Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'Venice'

PhotoHunt - ripples

Ripples at the Bacino Orseolo, my favorite spot for gondola (and gondolier!) watching. ;)...

PhotoHunt - artificial

Plastic fruits and vegetables hanging from the lattice at the Kosher Club "Le Balthazar ". The photo was taken the day Anne and I visited the Jewish Ghetto in Venice....

Corte del Volto Santo

Annie recently posted some beautiful photographs of garden wall Madonnas that she had seen in her many trips to Venice. Her entry reminded me of one of these Madonnas that I saw last October in a quiet campo, named Corte...

PhotoHunt - walking

Venice 2008 Walking over the Grand Canal on the Ponte della Costituzione, aka Calatrava Bridge. Two men walking behind a statue being carried from the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo to a location behind the church. Happy hunting...

PhotoHunt - Protect(ion)

I thought I had nothing for this week's theme but then I remembered that I had photographed a relief on the church of San Tomà of the Madonna della Misericordia (Mother of Mercy). She is Virgin Mary with a...

My very own Venetian shrine

Inspired by a Spanish ceramic shrine my parents had in our home and by Annie's interesting blog posts on Venetian shrines, I set out to bring back from Venice or Andalucía my very own shrine. While in Venice, and in...

Water bottles explained

After I posted the entry on the water bottles in Burano, I did a bit of searching on the Italian version of Google and found a few discussions where the water bottle approach was discussed and analyzed. Basically it was...

Kittens in Venice

These cats live in Cannaregio and Anne and I saw them while walking leisurely around this picturesque sestiere. Sweet photo of Anne giving some luv to two kittens. The one with the white on the chest and legs was the...

Kittens and water bottles in Burano

I saw many cats on the island of Burano but only managed to take a photo of two. While wandering around, I noticed water bottles placed in the front of many homes. Intrigued by them, I started to think about...

Vintage Venice

A popular way to learn about current events, these newsreels were typically shown before the main feature in a movie theater until the 1960's. It reminds me of a scene in Il Postino where the moviegoers, watching a news clip...

Burano, as it was

A short newsreel about life on the island of Burano. No date is shown on the credits but my guess is that it's from the early 1900's. This is simply beautiful....

Shrine of St. Anthony

While reading Annie’s recent entries on two large size shrines, I was reminded of a Saint Anthony shrine that I saw on my recent trip to Venice. This beautiful green shrine is in Cannaregio and I found it on my...

Burano

The charming, picturesque, brightly painted houses of Burano....

PhotoHunt - yellow

A water ambulance. A bright yellow house in Burano. A sparkling yellow bedsheet hanging from a clothesline in the ghetto. Happy hunting and a wonderful spring to everyone!...

La Vecia del Morter - the Old Woman of the Mortar

Last year, about three weeks before I was due to leave for Venice, I read on Slowtalk a post about a legend dating back to the 14th century about how an old woman aided in thwarting a rebellion against the...

Libreria Acqua Alta: the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World

A serendipitous moment led me to discover this charming and unique bookstore in Castello. I had just returned from spending part of the day on the island of Burano and was hurriedly walking in the direction of the church of...

Trapolin

I thought I would start my series of blog entries on my October trip to Venice by writing a review about my vacation rental. The Trapolin apartment is tucked away in a corte in Cannaregio, near Campo S. Marziale and...

PhotoHunt - four

I found this week's theme in Venice, with four pictures from my last trip. Four gondola prows with their very characteristic and bold iron work known as ferri. Four striped gondolier polo shirts. Four columns in the Doges' Palace...

PhotoHunt - nautical

On my last evening in Venice last October, I went to the Piazzetta San Marco to enjoy the view of the canal and to take pictures of the gondolas at dusk with the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore in...

PhotoHunt - bridge(s)

Here’s my bridge, from the beautiful work done by Giovanni Moro. I became acquainted with Moro’s miniature replicas of Venice's historic buildings and churches last year when Annie blogged about Kathy’s very own "Little Venice". I fell in love...

PhotoHunt: Favorite

Favorite drink in the morning — a perfect cappuccino made by my husband. Favorite drink in the afternoon — prosecco by the Grand Canal. Favorite drink in the early evening — a spritz in Venice....

PhotoHunt: View

Before searching through my travel albums, I knew I had a few pictures that were good choices for today's theme. Since I'll be arriving in Venice in 13 days, I selected the one that had the view I'm bound...

PhotoHunt: Beautiful

Beautiful Venetian Masks Happy hunting and a great Labor Day weekend to everyone!...

Venice: Church of San Barnaba

While looking through my Venice pictures I came across a church that was of special interest to my son Pablo. On our brief visit in January of 2002, he wanted to go hunting for the church that was used as...

Venice: Shrine of the Madonna and Child

After seeing some beautiful shrines in Annie's blog, I remembered that I took a picture of a shrine on a corner of a street on my way to Piazza San Marco. I wonder if there's a story behind this shrine...

Venice: Shopping at the Rialto Market

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Venice: Murano

This is my favorite palazzo on the island of Murano. Beautiful gothic windows on a palazzo painted in Venetian orange....

PhotoHunt: unique/funny signs

Street sign in Venice: Street of Assassins. Didn't see any assassins other than my brother attempting to look like one. This street got its name because of its proximity to a bridge by the name of Ponte degli Assassini....

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