Venice Photos

This week marks my second visit to Venice. The first was in 2004. My opinion remains unchanged: Venice is one of the most interesting cities on the planet. I would need to visit it many more times before I would tire of its unique historic buildings and canals. That said, Venice’s population has diminished from a high of 110,000 to currently around 50,000. It is very expensive to live in Venice. The city lives from tourism, hosting twenty-seven million tourists in 2019. Then came covid. Many businesses closed, never to reopen. Many residents relocated to cities with a lower cost of living and more job opportunities. On the day we visited, there were relatively few tourists compared with the summer months. Nonetheless, I recommend visiting Venice whenever you can. Enjoy a few photos.

The Grand Canal
Venice’s oldest bridge, the Rialto Bridge
Saint Marks Cathedral
A typical canal scene. (It was a cloudy day. Boosting the color makes the water seem very green. Certainly, it was green, but not as green as it appears in these photos. I could adjust that color in one of my programs, but I just can’t take the time just now.)
Tourists taking a gondola ride, eighty Euros for one half hour.
A gondolier on the Grand Canal
Regular people live in Venice. They don’t use clothes dryers.
Venetian masks are world-famous. This store window demonstrates why.
The Grand Canal, photo taken from the Rialto Bridge
I spent some time on St. Marks Square chasing seagulls with my camera, as seen above and below.
Not all sculptures are beautiful. This was intended to scare away evil spirits. Do you think it was effective?
A “Leaning Tower of Venice”

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Comments (4)

  1. Audrey Behnke

    March 18, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Mike Heffner

    March 19, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Loved the Venetian trip down memory lane. Seems not to have changed much since 1997, except that when we were there St Marks square was under two feet of water. I’ve heard that flooding occurs more frequently now due to a combination of rising sea levels, high tides and torrential rains. Glad you had a bluebird day.

  3. Vicki Anderson

    March 19, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Enjoyed the old Venice photos, many spots I had not seen on my one trip there. Thank you!

  4. Melissa J Phillippe

    March 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    SO wanna go there some time. So fabulous that you two are getting to do all this fabulous travel! Love you both.

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