With the weight of uncertainty about The Girls lifted from my shoulders, I couldn’t resist a quick trip to Venice! Seriously though, since I’m tied to the phone because of the unceasing responses to my ad (106 calls when I gave up counting!), I’m indulging myself with a second post to Ailsa’s “Bridges” Travel Theme. My dilemma is how to keep the gallery to a manageable size so as not to bore you!
Love these photos. I have some of Venice but sadly can’t find them on my new pc – hope they are not lost forever! Venice is a beautiful city and the light is just so perfect. Great shots
Oh dear – they’ll be there somewhere but it’s alarming when something like Venice vanishes!
Oh the 3 bridges and the 2 bridges please, Meredith! Exquisite.
My daughter took 272 of which I pinched just half a dozen for my 6WS this week (naughty). Sharing Venice is as good a way as I know to pass the time.
272 bridge photos? Brava her!
I agree, if you can’t be there, the next best thing to do is share someone else’s photos, especially if you’re like us and wander the back lanes and byways till we drop, or our tootsies fall off – our memories will be so full of familiar images we can turn into our own. 🙂
Now, I thought you were actually going to fly off to Venice when I read the intro to this! What a colourful evocative selection of photos. I suppose the only other cities that would come anywhere near would be Bruges and Amsterdam. Well, that I can think of off the top of my head.
Amsterdam, certainly, if only because of its size, but Bruges? It’s smaller than Venice, and I don’t remember there being so many bridges. In truth, I don’t remember too much about Bruges except tramping back and forth to the railway station looking for my mother with whom I was supposed to rendezvous. (Turns out she missed my letter, and was snug in her bed in Notting Hill!).
I can imagine that would have taken the edge off your Bruges trip. It gave me a laugh though this morning. It does have some canals though, so there must be bridges, but I don’t remember it too clearly either. Not my mother’s fault, merely that of my memory. There are plenty of small towns in The Neths as well with lots of bridges.
I guess you’re right – sadly I’ve not been to many small towns in NL – naughty!
I too was almost fooled into thinking you did a last-minute trip! A truly appropriate subject for the theme – I wonder just how many bridges Venice has, and if anyone has ever tried to count.
I wonder? I wouldn’t be surprised to learn there’s some boffin out there who’s counted them – which wouldn’t be too hard these days, with a google map … Oh dear, lets hope not – where’s the mystery and romance in that?
Perfect for the job, and beautiful too!
Just pick up and take a trip to Venice…I am jealous of your location!
What I need is money, enough so that all of it was next door.
My dear Scott – a virtual trip! I’m broke as broke, a trip like that’s quite out of the question for me right now, which is why I take out my magic carpet so often, I guess!
Thank God magic carpets are always at hand!
Beautiful pics M!
Hope you R lucky with the girls!
Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane Meredith. ~Terri
I can never get enough of Venice, Terri, so you’re welcome whenever you feel the urge! 🙂
Beautiful bridges! I love the different angles you aimed, which make it even more interesting to view.
I did do quite a lot of leaning out over the water, Amy! Luckily I took my walking frame with me for when I got tired or had to negotiate uneven terrain and in the end, it came in very handy for those leaning out shots!
Could never be bored with your beautiful bridges from many angles.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Francine, thank you!
Venice has a special place in my heart… The magic never fades even after return visits!
No, it doesn’t, does it? 🙂
So many beautiful bridges in Venice. That’s an awful lot of phone calls.
Aren’t there just?
Yes, phone rang itself out of charge but not before the number of calls went beyond it’s capacity to hold the numbers in memory … Lets hope my next ads (car, furniture, etc.) are just as successful!
I’m in the midst of putting Venice photos into an album from a trip in 2010 – happy memories!
I hope you’re going to post them Hayley?
Yes and thanks for the prompt, I’ve been thinking of delving back into that trip for my blog once I catch up on other topics. That will be fun.
Look forward to it 🙂
I’m so glad you decided to do the second bridges post. They all tell a different story and who wants to miss a good story?
Indeed, and it took me away for a few hours of virtual wondering in my favourite place on earth … 🙂
Gorgeous, gorgepus, gorgeous! My lone shot of the Bridge of Sighs was too forlorn looking to make it to my gallery 🙂
Ooooooh – forlorn is just how it should look, don’t you think, reflecting the emotional state of those crossing it in days gone by? 🙂
Such a beautiful city. No matter which way the lens is pointed, there’s a photo waiting to be shot. I haven’t any of the skills you possess with a camera but even I manage to come home with a few great pics after a visit there. Even so, none would would “fit” in this collection of yours. Really well done!
Now, that’s enough of that, John – from the photographs you post, I know you take interesting and highly visual shots, so I’m sure your Venetian photographs are wonderful. I must say I enjoy ‘curating’ series, though, now I can trawl through the plethora of shots we take with our new digital cameras.
just came back from Venice, how can you not do a post about bridges in Venice?… we will post ours in the week. Great inspiration from Ailsa this week!
I’m looking forward to that!
You could never possibly bore us! Fabulous photos!!!!
Sweet thing … 🙂
Good Lord, woman. Will you stop torturing us this way?
Bear with me dear, in a couple of months it’ll be all Australia, and rivers and things – in any case, i’ve tortured you so much this last year I reckon the Venice archive must be just about empty! 🙂
Your photos can never be boring!
What a sweetheart you are! I must say, when I’m distracted and thinking of a million other things (some of which I don’t want to think about) it’s just wonderful to be able to take a virtual trip and wander the back canals of Venice, for instance, and post photographs rather than pulling my thoughts together to write something coherent.
Fairytale bridges! What is it about bridges that so enchant us? The possibilities on the other side? Of being in the middle and neither there nor there…
I’m never sure, either, EllaDee. I used to dream of rivers and rafts and bridges so I’m sure Freud and Co. are right, and they’re deeply rooted in our psyches! As to Venetian bridges, well, romance, and mystery – and the thrill of being able to keep going, ever further into the labyrinth, I think 🙂
How’d I know you would choose Venice 😉 I like the sign at the end …
Well, for a moment there I toyed with the idea of only posting ‘other’ bridges, but then it became impossible … Isn’t it that last shot fantastic – and I love how the arch of the bridge is marked by the gondolas scraping around the bend … 🙂
Bellissima! Always wanted to visit Venice…keep dreaming. So happy to hear your news about the girls. Good luck with your return to OZ, who knows we might bump into each other.
A fabulous gallery!
Everywhere you point your camera in Venice is so photogenic ! 🙂
These brought back happy memories of Venice. Nice post – not boring at all! 🙂 Marsha 🙂
Squee, I could never get bored looking at your photos. Isn’t Venice amazing? 🙂