Romantic Streets of Water

posted by Sharon October 21, 2014 23 Comments
Venice

The streets of Venice carry boats, not cars. And oh, what a romantic, unique place that makes this ancient port.

Sometimes the canals shimmer quietly, waiting for the next vessel to stir up the water.

Other times, you witness a traffic jam.

The side streets have no names, but the main highway is known as the Grand Canal. This is the Venice depicted in art and photos. I believe it looks much the same as it did when Venice was the trade capital of the world centuries ago.

We arrived on the day of the annual regatta (totally by happy coincidence). Crowds cheered, boats of all shapes and sizes raced along, and a riot of color decorated Venice.

The ambulance motored up and down the canal, on call.

Of course the most famous vessel on the watery streets of Venice is the gondola.

With all the waterways come dozens of bridges, all sizes and styles.

The sun sets, our Perfect Day in Venice ends, but the charm continues.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photo edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Laura. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Perfect Day.”

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23 Comments

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prairiejill October 21, 2014 at 5:12 am

Ah, what a beautiful place!

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elizabethfstewart October 21, 2014 at 5:41 am

Completely, romantically beautiful!

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Carmel October 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Beautiful images … brought back some great memories for me. Thank you.

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Tamar October 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

Sharon, these are gorgeous! I would love to see Venice in person!

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FlowerLady Lorraine October 21, 2014 at 9:36 am

Beautiful photos which brings back wonderful memories of when my husband and I were there in 1973. He was fresh out of the US Navy. We had been living in Spain for 3 years and before going back to the US, we toured 9 countries by Eurail with backpacks, almost 60 days of traveling. Venice was our favorite city, very romantic and colorful, we stayed there 6 days. We had our travel guide, Europe on $5-$10 a Day and pretty much stuck to that, except in a couple of countries where it was more expensive. We met a couple from NY who were spending $100 a day. 🙂

FlowerLady

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dmh60 October 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

What a beautiful city! You have captured the charm and elegance of Venice in such a simply elegant manner – every picture tells the story of the people and the place. Oh, the photo with the laundry hanging along the building and window – that’s my favorite – swoon!

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jmcguin7 October 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

It certainly is a magic place.

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Michelle B October 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

What beautiful photos! A feast for the eyes. BTW… I tried out your travel tip about the compression socks, they worked great. My feet felt so much better after a long flight. Thank You!!

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Sherri B. October 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Oh, how beautiful! Visiting Italy is on my bucket list…one day!

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dalettre October 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

So, so lovely, Sharon!

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Carol October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Great shots!

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Karen October 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Venice and its eternal beauty! Wonderful pictures of a wonderful place.

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Sheila October 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Lovely images! Such a beautiful place.

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Earl October 22, 2014 at 4:39 am

Beautiful photo series Thank you for the trip done my memory lane. I was in Venice is September 1955. Wonderful. All the glorious colors.

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facile et beau - Gusta October 22, 2014 at 5:28 am

I was there in August this year…in most of the places you were. Sooo lovley. Wonderful pics.

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Barbara October 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

Even if i live near there, I can not help but think how magical Venice is every single time I see a picture of it!

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Kathy October 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Oh my..you are REALLY making me year to revisit Venice! Such a sense of beauty and mystery about that city of water. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography.

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kim October 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm

How beautiful! I’m sure this was such a treat for you! Would love to do this someday too!

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Molly October 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

Beautiful shots, I have yet to go to Venice but it is yet another place I would love to visit

Mollyxxx

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Buckeroomama October 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

Oh, these are lovely shots of Venice! We didn’t make it to Venice the last time we were in Italy and so far, the closest I’ve gotten to Venice is The Venetian (ugh!). One day… 🙂

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Paul O'Rourke October 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Beautiful images, would love to get there one day.

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Anne@Grit and Giggles October 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

Amazing! Love your photos and now I really want to see it. It looks like a beautiful old city, just as I have seen in movies and photos. I wonder what it is really like to live in a city with roads of water. I also wonder how many people have accidentally lost their clean washing to the canal waters.

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anewenglandlife January 7, 2015 at 11:31 am

Good morning, Sharon. Today is the first time visiting your blog and I have to say I feel like I’ve been all over the world! What a lucky lady you are to travel so much! Thank you for sharing your adventures with this small town lady : )

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