Venice, my current crush

I had no idea what Venice had in store. I had seen pictures, and yes, yes, it was beautiful. No big deal. I didn’t *have* go to there. But now that I’ve been there, I get it. It really is something incredible! Because of it’s location on the water (in a lagoon) it hasn’t changed much, practically everything you see is really old. It was built on the water on purpose, and being on the water had certain advantages,  but now unfortunately it’s sinking quite quickly. It’s really sad, but also quite beautiful. Visually to have the water lapping into doors, gates, and stairs- it’s kind of like a magical world from another time. The contrast between the permanence of the buildings and sculptures and the overtaking water was so dramatic. I just feel in love with this place.

Carnival masks are everywhere- so fun!
There were so many gondolas there were often traffic jams.
St. Mark’s square was a sight to behold
Eating lemon gelato.
I found the gondoliers to be quite photogenic.
The Venice Taxi
A very beautiful door that no one can go though





This is Venice, just trying to keep her head above the water.



A little Heike

We spent a short but sweet weekend with Heike and her boyfriend Roberto. She had asked me to bring her some hickory sticks from Canada. I’m happy to report that after 6 countries, they weren’t just powder! She also had a little surprise for us!

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