There’s something about Venice I just can’t get enough of. It keeps pulling me back. Sometimes literally, sometimes through my blog posts.
Some people describe Venice as smelly and overcrowded, but I frankly don’t get it. Surely, the same can be said of all city destinations. Occasionally there are unpleasant odours, of course. And as for the crowds… well it always strikes me as slightly ironic when tourists/travellers (we’re all the same to the locals) complain about there being too many tourists. The bottom line is, if UNESCO have listed Venice and its Lagoon as a World Heritage site, who am I to argue!
I’m lucky enough to have been to the Jewel of the Adriatic three times, most recently August of last year. And I’d move there tomorrow, given half a chance.
Tiny as I am, and even though its canals are its most famous and charming feature, for me there’s nothing better than pounding the pavements of Venice, exploring its every alley, bridge and courtyard on foot.
A friend of mine once implied that if you’ve written a post or two about Venice, any more are just rehashing. But I respectfully disagree. The are so many unique aspects to this matchless city that people dedicate whole blogs to it. And I’m sure I could too, if I lived there. Hint, hint! (Did I mention I’d like to move to Venice, by the way? Oh, I did? Good!)
To put my money where my mouth is, the fifth instalment of the Jaspa’s Journey series is going to be set in Venice. Its working title is The Ses Collector.
Note: all the photos in this post were taken during my 2014 visit, unless otherwise stated.
This post was inspired by the photo themes Muse from Brie Anne (Daily Post), Tiny from Ailsa (Where’s My Backpack?), Traces of the Past from Paula (Lost in Translation) and, of course, Jo’s Monday Walk.
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