Friday, January 25, 2013

~ Dosoduro ~ 'Filling in the past'

I love the way Venetians renovate....fill in the past to make the 
present more livable.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

~ Gondola ride ~

My first ride in a gondola....after several trips to Venice!

My Venetian friend Matteo has taken me on several trips 
in his boat...through all the tiny canals and it was so 
I wanted Nathan and Sabrina to experience the views of Venice 
from the waters of the tiny rii.
Sebastiano, our gondoliere was charming...telling us that he was
the third generation of gondolieri in his family.
It really was magical!

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~ Nathan & Sabrina & Sebastiano ~

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~ Looking into Ca'Dario ~

Saturday, January 19, 2013

~ Piazza San Marco ~

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The wall across from Caffe del Doge

I just returned from Venice....I went with my son, Nathan and his wife, Sabrina.
I still found some time to sketch.  You can sit anywhere and find something
interesting to draw or photograph or dream about!

~ Love the coffee and 'views' at Caffe del Doge ~

Sketching on the vaporetto

One of my favorite things to do ~ Sketch on the vaporetto!!

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