Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cities on the Sea

From Paris we flew to Venice.  Oh, it was so beautiful! Although we were only there for a few short days, I loved riding along the river and walking over the bridges.
My one piece of advice for visiting Venice...get a map.  Although the city is small, it is a crazy maze of buildings and plazas.  We ended up wandering for hours looking for a particular restaurant.  Whenever we asked directions we were told it was just over the next bridge.

While we were in Venice, we took a water taxi to the two neighboring islands of Murano and Burano where they specialize in blown glass and lace. I fell in love with all of the little blown glass figurines that were in each of the shops.  I especially loved all of the little ows (no surprise there).
I also soaked up all of the amazing colors in the buildings and boats along the rivers.  It was like a giant painters swatch book.  
As a group of girls we of course took turns picking out our favorite colored building to take snapshots by.  Gotta love the vibrant teal!

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