Christmas Dogs


Last Christmas 2015, while out shopping, we came across two lovely Collie dogs sitting nicely, waiting with their dad, while mum was inside a shop. ¬†We stopped to say hello and the kind owner asked if we would like to see their party trick…..I love a good dog party trick…. and of course I had my camera and caught both dogs doing their thing, they were so cuteūüôā





Treading the Boards, Venice, Italy


On our last day in Venice, the heavens opened, there was also an exceptional high tide, so there was some flooding.  It was quite interesting, as it was something I had only seen on the media and I did wonder about the boards that were put out for walking on.  We did have go, but it was a little scary as they are quite high and people did push past you, I should think if you fell off it could hurt a bit.  Once we left the square the flooding subsided and we just had to deal with large puddles.  The flooding gets a lot worse than we experienced and until they work how to stop it, the city will continue to flood causing untold damage to the buildings.





Venice October 2016

Eating – Venice Style


When we were in Venice, we hired two guides on different days. ¬†The second guide, did her very best, but when the heavens open and St Marks Square floods, what do you do, eat and drink is the answer. ¬†Included in our tour was a visit to a local eatery for a taste of the local food and wine. ¬†As the weather was so very bad we did spend quite a time tasting both, while getting warm and drying off. ¬†This was not actually lunch, it was a little earlier and a time when the locals have a glass of wine and bite to eat…..but not lunch, our guide kept bringing us samples to taste, which were not on the small size and each one was delicious. ¬†We could have spent the rest of the day there, but as we had paid for a tour, we were going to get one, so out into the rain once more we ventured.

The below photo, which I found in the cafe, is the Rialto Bridge, possible in the early 1900’s, it hasn’t change much, there are still shops on the bridge. ¬†We did walk over it, but it was impossible to take photos, far too many people and also they are carrying out repairs. ¬†You can’t really see the work being carried out as they use screens to cover them, which you can see on my photos, I only hope that they take down the advertisement board when they have finished.




Venice October 2016

Life on the Canals, Venice

What fascinated me on our trip to Venice was how it functions as a vehicle free island or islands.  Everything arrives by a boat of some shape or another.  Here are just a few of the delivery and other types of craft that I captured during our stay in October 2016.

School Day – Venice


As we were up early one morning to catch the train to Florence from Venice, we had a walk around a part of Venice where the locals live. ¬†Here we got to see people going about their normal daily business and the everyday side of the city. ¬†Here are just a few of the children on their way to school. ¬†I have filtered the photos. because the colour of original photos was not good, even trying to alter the colour didn’t work, so I had some fun filtering them.




October 2016 Venice