Monday, 3 June 2013

Venice Day 10: Good Grief, The Sun is Shining!

Managed not to take a single photo for the blog yesterday, hence the lack of writing, but made an effort to get a few more snaps for today.  After breakfast Mum and I headed out to go to the hole in the wall for more cash, and on the way back stopped at Bar Angio for hot chocolate.  The sun then amazingly came out, and I felt hot for the first time in this entire holiday, so a hot drink was probably not what we needed but it was still delicious and fun to sit somewhere different to people watch.

Following this pleasant interlude I left Mum to head back to the apartment on her own, whilst I just went to take some photographs in the local area.

What are 'batterie - piles' when they are at home?

After lunch I headed straight back out in order to make the most of the sun, as it has been so changeable here there was no knowing when it could disappear again.  Found a little courtyard off Campo Della Tana which was part of the Biennale, free entry so went in to have a look.

Headed on eastwards to explore the Isola di Sant 'Elena which I have never visited before - as expected it was very residential and the buildings were newer,so I walked around the edge and didn't go inland too much.  Monday is obviously wash day in Venice as everywhere I turned I could see lines of colourful laundry strung up high over the calles.

Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi

Finally ended up at my favourite bar in the whole of Venice, Paradiso at Giardini, where I spent the remainder of the afternoon finishing a novel and drinking spritz and mineral water in the glorious sunshine.

Realised when I got back to the apartment that despite applying more suncream while I was sitting outside, I had caught the sun on my arms and chest so now have stupid tan lines that make me look like a total tourist.  Oh dear.