes, nothing major that I want to accomplish. I want to stay healthy and in good shape and I want to travel as much as I can. That’s it. I wish for all of my readers-and thank you so much for coming here through 2012-a healthy and happy 2013. I’m looking forward to it. (Comments still closed. I’m not sure if they will ever get fixed.)

Last Sunday night-why is it always when most stores are closed?-I discovered we were out of milk so set out to find one of the small grocery stores that stay open with their inflated prices on Sunday. It was just five o’clock but it was dark and the lights had come on. I love to look up and see into windows then. I mostly got photos of doors, though, with the light on behind them.


Isn’t this pretty? It doesn’t look nearly as good during the day.


Lovely window up above.


I like this door too which looks much more magical at night.


And, finally, the courtyard of our apartment building, with it’s “Narnia” light aglow to welcome you.

Night

We aren’t out and about at night in Paris very often so it’s always a treat when we are.


I see Bruce is coming to Paris. I’ve never seen one of his concerts and don’t know much of his music except, Born in the USA. A wonderful woman used to come to Paris often before she passed away was just mad about him. She went to a sold out concert here in Paris and was able to score two tickets up front-she was in heaven. When she heard I didn’t know his music, she sent me a CD to listen to.


I often look at feet on the metro interested to see the shoes which are mostly tennis shoes in fact.


The train gets pretty empty by the time we get to our station. This is one of the newer trains for the renovated, automatic line one.


A window on our block. They look so great at night when the light shines out into the dark.


A full moon watched over us as we walked the last block home.

And The Sun Sets

Sunsets are really late here in France in the Summer, after 10 PM and it’s not truly dark until later. Some photos around the Tuleries Garden when we were there and as we left.


A soft pink sky.


The ferris wheel lit up with the Louvre to the right.


The pyramid at the Louvre.


The sun coming through the small Arc there.


Yet one more photo of the ferris wheel.


The covered passages along Rue de Rivoli.


A well lit building at Palais Royal.