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Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:03 pm

Just back from a week in Venice and the place was amazing. I have only posted pictures from the flight there and the first evening on flickr and will be posting more over the next week or so.

Hopefully my pictures do the place justice. it really is an amazing looking place.

Coming in to land;
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We took the Alilaguna boat from the airport to the city to do the grand entrance and it was well worth it as this is where we got off;

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Didnt arrive until 6 pm so by the time we had dealt with the hotel and got un packed it was dark outside;

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In the picture above our hotel is the low pink building on the right, just past the bridge and our room looked out onto the canal so it didnt matter that the TV only had Italian channels, there was plenty of entertainment from the window;

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As always the full set is on flickr here https://www.flickr.com/photos/route9aut ... 225825343/ and I will post some more here as I upload them on Flickr.

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:18 pm

Jealous here. I'm glad it was good, and this:
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is a cracker. Just lovely.

PS does the place smell a bit funny like they say?
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:31 pm

Cheers LP. We only noticed a funny smell twice and both times we were beside very quiet wee back waters and even then it was no worse than a strong seaweed smell. Can't speak for the summer, might be worse in the heat.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby rabmania » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:52 pm

Snap BT J. Just back from a lovely time there, and not at all smelly.

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby hillbilly » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:30 pm

We had a great visit there and we had both sorts of weather hot/sunny and wet / windy. Walking around the place flooded ha ha . I took about 2,000 pics you cannot miss just so much to see. Only downer was cost of spending a penny. :)
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:23 am

Here are a few more I uploaded yesterday;

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:44 am

Thanks for sharing these, folks. My first visit to Venice was in 2004 and it was love at first sight! A truly amazing place.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:13 pm

Good stuff. And ok, hands up who hasn't been? :wink:
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Dont know if you are bored with my holiday snaps yet but I have added a few more to flickr today.

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:38 am

Not at all. Aside, I wonder if Venice would look half as nice if it wasn't slightly crumbling? It's that faded grandeur thing.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby banjo » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:41 am

slum chic :roll:
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:22 am

The crumbling and decay really added to the feel of the place but was slightly spoilt by the graffitti. One of the prettiest cities in the world and still people feel the need to badly paint their name on the walls.

Anyhoo, some more pics;

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As always there are more on flickr if you want a look.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:34 am

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Squero Tramontin. I got some really nice gelato at a place just opposite that and ate it sitting on the wall by the canal, watching the men polish gondolas. I've had worse afternoons.

I don't mind the Venetian graffiti so much - it shows there is still a tiny bit of youthful life in the place. What I really didn't like the last time I went is the way the current mayor has approved enormous advertisments covering loads of otherwise really beautiful parts of the city.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:01 pm

Botanic Squirrel wrote:
Squero Tramontin. I got some really nice gelato at a place just opposite that and ate it sitting on the wall by the canal, watching the men polish gondolas. I've had worse afternoons.



We did the same, bought gelato from the wee shop on the corner beside the bridge (I had strawberry, Jo had Tiramasu flavour) and sat beside the church in the sun.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:15 pm

Few more for you;

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