Venice with friends!
Oh, no – we are not having a good time at all, can’t you tell? HA!
Venice is amazing.
I’m still pinching myself that we were able to spend nearly 2 days in this jewel of a city with so much history and culture. Actually, two days is NOT enough – not by a long shot.
But we crammed in as much of Venice as we could into our two days knowing that no matter what we saw, it would be wonderful. And no matter what we saw, there would be things we wanted to see that we would have to save for another time down the line. This was a TASTE of Venice, and there was so much more.
Upon disembarking our water shuttle!
How did they even build here?
Alleyways open up into squares with monuments!
St Mark’s Square is mobbed with people….and pigeons!
Don’t poop on my shoulder!
There are far too many photos after two days to do it all in one day, so be looking for day two in another post!
And yes, in the slide show you will find quilt inspiration in tile floors from churches we entered. Not all churches allow photos, but I was a quick snapper at those who did!
And at the end of a long day, how perfect is a far-sighted pachyderm?
Simple things make me happy!
More Venice to Come!
I woke up this morning to several messages asking about our safety due to the earthquakes that happened last night in Italy. We sailed out of Venice about 8:30pm last night and were well at sea by the time the quakes happened. I was devastated when reading about small towns being wiped out in the 6.2 quake that happened in central Italy. We are all safe on the ship and will reach Croatia by noon.
More on BBC news HERE.
My heart goes out to the people of the towns impacted.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I prepared this photo before the earthquakes happened and though I feel a bit funny posting it now, I am still choosing happiness today. Vintage quilt from my collection.
Next stop, Croatia!