Where and what was travel photo #3

The photo of the man with the vacuum cleaner was taken in Cannaregio, a sestiere (district) of Venice, at the beginning of Carnevale in 2014.

I, along with a throng of other onlookers, was waiting on the other side of the Cannaregio Canal to watch the parade of oar powered boats arriving to mark the opening weekend of the festivities. The dramatic finale of the parade was a larger than life pantegana (rat) whose rear end exploded, releasing a swarm of coloured balloons!

Later, we had the chance to try many typical Venetian foods and beverages from stalls set up on the fondamenta (canal side walkway), and listen to Venetian musical presentations. It was cold, but a lot of fun.

This couple were on an adjacent balcony. Their housework must have been done, so they could enjoy the passing parade.

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22 responses to “Where and what was travel photo #3

  1. These posts about Venezia are making me want to return!

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  2. That is a pretty interesting couple who can be inserted in a balcony just about anywhere on the planet.

    Season’s Greetings, Yvonne!

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  3. Great photos…of the vacuuming man AND now this couple!
    People watching is such fun!
    I’m sure this lady was NOT looking at the vacuuming man or she would have been grinning! πŸ˜‰
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    🌟 πŸŽ… 🎁 ⛄️ πŸŽ„

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  4. I can’t believe the couple jumped over the balcony 5 minutes after you took that photo. I goes to show just how repugnant they (and me) find vacuuming the house to be. We had friends for Christmas dinner and they stayed the night. The rain stopped. The sun came out. It was a lovely day.

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  5. That dude’s got a pretty impressive mustache.

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  6. I can’t imagine quite how great is the contrast between Venice and the Ovens Valley. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to more reflections on your travels.

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  7. I am sure, Yvonne, you went to a concert to hear “the four seasons” of Vivaldi
    Love ❀
    Michel

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