I have always enjoyed visiting Venice and one of the reasons is that once I move away from the crowds there are some very peaceful sights to be seen. I like to go off the main path and when I do I’ve found places like this.
It was very quiet except for the sound of a boat passing by. There were no people around and it was a wonderful experience.
As I continued walking a found a scene that combines several of my favorite things – water, a bridge, and fresh, crisp laundry hanging from the windows. Although I didn’t see anyone it shows that even in Venice people are doing everyday tasks but in an artistic way!
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After walking up a series of steep roads to St. George’s Castle in Lisbon I could see and admire these springtime views of the city. Sometimes a challenging walk is worth it! As I looked around there were dramatic changes in the scenery, from rooftops to a bridge and then the water.
View from the castle wall
This arch provided an interesting way to frame the city below.
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There is so much activity in Paris that I wanted a postcard taken with my camera of a lively scene on a Saturday afternoon. This is my souvenir picture (taken in May) showing what I observed during a drive through the city.
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This is a bridge that I paused to admire in Cambridge, England. It was a tranquil scene and I wanted to stay and look at it as long as possible.
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice is a place where I have taken many pictures over the years. Here are some of those photos from different visits and various times of the day.
And here is one from the other side of the bridge:
The two blogs I would like to recommend this month are: Just Add Attitude and wordsfromanneli.
This is where I stayed when I was in Provence. One of the first things I saw was the bridge, and immediately I started humming “Sur le Pont d’Avignon…” which I learned many years ago during French class in elementary school. I wondered if there were other people nearby who knew the song so we could sing it in a round.
I also visited the Palais des Papes and learned about that aspect of the city’s history. It was interesting to see all the different room displays and admire the impressive building.
I’m looking forward to spring this year! It seems to be taking a long time though. For a reminder of what’s coming soon, I have these pictures from Monet’s garden in Giverny, France. There was a lot of green there, not only from the garden but from the farmhouse and the bridge. Have a look.
I’m also looking forward to going back to France later this spring. That means more planning!
Speaking of bridges, there are many beautiful ones in Venice, Italy. From the famous (Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs) to a simple footbridge in Burano, you can enjoy them all!
A walk in Venice sounds nice…