19 Jan 2017
Tags: amsterdam, canal cruise, canal side, canals, Cee's Black and White Challenge, public transportation, Venice
Cruising the canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city with a lot of canals, a bit like Venice. In fact there are over 100 kilometers of canals in Amsterdam. If you want a relaxing trip around the city to visit the major sights, take the weight off your feet, sit back and admire the canalside houses and gardens from the comfort of a pretty cruising boat.
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31 Oct 2015
Tags: Bridge of Sighs, CCY, Cee's challenge, Dolomites, gondolas, Italy, photography, photos, scenic Venice, ski life, Venice, Venice waterways, waterways
Gondolas at the ready
This week Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge is to show leading lines. These photos were mainly taken in Italy last year, and the ones taken in Venice naturally involve water and canals. I hope you like my choices.
Chairlift to the top of the mountain
Light on the water
Going round the bend at Lake Garda
29 Mar 2015
Tags: ancient history, Ephesus, great outdoors, hillwalking, outdoors, ruins, solitude, St Marks Square, tourists, Venice, Where's my backpack
I often post photos of being outdoors in the mountains when hillwalking, but here are a few different photos of the great outdoors, discovering new places and ancient monuments.
Sometimes it is hard to avoid crowds in places of great beauty and historical interest.
Crowds in Venice
But sometimes the place is so beautiful that you ignore the crowds (and the scaffolding!), and the queues to get inside.
St Marks Square, Venice
But I think I still prefer to be in the outdoors with nature.
Resting from a hike
Check out Ailsa’s page for more Outdoorsy photos.
28 Nov 2014
Tags: Bridge of Sighs, converge, converging lines, gondola, holidays, Italy, narrow streets, Riva del Garda, scenery, Venice
The narrow streets and high buildings found in many towns in Italy, are ideal for this week’s Photo Challenge, as the buildings seem to converge as you look off into the distance.
The Bridge of Sighs, Venice
The lonely boatman sails under the Bridge of Sighs, and disappears off into the converging distance.
27 Oct 2014
Tags: canals, daily post, film stars, gondola, gondolier, postaday, scenic, Venice, visit Vienna, weekly photo challenge
Venice and It’s Charms
Who could resist reading about this wonderful city, and all it’s different views of water, canals, bridges, buildings, gondolas, and smiling gondoliers, and even a handsome film star or two from time to time!
Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge : Cover Art
05 Sep 2014
Tags: holiday, Italy, retail therapy, travel theme, Venetian masks, Venice
A trip to Venice wouldn’t be complete without some retail therapy…and retail therapy Venetian style always involves Venetian masks of all shapes and sizes. Come have a look!
Masks for sale
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