Venice

The last stop on my little tour of Italy would be Venice. As is customary I ended up arriving much later than planned and landed up with a decent hike in a strange city in the early hours of the morning.

I went to Venice. Here is my overblown selfie with a canal to prove it.

I went to Venice. Here is my overblown selfie with a canal to prove it.

I was sleeping in Mestre (in this weird camping village place), and then taking a bus across the bridge into Venice everyday. This worked out pretty nicely considering the absurd price of accommodation on Venice itself. I spent three days exploring the city and had a ball. I like to use the word “explore” a lot on this blog, but it was particularly true in Venice. I’ve walked through just about every district of Venice and visited just about every corner. Pretty fun! Venice is a beautiful place to be, and thankfully not nearly as crowded as I’d feared. Turns out Florence was peak tourist log jam.

Aside from just walking about and taking photos of bridges (which is like, 80% of a trip to Venice), I did a bunch of other interesting things. I’m leaning more towards photo-essay style stuff on here, because it’s easier and to be honest, I’m running out of time and energy to keep writing these things at the same rate that I’ve been travelling!

San Marco from atop the tower!

San Marco from atop the tower!

Chiesa dei Gesuiti: One of the most lavishly decorated churches in Venice.

Chiesa dei Gesuiti: One of the most lavishly decorated churches in Venice.

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Don't judge me.

Don’t judge me.

A building with some perspective.

A building with some perspective.

These windows drive me insane.

These windows drive me insane.

Venice: basically this.

Venice: basically this.

It never used to, but Venice now has hundreds of bridges. They are nice and I like them.

It never used to, but Venice now has hundreds of bridges. They are nice and I like them.

Laundry day. See you there. Under things.

Laundry day. See you there. Under things.

Found this is super weird but super cool architecture exhibition.

Found this is super weird but super cool architecture exhibition.

Cool art. So saturated!

Cool art. So saturated!

Excellent implementation of volumetric scattering. Appears to be real time.

Excellent implementation of volumetric scattering. Appears to be real time.

Sunny streets of Venice.

Sunny streets of Venice.

Some modern art exhibition. Absolutely love how those wire meshes cast perfect shadow figures.

Some modern art exhibition. Absolutely love how those wire meshes cast perfect shadow figures.

Giant statue of toes. For reasons.

Giant statue of toes. For reasons.

The Fra Mauro map. By far the coolest thing in the Correr museumm

The Fra Mauro map. By far the coolest thing in the Correr museumm

What a view! From the top of the San Marco campanile.

What a view! From the top of the San Marco campanile.

Pointed sicks inside the palace.

Pointed sicks inside the palace.

Whilst offering excellent facial protection, this design does limit visibility somewhat.

Whilst offering excellent facial protection, this design does limit visibility somewhat.

The Doge palace is pretty fancy inside.

The Doge palace is pretty fancy inside.

wow                                              such palace

wow
such palace

Found a neat design exhibition with distorty  mirrors!

Found a neat design exhibition with distorty mirrors!

Spooky Venusian tunnel. Oooooooooh.

Spooky Venusian tunnel. Oooooooooh.

St. Marks square!

St. Marks square!

I want these paintings. On my walls. All of them.

I want these paintings. On my walls. All of them.

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