Saturday, March 12, 2011

Farewell Venice

We have left beautiful Venice, however, I thought I would post a few more photos before I start to see around Florence.

These photos are:

1. The busy Grand Canal traffic taken from the Rialto Bridge.
2. A section of the Doges Palace in St.Marks square.
3. Gondolas waiting for customers at St. Marks square with San Girgio island in the background.

Cheers for now,

Friday, March 11, 2011

Another day in Venice

While my husband purchased tickets to Florence, I went to see the glass exhibition at the Palazzo Franchetti, located straight across the Grand Canal from our hotel.
This wonderful exhibition is by Lino Tagliapietra, a maestro from Murano who has worked with glass for over 60 years.

The rooms in the palazzo were of ball-room proportion and complete with intricate parquetry floors and mammoth Murano chandeliers.
I was so overwhelmed with the beauty around me I started to cry!

1. Palazzo Franchetti
2. A piece by Lino
3. We also purchased some pendant drops for our kitchen today! Amber with blue and aqua murrini.

Cheers from Venice,


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carnivale in Venice

Catching the ferry to St. Mark's square.

Always check your mobile phone before Carnivale!

Here are some Carnivale photos.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Venice - A view from our window.

Here is a picture of the view outside our bedroom window.
I have finally worked out how to add photos via wireless, so will add more tomorrow! Hurray!
It is the last day of Carnivale here in Venice, so tonight is the big finale in ST. Marks square, hope to get some good photos to send you tomorrow,


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Goodbye Dubai, hello Venice

Yesterday was a very exciting day in Dubai.
We went to a extraordinary mall which had an aquarium inside it.

This was followed by an excursion in a 4WD vehicle where we drove out of Dubai to go "sand bashing". I must admit this had me a little scared at times, the car seemed to lean very precariously at times.
The desert was really beautiful though, I was surprised at the colour, more red and orange than classic yellow sand color.
This was followed by a camel ride, and a huge outdoor 'bbq' with belly dancing entertainment and whirling dervish dancers.

All in all a very exciting day!
Today we leave to go to Venice, hopefully I can post some photos there.

Until then,
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