After posting yesterday, I can't stop thinking about Venice. The week spent there last summer was so full and so fine. My great friend and travel partner, Kris, met me for the last week of my 6 week trip. ( The first month, I spent with my husband.) We rented the Corte Tiepolo apartment in San Polo, right on the Grand Canal. Lots of time was spent watching out the windows, dreamy eyed, just taking it all in. Immediately outside was a docking area for gondole. People have asked if it was noisy and it really wasn't. Listening to the rhythms of the city we love all day was a treat. At night the closed windows left us in a quiet sanctuary.
So, here are just a few of the many photos I took, from our window.
Here's one really "duded up" gondola. I half expected to see fuzzy Dice hanging in there somewhere.
Here's a wierd night shot.
And here's Kris, hangin' out, watching Venice go by like our own private show.
By the way, we thought our location was great! It was about a three minute walk to the San Toma vaporetto stop. We were surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and churches.