After walking around St. Mark's Square, shopping, and getting gelato all over my face, Melissa and I walked around to get a better look at Venice.
I took a picture of this "delivery boat." It was delivering drinks and other supplies to a local restaurant.
This next picture lets you see what the sidewalks are like in Venice. And notice the gondolas in the canal.
Here is a picture of a Best Western hotel. People who were staying at the hotel would watch the gondolas go by. It was so charming and surreal....It really is so perfect, that it seems a lot like a movie set.
You can see just how narrow most of the canals are.
Notice in this next picture how little room the gondolas have to fit through when there is other traffic in the canals. These canals are busy during the day in the same way that our streets are busy during the day in America. That's why we were very glad that we had our gondola ride in the evening; it was much more peaceful.
I think of all of my photos in Venice, that this one is the prettiest. This little bridge adorned with the bright red flowers was so charming.
Melissa and I both loved Venice so much.....But, as you know, all good things must come to an end, so we had to take the ferry and return to the ship. We were looking forward to it though, because there was going to be a masquerade party as we were pulling out of Venice. We each bought masks to wear. Melissa's was blue, and mine was pink.
When we got to our cabin, we got ready for the party out on the Lido Deck. Once out there, we saw someone that we knew. We asked him if he would take our picture in our masks. He said, "Sure!"........
But Melissa and I are not girls who give up easily, so we just asked someone else....
There were so many people in all different kinds of masks, that it was a little bit on the creepy side, but it was still fun.
As we were pulling out of the port in Venice, I got some really nice shots of the city.
Notice how blue the sky looks compared with the green of the water.
Do you see the green dome?......It's the same green dome in my painting. (I know, I've already told you that, but it is still very exciting to me.)
I loved this outdoor restaurant eating area; what a view for dinner!
Here is what St. Mark's Square looks like from the water.
If you look closely in this next picture, you will see that two of the towers are leaning.
We were told that happened sometime after construction, because the people who built the towers did not have a good understanding of the foundation that they were building on.
I really enjoyed my time in Venice so much!
It is just such a unique place. Everyone should add "Seeing Venice" to their bucket list.
I'm just saying is all.
You will just have to trust me when I tell you all that Melissa and I looked very stunning while we ate all kinds of food fit for a queen.
When we returned to our cabin after dinner, we were greeted by another
What can I say? Frogs always seem to find me.