Friday, October 30, 2009
I am almost back to normal from my trip to Venice, Italy. Midge and I went for about a week and it was just incredible. Every where we looked or traveled was filled with awe inspiring age and beauty. It was so magical it gave you a feeling of Disney but the good news was it was all very real.
We were lucky to find an apartment to rent from HomeAway.com, so we had our very own Venice studio. It was in a perfect neighborhood with a canal and bridge just outside our window.
The studio was in the Dorsoduro section, away from
the hustle and bustle of tourists and it was just a short block
from a sunset walk along the Zaterre.
It was dreamy.
Our little studio had a full kitchen so we shopped at the local market and cooked at home while we watched the world go by on our bridge.
The city is all about water.
There are no cars.
Everything is delivered by boat through the canals. Police, ambulance, UPS, postmen and even some markets moved and did all their business on the canals.
We spent hours walking from place to place, enjoying being lost and then finding our way. It seemed that every turn held some new, but incredibly old site to take in. We went from museum to museum trying to take it all in so we would remember it all when we were back home. It was a biennial year so there was modern art everywhere. The contemporary art displayed through the old city was quite wonderfully paradoxical.
It was a fantastic trip of a life time and I can't wait to do another one!