Jo and I just got back from a short holiday in Venice, Italy. We had a fabulous time. Venice is so beautiful and surprisingly small and one can easily walk it in a day. We had 3 days and quickly got use to the narrow paths and walk ways through the ancient buildings.
Venice is made up of a 117 islands seperated by the canals and joined by the bridges. The city is a master of engineering. How they built right on the water is just incredible.
We stayed on the Grand Canal in a lovely old hotel that was once a palace.
Almost every church had a square in the front of it with a well. So often we would spotthe well first and then discover the church. These wells were quite special as they were the main source of water back in the day they didn’t have a water pipe system. Even the rich had them in their small gardens.
There are canals everywhere with small bridges crossing them. We saw quite a few gondolas floating gently up the canals, but honestly it was too cold for such a pleasure.
I’ll add the photos we took later this week to our Gallery, in the mean time here are a few photos.
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We are Mike and Jo Bowen. Originally from South Africa, we now live & work in the United Kingdom. Mike is the blogger, beer drinker, gadget man, reviewer and Jo is the proofreader, wine drinker, cat lady, sanity checker and “don’t you dare put that on lookatbowen.com“. Together we travel the world and have fun wherever possible. If you are new to this website and want to know more about us, check out the the longer version.
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