Venice is magical. The whole time we were there, I just kept thinking… this can’t be real. I felt like I was at Disneyland or on a set. Is that being jaded? Or living in LA too long? It just didn’t seem fathomable to me that a city on the water with this amount of history could actually exist. I warn you in advance that a few of the photos may be a little touristy– I couldn’t help it, it was my first time in Italy. By the way, we were so fascinated by the whole canal system, that we found this awesome video explaining how it all works.
Some towers just lean…
I couldn’t help myself. I loved all the last names on this door.
Aside from Venice’s charm– it is true what they say about tourists. Which is oddly this catch 22. I found myself getting frustrated at the tourism, yet I am a tourist. But yes, it is a very popular place to visit.
We were lucky enough to be there during the annual venice regatta, which is basically a really nifty (and rather long) boat race .
Love this Italian woman knitting while watching the races.
Lastly, I have to give credit to Mr. Ainsley, who took some of the awesome photos on our trip (he does more than shape surf boards folks). We only took one camera so its hard to remember at this point who took what– other than I tend to like details and people and he tends to like structures more. With that said, stay tuned tomorrow for a post on the Biennale!