Years ago (the last time we all lived in Italy) we planned a trip to Venice which never happened. We have finally made it. We loved Venice right from the beginning. Our first night we stayed in a working class neighborhood. We all enjoyed our glimpse into the everyday lives of people living in this remarkable place. Even the trash pick-up was fascinating to us!
|The lion is the symbol of Venice, |
he is guarding the Arsenal. Nemo
and I thought he was a noble beast.
|This cool doorway became our landmark letting|
us know when we were close to our place.
|There were lots of little canals like this. |
It's not what you think of when you think
of Venice, but it's more interesting than the
regular tourist places.
|One of Florrie's favorite streets, she |
has always been a bit macabre.
|Even with the map we spent a lot of time lost.|
Florrie couldn't decide if this was one of Miss Peregrine's
Peculiar Children or a mask waiting for Arya Stark.
couldn't resist them. We checked them out every time
we walked past.
This bridge belongs just to this house, it would be fun to have your own personal bridge, don't you think?
It could have been that the sigh was the last breath of the prisoners in the free world because once they were convicted they could never go back. Today, the bridge is a romantic symbol.
|This little cabinet has a tiny spot on the back side which |
is in another room. Centuries ago it was used to turn in
|All three of the us boys had to check it out.|
This is another of the holes used to turn people in,
mostly for tax evasion. You put the note with the
person's name inside the mouth and no one on the
inside would know who did it.
|Here are more of the treasures we saw; some actual|
treasures, others parts of the buildings.
|We saw some cools sights from our water taxi.|