Since I have returned from my month-long stay in Italy, I have been very busy with jobs and have had limited time to view and organize the thousands of photos I took while studying abroad.
As I have organized them by day, I find myself always being drawn back to my weekend spent in Venice. It was the most beautiful city I had the chance to visit while in Italy. I am not kidding when I say no matter where I went, which corner I turned, or what canal we were on, every part of Venice was absolutely beautiful. I was blown away by the amount of color this city had! It was so vibrant. I never left the hotel without my camera.
I think I was also so drawn to Venice because ever since I was little I have always had a passion for being on or around water. Whether it be the beach, river, or a lake, I love the water. So Venice was right up my alley. I was fascinated that there were no cars at all in Venice. Their means of transportation were all by boat. Boat taxis, boat buses, Gondola, you name it.
I visited Basilica di San Marco (St Mark’s Cathedral), the Doge’s Palace, local fresh fruit and fish markets, and the Bridge of Sighs.
Below are some of my favorite images I took in Venice. I am still in the process of editing images from the surrounding islands of Murano and Burano so I will have a separate blog post for those. As I thumb through these beautiful pictures, I am always taken back to the sights, sounds, and smells of Venice and realize how much I miss being there. I feel extremely blessed to have gone on a trip that many can only dream about. I hope those who view these images enjoy them as much as I do. And if time and finances allow it, I highly recommend visiting Italy and all it has to offer. It is such a beautiful country and visiting is worth every single penny. Enjoy! (: