Sunday, 22 September 2013

General impressions of Venice, a maze in the water

Venice is a beautiful city that every traveller needs to see once in his life. Most streets are so narrow that it is difficult to orientate yourself. However hard you try, when you leave the wide streets, you will get lost. Make sure you have enough time to find you way back.

The city is surrounded by water and streets connected by small bridges. Just throw yourselves into the adventure of walking in these narrow alleys and see where you will end up. Most houses in the city centre are pieces of art.

Venice has a lot to offer: shopping, museums, churches, concerts, boat trips and historical buildings. There is one big disadvantage; tourists are not allowed to take pictures in any church or museum.

Venetië is een prachtige stad dat iedereen die van reizen houdt moet bezocht hebben. De meeste straten zijn zo smal dat het heel moeilijk is u te oriënteren. Hoe hard je ook probeert, eens je de hoofdwegen verlaat, zal je verloren lopen. Hou hier rekening mee zodat je genoeg tijd hebt om je weg terug te vinden.

De stad is omgeven met water en straten verbonden door kleine bruggetjes. Gooi je zelf in een avontuur, ontdek de smalle steegjes en zie waar je uit komt. De meeste huizen in het stadscentrum zijn kunstwerken. 

Venetië heeft heel veel te bieden: winkelen, musea, kerken, concerten, boottochten en historische gebouwen. Er is een groot nadeel, toeristen mogen nergens in musea of kerken foto's trekken. 
 
Venice General Impressions canal Capanile

Venice General Impressions coloured houses

Venice General Impressions water pillars

Venice General Impressions

Venice General Impressions Dragon

Venice General Impressions square

Venice General Impressions statue lion

Venice General Impressions boat

Venice General Impressions facade art

Venice General Impressions kiosk

Venice General Impressions

Venice General Impressions fruit boat

Venice General Impressions

Venice General Impressions canal

Venice General Impressions

Venice General Impressions

Previous Venice article: Cruising into and out of Venice with the Celebrity Equinox

Previous General Impressions article: General impressions of the green city of Middelburg

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19 comments:

  1. the light fixtures and building decor are amazing!

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  2. Ik vind het werkelijk práchtig!

    Groeten uit Sneek,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  3. What fabulous architectural photos. Venice always looks so charming. I wonder if the old dwellings are damp inside? I guess I can just stay home and enjoy your pics!

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  4. Prachtige impressie van deze bijzondere stad.
    Proef weer de sfeer van enkele jaren geleden toen wij deze stad bezochten,
    Dank je wel Filip!

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  5. These are some of the prettiest pictures I have ever seen of Venice!

    Thank you for your visit Filip and Kristel.
    You are always so thoughtful to leave a comment....Janey

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  6. WoW...what a beautiful place!! the waterways are so pretty and i liked the outdoor produce market.

    perhaps i need to put venice on my bucket list.....you always make these destinations seem so special. gorgeous pictures!!

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  7. i forgot to say that i loved the title of this entry, very fitting!!

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  8. I am LOVING these pictures!!!! The building decorations...the strange bird holding the beautiful ball, and the ship. I think picture 14 is how I always visualize Venice in my mind. The buildings are just lush.

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  9. I loved and had a wonderful time in Venice. Its simply an experience worth the traveling hours and spending a whole day in Venice. Shopping is heavenly too with all the branded stores. Your post brings back my memories of my trip to this place.

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  10. You have gotten some awesome shots Filip! I think one of the highlights of my time in venice with a gondola ride with a singer. I just loved it. Also, my husband and I spent quite a bit of time wandering around looking for a specific bead shop that i wanted to go to. Very tricky navigating around in some of those alleys!

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  11. I love the colors of Venice! I especially love your photo of the floating flower gondola - so fantastic!

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  12. Some lovely images of Venice in all its glory.

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  13. I remember Venice for its romantic scenery!

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  14. romantisch Venetië..

    knappe sfeervolle foto's Filip

    groeten


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  15. So lovely, you have captured the canals so well with your wonderful composition.
    The colours are also lovely of the buildings and it amazes me to see no cars :)

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  16. prachtig overzicht weer van Venetië. Wist ik niet dat er geen foto's mochten getrokken worden in musea en kerken. Vermoedelijk verkopen ze anders geen postkaarten meer :)

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  17. It truly is a lovely and very romantic place to visit! I especially like the photo where the lovely clouds seem to be taking over the city!

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  18. maar er is meer dan voldoende buiten om vast te leggen, wat een prachtige foto's!

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  19. je hebt in deze serie heel prachtige details zitten. Bedankt Philip. Geniet de avond, Dietmut

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