6-2-11 Work-a-Day Venice by shantwin

6-2-11 Work-a-Day Venice

Venice, Italy

Our final day in Venice and a morning spent trying to figure out where we were going to stay in Milan tonight and how we were going to get there. June 2nd is a holiday in Italy, who knew. But, after a bit of going around in circles we found someone to make our train reservation and managed to call a hotel in Milan and make a reservation for that night so that left us a couple of hours in the morning to wander about the city. We walked for through less touristy portions of Venice and just soaked in the feel of the city.

Then lunch, then picked up our bags and made our way to the train station and then to Milan (with a lovely traveling companion of a woman who had worked as a nanny in New York in her 20's and was happy to find some people willing to let her work on her English for a while) and to our hotel near the train station.

This is essentially where our trip ends. I took no shots until I got back to Seattle so this is the end of the Italy shots. Total number of photos taken; 2070. Many of my shots are little more than crappy. It's so easy to stand there and take shots of what is in front of you when you are touring around that when you get home and look at them you sort of wonder why you bother. Most of the shots I really like I had to remember to work at. But I was generally pleased with my new camera, it never let me down on the trip, was easy to slip into my bag and allowed me to take both reasonable distance and close up shots.

Thanks for looking and reading about my trip. Now that my home computer is up and running again I will continue to fill in my missing days and work on getting caught up with all of your shots.

edit: crop, exposure and contrast,boost, 1960's
Very nice!
June 12th, 2011  
Lovely. Venice is such a beautiful city.
June 12th, 2011  
It looks like you had a lovely time in Italy. Thank you for sharing it with us. I enjoyed reading about your trip and it was fun looking at the photos you posted. 2070 overall, wow! I'm sure you took a lot more wonderful photos than you're letting on, and that after some time has passed you will be happy that you have so much to look back on.

So about the photo, I love it. It's a fave. To me it has a touch of the 'must take' venice photo because of the boats and canal, and then the clothesline and hanging laundry just puts it over the top with the feel of the city.
June 12th, 2011  
Oh what a lovely shot! One of my favorite places to visit!
June 12th, 2011  
Beautiful shot. This to me is the epitome of Venice... Water ways and water taxies with deep color buildings.
June 12th, 2011  

This is a gorgeous shot, I am going to love your Italy series
June 12th, 2011  
You captured the spirt of Venice. Wonderful shot. Another fav. Glad you had a great trip and thanks for sharing the great stories.
June 12th, 2011  
Brilliant Venice shot with the water and then the colourful washing.
June 12th, 2011  
Great shot!
June 12th, 2011  
Another glorious shot. You've really captured the flavour here. Glad the camera was a success.
June 12th, 2011  
Beautiful. Love it!
June 12th, 2011  
a fav for me too and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful trip and your amazing adventures with us. I really hope you next Europe trip will be France, I'll help you to organize it if you need :-)
June 12th, 2011  
What a gorgeous Venice shot. Thanks for sharing your Italian trip with us!
June 12th, 2011  
beautiful capture - love the hanging laundry!
June 12th, 2011  
A quintessential Venice shot!
Such a marvellous city :)
June 13th, 2011  
Great venice shot, and great reading about your adventures. Sounds like you had a great time.
June 14th, 2011  
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