Venice in photographs
7th June 2014
Firstly I’d like to say thank you to all of you who still continued to pop by empfire while I was in Italy. I had very limited WiFi while I was there but I did manage to catch up with the world every now and then. I read all of your comments while I was on holiday, and I will get round to replying/returning comments over the next few days.
I had a brilliant time in Italy! We stayed in the beach resort of Lido di Jesolo, just outside of Venice. The hotel was basic and the food wasn’t very vegetarian friendly (poor Tyrone). We ended up moving rooms on the first day because the one that they initially put us in was falling apart. Fortunately we got upgraded to a sea view for no extra cost (which would have been the case if we had booked a sea view online). The hotel was right on the beach so we spent most of our time there, building our tans.
But of course, we couldn’t go to Jesolo and not make a trip to Venice. We booked an excursion with our travel operator. The excursion was Venice Day and Night, so we didn’t get picked up until 1pm and didn’t leave Venice until 10pm. It was short bus ride to the port where we caught a boat to Venice. While in Venice we had a few tour of the main areas of the city, including a trip inside St Mark’s Basilica.
Well, what can I say about Venice other than it’s probably the most amazing city in the world and that I didn’t want to leave. It’s just so beautiful. Everywhere you look is a perfect picture. My pictures really don’t do it justice. We were lucky that the weather was fantastic all day and night, which made a change as every other night it rained.
We didn’t take a gondola ride, but I have no regrets. If we had gone on a gondola then we wouldn’t have had as much time as we did to explore on our own. Also, I want to return to Venice again in the future.
The boat ride into Venice.
One of the many leaning towers in Venice, caused by the city sinking.
Bridge of Sighs.
A much better quality photo courtesy of Tyrone. Featuring me and the Bridge of Sighs in the background. Taken during the evening.
St Mark’s Square, where it’s impossible to get a decent picture without tourists in the way.
No, this place isn’t wonky. I’m just a crap photographer. Haha!
St Mark’s Campanile. Notice how St Mark’s Basilica (to the left) is covered in scaffolding. I couldn’t get a decent picture. Here’s what is should look like.
Selfie in St Mark’s Square.
I love this selfie because I look blonde and this makes me very happy.
We found an adorable little street with no tourists in the way. So Tyrone took some pictures and I pretended to be a model (lol joke, never in a million years!).
Isn’t this just the cutest, prettiest bridge you’ve ever seen?!
Gondola traffic jam.
When I went to Rome 2 years ago I had the best ice cream in the world. It was Nutella flavoured. I hadn’t had it since, so in Venice I was on a quest to find it and eat it again. I only found one place that sold it. It was heaven!
The light in this square was perfect.
Getting a picture of the Rialto Bridge is difficult because there is so much in the way! So I stole this one off Tyrone.
The Grand Canal in the evening.
Gondola station at night.
And finally, I wanted to show you this picture. I could have cropped this photo to hide my crutch but hey, this is me and my disability. Without my crutch, and a hell of a lot of strong prescription painkillers, I wouldn’t have made it around Venice. Most of the time Tyrone held my crutch while he took pictures of me.
And that concludes my stupidly long post on Venice. But pictures are easy to browse through so there wasn’t too much reading.
For those who are interested in what I wore in Venice, the dress is from H&M (it’s the £7.99 dress I blogged about here), the sandals are from Dorothy Perkins and the sunglasses are Ray Bans (from their London Collection).
I’m planning on doing a short post called “Lido di Jesolo in photographs” so stay tuned.