Venice in February: a PhotoJournal

the Colors of Venice

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here we will sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony. -Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

the Colors of Venice
the Colors of Venice

To not see Europe during our years in Prague would be like sitting at arm’s-length from a dessert table and not ever taking a bite.

All of Europe is so accessible from the Czech Republic — Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, and Venice are all easily reached within a day’s drive. It’s been a terrific once-in-a-lifetime experience to live in Prague and get to travel Europe with our family. We are so grateful!

With still many places on the to-see list, our latest travel was over last weekend to the great Italian city of Venice. We didn’t know quite what to expect, especially in the month of February. But we experienced no flooding (apparently October – January), had beautiful sunny weather, friendly people experiences, and a light crowd– even at the beginning of Carnevale di Venezia. It was a perfect time to see Venice!

Here, several of my favorite shots:

Venetian Carnival Masks
Venetian Carnival Masks
The Grand Canal, Venice
The Grand Canal, Venice
Venetian Gondoliers
Venetian Gondoliers
Venetian Charm
Venetian Charm
the Venetian Skyline
the Venetian Skyline
Gondola Ride, Venice
Gondola Ride, Venice
Gondola Parking, Venice
Gondola Parking, Venice
Typical Venice
Typical Venice

I loved so many things about Venice– it was a breath-taking city in every way. And honestly, I can’t wait to go back!

Have you visited Venice? What was your favorite part?

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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6 thoughts on “Venice in February: a PhotoJournal

  1. We visited Venice in June. The girls wanted to ride in a gondola but when we saw the prices my husband offered them the 120 Euros to go shopping instead. They took shopping, which meant we spent the whole day walking all over the city. I look at our pictures now, and am amazed at the light, the blue skies, the perfect shot after shot after shot.

    I don’t think anyone can go wrong taking photos in Venice! And certainly with your magic eye, Jennifer, the photos must be stunning–as the ones above were.

    Va bene!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I love hearing your story. True, the gondola rides are pricey, but it sounds like they’ve come down a little in price since you were there. Of course, your girls were probably more thrilled with the shopping, anyhow. Venice is such a fun city.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience!

  2. Jennifer! Your photos are simply stunning. Google Reader dumped a whole pile of your posts on me at one time, and I felt like I’d been transported to a stroll down Memory Lane in Wonderland. I visited Venice in 2006 and Dubrovnik in 2008. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, and you capture these places so well with your beautiful eye and lens. Thank you for sharing!

    Love to you, friend.
    Jeanne

    1. Oh, wow Jeanne– Thank you so much. Such high compliments, truly, you’ve made my day. How amazing is it to get to share experiences via the web!?!

      Thank you for your words, Jeanne. Always, you bless everyone you encounter.

      Grateful, xo JK

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