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It has been a very long and tiring day, it has also been a gloriously sunny and very enjoyable day. The journey to and from Venice was long (3 hours in each direction), but the time in Venice itself more than compensated for that.

We saw St Mark's Square, we took a look inside St Mark's Basilica, looked at the Doge's palace and went up the famous bell tower. We also went for a gondola ride and walked over to the Rialto Bridge, all to the accompaniment of clear blue skies and sun. Also enjoyed a divine omelette and a beautiful ice cream...

Pictures follow:

St Mark's Square, seen from the water

Looking down a canal

The wonder masks on display in a shop window

St Mark's Basilica

The Doge's Palace

St Mark's square viewed from above!

Our Gondolier!

Going under a bridge in a gondola

Mum and me, just before we went under the Bridge of Sighs!

A view down the Grand Canal

The Rialto Bridge


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May. 7th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Such gorgeous pics! Even odds that this is as close to Venice as I'll ever get, so thanks so much for posting! I'm glad you are having fun :)
May. 7th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying the trip!!
May. 7th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Has Venice changed much since 1987?
May. 8th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
Beautiful pics! An it looks like Venice turned on a lovely day for you. Thanks for sharing:-)
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