Who’s Up For a Travel Challenge – And A Gondola Traffic Jam?
I shot this image in 2018, and it summed up so much of life in Venice Italy at that time. Why am I sharing now?
As we suffer through #QuarantineLife amid this worldwide pandemic, I was excited to take part in a social media challenge I was nominated to participate in – because it helps satisfy my never-ending #wanderlust!
Here was the shot I used to get that participation underway a few days ago:
Details On This “Travel Challenge!”
The above photo shows just how inspiring our world can be – and how exhilarating it can be to explore it.
Now, about the “travel challenge”: it’s all about visual images – so the challenge is to post a favorite travel picture for 10 days without explanation and nominate someone else to participate.
I love traveling, and I love taking pictures, so this was an easy one for me…as the sun set in Venice Italy on the iconic “Bridge Of Sighs…”
I love that I managed to capture a Gondola underneath at just the right time – as the bridge was named for the last image of beauty that prisoners would see…and it is a reminder of just how beautiful this city is, even with the crowds that usually gather here year round…and nothing beats a trip down the Grand Canal by Water Taxi:
Of course, Venice is usually packed with Tourists, who flock to the city to enjoy its majesty and wonder…in fact, remember that “Mega Cruise Ship” I posted about?
When my wife and I were there in 2018, we saw a half dozen of these huge ships arrive, dumping thousands and thousands of people onto the small island:
You can read more about how this city is fighting for survival against rising waters and crowds of people by clicking on mystery story here:
And as for the rising tides, my wife and I walked through San Marco Square as there was a glistening layer of water rising through the street…creating a beautiful reflection:
So beautiful, but that water is what the city is fighting unsuccessfully to tame. Still, it’s a city on an island surrounded by islands, and you can take a Water Taxi to another of the islands to see more incredible beauty – this time man made:
On the island of Murano, Artisans create works of art with liquid glass.
Click here for my tour of the glass-blowing island and a video that shows a Royal Stallion being created in front of your eyes:
As you can see, I love Venice, so thanks for reading this story, day #5 of my “travel challenge.”
I was nominated by Carol, whose website link is below. Carol shares terrific stories about exotic food and unique recipes, as well as important stories about our environment!
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