Do you have a hard drive full of photos from your travels that you’ve taken and not used in any way? Because I do and I get this annoyance at having them just sat there on that hard drive (though it’s currently out of use), sat waiting to be used in a blog post or to fill a photo frame around the house. Because you took that photo of what is happening at that very moment, you have that everlasting memory of it. You only have to look at to be transported back to that spot where you captured the photo.
Scrolling through these photo’s of Venice, I find myself right there walking through the fish market that had just finished for the day, almost slipping over in my excitement to get a photo of ‘Support’, otherwise known as the pair of hands protruding from the waters of the Grand Canal.
The smells of the food markets, as well as all the enticing colours protruding from the stalls. My mouth was watering as I imagined the ingredients being added to authentic Italian dishes. Looking at the bridge and remembering running up those stairs in excitement to see a different perspective of Venice as I look down on it. Laughing as I remember the man cursing under his breath as he had to carry Dylan in his pram up and down steps constantly.
Expecting smelly and dirty water but instead experiencing a glistening canal with gondolas full of people experiencing the views, adventures and love. Immersing myself into the amazing architecture which was all around me, from the churches to the pillars, the longer and closer I looked at the details, the more I discovered. Getting lost down the narrow streets and imagining what life is like for an Italian living in Venice, a place so consumed by tourists.
How stunned we were by the sun setting and how it lit up the sky, we watched that flame go out as we waited for our boat back to Jesolo. As the kids hopefully look back at our blog, look back at these photos, I hope they too are taken back to that very moment, and it sparks memories of their Venice experience.
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