This is where we lived in Venice for the month, shown from across the Grand Canal. We lived in the ground floor apartment of the red building in the middle of the photo to the right. We are standing along the Grand Canal between the outdoor fish/fruit/veg market and the […]
This beautiful, carved stone lion stood guard in front of the door to our apartment, located off of the hidden Campiello del Remer (in the Cannaregio sestiere of Venice, Italy).
Gorgeous glass chandeliers and light fixtures are everywhere in Venice. This particular clear and gold one glowed eerily on the island of San Servolo.
Gondolas in Venice feature a wide array of decoration. Here’s a photo of one of the more ornate ones we saw. These were regularly parked on a canal we crossed over regularly to get to the Strada Nuova (a lovely main strip filled with restaurants, cafes, shops, gelato, pharmacy, grocery […]
Early in our trip, we went swimming on Lido, a larger one of the many islands that comprise Venice in northern Italy. Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia) is an 11 km long sandbar on the Adriatic Sea. The Lido is also home to the Venice Film Festival. We took the […]
Ok, Venetophiles out there… where in Venezia is Mama Jude enjoying a coffee in this picture? Hint: We were taking a walk when I turned around and snapped this shot of Mama Jude by a gate next to a famous restaurant. Post in the comments where you think we are!
This was the scene that greeted me upon returning to Venice after spending a short weekend in nearby Verona (part way through our special trip). It was a beautiful return to Venice, which made me fall in love with the city all over again, and I hope to return again […]
This has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime sort of trip, and our adventures in Murano were no exception. Our first day there was in the afternoon, having not previously realized that […]
Sniff sniff, sniff sniff, sniff sniff… so many wonderful new smells here in each twist and turn of the streets we walk. I’m constantly stopping to investigate a new one, before a tug on my leash means it’s time to keep walking. At first, I was a bit afraid of […]
Perhaps you noticed several Nosy Parker Blog posts in a row followed by a small silence… one night when I couldn’t sleep in Venice, I wrote 10 drafts that had been mulling around my brain. Then it was Mama’s birthday and then we traveled home! Not to worry though as […]