walk with the dance of the shadow
There are too many tourists in the summer time. I like to walk into some little alleys and dance with the shadows. You might encounter with some pleasant melody if you're lucky. The shortest distance from one place to another in Venice is by walk. The fun of being lost in the little alleys and bridges.
Canals, everywhere you look
It's so wonderful to walk around in the old citycentre of Venice. Everywhere you look, you will find another lovely canal, from the huge and wide Canal Grande to the small ones. Dorsoduro was one of my favourites areas. Everyday from or to our hotel I choosed another route to discover new parts of the city and lovely tiny canals like this.
Such detailed building
Just love it, the arched windows, the buttons along the door posts and the saint sitting on top of the door...this is the entrance to one of the many palazzo s along Canal Grande.
The wooden poles are used by gondola-men to attach the boat to.
Say NO to North Face
I think the most annoying thing about going abroad is seeing Americans stand wearing their North Face fleece, which looks tacky and frankly tasteless. People in Europe dress way more stylish even if it's something simple, but you do not see them parade in those North Face jackets. You don't see Italians in the MET wearing their work out clothes.
So if you wear one, don't be shocked if locals will stare you down. I had a few friends of mine complaining how some people in Europe were giving them nasty looks. And first thing i asked "were you wearing your north face fleece?", hahahaah well then THAT IS WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't get me wrong. I am American too, and I live in Seattle, which is a land of everyone wearing North Face. It's a great product for hiking, camping, skiing, so on, but NOT for strolling along beautiful streets of Venice, or Halls of Vatican or antiquities of Rome.
But on the hand, it's a good way to spot someone to take a picture of you.
Traffic jam in the canals
Traffic jam is probably the first impression one might have when in the boat approaching to Ponte Rialto. Lots of boats, small and bigger, is going simultaneously in both directions of Canal Grande.
The traffic in the canal is in particularly intense the first Sunday of September, during the Regatta Storica, a must see event .
Is there any boat crash here ever?