Today, a guest photographer

Thank you to Louise from Melbourne, who sent me this photo, which she describes as ” quintessential Venice”. I quite agree with her.

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Louise and her husband Peter recently spent 2 months in Venice, in an apartment just off Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio. If their names sound familiar, it may be because I had the good fortune to house and cat-sit for them in Melbourne, and wrote about one of their cats, the gentleman Fletcher. You can read about him here:  https://ytaba36.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/the-tale-of-a-cat/

Or, it may be that you have read one or more of Peter’s excellent reports on their experiences in Venice, on Fodor’s travel forum. Here are a couple of links, they’re well worth reading!

http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/venice-another-trip-report-deja-vu-all-over-again.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/venice-a-sort-of-trip-report.cfm

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17 responses to “Today, a guest photographer

  1. Hi, Anna. Have a look at some of the blogs listed on my Blogroll. Some are mainly photographic, but a few (The Venice Experience, The Venice Project and Venezia Blog, I am Not Making This Up) detail the experiences of people who have made a successful move to Venice from other countries. Meandering with Michelle is a journal of 4 weeks spent in Venice during last winter.

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  2. Anna

    Thanks for the lost weekend reading Peter’s time in Venice. if you have more of such “gold” please share the sites.

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  3. This is truly painful. I tried to write in Phil’s theveniceproject and I have to sort out why I can’t, but it’s lovely to “hear” your voices. Hi Caroline. (Yvonne, you’re just around the corner!) but I miss you folks and Venice! A lot.

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  4. Caroline

    You forgot to mention it also contains a hotel, which is also quintessential Venice! Yes, lovely photo (hi Lou!). i love the subtle way the gondola is just sneaking into view, almost only hinted at.

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    • Ha! You’re quite right, Caroline, I had mis-labelled the hotel as a palazzo, which it might have been, in a past life.

      How is the altana these days?

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      • Caroline

        I’m sure it was!

        We’ve managed to use it a couple more times, but summer only seems properly to have arrived (fingers crossed) this week – last Friday/Saturday I was still sometimes getting my coat out & putting the heating on! It seems likely that this year, we’ll go straight from coats & central heating to Too Hot in about 2 weeks!! Only 09.50 here & it’s already pretty warm – I have the balcony doors open 🙂

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      • Where I live, we seem to have contracted to 3 seasons, with a looooong summer, and no winter to speak of. That might sound idyllic, but not in my eyes!

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  5. Hi, Linda. Yes, Peter’s trip reports are exceptionally good. He’s written others, set in Australia, also.

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  6. Yvonne…now you did it…..I’m reading Peter’s trip report and I can’t stop!!
    I can see why you three are good friends…so much attention to history and detail!!
    Wonderful!!

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  7. And people wonder how I can spend so much time with my camera in Venice….it’s everywhere you turn.
    Gorgeous shot Louise!

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  8. The colour of the water really complements the colour of the house.

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  9. It has: a canal, reflections, a bridge, people, a palazzo and a gondola. Ergo: Venezia!

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