Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lost on the back canals of Venice


Today I'm finishing up our packing for Portugal.  The weather today in Philly is a bit cloudy and chilly.  Strange turn for mother nature from the recent heat wave.  But I'm not complaining.

Sounds like it's going to be a bit chilly in Porto with evening temps in the 50's and days in the high 60's.  

The above picture has nothing to do with Porto.  I just wanted to share Venice with you.  Cause it's my blog and I can do that.

If you ever get the chance to go there, make sure you wander around the back canals.  There is a lot to see but what I enjoyed the most was getting off the regular tourist route and exploring, stumbling upon scenes like above.

The city is amazing and slowly deteriorating into the sea.  Glad I don't own any real estate there!

Now off to finish packing.  How are your spending your Sunday?

Linking to Your Sunday Best.

Until tomorrow friends,

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for submitting this lovely photo to YSB this week, Reena. Especially right before your trip. You are a trooper~

:)

urban muser said...

i've never been to venice but it looks wonderful. enjoy your trip!

texwisgirl said...

wow, that's a gorgeous photo. would make a great picture puzzle!!!

hope your travels go well!!!

Mental P Mama said...

It's just as cool in Connecticut. I'm making some bolognese sauce! In apparent italian solidarity with you;)

janet said...

Hey Reena,

Yes...I've been to Venice and it is Beautiful! Have fun on your trip.

Janet xox

Louisiana Belle said...

I was there 5 years ago and it is a magical place. Beautiful photo!

beth said...

packing for a trip like that can't be easy....actually i hate packing for a trip unless we're traveling by car....anyhow, we're being lazy today....but that's what weekends are for, right ?

Tammy said...

It's on my list...It is very beautiful. Enjoy, and have a safe trip.

bon bon said...

i'm spending my sunday wishing i was packing for portugal! ha!!! beautiful shot of venice! europe is magical. i want to be rick steves in my next life. ;o)

Friko said...

your picture of the back 'streets' in Venice is lovely. Exploring them on foot, were you?

Have a lovely time in Portugal.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

i love to pack for a trip and really enjoy photos of Italy! It's my dream to travel there some day...hopefully some day soon! Have fun on your trip! ♥

Leontien said...

You know, there are worse places to get lost.... ;-)

Thanks for sharing!
Leontien

Barbara said...

I wandered those back streets in '76 and have been dying to go back ever since. I'm so afraid it will sink before I can.

BUSH BABE said...

Hey Reena. We watched The Tourist last night and it brought back many wonderful memories of this totally amazing place... *sigh*
:-)
BB

Ruth said...

Thanks for Venice. It pains me a bit every time I see it in photos, because I was very close to going when I studied abroad, it was our last excursion. But I was out of cash and didn't have the fare to cross into the city. I was too proud to ask anyone for it, and so I sat in my dorm room while everyone else went.

Ridiculous, no? One of the regrets of my life. BUT, I believe I would get far more from a visit there now in my 50s, than at 19.

Pat said...

Beautiful shot!