11 November, 2006

Venice

Venice was an unplanned stop on the way back to france. My train stopped here and I wandered around for the morning before my afternoon train. Venice is made up of 117 tiny islands, thus there really aren't any roads to speak of. All transportation - including public - is done in the canals. People wait for the "metro" and jump onto a sort of pontoon boat looking thing. Some of the islands are bigger than others so there are some streets, but the funny thing is, there aren't bridges where the real streets on the islands meet the water all the time. Sometimes you head down a street only to realize you're looking at water with no way to cross. Fun fun. Getting lost is inevitable, every two feet the names of the canals and streets change. You just aim yourself in the correct direction and go. If you actually tried to know where you were at all times your head be burried in the map at all times. So when you get lost, and in the event of being in a hurry like wondering if you're going to miss your train, just point at your map and corner a local. Sometimes they aren't even really sure, but they at least give you a general idea of where you are.
Some Gondolas on the left...if you want some romance it comes with a hefty pricetag of 62 euros an hour!!!
A Venetian "side street"

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mom said...

Finally! Beautiful pics. Ordered the turkey for Thanksgiving, cherries are soaking, the kitchen smells like a distillary. See you soon!

4:40 PM  

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