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Christmas Dogs

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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

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Treading the Boards, Venice, Italy

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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October 2016 Venice