Well we are back, and what a trip, totally shattered, can not believe how tiring travelling by train can be. Its a great way to see some of Europe, but I’m not sure we would do it again in such a short time frame. I have hundreds of photos to sort out of the trip, Venice is so photogenic, but I did try hard to take some different photos, as well as the classic type of the Grand Canal and St Mark’s Square. Our first full day in Venice was a wonderful warm blue sky day, and our day trip to Florence, well you can only say the weather was grey…..but not wet, but in the evening, the rain started and did not stop until the following evening. The rain, with the exceptional high tide, meant one thing flooding, you see it on the telly, but to actually walk on the wood planks that they put out, is a little bit scary, as there are hundreds of other people wanting to do the same thing. It was interesting to see St Marks Square under water, they are trying to build something like the Thames Barrier, but they have for the last umpteen years, but with everything, its time and money. We visited some of the islands, unfortunately not as many churches as I would have liked, mainly because you could not take photos and you have to pay to visit most of them. I did get a couple in Venice, only because I didn’t see the forbidden sign and no one stopped me, one allowed photos with out a flash and one I just took some photos through the door. Florence was a little better, only a little, but such a busy city, even at this time of year. I took lots of street photos, with plenty of ones for my occupation category, so now I just have to get on and post them all.
The above photo’s were taken behind the train station, walking towards the Jewish quarter. We were having an early morning exploration at about 7am, while waiting for the train for the trip to Florence, before the tourist were about….. it was lovely. A photo of me, just to prove I was there 🙂