Venice on Foot - Part One


I did have some time to wander around Venice on foot; here, and in the subsequent parts of "Venice on foot" I share some of the scenes I found. It's too bad I couldn't photograph everything I saw, but that's life, as they say.


Sunday, April 1, 2001

Pizza isn't the only place with a leaning tower. Venice is a city of shoulder to shoulder buildings, with scattered piazzas to break up the crowding. So many buildings lean at various angles that they seem to hold each other up. This tower (I'm not sure which it is) is an extreme example, I think, but wander around Venice for a while and you will see towers leaning all over the place.


Sunday, April 1, 2001

The Accademia di Belle Arti de Venzia. There are several art museums in Venice; this is the only one we had time to see, and I don't know how it compares to others in Venice, but it was impressive to me.


Sunday, April 1, 2001

This and the next picture, both show the window of Il Paese di Balocchi, where the artist makes & sells masks & dolls of porcelain & paper-mache, amongst other things. There are quite a few shops like this in Venice, but this is the first one we saw. So, we bought some gifts to bring home. The artist spoke English quite well, and the products we got were well made. It's on Calle Longa, near the east end of the Accademia Bridge.


Sunday, April 1, 2001


Sunday, April 1, 2001


Sunday, April 1, 2001

If you have seen the Rialto Bridge pictures, then you have already seen this one. A view of the tourist crowd & tourist trap of shops along the walkway, leading to the west end of the Rialto Bridge.


Tim's Home Page
Tim's Venice Page
Venice on Foot - Part Two