Last weekend, I had my cousin from California come for a visit.
We decided to take her to Venice. Last time, I was in Venice was in July. Not sure why, I don't make it a once a month habit of going as it's only a 30 minute train ride.
Some would say the weather was ugly as there was no sunshine. The sky was filled with dark, grey clouds, and in the afternoon the fog came in. Now, I must admit, the sunshine and blue skies are beautiful but I loved Venice also with the darker skies, and crisp, winter air.
Something about watching the fog roll in on the city built on water was magical and mysterious.
The streets were quiet, and there weren't as many tourists which was refreshing. I was able to actually explore and see all of the beauty and natural wonders without being pushed around with the thousands of tourists who usually flood the streets in the summer.
My cousin, Anna with Harley. It was Harley's first trip to Venice too ;)
I love looking at all the different buildings with different architecture styles.
Do you notice the hanging laundry?
Everything is better with a touch of flowers
This is the first time that I've ever seen fish along the canals.
So many of them, too :)
Venice ~ The most romantic city of them all ~
~ Harley in Venice ~
A beautiful day
Anna enjoying the panorama from Ponte di Rialto
Ponte di Rialto
This is probably my favorite picture that I took on Sunday.
I love the contrast and colors of each building, and of course the flower boxes.
Lastly but not least, our history/tour guide Marco :) We walked around the entire city from point A to point B, never used a map, or got lost, and learned so much more about Venice with his knowledge.