Monday, December 17, 2012

Venezia La Bellissima

Challenging The Senses

As I walked the narrow passageways of Venice and crossed its countless bridges, a disorienting feeling came over me. Everything that I was seeing - every church, boat, bridge, and structure standing before my eyes - could not have been real. The views are incredible.

a photo of the view toward san giorgio maggiore venice
View Toward San Giorgio Maggiore

A city built on water, flooded aggressively by seasonal tides, more visually arresting than anything that the mind can imagine.  How could such a place exist?

a photo of the campanile in st marks square venice
Campanile di San Marco

Fortunately, after a few hours of walking and wading through flood waters, my argumentative mind capitulated. Better to enjoy the wonders before us than question their existence.

a photo of Gondolas Moored Near The Rialto Bridge venice
Gondolas Moored Near The Rialto Bridge

Venice is visually arresting. It's also a veritable maze. Be prepared to spend most of your time feeling slightly lost, even if you're not a first time visitor. Finding your way back to the hotel is part of the adventure.

a photo of the grand canal venice
Grand Canal - Venice

The weathered look of Venice adds to its charm. Think of of all of the people who have visited this grand city over the centuries and all of the great artist and musicians who have called Venice home.

a photo of gondolas at dusk in venice italy
Gondolas At Dusk - Venice

As night falls, the city remains breathtaking. Buona notte, la mia bellissima Venezia! Grazie per tutto! Sogno della nostra prossima avventura insieme. Ciao!

            Nikon D800

            Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G
            Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G VR II

Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright 2012 Daniel R. South
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