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Venice and the Lake District

Posted by kernelbob on August 12, 2009

He had to duck.  So did I.

He had to duck. So did I.

We left Venice on Monday morning.  The hotel has a back door that opens directly onto a canal.  We walked out that door and embarked onto a water taxi.  (That makes the fourth boat we’ve ridden on this trip.)  The taxi ride was great fun.  We stood up in the back and gawked like the tourists that we are.  I have a video for eventual upload.  The taxi took us to Piazzale Roma, where we picked up our rental car.

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Pictures of Venice

Posted by kernelbob on August 10, 2009

A water taxi.

A water taxi.

I’m waiting for Anne to run one more shopping errand, then we’re taking a water taxi to Piazzole Roma and leaving town.  Venice was amazing and unique, but soon it will be a memory for us.

Meanwhile, here are a few photos.

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Venice, second day

Posted by kernelbob on August 10, 2009

Basilica di Santa Maria.  The low white building on the right is the Guggenheim.

Basilica di Santa Maria. The low white building on the right is the Guggenheim.

Note: This post was written on Sunday night.

Today was Art Appreciation Day in Venice.  Anne and I went to the Guggenheim museum, visited the Basilica San Marco, and had dinner at Antica Locanda Montin, a restaurant where artists hang out.

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Venice at night

Posted by kernelbob on August 9, 2009

A street musician

A street musician

After dinner, we strolled back to our hotel, and I snapped some photos.

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Budapest to Venice

Posted by kernelbob on August 8, 2009

A Canal

A Canal

Synopsis: flew to Venice.  Rode a water bus all around, then found our hotel and checked in.  Walked all around, got lost a few times, shopped, ate. Nice place.

I didn’t take many pictures yesterday.  I’ll try to do better today, (-:

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