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 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!
Chiesa dei Gesuiti: One of the most lavishly decorated churches in Venice.
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Don’t judge me.
A building with some perspective.
These windows drive me insane.
Venice: basically this.
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.
Found this is super weird but super cool architecture exhibition.
Cool art. So saturated!
Excellent implementation of volumetric scattering. Appears to be real time.
Sunny streets of Venice.
Some modern art exhibition. Absolutely love how those wire meshes cast perfect shadow figures.
Giant statue of toes. For reasons.
The Fra Mauro map. By far the coolest thing in the Correr museumm
What a view! From the top of the San Marco campanile.
Pointed sicks inside the palace.
Whilst offering excellent facial protection, this design does limit visibility somewhat.
The Doge palace is pretty fancy inside.
Found a neat design exhibition with distorty mirrors!
Spooky Venusian tunnel. Oooooooooh.
St. Marks square!
I want these paintings. On my walls. All of them.