Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Venice, Italy - May 2011: Part 1

Some shots from my recent trip to Venice with my Mum, May 2011.









One of the many large cruise liners that regularly pass through Venice

Mmm, first Spritz (classic Venetian drink) of the holiday

Mum in the kitchen of our apartment, painting in her diary



One of the mozzies stalking me in my bedroom on the first night:
got five, missed one, which bit me five times :(
View from our apartment on the Arsenale,
 the only grotty day weather-wise








Our local tabac

Mum in Francesco's deli



Statue restoration

the Venetian Fire Department rush by our vaporetto

Rialto fish market, closed the first time we visited

On the vaporetto

Accademia Bridge, looking up

Mum waiting for the vaporetto

My usual foor shot

Expensive cappuccino on La Giudecca

One of the many lions I 'collected' during the trip



Dorsoduro from La Giudecca

Carabinieri re-fuelling their boat



Supper out with friends Barbara and John

Post-supper ice-creams for everyone



Workman re-laying paving right below our apartment

Delicious fresh peas and Mum's diary painting

















Hot priests and gondolier calendars ;)

Nom nom nom!



Some rather nice work by C215



Dorsoduro looking towards La Giudecca



Gondolier making/mending yard



Accademia Bridge

Mum at one of of favourite restaurants, on Campo della Tana

Santa Maria della Salute

Rialto fruit and veg market (heaven)



Mum choosing salami and burgers in the 'horse' butcher
(we don't think they were horse meat though)




Rialto Fish Market







Rialto Bridge

My grandparents favourite hotel, the Baeur on the Grand Canal.
They always stayed on the 2nd floor corner room



Lunch at the apartment

Our apartment on Campo Arsenale, behind the tree

Giardini Biennale

see also Part 2