Flight to Venice, even for a few days, would be really nice right now – just to drink in its wonders and give my subconscious space to think. Since I can’t afford it, I’m using Ailsa’s “Circles” Travel Theme as an excuse for a vicarious trip via a Circle of Gilt and other Venetian circles. Hang on to your hat – off we go!
This is my second response to Ailsa’s ‘Circles’ Travel Theme this week, our third circular photographic foray in the last couple of months – I’m not complaining, what’s more perfect than a circle 🙂
A flight anywhere would probably do, within reason 😀
A lovely entry for the challenge… a trip to Venice would be lovely but from here it is way beyond the pocket of 99.9999 % of South Africans…
I was horrified to see the exchange rate for the Rand the other day – so I understand! You’re so lucky then to live in your own wonderland 🙂
I adore Venice – it’s one of my favourite cities in the world!
i guess there’s a queue to join that club 🙂
I’d be amazed if there wasn’t!
WG – Nice shots. What’s better? Why, a Bellini cocktail at Harry’s Bar just off Piazza San Marco.
Loved their Bellinis, Tom.
A little sweet for me, guys. I’ll stick to a frosty Prosecco!
Ummm …. so full of tourists these days TPT! When I was there last year I stood and watched them pouring into Harry’s in the morning … crossing it off their list, I guess.
I wouldn’t mind joining the youngies at the rooftop bar of the new Molino Stucky Hilton – the view is sublime, and on Friday and Saturday nights there’s a great Happy Hour before it really goes off later at night! And as I said, I’ll stick to a couple of chilly Proseccos 🙂
I’ll take Prosecco over anything, too. Good choice. I’ll have to check out the rooftop bar at the MSH next time I’m in Venice.
I’m relieved to know that, TPT, and glad to know I’ve always got a drinking mate when the virtual Prosecco comes out!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the rooftop bar. When I was there this time last year it was THE place to go among the beautiful young things, and not so young, real Venetian people I met 🙂
Aahh, flights of fancy, always works for me! Thanks for this lovely post.
Where would we be without them, Janina? Glad you were able to join us 🙂
Wistfully beautiful circles. 🙂
Were you there at this time last year too, Sylvia?
October last year. The weather was fantastic . 🙂
Oh wow – I was there the last three weeks in October – the weather turned the last five days – but it didn’t really matter, a few days of cold was such a novelty I enjoyed them too, once the rain moved off!
I love octopus 🙂
Ummm – me too!
This little trip of circles worked for me! Thanks for a beautiful little visit to start an otherwise regular day.
Always happy to have you on my magic carpet Angeline 🙂
Do you know, Wanderlust, I have never been; what a treat this post was. One day I shall make it there.
It’s unbearably romantic Kate, I think it might have to wait till you and Mr. Shrewsday get the itch to escape alone for a while 🙂
You’ve got me dreaming too.
Ahhh – that’s not such a good thing, Jo, especially as it looks as though it’s getting cold in your neck of the woods – must be making you restless! Venice can be a bit cold and awfully damp in December – perhaps not the most enticing time to visit for sun-lovers!
Not that I’d mind! Feeling the cold again is on my “plus” list for the things I’m looking forward to when I go home. I have to admit four years of summer gets a bit boring 🙂
I could cope. I’m sure I could! Bought thermals last week- genius invention.
AHHHH 🙂 You’ll be fine then!
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Someday, maybe, a trip to Venice is in the cards…. 😉
So much world to see, JM, so many passions to pursue. 🙂
I like the ventian glass circles especially. And yes, one of the wonderful things about WordPress posts-challenges is we get to do a little vicarious travel via others, and also our own photo collections 🙂
Isn’t it just – I’ve seen some corners of the world I’ve given up hope of ever seeing in this lifetime!
Glad you liked the Venetian glass circles EllaDee. That light is one of my favourite street lights in all the world and every time I go to Venice I seem to enjoy it more. Seeing it from the gondola and being able to photograph it from a few different angles was one of the highlights of my last (and probably the last) trip.
Go for it! And thanks for taking us all along for the pleasure!
That little magic carpet ride doesn’t seem to have done the trick, Patti. I’m thinking I’ll have to do another astral trip – windows next time, I think 🙂
Nice post, I couldn’t find anything new for this post.
Well, it is the second time around in just over a month!
Round and round and round we go! Those Circular Sepi Suckers made me feel a little queezy.
Love the rest though 😉
What a great response to the theme. Of course, I embrace any reason to go to Venice. Thanks for the trip!
Oh me too! What a splendid time I have, even in my imagination 🙂
A trip to Venice sounds perfect – and your pictures are beautiful!
Thanks Meg – I never tire of the place, it seems though sadly my last visit might have to be the last for a while.