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A Bear, a Canal, a Gondola...Venice

..Volare! Whoah Oh! Cantare Whoa-oh-oh!!!!

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It was fortunate that Sue listened to my advice and added Venice onto our travel agenda, what a great city.
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I have found my true purpose in life...to be a Gondola driver in Venice. Not long after we arrived in the Piazza San Marco I had aquired the gondola driver outfit Gondola_Buddies_Small.jpg
and started to hang out with the Gondoleers.
Speaking of the Piazza San Marco, the basillica and the whole square is just gob smacking. Basillica_..n_Marco.jpg
Those Venicians certainly had a few bob to throw around, and didn't mess about when it comes to extravagant construction and decoration. From a distance the basillica just looks amazing and as you move closer and closer to it the detail just gets greater and greater, unbelievable.
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We did a bit of touring up and down the Canal Grande
on the vaporetto (water busses) that kept Peta happy since she loves mucking about in boats and visited the Peggy Guggenhiem Museum (what a collection of 20th century art!).
Another feature of the Piazza San Marco is the number of pigeons there.
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Don't look up with your mouth open is my advice.

Tomorrow we are off to Murano Island to see the glass works and maybe pop over to some of the other smaller islands too.

Posted by KnitTed 11:56 Archived in Italy Tagged boating

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