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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Venice Best Buys

Colorful carnival masks

Charcoal paintings of San Marco

Murano glass
Handstitch laces from Burano

Acrylic paintings of gondola

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rialto Bridge

Weeeeeeee! Glad to join the fun again on ABC Wednesday!

My entry for today's letter R is a popular architectural icon in Venice, the Rialto Bridge. I took the photo on board a vaporetto early morning as we were about to leave for Milan.

Rialto Bridge or Ponte De Rialto is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal of Venice. The bridge has three walkways: two along the outer balustrades, and a wider central walkway leading between two rows of small shops that sell jewelry, linens, Murano glass, and other items for the tourist trade.

The Grand Canal as seen from Rialto Bridge

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pies of Italy

                    Classic Italian pies we saw at a Trattoria we visited while staying in Rome.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Worldless Wednesday

A detail of the St. Mary of The Assumption Cathedral in Piazza Dei Miracoli in Pisa, Tuscany. On our third day in Rome, we decided for a day trip to see The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


A photo opportunity with these dressed-up gladiators costs 15 Euro.

A gladiator was an armed combatant who entertained the Roman Republic and The Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals.

See more of our Colosseo Tour here.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spring Flowers!

We're back from our holiday in Italy! I took this photo from a local flower shop near our hotel in Via Calabria. 

                                                             April flowers of Rome.

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