Buon Giorno... well, we've made it to our final installment of My Venetian Adventure ... I hope that I've in some small way succeeded to convey just how awesome this encounter has truly been! I set out with hopes of having a fulfilling artistic experience and it exceeded my expectations far more than I believed possible. I found myself in a magical wonderland where time had stood still, where the art of mosaic was still revered by all and continues to provide the obvious visual beauty needed to bring to life storytelling for the ages!
Venice has had an extraordinary effect on me since having visited on a previous trip... the minute I stepped out of the train station along the Grande Canal, something touched my heart and has never let up! I have planned this return journey from that very first moment and I feel blessed that no matter how long it took, it has happened!! I didn't think it possible but my love of this magnificent city has deepened beyond belief... dare I dream of returning again?
Below you will find pictures that reflect the "artistry" found in everyday life as you stroll the streets or float the canals of this truly one-of-a-kind city!
|Love at first sight - Grande Canal in front of Train Station|
|Gondolas waiting to be taken out!|
|Work Boats resting after a busy morning of deliveries!|
|Dorsoduro Neighborhood - quiet beauty!|
|"Golden Arches" -Italian Style!|
|Come on in!|
|Carnavale - Handmade Ball Masks|
|Papier Mache Animal Masks|
|Venetian Ironwork Gate|
|Moorish Style Balcony|
|Canaregio Neighborhood Villa|
|Street Food Italian Style|
|Yum... simple ingredients, perfect flavor!!|
|Caprese - aged balsamic as thick as fudge|
|Fresh Catch of the Day|
|What's not to like?|
|My Favorite - Fegato alla Veneziana - No, I won't tell you what it is!!|
|Heaven on a plate!!|
Thank you for letting me share My Venetian Adventure... Arrividerci!!