One of the best things about souvenirs is that they preserve wonderful memories of a place. I have lots of souvenirs that I’ve purchased such as postcards and Murano glass jewelry. But these photographs from Venice are both from famous landmarks and places that will always remind me of a moment in time.
Bridge of Sighs
View of an alley
This may not be a famous place but I can recognize it as being from Venice.
A few weeks ago I drove to Colonial Williamsburg for the afternoon. This is the first place I’ve visited since moving to Virginia last month. The weather was perfect and warm enough that I was carrying my coat as I walked. This was a very unusual thing for me to do in January! As I walked around I decided to take some pictures as souvenirs of a mild winter day in a historic area. Right now it seems more like winter to me. However it should warm up in a few days and then I’ll have to go on more adventures.
Looking up at the view
Display of hats
It was wonderful to see these bright colors.
For me the opportunity to travel is very special. While traveling I look forward to each new day and wonder what interesting things will happen that could become treasured memories in the future. A sunrise like this provides a glimpse of the day ahead.
A little bit later
There are more treasures here.
When I was in Provence last May it was sunny and bright. In addition to the sun there were many examples of the color yellow that I noticed. Here are some of my souvenir pictures from Provence.
Walking down the street..
Shopping in Avignon
Doorway in Avignon
I liked this sign…
A yellow building
I was in Orvieto, Italy looking at the many colorful sights when I saw this bicycle leaning against the wall. It blended well with the scene and even seemed like a decorative object.
There are more examples here.
It was a rainy morning in San Gimignano, Italy. I was taking a leisurely walk admiring the architecture and imagining the past when I saw a red car that was decidedly modern. It provided quite a contrast to the rest of the scene.
Check here for more examples.
When I was in Italy I was determined to sample as much gelato as possible. This picture presents a display of many flavors embellished with fruit and flowers and kept in silver-colored containers. Now I need to plan another trip to Italy and include lots of stops for gelato.
One time when I was in Venice I had a room with a view of the Grand Canal. When I opened the window there was this peaceful scene of parked gondolas and pedestrian traffic. It was a nice time to be in Venice.
I’ve just completed my move as I mentioned in my last post. There should be more adventures ahead!