Images of Venice

We decided to walk around the town today and the countryside tomorrow. Here are some images

The last image is what you first see on leaving the station. It’s easy to be blown away.

And then the threatened storm rumbles in

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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73 Responses to Images of Venice

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely photos.

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    It looks wet there….it is sinking 💜💜

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  3. Wonderful photos, Geoff. I’d love to go there someday. It’s such an unusual and beautiful place. 😀

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  4. gordon759 says:

    I trust you took your wellies.

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  5. Magnificent! We hope to get there someday! Looks like this time of year is a good time to visit – the tourist population is down.

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  6. It’s mind blowing to think that many properties are sitting on 1,000 year old pilings!

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  7. KL Caley says:

    Beautiful ♥️

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  8. Fantastic sights! Can hear Francesco da Mosto: “We Veneeetians ‘ave a sying…” . Excellent TV but much better in person, I’m sure!
    No cats?
    What is that plain little building with a big sun clock? Really attractive.

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  9. Wow! Looks wonderful! Enjoy.

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    Picture perfect!

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  11. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Steve Tanham says:

    Great photos, Geoff. Amazing colour depth. Brings back happy memories of my 50th birthday trip… rather a long time ago…

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  13. Simon says:

    So many places in the world are not like the media stereotype… Venice always seems to be just how it’s shown.

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  14. Erika says:

    Venice is beautiful. I have been there twice. The first time was in the 80s when it was pretty dirty and stinky, and the buildings were not well preserved. And then I have been to Venice 5 years ago and it is a completely different place. So very beautiful! We almost went there this year in May but we decided to take a different route back home.
    Enjoy the stay and the gorgeous weather, Geoff!

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    • TanGental says:

      Yes. I went in 1982 and 1989 and it was as you say. This time it was more pleasurable for being better preserved. And again next year!

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      • Erika says:

        In the last few years I have noticed a big change in all Italian cities (at least until down to the level of Florence) in terms of cleanliness and preservation. That’s one of the reasons Italy has beome so much more attractive to visit and developed a new charm. Still, my kids say, Naples has not changed at all… maybe the southern parts are different. We want to visit Italy at least once a year. So maybe we meet next year by chance… lol

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  15. Pam Lazos says:

    As Venice sinks. I have to get back there before it’s just the remnants of a dream.

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  16. Eileen says:

    Toured Venice in a wheel chair. Not an easy feat. Most of the lovely bridges ever few blocks are actually stairs! Wouldn’t want to live there if handicapped. Beautiful and interesting and it’s history is fascinating.

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  17. petespringerauthor says:

    Arches and narrow openings seem to be standard features of the architecture.

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  18. A splendid walking tour

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  19. Bridgette says:

    Wow! It looks almost unreal in its beauty—like a kingdom in a fairytale. The water everywhere is my dream come true. Simply amazing.

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  20. V.M.Sang says:

    Wonderful pictures, Geoff. A great reminder of my visit to this wonderful city. It brought it all back. Thank you.

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  21. tootlepedal says:

    An excellent tour, thank you.

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  22. Marsha says:

    Your pictures are fabulous! I love the reflection of the building. This post brought back a lot of memories. I was there in the 1980s. It looks about the same!

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  24. Great pictures, Geoff. I think Venice fascinates a lot of people with is interesting history and air of mystery.

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  25. Discover and Explore says:

    Beautiful pictures. We will be there in early November for 4 days. I would appreciate any ideas or tips please. Again, thank you for sharing:)

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    • TanGental says:

      Well, two things come to mind. When you leave St Mark’s Square and head for the lagoon with the Doge’s palace on your left, turn right first along the quayside. There’s a delightful park about 200 metres away with seating and shade for weary feet. The signs tell you ‘no picnics’ mind! And back to the lagoon this time go left towards the Bridge of Sighs. However at some point continue along the quayside away from the hubbub. Go past the Naval Museum and then take a wide street with lots of outside seating. My host, whose wife is from Padua took us here because ‘it’s where the locals eat’ and the further along you go the more authentic apparently. The Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. There’s another park too, on your right this time. And on your return, turn off the quay past the naval museum towards the Arsenal. It’s entrance is spectacular. But then everywhere is. Oh and take in the Ghetto too. We were only there for a day but I’m taking then family next year so if you have any tips…!

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      • Discover and Explore says:

        What a generous and detailed response. How kind of you. I already feel like a made man! I hope to return the favor after we return. Thank you. 🙏🙏🙏

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      • Discover and Explore says:

        Hi. We just came back from four days in Venice! It blew me away. The Canal Grande is so dramatic and gorgeous as is much of the old architecture. We loved the narrow streets filled with bustling cafes and lovely stores. And the gelato too. Need more time next visit. Thank you

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    • TanGental says:

      Oh and coming into Venice airport, best views were on the right hand side of the plane… if you get a choice

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  26. joylennick says:

    Hola Geoff, Fabulous photographs of a stunning gem of a place. The
    architecture had me gaping with admiration – two visits in the mid and late 90s were memorable to say the least…Loved it! xx

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