October 3, 2013

Snapshots of Venice

All my life I have dreamed of going to Venice - I was always fascinated by the idea of a city built over water. Last month, I finally had the chance to go and OMG it is SOOOO worth it! Imagine a city with absolutely NO cars - just boats and lots of bridges to cross over the canals.  It feels like you jumped back in time to a city filled with romance and history (and ALOT of tourists!). Here are a few snapshots of my trip....

 The buildings are literally built ON water canals - you either cross from side to the other on the small bridges or take a boat if the distances are longer 

 Over time the inhabitants covered some canals with bricks to make narrow passageways

One of the highlights of my trip was riding in a gondola 

 Everywhere you look there are super fun & colourful masks being sold. 
They wear them at the Venice Carnival every year 

 This store sells leather items made in the SAME factory as HERMES... I found bracelets with the exact same leather as HERMES ones but without the logo & at a fraction of the price! 

 San Marco Square by night - it is simply breathtaking! One side is 700 years old, the other is 300 years old. At night, all the coffee shops have live orchestras playing beautiful music. Tourists either sit in the coffee shops or dance in the square outside of each shop. Really beautiful :) 

Have you ever been to Venice? 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, such beautiful and inspiring photos. This place is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!!!


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