Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Venice

Venice was as expected - lots of water, winding canals and narrow winding streets - and tourists. Oh well.  Hot and very wet - the rainfall and tides were so high that the basement in St Mark's Basilica was flooded.

Our first night on board was graced with a presentation by Francesco da Mosto - Australian and British passengers had seen his tv series and consequently there was much swooning, to the bemusement of the Americans.
A canal










Flying the flag while in port - on the Giudecca Canal












Francesco da Mosto with aged admirers!












Across the Giudecca Canal












Buildings metres from our mooring












Rooftops from the Doge's Palace












Wet in Venice












Pillar on a stairwell in the Doge's Palace












St Mark's - lit especially for us

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