Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ahhh... Italy in February...

is wonderful... Ok, Italy any month of the year is also wonderful.

I left the Grafenwohr area last Thursday night.. the temperature was 20*F and when our group arrived in Italy, early Friday morning, it was sunny and almost 50*F.

I tried.. but, I still didn't sleep on the way there.. I have never been able to sleep on any plane, bus, train, or any other form of public transportation.

We arrived early on Friday, dropped our luggage off in the hotel lobby (too early to check-in) and caught the train to Venice.

I hadn't been to northern Italy.. in ten years. My visit was long past due. Our tour group (a tour sponsored by the base's Morale Welfare and Recreation Department) was full of military members, their spouses or family members, and other civilians working for the US Government on either of the two Army military bases in my area.

We left the dark and dreay German snowy winter and arrived to beautiful blue skies, sunshine, much warmer temperatures, and no snow on the ground. It was also nice not having to wear gloves while we were there. Of course, I totally forgot to bring my sunglasses along.

Here are a few photos of one of my favorite cities in the world: VENICE

(click on photos for a larger view)
By the way, I'm not sure if you knew it or not.. but, cars are NOT ALLOWED in Venice.. you have to walk everywhere!!!

I took so many photos that my battery died on the way home. Check back often to see additional photos.


susanc said...

Lucky you! Beautiful photos - looking forward to more. What kind of camera do you use?

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

My camera? Nothing special.. it is about 3 years old.. ??

Casio Exilim.. 10.1 pixels..

*It has been dropped about 4x all the way to the frozen sidewalk this winter.. the last drop landed on the top corner by the shutter.. it has a dinged dent and now it sometimes sticks.

I'm surprised it still works after being dropped.

JelliDonut said...

Lovely photos!

susanc said...

It takes really great photos, but I know most of that credit should be given to the person behind the camera. Your photos are really lovely! Thank you for sharing them.