Venice: An Artist’s Dream!

When I seek another word for ‘music’, I never find any other word than ‘Venice ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Venice is a poem, a painting, a drama, a dream, a mellifluous song. What you feel in Venice, you can’t really feel in any other place. With its unique setting of canals, connecting bridges and alleys, it never fails to inspire an artist.

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Our trip to Venice was not the part of our European tour. While already in Europe, we quickly decided that Venice would be a lifetime opportunity, so why not?

As we approached  Venice on the ferry transfer from the airport, it evoked nostalgia of an unusual kind. Maybe it had to with Shakespeares’ plays that were part of school curriculum. I was dead tired by the time we reached our hotel, the Russo Palace. And in strange contrast, my husband was bubbling with excitement.

Interrupting my sweet nap, he said “How can you sleep in such a beautiful city? Let’s move out !. There is so much to see. ” I could see the joy & elation on his face and curiosity in his eyes.

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As the Gondola glided smoothly, views of the beautiful dilapidated walls, the baroque styled picturesque bridges, the Grand Canal,  intimate balconies with hanging potted flowers: all passed before our eyes, much like a surreal dream.

Italians are impeccably stylish. Fellow passengers on gondolas too were dressed up with much elan.

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Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge. All iconic Venetian structures just a stone’s throw away from each other on Piazza San Marco.Built in 1588, Rialto Bridge marks the place of the Venetian island’s first settlement which served as a busy crossing point midway along the canal.It’s a great vantage point for taking photographs, and for watching the assortment of boats passing under the classically beautiful bridge.

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To get a bird’s eye view of Venice, we got to the top of Campanile which is the ancient city’s tallest building. Yes, no modern skyscrapers here! The trails of moving ferries, slow gondolas, the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, all looked so tiny.

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My husband intentionally avoided me when I called out his name from a distance while buying souvenirs at a small shop.I was running short of Euros! The shopkeeper quickly imitated me and howled ” Sameerrrr” in his middle eastern accent. My husband glanced back and we all smiled.

The narrow alleys of Venice bustle with small shops and are truly a shopper’s paradise.

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Evenings in Venice were quite dramatic and quiet as well. Walking around aimlessly in the late evening is “Oh so romantic”!  Days are always busy coping with the tourists.

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Zero cars, 417 connecting bridges,118 islands, 177 canals, narrowest lanes( as narrow as 53 cm) & slowly sinking. This city is as interesting as it can be. Known as the most beautiful city in the world, Venice is worth a visit at least once in a lifetime.

And while on a visit to this glorious Italian city, don’t forget to indulge in a bit of your favorite Gelato!

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  1. What a write up, I was just travelling with you as I was reading through…😍 city of music and love..
    Superb pictures and “How can you sleep in such a beautiful city?” 😂

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    1. Thankyou so much. Great to know that I could transport you to this magical city through my writing. And I don’t know why my husband is so hyperactive & always so full of energy. 😂 And I always need some extra naps 😔

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      1. I think same thing happens to my wife too, probably because you ladies see holiday as leisure …. we see it as action time! 😀 Any place I visit I wake up early say about 6 or so my wife do not want to wake up, reason being all other days she is up at home before anyone does! 🙂

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      2. Hahaha..not really for me. I don’t like staying in my hotel at all.. I always love to walk around a new city during early hours.its so beautiful and quieter. It’s only about a little nap immediately after reaching. 😊

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      1. No and I missed the flooding that often happens to St Marco Square. Summer is very hot though and the hottest was during my trip in august. I’m not sure if I would go during this time again as it was also filled with heavier tourism

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  2. This place seems to give wings to dreamers with the old world charm of the buildings which is mystic and, of course, the Rialto bridge. I would kill for such a place and indulge in creative work. It’s one place I’d love to visit…perhaps then write a Venice love story with the Rialto as my backdrop:) Gorgeous writing and images.

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    1. This actually a heaven for artists, musicians, writers, painters & lovers. It’s an beautiful backdrop for any fiction. I hope you visit this glorious Italian city and would then wait for your love story..best of luck ✌️😊

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  3. Thank you so much. I love Venice. One day, I’ll go there, but for now, your words evoked a great depth of feeling and your pictures captured it’s essence, so I thank for sharing your incite and your journey☺

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  4. Wow! Your pictures are incredible! I’ve always wanted to visit Venice! I’m also a travel and faith blogger and I’m currently traveling around Alaska to add some travel content to my new blog! I’d love for you to give it a look since you love to travel as well! (: Always looking for other similar blogs and I love yours! Followed! With love, http://www.wheregodguides.wordpress.com

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  5. Hi Pooja, your portrayal of Venice is a dream in itself, so full of wistfulness and the word “elan” is a lovely summary of my impression of this city.
    I enjoy your About page too, it gives a strong sense of who you are and your beliefs. Admirable! 🙂
    Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to sharing the WP journey with you.

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    1. Thankyou so much for expressing your thoughts and appreciating. WP is a place where you can meet brilliant people with great ideas. I will also look forward to read more from your page. Thankyou again 😊

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