My Venice Holiday

Way back in 2007 I took off to Italy to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with one of my best friends from college. I fell in love with Venice on that trip. So here are some photos to share of my holiday, long ago!

Part of the Travel With Me! City Series

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Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge: Walls

I love history and culture. So my trip to Italy in 2007 was truly an immersion in both. One of my favorite spots in Rome was the field which is called Circus Maximus. I could just see all the activities that had taken place there in my mine. Here are a few of the remaining walls.

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Part of the Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge: Walls

Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge: UP

I always enjoy the challenges hosted by Where’s My Backpack. This one is for the word UP.

I dug into my photos from 2007 and a trip to Italy to see one of my best friends. She actually lives just outside of Pisa so we had to make the trip to the leaning tower. Here are just a couple of photos of the tower that seems like it shouldn’t be still standing UP.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress the word is Foreign. I have traveled only twice out of the United States. One was before the start of digital cameras. But my last trip I took quite a few photos. I fell absolutely in love with Venice, Italy. I knew it was clichéd and I never thought to be so mundane – but yes, I am in love with Venice.

So here are a few photos of Venice and those things that I felt were foreign or not of my every day world.

The first photo is one from my hotel in Venice. The bidet and the towel warmer were not what I would find in a bathroom in a hotel in the states – at least not at the ones I’ve stayed in. 🙂



The second photo is one of my favorites! I LOVED the masks in Venice. Stopping in the masks stores were one of my favorite things to do. They are such works of art! And I was equally amazed at the customization one could have – if you were wiling to pay the price! In this one I am trying on the mask that I bought for my sister – who loves butterflies.


The last one is of a waterway. You probably know that this is the primary route of the day-to-day transportation. Either the boats or the feet on the street.