back from Venezia, Italia – my b’day gift…:-)

“Venise a la qualité de disparaître en un instant, de ne pas courir derrière le train avec des clins d’œil à gauche et à droite comme le font d’autres villes, mais de sombrer aussitôt, comme si elle n’existait pas, comme si elle n’avait jamais existé…”(Nina Berberova – “Le Roseau Révolté”)
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“Venise a le plaisir comme l’enfer la flamme, elle pose sur les bords de l’espace et du temps…”(Anna de Noailles)

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“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place…”(Elizabeth Berkley)

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Posted on 19 January 2016, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. I love Venice too. The pictures are gorgeous. I haven’t been in decades, would love to go back. 🙂

  2. Voici une ville que je ne pense pas avoir l’occasion de visiter un jour. Je me rattrape en regardant tes photos. Passe une bonne soirée, Mo

  3. Happy b’day and grazie for the post! Peace!

  4. Un très beau cadeau d’anniversaire. Au fait: bon anniversaire et mes vœux les plus sincères. Brian

  5. Tres beau, en plus vous avez eu du beau temps, moi j’aurais trop peur de me retrouver les pieds dans l’eau, les bottes en plastique, ce n’est pas trop mon style.

    • effectivement, les autochtones vénitiens ont des bottes en caoutchouc et je te comprends pour les pieds dans l’eau, car pas mon “truc” non plus! 🙂

  6. “Pónte del Diavolo” makes me think there are marvelous things, as in Devil’s garden in Utah, or Devil’s Rock in La Paz, Bolivia. I would love to have more time these days, but when I see you, time slow downs in seeing the landscapes, and strangely Venezia looks empty, as I imagined the city a time far ago.

  7. Ce fut un magnifique cadeau, hein, Mélanie! Tes photos sont superbes! ❤ 🙂

  8. Love the photos, particularly the one in the dark. Very dramatic. Brought back many memories. It was a challenge in a wheel chair though. Who knew all those pretty arched bridges every few blocks were actually stairs!!! Still an awesome experience. Thanks for the photos that brought it all back.

  9. I adore Venice though my Italian heart belongs to Rome because I lived there. Venice is for lovers, but then isn’t everywhere if you are with the right lover! 🙂

    • I’ve never been to Rome, but both Italy and Greece are on our “retirement list”, since they’re in Europe… yep, you’re right about places for lovers! 😉

  10. Ms. Berkley is so very right. There is really no place like it on earth. I hope that you’re well and enjoying 2016, Mélanie.

  11. dar cum este Venetia iarna? eu am fost “la ea” de 2 ori vara, când o baie la picioare in flux facea bine, acum vânt sau blanduta vreme? 🙂 si la multi ani, buni – înca o data!!!

  12. I remember Rick’s eyes brimmed full as he shared the emotions he had when seeing Venice.

    Proprio come il vino, più bella con l’età! Bon compleanno!

  13. Thanks for sharing these. Such beautiful architecture, and you captured it so well. I love the night shot with the reflection in the water. It has a warm feel to it.

    • you’re welcome, Sir! oh, glad you’ve liked that photo: the rented apartment is just behind the Ponte de l’Arsenal o del Paradiso, 10′-walk from San Marco… 🙂

  14. Who could not love this city? I hope I get the opportunity to visit one day.

    • Venezia is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so lemme know and keep me posted, prego-please, as I could provide you useful info(s) and the address of a reasonable price accomodation, just 10′-walk from Piazza San Marco… 🙂

  15. A wonderful birthday gift. 🙂

  16. Wow… so nice!!! Mazal Tov!!! You look at least 10 years younger!!! 🙂

  17. Lucky you! the best birthday gifts are memorable trips 🙂 It’s my favourite city in Italy, beautiful and varied – no cars, whoopee! – and this time of the year it is indeed chilly but should be so much more pleasant in the absence of the throngs of usual tourists…

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