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VENICE - Day 3 & 4 - 13th & 14th August

History & Art - Beautiful Venice.

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.

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A beautiful young violinist - quite enchanting.

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Everybody's favourite - Gelati Delivery. There is a never ending demand in all of Italy, Gelati everywhere.

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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.

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The Lion's mouth - where the citizens could post letters detailing crimes committed by others.

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The amazing stairway -

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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.

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Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos within the palace - very frustrating as it is truly spectacular.

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It has been raining all morning and Venice looks entirely different when wet.

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We visited the Peggy Guggenheim Art Exhibition - housing some very famous paintings.

Jackson Pollock -
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Andy Worhol -
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Pablo Picasso -
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And many many more.

Outside were some interesting sculptures.

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And more of beautiful Venice.

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Posted by MKaye 12:11 Archived in Italy

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Where was steve?! Great photos mum xx

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