Since I’m having a virtual Venice visit (and I’m still heady with relief about The Girls 🙂 ) I thought I’d post a sequence I took, watching a gondolier manoeuvre his shiny black craft around a bend, and under a bridge …
Sorry to be excessive – post three inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week 🙂
No need to apologise Meredith – your posts were perfect reading material for a Sunday!
You always say such nice things James 🙂
and they are just as enjoyable each time you post…
And so do you always say such nice things bulldog 🙂
Love the shots.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Bless you Francine 🙂
Love every bridge post you have posted! These are wonderful shots.
it was the first time I had a camera to hand to record the procedure (I just wish I’d been a bit closer so I didn’t have to use the digital zoom, which really needs a tripod for clarity … ).
Lovely photos, and they remind me of my one experience of taking a trip in a gondola – once we were away from the hustle bustle of the main canals and the places where pedestrians congregate, and were in a small canal, how very quiet it was, with only the sound of the water lapping against the walls of the buildings.
Yes! It was a surprisingly thrilling experience, the way we slid further back in time the further into the labyrinth we progressed. (And to think I resisted the ‘romance’ of a gondola ride for decades before this last trip. If I ever get to go again (oh, please!) I’ll be taking many a ride, and to hell with the cost!
Lovely memories of beautiful Venice. 🙂
Yeah – I know you’re a sucker for Venice too 🙂
Thanks, mate! Now, if I could just get focus, white balance, composition and stillness all together, like you, I’d be a happy lassy!
Thanks, Harry! Glad you could come along for the ride 🙂
I’ve never been to Venice. Thanks for taking me there 🙂 Lovely sequence of pictures.
My virtual carpet is ready for departures at any time you like, Kate 🙂
I loved the bridges and the gondola. I wondered how they maneuvered around those corners. 😉
Not always without a little touching, as the last shot in the Back in Venice series shows! There’s another bridge, where just the brushing of the gondolier’s hat/head on the upper part of the arch has worn a rut, over the centuries!
Fabulous series! I would have felt cheated if you hadn’t done a Venice post for this challenge 🙂
What am I going to do when my archive runs dry? Must start thinking about winning the lottery, I think!
I love this post! Did your girls find a home? 🙂
When it comes to sharing photos of Venice, you needn’t ever apologize. These, like all you’ve posted, are wonderful and I enjoyed each one.
Well, I know you’ve been enraptured by a water sprite too, John – arm in arm we go then, further into the labyrinth 🙂
Love this series! I like how the gonoleer has to use his foot to push away from the wall 🙂
You know, I didn’t register that it was the wall, when I was taking the picture, Angeline, but you must be right … 🙂
Ah, Venice! Wonderful and perfect for the theme, Meredith!
Ah, Venice, indeed 🙂
I’m saving my Venice pictures for another challenge 🙂 I love your sequence. What a beautiful place Venice was to visit.
Missing you Meredith, hope all is well.
The place just drips with it! 🙂
Great set of photos.
Muy Buena Serie… Son Fotografías Impresionantes… Un Saludo.