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the Arsanale

Been a while, but I am back. I am now just about a year behind with with my Italy trip report, but I am still determined to finish it up. It just may take a few years!!

I last left off talking about my last full day in Venice...

Saturday, June 11th (cont.):
Saturday turned out to be one of those days when the weather changed drastically. It started out as a nice day, then a huge storm blew in while I was at the top of the Campanile (bell tower). I went back to my B&B to change and left my nice DSLR camera there since it looked like rain would continue throughout the day. I went to a couple of exhibits and after leaving the Glasstress exhibit the sun was back out again. At this point, I could not tell if the sun was out to stay. I did not want to waste time going back to my B&B to change again so instead, I caught the next vaporetto to go explore more of Venice.

I headed towards the Arsanale to check out the what I thought was one of the Bianale exhibits - an opportunity to see the shipyards and some of the old ships. When I got there, I found out that this was not possible (or I was misinformed and never found the shipyard) but since it was the first time I have been to the Arsanale area of Venice, I found it very interesting and it quite beautiful. I only wish I had my DSLR camera with me. Here are a some photos I took with my little pocket camera.
















I still am not done with the day. More to come...

Comments (6)

Welcome back. The photos are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more.


Wonderful photos. The lions looked weathered and ancient and wise...like they've seen everything there is to see in this world.

Glad that end of year and baseball have passed a bit so you're back at your blog. love the photos of an area of venice that I have never visited.

Don't feel bad - I haven't finished my blogging from Venice from May of 2011. I have vowed to finish, though, if I can remember what the pictures represent.

Loved your photos - thanks for sharing them.


I don't really know the Arsenale area at all -- but these photos make me feel as if I were there!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, your photos are really beautiful. I have not had the chance to visit the Arsanale yet, but I want to hopefully so I can see some of the images you've captured.

Hope your Red Sox are doing well this season. Go Sox! Have a wonderful week.

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