Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Little Bit Of Venice

Things are a bit chaotic here. I shouldn't be blogging at all. My lists of things to do grows hourly and I still want to enter the Daily Mail competition. However I just had to say what a wonderful time we had in Venice. We arrived stressed beyond words and left blissfully happy. I should probably be ashamed to say that we did not visit a single museum but the Dh said I dragged him into more churches than he's been to in all his life!

So we wandered the city with cameras in hand trying to become lost. Lost to the reality of the move and all the other stresses of life. It worked and we ended up in quiet locations sitting by canals drinking cold white wine and feasting on fresh fish.

The atmosphere of Venice's quiet locations should be bottled. The magic of water lapping gently and crumbling building tinged in colour eased away all our cares.........

So I leave you with two photos. One is one of my classic leanings towards flowers or more precisely window boxes. This lead to a new obsession which I will share with you latter in the summer when I have time to post at a more leisurely pace.

Finally, I told my DH that I took this picture for Kate Walker. Well, I did and for me too. All things in Venice were quite exquisite :-)
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18 comments:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Hi Liz, am here in a semi-official capacity on behalf of the novel racers to say thanks for all your support. Venice is indeed fab. And your race-winner's prize books look like a terrific collection - well done; well deserved; enjoy!

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Zinnia :-)

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Oh, thanks for the pics and the descriptions. We hope to get to Venice in the next year, but until then we'll live vicariously through posts such as yours.

liz fenwick said...

Judy it is sooooooo special. I look forward to sharing more when the move or at least the packing is over and done with!!!!

Kate.Kingsley said...

ooooh, Liz, that photo has put one hell of a smile on my face. It's really rather lovely....

Kate

NoviceNovelist said...

Dreamy pic Liz - the one at the end!!! Venice sounds glorious - really glad it eased away your cares! I've been drooling over your stack of books - how wonderful! Good luck with making the DM deadline!

liz fenwick said...

Yes, he was ummmmm..........

Phillipa said...

Ah ha - so Presents heroes really do exist - let's all flock to Venice!

liz fenwick said...

I was willing to stay forever but I did have the DH with me :-)

Jen said...

Phwoar! He's a bit dishy!

Sounds as if you had a wonderfully relaxing time... just the ticket :)

liz fenwick said...

It was bliss and it was ashame that the dh wouldn't let me bring the very nice Italian officer home with me :-)

Lazy Perfectionista said...

Thanks for the welcome, Liz, it's great to be part of the Novel Racers! Your Venetian pictures look wonderful, am very envious. Am consoling myself that Manchester does at least have a canal. Not quite so pretty though...

Nell Dixon said...

Looks lovely, so glad you had a relaxing time.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks l.p. and Nell. It was bliss :-)

Caroline said...

Sounds perfect. I had my honeymoon in Venice. It is beautiful and enchanting.

x

liz fenwick said...

Caroline how wonderful. The location is perfect for that :-)

JJ said...

Hi Liz
I went on an art trip to the Venice Biennale. I thought the visual images I'd seen in promotional tourism brochures were going to be a particular part of Venice, but round every corner, and in every nook were stunning, photogenic images. So beautiful.
JJx

liz fenwick said...

Yes, jj the whole city is stunning!