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Venezia, Italia / Venice, Italy


Life seems to be moving at the speed of light. It seems that just a few weeks ago I was celebrating the new year, having a birthday, and starting a new routine in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. Yet here I am, nearly three quarters through 2012, on north american soil, days away from a new semester and my mama's wedding, and less than a year away from my college graduation!

Yes, indeed. I have said it a thousand times before: time truly flies.

In early June, my love and I visited Venice – a first-time experience for us both. It was breathtakingly beautiful, vibrant and lively and ancient. The textures and colors alone were indescribable, and I longed to have my paints with me to capture the soul of the city. I took many, many photos and must divide them into several posts; not only does each image contain a thousand things to look at, but I need to take my sweet time editing them as I feel that I will only finish this huge project in small sessions!

Venice left me speechless with wonder and amazement. I so hope I will be back soon –  for a proper visit this time; a day trip is far too short to take in so much – to explore not only the narrow, winding alleyways, tiny shops brimming with trinkets and bobbles, and the hundreds of bridges crisscrossing turquoise canals, but also the surrounding countryside and other well known places like Rome and Florence. And next time, I'll be sure to bring my paints.

5 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE Venice ... there and Sienna may be my two favorite cities!

    Great images!

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  2. Hi sweety,
    I gave you an award and tagged you at my blog Dryada Journals, just to let you know! :)

    Lindsay

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  3. Beautiful photos, I love the colors!

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  4. Just gorgeous Ingrid! I would love to be able to visit Europe one day. My favourite photo in this post is the last one. I love seeing a snapshot of everyday life for those that live in that country/city versus a touristy photo (although I would always have to take those too hehe)

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  5. Oh such beautiful photos, thanks for taking the time to share. I love each one. I haven't been there yet... but I want to!

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