Friday, August 25, 2006

Where I would rather be...

Watching boats on the Canale di Cannaregio...



In front of the Basilica di San Marco...



Checking out cute girls in mask shops...



Picking a door in the world's first ghetto...



Marvelling at the contrast between bright, exotic fruit and the grey day...



Wondering who lives behind these windows on the Canale Grande...



In short...not here in the charming, but dull, confines of Wisconsin.

This is the danger of pulling out old travel photos. Man, did I love it in Venice. I would love to live there for a few months.

Ah well, I guess we all make our own prisons.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

I was in Venice in March and loved it. I also decided that I would NOT want to be there in 'tourist season'. It was busy enough when I was there and it would be unbearable any later in the year.

But what a fascinating city. It was surreal getting off the train and walking to the door of the train station and seeing the canals out front. Really amazing. It's sort of a fantasy city...

Shawn said...

I went in November and it was great. The weather showed a bit of everything from beautiful sun to rain and fog. The best part was that there weren't many tourists there at all...just me and the working stiffs lined up at the standup bars and espresso bars.

Made me really want to spend a couple of months just living there, finishing the great American novel.

It was definitely a bit of magical time travel.

thephoenixnyc said...

Ahhhh Bella Venizia. Molto bene. Grazie

Shawn said...

I sort of thought you might enjoy some pictures of Italy. Call it a hunch...

Slade said...

man I wish I was back there! The basillica is beautiful!!!!