Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Public Transportation

Amsterdam Cruises

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.

Check out more transportation here

 

Leading Lines : CCY Week 5

Gondolas at the ready

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

Chairlift to the top of the mountain

 

Light on the water

Light on the water

Going round the bend at Lake Garda

Going round the bend at Lake Garda

Outdoors

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.

The ancient city of Ephesus

The ancient city of Ephesus

Sometimes it is hard to avoid crowds in places of great beauty and historical interest.

Crowds in Venice

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

Resting from a hike

Check out Ailsa’s page for more Outdoorsy photos.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge : Converge

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 Bridge of Sighs, Venice

The lonely boatman sails under the Bridge of Sighs, and disappears off into the converging distance.

WPC : Book Cover

light on the canal

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

Travel Theme : Merchandise

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

Masks for sale

Check out some more merchandise here

Water, Water Everywhere : Wordless Wednesday

Beautiful Venice

Beautiful Venice

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