I’m having a slack day!

So, all you’re getting is this street scene taken not all that far from San Marco. It’s bursting with one of my favourite colours! That young lass hoiking her second pinkish-reddish suitcase down the bridge has not learned to travel light, it seems.

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  1. That’s a darn good slack day photo. 🙂 I absolutely love that red cello case.

    We’ve got packing down to a fine art and generally travel only with cabin bags. Even for Nepal, when I needed all manner of things for trekking and working, my bag was only about 11kg. (Going over. Coming back it doubled! And I’d given away some of my clothes! So many souvenirs to buy…. 😉 )

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  2. I have actually been complimented on my ability to pack light by an African tour driver when he picked me up at the airport in Tanzania….I was packing for a 16 day safari and since that was before I went digital there was 30 rolls of film in there along with my clothes. Evidently he was used to women with multiple bags. I had one carry on sized bag and when I got back home I never wore those clothes again…I was sick of them.
    But Venice in winter is a different matter and you will see me lugging one bag up and going back and getting the other. I have one normal sized bag that I check and a small rolling tote. Those bags hold everything I need for my month long stays. But they are heavy because winter clothes weigh more. No, I don’t take my whole closet but three sweaters, two pair of heavy long pants, one pair black jeans, enough underthings to last about five days till I need to do laundry, an extra pair of shoes in case the ones I’m wearing get wet….well, they weigh a lot. I wear my coat and boots on the plane and stuff what I can in the pockets. I keep fearing that the bags will be overweight for the airline. I bless my Nook since I no longer have to lug reading material but now in the digital age I have camera, Nook, Netbook, cell phone, iPod and all their companion chargers and converters (This the woman with wash and wear hair who always prided herself on not needing a blow dryer or curling iron). Those electronics are in the rolling tote which is then also heavy. Combine that with arthritic knees and I have trouble getting them (the knees and the bags) over the bridges. I’d love for a nice man with a cello to stop and help me…or maybe just pull out that cello and play something lovely. But one morning a lovely lady doing her shopping stopped, picked up my heaviest bag and carted it over the bridge like it was a feather. Must have been a native born Venetian!

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  3. For a slacko photo you sure did a great job. I love the red popping out. That girl is a bit like my daughter, who still carries way too much even though she’s been travelling for years. I like to start a trip with no more than 13 kg. Otherwise it gets too heavy.

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  4. A talented writer could write a novel around your picture. It says so much. She falls down the steps. He puts down the cello and hurries to help her. They laugh at the coincidence of their red cases…
    Well…I said a talented writer, so I should stop right here.
    Thanks for posting. Always inspiring!

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    • Bruce (I think his comment is here somewhere), is a talented writer. he’d produce something with a twist!

      Yesterday was brilliant, weatherwise. I spent several hours prowling and looking, on Torcello.

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  5. Just a travel case for the above the seat storage is how we travel. Girls seem to have trouble with that. My dearest packs mine but loads it up with her stuff. Is that fair?

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  6. Great photo Yvonne. I bet he keeps his girlfriend in the cello case 😉 ❤

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  7. She’ll learn. No one needs that many changes of clothes. I love the red cover on the cello.

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  8. Travelling light is something I do rather well, as long as I stay out of bookstores.

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  9. Travel light. Take half the clothes you think you’ll need and three times as much money.

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  10. Linda Bailey Zimmerman

    Some of us never learn…. My second bag is loaded with art/camera supplies…sigh!

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  11. Love all the red! I bought myself several red things for my birthday….and a red jacket is one of them (a couple of them are “unmentionables”….why couldn’t I find those when I needed them a couple of years ago…spending New Year’s in Venice? They had them but only for ladies who were tiny.)
    Looking forward to Torcello. A certain someone who lives there said I probably wouldn’t like it in the December cold (that was 2012) and for some reason I didn’t think of it in 2013 (didn’t get to Burano again that year either). Ah, someday when I live there…..

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  12. The balance of the reds makes for a wonderfully artistic composition, Yvonne…Everyday is a slack day, for me; I haven’t worn a dress in ages.

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    • There you go with one of your cheeky comments, Cynthia! The bloke with the cello case set a crackling pace, I had to trot to get close enough to take the photo. Darn young people, eh? I mean him, not me.

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  13. Turn it into black and white and then just add back the red. It might look even better.

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  14. The second geranium flower on the right hand window reflects beautifully the cello case, the two suitcases, the knitted hat, and the striped pole. Oh, and it also reflects the first geranium flower on the right hand window – not to mention the trailing begonias on the first window. (As you can see, Yvonne, I’m having a slack day too!)

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  15. Jane

    Love the color! Maybe she was there for a year….in which case she should have saved up for some private transport!! I hope you have a picture of devil’s bridge on Torcello. A splendid place to spend a quiet day….

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  16. JoanneH

    Been there done that now its my 17 pocket scottvest\coat and that’s it!
    Torcello is a great place to explore and IMHO underated

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    • It was bliss today, with very few people around and a benign sun shining down after many days of fog.

      Do you really use one of those vests?

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      • JoanneH

        Yes I do my has arms that zip off so its coat and vest. two shirts fit inside the back, a pocket holds undies\socks, another phone, another small tablet, camera, IPod & passport rest goes in small backpack – had to also learn that lesson the hard way to big a backpack gets stuffed and your back kills you, and I am good for a month

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  17. Andante

    Looking forward to your views around Torcello already. We first went there in winter, and virtually had it to ourselves. (The next visit was in warmer weather, and far too crowded) Hope that you said Hello to the cats on the island, while you were there. Glad the fog has lifted.

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    • There were lots of cats enjoying the sunshine today. One even deigned to be petted, but I was alert for signs that he’d had enough. I had a wonderful time roaming around some of the paths behind the campanile.

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  18. Susie L

    This photo is a beaut! Enjoy your slack day, you deserve it!

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    • Grazie! I had a splendid day on Torcello, the weather was perfect and I explored ‘way behind Santa Fosca. You can walk little narrow paths along canals. Bliss! When I stop being slack, I’ll post some photos of that. Now, I have to go and check that new COOP near Rialto. 🙂 and ❤

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