Friday, December 22, 2017

Venice, 2004

 It's been yet another long while between posts, but I'll pick up where I left off... in Italy, 2004, specifically Venice.

Grand Canal with Rialto Bridge

This photo was actually my first in Venice, opposite the train station.

The Grand Canal, albeit the part right outside the train station.

Venice's version of an alleyway (they had real alleys too).

Rialto Bridge

The Grand Canal, seen from Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

No, I did not ride one.

Doge's Palace

St. Mark's Square with the Capanile

View towards Dorsoduro and Santa Mara della Salute

Yours truly with Santa Maria della Salute behind me.

Libreria Sansoviniana, St. Mark's Square

Column of San Marco alongside the Campanile

Facade of St. Mark's Basilica

Doge's Palace with the Columns of San Teodoro and San Marco

Campanile sticking up over the Doge's Palace, with St. Mark's next door

Inner courtyard of Doge's Palace with domes of St. Mark's behind

Golden Staircase, Doge's Palace

Large globe, Doge's Palace

Arco Foscari, Doge's Palace

Looking out at tourists looking back at where I'm standing (which is the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace)

Giants' Staircase, Doge's Palace

One of the horses of St. Mark's

St. Mark's Square, seen from the roof of St. Mark's Basilica

Yours truly, on top of St. Mark's Basilica

Campanile with one of the horses

St. Mark's Square and beyond, from the Campanile

Santa Maria della Salute, from the Campanile

Doge's Palace and beyond, from the Campanile

Looking towards the mainland, from the Campanile

Bridge of Sighs, seen from Ponte della Paglia

San Giorgio Maggiore and Giudecca

St. Mark's Basilica

Santa Maria della Salute in distance, from Accademia Bridge

Santa Maria della Salute

Facade of Accademia art museum

Dusk from Ponte delle Guglie (outside of my hostel)

Dusk from Ponte delle Guglie (outside of my hostel)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Liguria, Italy, 2004

After departing France, we would press east, into northwest coastal Italy.
Chronologically, this pic is out of order... But it makes a decent opening photo.

A German acquaintance Jesse, with Jon at the train station in Ventimiglia, just inside Italy.

We saw our Quebecois friend at the same station, coincidentally. 

Looking west back toward France.

First impressions of Italy's Riviera were good ones.

Genoa was our first real stop, but we soon left after realizing it wasn't a beach town. In hindsight, my 22 year old logic was naive. This is a monument to native son Christopher Columbus. 

Our final stop for the day was the town of Camogli, to the east of Genoa and virtually at the western base of the Portofino peninsula (pictured).

A rare photo of me without a shirt on... note the bad farmer's tan, "augmented" by some residual sunburn from France.

The large raftlike inner tube to the left was where we hung out most of the time. 

Jon got crapped on by a bird, so naturally we had to document it.

Speaking of Jon, we would part ways (me - Venice, he - Cinque Terre), before meeting up again in Rome. Coming up next = Venice.