Since there were almost 2 months of sunless winter (read fog, fog, fog and did I mention fog?) in central Slovenia from mid-November to January and it was becoming quite depressing, I’ve decided to head somewhere where the sun would shine without shame. A quick glance at the Central Europe weather forecast showed a perfect spot – the oh so romantic Venice in Italy… So I packed a gear and headed bravely (you need to be brave to drive around Italy, you know?) where my feet have never gone before.

And here it is, the first part of the photo report; maybe a bit boring, cause you’ve seen so many similar pics of Venice before, but since it was my first visit, I couldn’t go out of there without them…

Of course as you would expect, the city is full of channels and bridges and yes, people do live in those houses. Since there are no streets in the city, you have to swithch your car for a boat and the old wisdom says laundry dries better on fresh air.


One of the bigger squares in Venice, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo – the building on the right is the Church of St. John and Paul while the white building is, believe it or not, the hospital.


Probably one of the most famous Venetian landmarks in the San Marco pillar standing on world famous Piazza San Marco. As you can see, beside being a nice thing to take photo of, it is also a perfectly suitable resting place for local feathery residents.


Again one of the favorite tourist spots in Venice – the Bridge of sighs… I guess money is more powerful than anything in the world – and people have to find it somewhere between those commercials… At least gondolla is pristine…


The most famous bridge, Rialto, crossing the Canal Grande and also the oldest one – finished in 1591.


Colours started turning orange when the sunset was approaching – a view from Piazza San Marco towards the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and its church.


Unfortunately there’s lots of contruction and renovation going on all around Venice (although it appears it never gets completed), ruining nice sunset photos. But that aside, the big shiny star of our galaxy set behind the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.


As the light was running out fast and the bluelight appeared over Rialto, it was a sign to head home…


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