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A short visit in Venice, Italy
This was not our first trip to Venice, not by a long shot. My guess
is that we've been there at least four times, and every time we take a
bunch of photos there - some are even good (for amateur photographers,
Later on down the page I show high water levels in the city. It is
worthwhile to note that a couple of months after our visit, the city
was flooded causing much damage. See the report in a
Washington Post article.
We had taken a flight from Bucharest, Hungary, arriving in Venice
on September 17th. Our reservation was for an annex in
Hotel Bernardi, the same
hotel we had stayed in every previous visit.
As usual, we took walks to places we have not previously
visited - mainly residential back streets and canals.
Note that the Bridge of Sighs was named for the last view
convicts saw of Venice
as they were transferred from the court room to the prison.
Now, let's get back down to the Piazza San Marco, where it
was experiencing a higher than normal high tide. As can be seen,
special movable platforms have been placed in strategic locations
so that tourists, as well as locals, can walk the Piazza
without getting their footwear wet.
And now, just some miscellaneous
shots from here and there (but all in Venice