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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:36 am

Wish I was there!


I just noticed they've finally got Venice on Streetview now.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby ReidS » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:06 am

I've been to Venice twice but only for the day each time, I'd love to stay and see in at night. Those pictures are amazing. I've been in August, whenit was very hot and crowde4d and at the beginning of NOvember when it was not quite so hot, still warm though and almost as crowded.
You're right, it costs a lot to go to the toilet and the gondolas are really expensive too. There were 4 of us when we went in November so we got a water taxi instead whihc was a lot cheaper and much more exciting, we felt like we were in a James Bond film :)
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:59 pm

When I've gone it's always been first two weeks of April or, even better, first two weeks of December. Not choked with tourists coming off the cruise ships and hardly any waiting to get into places. ( I wandered round the Palazzo Ducale and almost had the place to myself once ).

Mind you, this was when I was getting almost two Euros to the pound and Ryanair were flying to Treviso, so it was cheap as chips all round. Although Ryanair charged me 50p to smell the chips.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:14 pm

I dont know if we were lucky and had a quiet week but appart from the odd school party taking up the whole path we didnt feel it to be overly busy. It wasnt exactly quiet but there werent the hoards of people we had been led to expect.

We justified the gondola ride at 80euros as we both changed £250 and got 280euro so the 40 euros extra we put together and called the gondola ride a freebie and still came home with euros at the end of the 6 days.

Anyway, as they seem to be going down well I have added more pics to flickr today, here is a taster of day 5 and you know where to go for the rest.

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:25 am

Sigh...
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:20 pm

Here is the last installment of my Venice pics. Its day 6 of the trip and we had to leave for the airport at 9am so a quick look out the window one last time and a few pics on the way to the bus stop.

ImageVenice Day 6. The journey home by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageVenice Day 6. The journey home by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageVenice Day 6. The journey home by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageVenice Day 6. The journey home by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageVenice Day 6. The journey home by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed the pics and if you are thinking of a visit to Venice, do it, I dont think you will be dissapointed.

I have some then and nows from the visit (wouldnt be me if I didnt go with old location pics) and will add them in the next few days.

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:34 am

That last shot is just grand. Venice looks so small and unlikely from the air.
All the world seems in tune on a Spring afternoon, when we're poisoning pigeons in the park.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:56 am

'Small and Unlikely' - they should put that on the tourist brochures! :)
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:25 pm

I have finally got through the then and now pics I had worked on when in Venice. Here is a taster, if you are interested in more, check out my flickr;

Imagevenice then and now 4 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Imagevenice then and now 2 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Imagevenice then and now 1 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageBond in Venice then and now 1 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageBond in Venice then and now 4 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

ImageIndiana Jones in Venice then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:31 am

Roger Moore!! ::):
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:24 pm

Botanic Squirrel wrote:Roger Moore!! ::):


::): The best Bond
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:52 am

No arguments from me. ::):

When I was in that same spot with my sister, she decided the two lions were called Basil and Marco. :)
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby BTJustice » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:33 pm

Wouldnt Parsley be more apropriate than Basil?

I waited ages for the dafty to shift her arse off the lion but I ended up losing patience and just taking the shot. What was even weirded was she seemed to be on her own, I could understand her sitting there if she was getting her picture taken.
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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby Roxburgh » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:08 am

Great pics everyone ...... here are a couple of mine:

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Re: Venice Italy.

Postby HollowHorn » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:13 pm

Roxburgh! Yay! :D
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