History & Art - Beautiful Venice.
13.08.2013 - 14.08.2013
This morning (Tuesday) I surprised myself by getting up early, intending to join a Photography Course which is based on a walking tour of Venice in the early morning. Not sure what happened but there was nobody at the designated meeting point, can only assume there were not enough bookings - luckily I never paid in advance. Not to be disappointed I decided I might as well tour the city on my own. Great experience and well worth the early start.
Hope you enjoy my photos of Venice.
A beautiful young violinist - quite enchanting.
Everybody's favourite - Gelati Delivery. There is a never ending demand in all of Italy, Gelati everywhere.
Tuesday night we went to the Theatre to see the History of Venice stage production. The longest ever running show in Venice.
We were not disappointed, it was fantastic. A quaint small theatre with a small but very talented cast.
It helped us to have a greater appreciation of what we were seeing when walking around Venice.
Wednesday morning :-
Now it is time to indulge in some History - we visited the Doge's Palace (of course we knew all about the history of the Doge from last nights performance)
The courtyard inside the Palace, note the different Architecture.
The Lion's mouth - where the citizens could post letters detailing crimes committed by others.
The amazing stairway -
The Bridge of Sighs - where the prisoners were taken over the bridge to jail, they would sigh as they peered through the gaps at their last glimpse of daylight and life.
Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos within the palace - very frustrating as it is truly spectacular.
It has been raining all morning and Venice looks entirely different when wet.
We visited the Peggy Guggenheim Art Exhibition - housing some very famous paintings.
And many many more.
Outside were some interesting sculptures.
And more of beautiful Venice.