Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Around The World In 20 Memories - 6 Peace In Venice


It is November 2002, the era of cheap European flights. For a few pounds you could get on a plane and fly to some of the most exotic European destinations. I would pack a bag full of books and my camera and see where the cheap ticket lottery sent me to. In this case it was Venice and it was an almost perfect time to visit. The summer crowds were absent and the November light seemed to bring out the Venetian colours to perfection. For three days I explored the twisting alleyways and marveled at what must be one of the most beautiful cities on earth. At peace in Venice.

10 comments:

√ Honest Abe said...

What a neat way to go visit places. And on cheaper flights makes it less painful expense-wise. In reply to you talking about getting a new camera I left you the following reply on the site.

Reply to Alan...
Any ideas on which camera? I would recommend Canon Rebels, like I have, and the macro shots are best if you can get them with a good lens. I don't have a good macro lens but get these kinds of shots using the standard, comes with the camera, lens – 18-55mm camera lens and then screw on a magnifier lens (looks like a glass filter) onto that in either 1 2 or 4 times (4x) to get really close-ups.

Chairman Bill said...

One of the few places I've never visited. It is nonetheless on my list of things to do before I die - a bit like Machu Picchu.

I will obviously need to get my laundry done there (Venice, not Machu Picchu).

Roy said...

Fantastic shot, Alan! And a side of Venice we don't usually see in the usual venues.

Michael and Hanne said...

Looks a bit like a Monday morning in Bradford.
Great photo Alan. By the way I answered your comment on our blog yesterday. Thanks for visiting!

Valerie said...

Thank you, thank you.... guess you knew I'd like to see a picture of Venice, and a good one at that. Happy days.

jennyfreckles said...

Sounds like THE way to see Venice - such a wonderful city, I long to go back there. Though one wonders whether washing still hangs out, as I gather the locals can't afford to live there these days.

TICKLEBEAR said...

great place to be at peace, i warrant. but i am ever grateful for the laundry room downstairs?!?... i wouldn't want the neighbors to see my undergarnments. perhaps a little too exotic for them...
:)~
HUGZ

The Retired One said...

Absolutely fabulous shot...
Oh, to be there to shoot some of my own! It is on my "dream list". :0}

Vicki Lane said...

A wonderful picture! I've been to Venice twice and adore the back streets/canals -- as away from the tourist crowds as possible.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ah Venice ..I would love to hand wash some laundry there for a few weeks:)