journey of doing »

Venice 2010

Gates Millennium apps took over my life last week and yesterday was an absolute doozy… so I’m going to my happy place… and that happens to be dreaming up the adventures that my sweet husband and I are going to have in… oh… about 88 days.  Since I do know we are for sure heading to Italy… I figured I’d show you some pictures from when my mom and I went to Venice in 2010.  It was the end of a 10-day trip to Florence and Venice, and we had such an incredible time.  When I look back at these photos, it’s fun to see how little Venice has changed in the five years since I was there… and in the twelve years since I was there in during the Fall of 2004.  It really is a magical place.

journey of doing - Venice 2010P I N I T

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

These two photos are my some of my favorite night shots I’ve ever taken.  It was the first night we were in Venice, and I can remember bracing my camera up against a pillar, tilting the lens up with pennies, and my mom admonishing not to slip off the rocks into the canal.  We were waiting on the shuttle to our hotel, and the view of Venice in the evening just took my breath away.  When I visited Venice in 2004, we stayed on the mainland, so I never got to experience this side of Venice… and suffice it to say, it was incredible.

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

Highlights of Venice 2010

  • Getting up early (like 7:00am early) before the throngs of tourists arrived and photographing the still city its early morning quiet
  • Seeing how the canals reflected the magnificent structures and colors in the stillness of morning
  • Looking for beautiful doors, windows, and planter boxes – each with their own character and beauty
  • Seeing how the brilliant midday sun created bright reflections on shaded alley ways
  • Learning how to appreciate the small details in mammoth structures
  • Seeing how rain would beautifully reflect off the streets to create haunting images – both during the early evening and at night

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

journey of doing - Venice 2010P I N I T

journey of doing - venice 2010P I N I T

  • Jessica - Gorgeous pictures! We went to Venice a couple years ago and it was definitely one of my favorite places I’ve ever been. This place is so dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • Biana - Your pictures are just stunning! I went to Venice when I studied abroad in 2008 and it was such an amazing city – I toured it with my friend so I want to go back with my husband one day! xo, Biana –BlovedBostonReplyCancel

  • Andrea Nine - How fabulous! My husband and I went to Italy in 2011 but never made it to Venice. After seeing this I think we’re deathly going to have to get there one of these days!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - Absolutely gorgeous photos! would love to take a trip there someday!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Venice looks absolutely beautiful. My friend went in November and showed me photos I was so jealous! I really want to go to Italy, thinking about going next year.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Gorgeous photos as always! We would love to get to Venice!ReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista - These pictures are gorgeous! I’m determined to get to Italy on my next trip across the pond, and Venice is one of the many stops I’d like to hit up. Absolutely amazing <3
    Green FashionistaReplyCancel

  • Project Renovation: Formal Dining Room Reveal » my journey of doing - […] of Venice // Purchased in Venice 2010 from a local gallery, custom framing at Hobby […]ReplyCancel

  • Hotel Danieli – A Room with a View of Venice » journey of doing - […] stayed on the mainland (when I was a poor college student). I’ve stayed at the Hilton twice (with my mom and later with my husband).  I stayed at the JW Marriott on Isole della Rose (on my honeymoon). […]ReplyCancel