|Venice, I love you|
|Waiting at the ferry terminal|
The complete hotel address has been accepted by GPS, but then, where should we go? Curiously we re-read the hotel direction ‘manually’. "By car: at the end of the bridge that leads to Venice you will find a sign "Tronchetto ferry-boat to Lido". The ferry leaves every 50 minutes and journey lasts 35 minutes".
|Ferry from the mainland to Lido|
Oh la la… The GPS is correct, but we completely unaware that we had to take ferry from the mainland to Venice Lido!
|Passing Piazza San Marco|
|Piazza St. Mark's from the ferry|
|Getting closer to Lido|
There are many private beaches which are convenient. As I observed in the movies, the beaches in Europe is mostly full in sunny days, almost every inch of the beach is occupied by "towels" -J
|Luxurious boat, Venice|
|Piazza St. Mark's, the two pillars with symbols of two patron saints of Venice|
|Graduation corner in Venice|
The second one has a creature representing the winged lion which is the symbol of Saint Mark.
|This guy who's working in a restaurant wanted to take pic with me, ok!|
|Cute buildings, Venice|
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. They were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice for centuries.
|Rowing around in the Gondola|
It is rather expensive to ride them, I cannot recall the exact price, maybe it is around 100€ to row around Venetian lagoon in 30 minutes. But if you only visit Venice once in your life time, to tick the box and in the name of romance, it would be nice to budget it…
The Rialto Bridge
|Padlock bridge, Venice|
|Masks are everywhere in Venice|
|Best Book Store in the World|
|I love this book store! Venice!|
Well, okay, we got lost trying to find our way back to San Marco pier. In the dark, a gentleman approached us and asked if we needed any help. We walked together and he showed us the direction, he himself turned left to his destination. Who could imagine that we’re a bit lost in Venice, met a noble gentleman who is also a priest from India and was in Venice for his examination. God bless you.
|When it was about to get dark|
In the water taxi leaving Venice to Lido, we passed many ancient buildings along the canal. Some of them are very dark. One building was very dark except one window in the high floor was left bright. Was there anyone? I believe some buildings are left unattended, due to renovation? Perhaps the darkness keeps the mystery to be remained in Venice.......